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Why Lord Sugar needs to sweeten his behaviour

Someone is not performing to an acceptable standard. They are for the chop and it’s down to you to administer the coup de grâce. Is this your Lord Sugar moment? Do you point the finger of doom with a theatrical flourish and, without compunction, utter the famous words, “you’re fired”?

The commercial case for green initiatives

Consider this four-colour process: ideally we’d all like to be as green as possible, but things are never black and white, and anything that’s likely to send us into the red, however worthy, has to be off limits. This is no less true for running a successful printing company.

Act before the funding purse closes for good

Few UK industry sectors emerged from the recession as bloodied and bruised as UK Print PLC. Prior to the downturn the industry was in a tailspin thanks to the rise of online communication channels, dwindling print runs and cutthroat pricing caused by the growing influence of print management and business process outsourcing behemoths.

New EU regs look set to stifle mercurial talents

There are on the horizon tougher EU regulations regarding the use of hazardous substances that are targeted at some of the more troublesome elements of the periodic table, among them lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd) and mercury (Hg).

Old-school schemes find favour with a new generation

Ink-stained apprentices were a feature of the printing trade for centuries. At least three US presidents – Thomas Jefferson, Warren Harding and Lyndon Johnson – worked as so-called ‘printer’s devils’ in their younger years. Other famous one-time devils include Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain.

Power to the people: why DIY may be the way to go

Back in 2010, Ron Davidson, managing director and founder of PM Solutions, wanted to install a wind turbine. An admirable desire to reduce his company’s environmental impact coincided with a generous government incentive to switch to renewable energy sources, so it seemed an ideal step to take.

Make time for more flexible personnel

Flexibility is great, right? Fantastic if you’re trying out yoga. But only up to a point. It would be a bad thing if you were so bendy you tied yourself up in knots. While conversely, complete inflexibility, is unlikely to get you very far. Unless of course the A&E department is a painfully long journey away from where you put your back out while Bikram bending.

Make a real impact, put some poo in your paper

A client rings you up and asks whether you can offer them something different, a little twist that will make their latest marketing campaign stand out. You pause briefly, and then you reply: “How about some giraffe poo paper?”

Can ISO 15339 deliver on cross-process promise?

Colour is the lifeblood of any self-respecting printer. And so any opportunity to further assure all colour is exactly as it should be –particularly where the printer is dealing with highly sensitive brand-matching jobs – will hopefully be gratefully snapped up.

Experts foresee a world of tougher green regulations

Printers are used to having to play by the rules; manufacturer guidelines, colour management requirements, health & safety directives, tax regulations, data security rules – all these things and a dozen more besides are just part of the everyday administration required to run a printing business in today’s market.

Process upgrades to green up your print

As the old saying goes, small changes can make a big difference. One area this is particularly true for printers is the pressroom. Of course investing in a brand new super-duper eco-friendly press is the route many would choose, if money were no object, when improving their environmental performance.

Sustainability superheroes

Some choose themselves. Some are chosen by others. But it’s not how a business goes about appointing its own green champion that matters. What matters is that every business has an individual in place whose role it is to continually drive good environmental practices and make sure that the company is heading in the right direction to hit its green aims and objectives.

Make sure you keep hold of your ISO 14001

Just when you thought developing, implementing and executing a watertight environmental management system that conforms to all ISO 14001 standards and works for your business was one of the biggest challenges your company has ever faced... Along comes the audit.

How to find funding for eco improvement projects

On a list of all the people you would expect to be clued up on green funding, the government should be top. It’s the government after all that provides much of that funding, and the government that constantly talks about how businesses need to be greener.

Green products rely on smarter plastics choices

One of the most ubiquitous and long-lasting recent changes to the surface of our planet is the accumulation and fragmentation of plastics,” wrote David Barnes in Plastics, the environment and human health, the most exhaustive report to date on the environmental impact of plastics.

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