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Set out to achieve the highest standards

Since joining commercial printer Anglia Print in 2002, ardent eco campaigner John Popely has made it his mission to shape a business with as little negative environmental impact as possible.

Grab your chance to bounce back

The fact that coronavirus should be a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic is irrelevant; it’s with us and has caused global carnage leaving governments around the world struggling to cope.

Extraordinary measures for extraordinary events

Coronavirus is an extraordinary event. While some sectors have done well in the downturn – video conferencing, online retail and groceries to name but a few – print, in some sectors at least, has had its share of problems but is coping.

A question of necessity

The human body is an organic marvel, able to cope with so much. But Covid-19, as a new virus from which there is very little immunity, has wrought havoc. And not just on people, but on personal freedoms, businesses and economies. It has thrown governments into a state of flux and stalled so much growth.

Getting away from it all

Generous holiday entitlement is one of the most valuable rewards an employer can give and while the law demands a statutory minimum, many employees receive a contractual right to more. But despite the law being quite clear on the subject, and been clarified in recent years by test cases, employers still make plenty of mistakes in calculations of leave and pay.

Business Inspection: Make a strong recovery

In the late noughties, Mark Gray was running a profitable Manchester print business producing educational material, but with the market flagging due to new technological capabilities in schools, Gray was on the lookout to join forces with another print entity in a bid to combine offers and diversify.

Going greener: 10 top tips

There was a time during the last decade when carbon footprint reduction seemed to be the primary topic of conversation in the print industry, with recyclables, chemicals and shifts to new, greener machinery seeming to dominate industry discussion.

Commission accomplished

Every commercial operation needs good salespeople if they are to sell their products, but while pay can be easier to set for some employees, it has been notoriously difficult to create a commission scheme for salespeople that works for employer and employee alike.

Contract killers

Deals are done every minute of the day and every day of the week; some informal, others by written contract. Most are carried out seamlessly, but there are occasions where agreements fall apart leading to acrimony. It’s at times like this that contracts take centre stage to check on exactly what was agreed.

Coronavirus survival guide, part one: Contracts

As Covid-19 continues to force the world into isolation, Printweek examines three key issues for management and finds advice on how to mitigate the impact of coronavirus. Part one is on removing risk from contracts.

Lifesaver business apps

There is a huge range of apps available to help with running a company, but which ones will make a positive contribution to your business?

Modern man, modern fatherhood

A rose-tinted look back at early post war history, often through the medium of film and TV, shows that the demarcation of familial roles and responsibilities was generally quite distinct. Mother looked after the house and the children, father went out to work and brought home the bacon.

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