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New venue for Small Business Saturday UK

Posted on: October 11th, 2017 by Yvonne Gorman No Comments

Derby’s Market Hall announced as the new venue for Small Business Saturday UK

Derby’s historic Market Hall, in conjunction with Derby City Council and Essential Print Services, will be hosting ‘Derby’s Festival of Small Businesses’ to celebrate the fifth year of Small Business Saturday UK.

Visit the Market Hall on Saturday 2nd December between 10am-5pm and you’ll discover a whole host of hidden treasures.

The purpose of this nationwide campaign is to raise awareness of small businesses and the necessity of local support. The campaign also highlights the substantial contribution that small businesses make to the UK economy.

So, on Saturday 2nd December please support Derby’s small business owners. Make a pledge to spend a bit of time and money in Derby’s Market Hall – a perfect place for your Christmas shopping.


• Popup Stalls
• Meet the Traders
• Exclusive Discounts
• Santa’s Grotto
• Festive Atmosphere
• Family Friendly
• Entertainment 

The Market Hall event will also offer two free business workshops, inspiring talks from local business owners, a business-to-business exhibition area and even the chance to be a Trader for the day. There will be plenty of opportunities to talk to like-minded, local business owners for help and advice. Anyone who books their event tickets in advance will also receive free, all-day City Centre car parking*.

The Market Hall will be open to the general public all day so please, help us spread the word and get as many people in this amazing building as possible. Let’s keep the existing, new and popup traders busy on Saturday 2nd December.

All tickets for the Workshops and Expert Panel have now been reserved. If you’d like us to include you on our waiting list, please email admin@smallbusinessderby.co.uk

There are a limited number of free, popup trader positions available. Email Markets Officer, admin@smallbusinessderby.co.uk for more information.

This event is kindly organised by Derby City Council, Derby Market Hall and Essential Print Services.

The purpose Small Business Saturday UK is to raise awareness and the profiles of smaller businesses and the necessity of local support. The campaign also highlights the substantial contribution that these small businesses make to the UK economy.

Saturday 2nd December sees the spotlight firmly placed on the small businesses of the UK. It is Yvonne’s mission to unite the small businesses of Derby and Derbyshire in a show of strength and solidarity, to demonstrate the diverse range of products and services available in and around the region and indeed the East Midlands.

The ‘Festival of Small Businesses’ is the brainchild of Yvonne Gorman. Derby-based Essential Print Services’ owner, Yvonne Gorman, who has been chosen as one of only a handful of Entrepreneurs from around the UK to be a Small Business Saturday UK Champion, for a third year running.

“Small Business Saturday plays a valuable role in focusing the minds of consumers and fellow business owners on what small businesses can offer in terms of the range of products and services”, explains Yvonne. “Most people in this country either own a small business, work for a small business or know somebody who does so, I am delighted to have been asked to champion Small Business Saturday UK”.

Councillor Martin Rawson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and the Economy said, “we’re delighted to once again promote the Small Business Saturday event. We have a thriving small business community and we’ve pledged to showcase the wide variety of support that’s available to local companies and entrepreneurs to help them create and grow sustainable enterprises.”

One of the two business workshops will be hosted by small business specialist, Kimberley Shapcott from Shapcott Accountants who will offer her ‘top ten money-saving tips”.

Small Business Saturday is the UK’s most successful small business campaign and is this year celebrating its 5th birthday year. Last year saw £717m spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday, up 15% on the previous year. The campaign trended at number one in the UK on Twitter on the day with more than 130,000 campaign-related tweets being sent, reaching over 140 million people globally. Over 80% of local councils supported the campaign, meaning wherever you were on Small Business Saturday, there was something going on nearby.

Small Business Saturday, which is a grassroots, not-for-profit campaign, was originally founded by American Express in the U.S. in 2010 and it remains the principal supporter of the campaign in the UK, as part of its on-going commitment to encourage consumers to shop small. The campaign also benefits from the backing of leading business organisations including the Federation of Small Businesses and Enterprise Nation. The campaign is also supported by Facebook, Dropbox and Mercedes Benz Vans.

To find out more about “Small Business Saturday UK” in Derby and how to get involved, please visit www.smallbusinessderby.co.uk or contact Yvonne directly via email at von@essentialprintservices.co.uk

*Darwin Place Car Park only. You must show the correct permit, which will be emailed to delegates before the event.

Banish scary print experiences forever with our FREE Swatch Pack

Posted on: October 11th, 2017 by Yvonne Gorman No Comments

We understand how scary it can be choosing the right paper for your job. Even though we advise clients on what would be best for their order, it can still be a daunting process.

No longer will you be confused by paper weights and print finishes. The Print Angels are here with yet another fantastic solution – Swatch Cards! Read on to find out more…

‘What are swatch cards?’ we hear you ghoulishly cry. Well, they are filled with our most popular paper choices including:

+ Fab for printed flyers; 135g silk or gloss
+ Nothing better for printed newsletters; 170g silk or gloss
+ The best for printing folded flyers; 250g silk or gloss
+ Great for printed greeting cards; 350g silk or gloss
+ Brilliant for branded folders; 350g silk with a matt laminate
+ For luxury printed business cards; 450g silk with soft touch laminate
+ Shine like a star with 400g silk, matt laminated card with Spot UV
+ Perfect for those touchy-feely people amongst us; 380mic Pulpboard
+ Have a feel of the super-thick, 600g uncoated board
+ A desirable selection for printed desk pads; 100g bond
+ Lovely for printed letterheads; 120g bond
+ A cool choice for printed compliment slips; 170g bond
+ An excellent choice for exhibition graphics; 1mm PVC

Our laminates are not scary for the planet either because some of them are now biodegradable. Ask us about our earth-friendly laminates when you ask for a quotation.

The swatch booklet is a great reference to see exactly what kind of paper stocks are available. There may be papers and boards in there that you wouldn’t have considered using – it could really broaden your printing horizons.

Our Print Angels and Print Avenger have been working hard on these little booklets for our customers so, if you would like a free copy of our Swatch Cards, get in touch and a Print Angel will pop one in the post for you.

To request your very own free copy, call 01332 418377 or email the Print Angels. Let us know which ones you like the most.

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