A1 Trade Print scores top marks for health and safety

A1 Trade Print Services has been awarded with a BPIF Health & Safety Seal of Excellence, after achieving 100% in its first audit.

The £6m turnover Birmingham-based company specialises in trade-only security printing for UK and international clients, and employs 56 staff.

It produces a wide range of security products, including parking permits, gift vouchers, cheques, and integrated forms.

The audit involved a comprehensive range of health and safety-related assessments.

Simon Lunken, head of health, safety and environment at the BPIF said the assessment was extremely challenging, and it was "exceptional" achievement to gain a 100% pass.

"The BPIF H&S SOE is a precious achievement that demonstrates high level of H&S compliance in specific industry areas," he said. "Only one other member has ever achieved 100% in their first audit."

A1 managing director Jim Richardson said he was extremely proud of his team’s achievement: "We strive for excellence across all aspects of the business. Looking after our workforce is one of our key measures and full credit should be given to our HR manager Dawn Garton and the rest of the management team for reaching such a high standard."

A1 Trade Print Services is owned by MCAARP Holdings, which also owns Integrity Print and Mooreforms.

MCAARP acquired A1 at the end of 2011, and chief executive Mark Cornford said he was delighted at A1’s performance since: "It has proved to be a great acquisition for us. A1 is a fabulous business and I’m enormously proud of what they have achieved."



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