IG Design Group and St Austell become Two Sides partner members

Richard Stuart-Turner
Monday, September 20, 2021

IG Design Group and St Austell Printing Company have become partner members of print and paper advocacy group Two Sides.

Tame: print and paper has a great sustainable story to tell
Tame: print and paper has a great sustainable story to tell

Two Sides offers both commercial and partner membership options, with the latter costing more per year but bringing with it additional benefits, including staff training and support, and promotion as a key partner in Two Sides’ communication, press, social media, and on its website.

IG Design Group and St Austell Printing Company will also now have access to a large library of co-brandable communications tools, consumer research, sustainability advice, and events.

IG Design Group UK produces items for retail customers including Christmas crackers, gift wrap, greetings cards, stationery, specialised gifting and frames and albums.

Emily Thomas-Hey, manufacturing and operations director and sustainability ambassador at IG Design Group, said: “At IG Design Group, we are committed to a holistic approach to building a truly sustainable business model.

“As a market leader in our industry, we aim to minimise our impact on the environment by constantly challenging ourselves to find ways in which we can use our scale and people to influence and drive positive, proactive change.

“Thinking and acting with the environment in mind underpins everything that we do, including our product and packaging design, material and services sourcing, manufacturing techniques and investments, the communities in which we operate and our employees, who make us who we are. We are committed to using methods that do not harm the environment so securing natural resources and quality of life for future generations.

“The positive sustainable messages that Two Sides communicate about the print and paper industry aligns with our sustainable business approach. Using the resources and research that Two Sides have created strengthens our own communications to promote paper-based products.”

Peter Moody, managing director at St Austell Printing Company, added: “We’ve nurtured nearly 40 years of experience and expertise to develop an outstanding sustainable print company.

“Implementing sustainable practice and reducing our impact on the environment has become a huge part of everything we do and therefore, we invested in a state of the art, sustainable factory and we’re constantly working to increase our efficiency.

“From new energy-efficient machinery to ongoing carbon-cutting projects – there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make sure we offer the most eco-friendly services in the UK.

“Having been long-serving members of Two Sides, we were keen to increase our support and gain further access of the excellent research, tools and resources provided by Two Sides. We use their valuable messages within our own communications and marketing campaigns.”

Jonathan Tame, managing director of Two Sides UK, said the partnership with the two companies would “further help inform businesses and consumers of the great sustainable story that print and paper has to tell”.

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