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60 seconds with Imprint Digital 

Keith Sutherland started the firm that became Imprint Digital in 1972 when he was “thrown out of university for failing to do any work on my Masters’ degree”. This was because he was also organising a major campaign for a charity which needed a lot of printed material “so I leased a little Gestetner offset press. Once the campaign was over I had to take on commercial work just to pay the lease!”

The new face of recruitment

The adoption of technology is relentless, but businesses – and that technology – still need people. Whether it’s for management, the shop floor, accounts or deliveries, people make the world go around as much as money.

Clarity is key when it comes to driving change

Celebrating 50 years of operation this year, Southend-based Formara Print & Marketing has, incredibly, come through the past 12 months unscathed. Stronger even. But over the past two decades the road for the SME print firm has at times been pretty bumpy and its success is a testament to the leadership and focus of managing director Phil Wilce and his team.

All dressed up with somewhere to go

There’s a lot of tax law regarding work uniforms – not least of all, what exactly constitutes a uniform. If your staff wear one, you need to know where you stand.

60 seconds with Apprintable

Apprintable was conceived in spring 2015 when co-founder and managing director Peter Haddad noticed a “huge gap in the print market” while at university.

Small things lead to big business

Christmas is coming and a lot of kids will be lucky enough to be given a model railway, still a popular hobby even in these days of PlayStations and smartphones. Big kids like model railways too, and it turns out that this year they didn’t want to wait for Christmas.

Stepping up when things go south

At the start of 2020, B2B promotional products firm EverythingBranded.com was embarking on the year fresh from a restructure, with renewed focus and vigour.

Killer app: H&H Reeds plays a blinder and nets top Carlisle FC programme

Saturday 3 October was a momentous day for fans of EFL League Two clubs Carlisle United FC and Barrow AFC, marking the first time the teams had met since 1964. A suitably special programme was required for the long-awaited Cumbrian derby and Carlisle United turned to longstanding printer H&H Reeds to assist.

Apprenticeships for growth

When the management of Worcestershire-based Blue Print Direct Mail set its eyes on a new period of growth for the business, nearly six years ago, it was to form part of a bigger picture.

Being the boss in unprecedented times, part 2

Part two of our special feature asking industry MDs and CEOs to share their experiences of being a business leader in unprecedented times and their strategies for handling the Covid crisis, both professionally and personally.

Secondhand in big demand

Since the last recession secondhand equipment has become a popular option for many printers. Buying secondhand minimises investment risks and enables printers to buy kit at a price that might otherwise have been outside their financial reach.

Print powers through

It can be difficult to find things to celebrate in the current climate, but the Power of Print conference is celebrating its 10th birthday with this year’s event – and it really is a celebration. Print’s power will be more important than ever, in the coming months, in helping economies around the world recover from the effects of the pandemic.

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.

Built to last

In the old days, printing machines were made to last. They were cleaved from solid chunks of metal and essentially built like brick outhouses. Despite technological advances making many of these old machines essentially obsolete, many UK printers still use older equipment on a daily basis to complete all manner of different tasks.

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.

PPM fabricates a fancy fake facade for an iconic edifice

On the north bank of the Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge, the iconic Neoclassical facade of Somerset House is instantly recognisable. And while the Grade I listed building is currently undergoing some restoration work, the building has been adorned with an ultra-realistic building wrap that covers the scaffolding structures and construction work taking place underneath.

Grow your inner talent

A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” These are the words of Bob Proctor, the legendary American business coach, author and consultant. Proctor, who has worked with organisations and individuals around the globe, believes everyone should have a mentor to help them to unleash their inner talent.

One for the road

Cars and vans are often a necessity for businesses. But as the government taxes anything of value, it makes sense for firms to understand the rules regarding cars and vans. Simple slips or a lack of forethought can prove very costly in terms of tax – both for drivers and the business.

Establishing a pied-à-terre

For any business, the decision to expand into a new region is one that needs a fair amount of research and questions answered before the wheels can be set in motion. What region? What’s the customer potential? What sort of presence is needed? Premises or no premises? New staff or relocate a team? What’s the budget? And so on…

60 seconds with Adverset

Adverset began life in 1989 as a design and advertising studio and was one of the first firms in the UK to embrace Apple. “Our first Mac was the original Mac Plus. At the time monitors only had black and white capability,” says managing director John Easby.

In sickness & in health

We as humans are prone to disease, illness and injury but thankfully we tend to recover. However, in the intervening time we leave others to pick up the pieces causing inconvenience for friends and family, and for businesses, staffing problems.

Q&A: Derek Maskell, sales consultant, Interket

Derek is bowing out and retires this month after more than 50 years in the industry. He’s 73 and has been in print-related employment since 1966. He’s married to Donna with two children and three grandchildren, and his hobbies include following horse racing and enjoying regular holidays in southern Spain.

60 seconds with Windles Group

Bruce Podmore, Windles founder and managing director, started out printing in a shed in Aylesbury. Originally printing on a two-unit machine, his business grew quickly and in 1984 he joined forces with his late father.

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