Calendar printer loses contract over St David's Day omission
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Ceredigion County Council has terminated a contract with a Lancashire printer after a calendar sent out to residents of the Welsh town omitted details of St David's Day.
The council apologised to residents for failing to include the Welsh patron saint's day and has ended its contract with Leisure Information Services.
A spokesperson for the company told printweek.com: "We were given a file to print and we printed it", but declined to comment further.
Gareth Jones, Ceredigion council's director of education, told printweek.com the printer supplied a "blueprint" of what it could produce, which "made it even more confusing" when the calendars arrived.
He added that "it was too early" for the council to decide on a new printer to carry out the work in future.
A council spokesperson said: "We checked other directories produced by the company and St David's Day has been listed in all. This is indeed an error."