December 21, 2010 by Lyndon
Over recent years, Manchester has become known as something of a shopping capital of the north of England, boasting both a bustling city centre as well as the thriving Trafford Centre mall. Both of these areas are popular shopping destinations for people living in the surrounding areas, including Altrincham. However, some shops in Altrincham are shifting their marketing and advertising focus from drawing in new customers and instead are focusing on [Read more]
December 20, 2010 by Gareth
Companies offering services such as postcard printing in East Kilbride could soon be receiving requests for souvenir postcards thanks to an Olympic partnership. Calderglen High School in East Kilbride is one of four schools in Scotland to be selected to be twinned with a school elsewhere in the world as part of the BBC’s World Olympic Dreams Project. The partnership could breathe new life into the local businesses of East Kilbride and could trigger a rise in the amount of tourists visiting the area, which may provide a much-needed boost to [Read more]
December 19, 2010 by Gareth
The UK and Scotland in particular are on red alert for a new adverse weather warning after the recent thaw. Snow, ice and possibly even blizzard conditions are forecast for Edinburgh in the run up to Christmas and this means potential disruption for local services. Many local businesses in Edinburgh may be relying on internet-based companies to deliver their printed materials in time for the festive season. However, with normal service only just resuming after the snow and ice in early December and with further disruption on the way, these companies may fail to [Read more]
December 18, 2010 by Gareth
It was reported that almost 2,500 homes in Coventry were caught without a TV license throughout 2010 which resulted in many people receiving fines or visits from TV license officials. This lack of TV licenses could be considered to be attributed to a lack of awareness in the area about the legal implications of not having a license. Printing companies in Coventry could easily help to raise awareness of this if they were approached by the TV licensing officials and asked to provide services like poster printing. Coventry residents could benefit from a poster campaign that raises awareness of how to obtain a TV license and this could be aided by flyer printing services being used to target Coventry homes to spread the message further.
Many printing companies in the area are regarded as providing more traditional services like stationery printing, but Coventry print companies offer so much more in the way of printed materials that can really strengthen awareness campaigns. This could even extend to POS printing, where TV license awareness messages could appear in store where people may be buying new televisions or television equipment. If the TV license company were to liaise with a local print company in Coventry, they would benefit from the local knowledge and insider expertise that is simply not achievable when using a larger or online based company. For this reason, many local businesses and authorities have chosen to raise awareness of their message by using print companies based in Coventry.
December 17, 2010 by Lyndon
As Christmas approaches, print companies in South Birmingham are hard at work producing promotional materials for pantomimes that are held at venues around the area. Productions such as Mother Goose which will be held at the Palace Theatre in Redditch are turning to local companies who offer services like poster and flyer printing in the South Birmingham area. This is to ensure their shows are sufficiently advertised to attract enough people to fill theatres over the festive period. Mother Goose has already been picked out as ‘one to watch’ by local newspaper The Bromsgrove Advertiser and this production features local stars including new talent from schools around the region. Thanks to promotional materials produced by companies offering digital printing in South Birmingham, this production looks set to be a huge success.
Brochure printers in the South Birmingham region are also seeing an increase in business as pantomimes and festive shows get into full swing this month. Local theatre companies look for print companies around South Birmingham who can offer a brochure printing service that can produce programmes for their shows. Using local print companies is often more convenient than using firms based online and local print businesses can often offer a personalised service that will ensure any printing is tailored to the exact needs of the customer. This seasonal boost for print companies in South Birmingham is welcomed after a year of relative economic instability and looks to be something that can be relied on for future years thanks to the predicted success of this year’s pantomime season.
December 16, 2010 by Michael
Kings Lynn recently received the award from the Eastern Daily Press for best tourist information centre in the county. This prestigious award is, in part, thanks to the tourist information and literature that is available at the tourist information centre and is often produced in conjunction with local printing companies in Kings Lynn. One leaflet in particular, entitled ‘Discover Kings Lynn’ was praised for its use of [Read more]
December 15, 2010 by Gareth
A grant of £3,000 has been awarded to North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership to allow them to fund the production of a series of promotional posters and newsletters. Local printing companies in Stoke on Trent have welcomed the news of this grant as it looks set to bring in a significant amount of business for those companies offering services such as poster printing. Stoke on Trent students will design the posters which will promote environmental awareness and the initiatives that are being run by North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership, as well as highlighting tourist attractions that are accessible by [Read more]
December 14, 2010 by Lyndon
Printing companies in Southampton have been buoyed by the news that The Metro, one of the biggest free newspapers in the UK, will be extending the distribution reach of its London edition to the region. An extra 50,000 copies will be printed of the week-day paper that is widely dispersed around public transport stations, work places and universities. The total circulation for the paper is set to rise to around 1.4 million copies each week day. The rationale behind the increase in circulation is that this will mean that commuters have access to [Read more]
December 13, 2010 by Michael
Poole council are spearheading a pioneering move that could see the city being put on the map for environmental and cost saving initiatives. The council is planning to publicise a campaign that will see them turning off street lights after midnight in six local areas to save both electricity and money following government cuts and increased pressure for local authorities to be seen making ‘green’ changes. Local printing companies are hoping to be part of the campaign which would rely on services like [Read more]
December 12, 2010 by Gareth
Printing companies in the Banbury and surrounding North Oxfordshire areas are on a health and safety alert after a local printing company was fined £4,000 plus court costs at the beginning of December due to negligence. BenhamGoodHead Print from the Chaucer area were found guilty of breaching health and safety rules at a magistrates court in Banbury after a worker at their printing company near Banbury had his thumb crushed and cut by a machine. It was later revealed that the machine was missing an essential part of a guard that could have prevented [Read more]