Clydebank Primary Schools Raise Money

October 11, 2017 by  

Three Clydebank Primary Schools have done really well in raising money for leading cancer charity Macmillans.

The pupils from Clydemuir, Linnvale and Whitecrook Primaries all hit the kitchens to provide baking and tea and coffee for the annual Macmillan Coffee Morning to which they invited teachers, support staff as well as parents and friends of the schools.  Between them well over £2000 was raised by the children’s efforts.

As well as the bakes and drinks, the pupils also organised raffles, competitions like guess the birthday / height etc too.  Of course there are many people in the background who helped the kids efforts and thanks go to them as well – teachers and families too.

Macmillan Coffee Mornings raise money for the care of people who have cancer as well as for research into the disease too.

Events such as these can benefit from having good publicity flyers and tickets designed by local printers.


Great Scottish Swim at Loch Lomond and Balloch

October 2, 2017 by  

At Loch Lomond and Balloch the Great Scottish Swim saw around two and a half thousand swimmers take part in the swim.  Distances covered were from the beginners half mile, the elite one mile, right up to the 10k – all in the open water of the Loch.

Swimmers included those who have competed at Olympics, World and also European Championships, with major medal winners amongst the competitors, as well as locals and not so local swimmers out for some fun in one of the most iconic Lochs in Scotland.  Many more people turned up to spectate and when those who help with logistics, health & safety as well as lifeguards are added into the mix, then many thousands of people have come into the area and enjoyed its fine vistas.

People are warned also to be careful swimming in the Loch as it is very busy at other times with various crafts sailing and speeding around, though these are curtailed during the Event itself.

Events like this are wonderful opportunities for Balloch to sell itself to people from around the world and tourism hubs should take advantage of local printers to produce leaflets detailing what they can offer those who are just briefly in the area for competitions.

Family Fun Day in Havering

September 27, 2017 by  

Residents of the Waterloo Housing Estate in Havering enjoyed a family fun day as part of a learning exercise regarding the new Housing Regeneration Program. While the adults concentrated on the serious side of the day, the kids were able to enjoy a number of activities such as cycling, finger printing and even some drinks making. The programme will see the estate regenerated with work due to start in late 2018.

Cumbernauld 10k Run

September 18, 2017 by  

This weekend saw the annual Cumbernauld 10k run take place and leave from Broadwood Stadium. 1100 runners signed up this year making it the most successful year to date. The run which raises money for Cumbernauld based charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland was sold out for the first time ever.

Minuteman Press representative Dave Watson and his brother Graham Watson took part in the event for the 3rd year running and gave a glowing report of this year’s event saying “every year the event gets better and better. The organizers put on a fantastic event, but the best thing is the support from the local public. They come out in their droves and give great encouragement to every single runner taking part”.

The event which also saw children from primaries 5-7 take part in the 1k run as well as a 3krun, a 400m dash and a Victory Mile Walk.

Minuteman Press in Kirkintilloch would like to congratulate all participants for their achievements at this year’s run.

Connect for Growth B2B Exhibition

September 12, 2017 by  

The Chamber business to business trade event continues to be the highlight of the Ayrshire business calendar and, during Business Week, offers a unique, cost effective vehicle to showcase your products and services to other business exhibitors and prospective customers. Featuring over 100 stands, The Connect for Growth trade exhibition enables you to reach out and build links, source products, network with a wide audience and win new business.

Minuteman Press Kilmarnock will have a stand at the exhibition. Drop in and visit us and find out what we can do for your business.

The exhibition will be held at the Park Hotel, Kilmarnock on the 10th October 2017 doors open at 9am.

Alexandria Football Match

September 11, 2017 by  

In Alexandria a football match with a difference took place – it was to raise funds for the continuing efforts to find missing Lisa Brown.  Organisers said afterwards that just over £2000 had been raised by the event and a thank you was given to all those who supported both the football match and the meal afterwards.

Lisa has been missing for coming up on two years when she was first reported missing in Spain by her partner.  The funds go towards a reward that is in place for information that helps find Lisa.  Her partner is currently on bail but has been arrested in Spain after being extradited there from a Scandinavian country on suspicion of murder though no body has yet been found.  The family has been mounting a series of events to keep Lisa’s name in the press and hopefully lead to a resolution in the search.  This has led to the climbing on mountains to Prime Ministers Questions.

In situations where a person is missing, it is useful to use local printers to produce posters and flyers with details and pictures as they can act as an aide-memoire for members of the public.  It can also be the case that they will help produce tickets and flyers for events such as the football match at a discounted rate.


