Derby Print Firm bursts with pride over company expansion & record sales.

Posted on: December 8th, 2017 by Yvonne Gorman No Comments

Pride Park based, Essential Print Services, is bursting with pride over its recent office move and a record-breaking month of sales.

The new move will not only allow its workforce to double in size, which cannot have happened at a better time since they are also celebrating one of their best sales months ever.

The company is staying on Pride Park, in Derby, but transferring from Melbourne Court to Victoria Way, near to Derby’s iconic Arena.

Owner, and print evangelist, Yvonne Gorman said: “Our order book and customer base is continually growing because even in challenging economic times, reliability and high standards of service are still in big demand. It’s vital that businesses make the most out of every piece of marketing material they produce, so that they can stand out from the crowd. That’s where we come in.”

“Printing has always been my passion – my dad was in the print business for 37 years. After launching Essential Print Services in 2011, I quickly proved that there was a need for expert advice, great customer service and quality printing at a competitive price.”

Yvonne added: “I believe we succeed because we go the extra mile to supply smarter, better, fresher print. I get a real kick out of helping businesses spend their budget wisely and market themselves effectively. It’s also been great to win the chance to help many of Derby’s top businesses revitalise their printed materials and reach their goals.”

Since 2011, this vibrant printing company has been helping clients get their message across in print – whether that’s brochures, banners, posters, flyers, postcards, calendars, business cards or a host of other high quality products.

Yvonne has shown over the last 6 years, that there is no substitute for passion, hard work, great products and a will to succeed.

Yvonne adds “I’m excited about Derby’s future. Pride Park especially – it is acquiring new companies all the time, which in turn is creating more employment within the city. My employees and I want to be able to utilise the amazing facilities such as Derby Arena and Pride Park Stadium that are right on our doorstep”.

We have moved offices!

Posted on: November 17th, 2017 by Yvonne Gorman No Comments

We have some exciting news; we’ve moved office! We remain at Pride Park but we’re now at 2 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8LZ so, please update your records.

“We loved our old office, opposite Pride Park Stadium but, we quickly outgrew it so, with our bigger, better and brighter headquarters we can now create new jobs and grow the business,” said Essential Print Services’ owner, Yvonne Gorman.

“As you can imagine, I’m now really excited about the future – our new office is awesome. I encourage our clients, suppliers and business buddies to come and visit us soon,” Yvonne added.

Overcome your festive fear with our Christmas cheer

Posted on: November 6th, 2017 by Yvonne Gorman No Comments


Postcards are great for business…find out why> >  

Try it for yourself. If you’d like to send some branded postcards, get in touch with us on 01332 418377. We offer ideas and cost-effective ways to send them out, read on > > 

Corporate Christmas Cards

Don’t let festive fear get in the way of your Christmas cheer. Our advice to all everyone is; “let the Print Angels help you get your Christmas cards, calendars, corporate gifts and wall planners organised early”. Message us for a price list > >

Beautiful branded baubles

Deck the halls with bows and baubles, tra la la la laaa, la la, la la! Yes ladies and gentlemen, this year why not send your clients a beautiful, branded bauble? Message us for a price list > >

How to get involved with Small Business Saturday UK (and a conga) read on > > 

Plans are underway for another record-breaking year for this UK-wide initiative. We reveal the itinerary so far, read on > > 

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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

There are a limited number of free, popup trader positions available. Email Markets Officer, 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 or contact Yvonne directly via email at

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

Yvonne Gorman named as Derby’s Inspirational Business Woman

Posted on: September 27th, 2017 by Yvonne Gorman No Comments

The number ‘three’ seems to be the magic number for Yvonne Gorman; selected as Small Business Saturday UK Champion for the third year, now, crowned as one of 250 Inspirational Derby business leaders by the Derby Telegraph, again, for the third year running!

“The Captains of industry driving Derbyshire forward”.

“It’s rewarding to be recognised for all the hard work I put into my own company, as well as helping to promote initiatives such as Small Business Saturday UK and Six years on, my enthusiasm for print, business and my city has not wavered. I’m still as ambitious as I ever was, probably even more so,” commented Yvonne.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be amongst amazing business people. As I look through the pages, I see people I admire and who have helped me along the way including my very first boss; Donna Hill – we’re even on the same page – I’m incredibly proud” said Yvonne Gorman.

Thank you to Stuart McIntyre at Photo Nottingham for Yvonne’s profile picture.

Read all about it – here’s the write-up:

Yvonne started Essential Print Services in April 2011. Based on Pride Park, the company offers a range of printing services, from business cards, flyers and brochures, through to signage and exhibition graphics. Heavily involved in the local business community, Yvonne has been crowned Small Business Saturday UK Champion for the third year running and is tasked to encourage people to support small, independent businesses. Yvonne is also the brainchild behind Derby’s Festival of Small Businesses, which is taking place in the historic Market Hall on 2nd December. This year, the firm has seen its best ever start to a year in terms of sales. Yvonne is a founder of – a forum that supports Pride Park businesses.

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