Cost of Marriage to Increase in Dumbarton

August 28, 2017 by  

The cost of getting married in Dumbarton, and indeed the whole of West Dunbartonshire, is going to be  raised shortly, if council officials get their way.  This will only apply to those who are using the Councils Civil Ceremony services.

Amongst locations affected will be venues in council run buildings throughout Dumbarton and West Dunbartonshire.  The charges will be raised by up to £75.  Fees for Sundays and Holiday Weekends will also increase.

The proposed increase will affect any civil marriage and civil partnership that uses the registration service and applies to all civil ceremonies including those held in external and private venues.

Currently Local Authorities can charge an accommodation fee on top of the basic statutory fee set by the Scottish Parliament, with also another, discretionary, amount to cover additional costs.

The new levels are seen to be competitive with both other local authorities as well as the Humanist Society of Scotland fees, though of course this is a service that can be free in some Churches.

Service providers, especially those who offer the most competitive rates are well advised to use a local printer to produce quality leaflets letting prospective couples know what is on offer and at what price.

Ayrshire Hospice Fundraising Event

August 23, 2017 by  

Award winning Colour Dash event is returning to Eglinton Park on Sunday 10th September 2017.

Guaranteed to be the most colourful, fun 5k you’ll ever do! You don’t have to run – you can walk, skip, jump, dance or even hop the distance – whatever takes your fancy. Just be prepared for a kaleidoscope of colour to rain down over you and your fellow runners, leaving you looking like a brightly- coloured rainbow. Lots of entertainment to get you warmed up beforehand and even more afterwards, when you can sit back and enjoy your well-deserved complimentary burger!

Minuteman Press Kilmarnock will be entering a team to raise funds for the Ayrshire Hospice.

B2B Partnership: Thames Water Utilities Relies Upon Minuteman Press as They Serve Millions of UK Residents with Clean Water

August 16, 2017 by  

With the help of James Beckwith and Minuteman Press in Swindon, England, the United Kingdom’s largest water supply and waste water treatment utility helps keep things flowing smoothly for the greater good of their residents.

James Beckwith and his team at Minuteman Press just celebrated 4 years since they first opened their doors in Swindon and the clients that have had the good fortune to entrust them with high-priority projects celebrate their continued presence.  James always puts their essential needs first, whether it be fine print needed for a milestone moment in life or a comprehensive marketing campaign designed to energize their brands and capture the attention of exactly the right audience, every time.  When people are put first in this way, putting meaning to the term “customer-centric” service, they are grateful and they submit their loyalty for the long-term. Combine that authenticity with brilliant finished products and it’s clear to see Minuteman Press IS the modern printing industry and James is one of nearly 1000 franchise owners leading it.

“Printing in our area is very competitive. There are 4 or 5 major players and countless graphics houses and independents as well as the internet. Our approach is to produce very high quality products with a very fast turnaround time and we are always customer-focused,” notes James.

It is hard to compete with a digital print, design and marketing services centre that brings heart and technical ability together so well.  As he says, “I spent over 15 years in the Enterprise IT industry as the Technical Consultant on the Sales Team. We would sometimes spend 18 – 24 months working on multi-million £/$ deals. The deal would be signed on Friday, big celebrations over the weekend and back to work on Monday morning. Probably the most gratifying aspect of running a Minuteman Press is seeing the look on a customer’s face when you hand them their printing and it far exceeds what they were expecting. We get this response from business cards to wedding invitations.

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Clydebank Kirkin o’ the Council

August 16, 2017 by  

St Margaret’s Church in Clydebank hosted the traditional Kirkin o’ the Council  – a service where the new council is inaugurated by the church.  Although the Council is a civic body and not formally religious, it is seen as an important service showing the council recognises its duty to the communities it represents.  Various officials of the council will ready, pray and blessings are asked for the work of both elected representatives as well as paid officials.

Many Councils throughout Scotland will have a similar ceremony, sometimes dating back centuries, where the civic authorities will have their first duty in the local kirk (Church).  It is not infrequent for a zealous minister to freely hand out advice to the new council about how to run things!

The traditional Kirkin’ service is a way for the Council to show its dedication and commitment to promoting the welfare of the community.

All Councillors are invited to attend the Service and the Council workforce and members of the public are also made welcome.  An added inducement, if needed, will be the serving of tea / coffee and cake afterwards!

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