Read all about it – Essential Print Services make the headlines

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by Yvonne Gorman No Comments

Essential Print Services, was a member of the first Small Business Saturday 100 in 2013 and we’ve supported the initiative ever since. Our very own Print Evangelist, Yvonne Gorman, is one of only 10 Small Business Saturday UK Champions for the second year running.

Now in its fourth year, Yvonne has not slowed down in her enthusiasm and tenacity to help get Derby’ small businesses on the map. Essential Print Services has recently been featured in Marketing Derby’s e-shot and also The Guardian Online.

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The Small Business Saturday Bus Tour included Derby & Burton for the first time this year. Photograph courtesy of JAKT Photography.

“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 a range of products and services and levels of customer service,” explains Yvonne. “Most people in this country either own a small business, work for a small business or know somebody who does. We will do everything we can to get people thinking small.”

“If you’re a small business owner or if you’re just considering starting your own company, then head to Derby’s Council House on Saturday 3rd December, 9.30am-1pm and you’ll find 30+ businesses that can help you with all sorts of issues from HR, accountancy, health and safety, law and funding, right through to graphic design, photography and of course, PRINTING!” Yvonne concluded.

Small Business Saturday is already the UK’s most successful small business campaign. This is the fourth year of the campaign, which last year saw £623m spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday, an increase of £119m or 24 per cent on the previous year. The campaign trended at number one in the UK on Twitter on the day with more than 100,000 campaign-related tweets being sent. Over 75% of local councils supported the campaign, giving considerable national reach into local communities.

The campaign is a great nationwide promotional and marketing tool for small businesses. It is totally free to participate and any small businesses can get involved – from one-man-bands, through to a high growth office, and from tradesmen to social media gurus. In addition to the big day, the campaign also delivers help and advice alongside opportunities to connect with other small businesses. In short, Small Business Saturday exists to support, inspire and promote small businesses.

“The British public has a great affection for small businesses and we continue to see that grow year on year. Small Business Saturday is an exceptional example of collaboration and co-operation with small businesses teaming up in communities around the UK,” explains Campaign Director Michelle Ovens.

“Although the campaign focuses on one day, the goal is to have a lasting impact on small businesses by changing mindsets, so that people make it their mission to support small businesses all year round. Most people in this country own a small business, work for a small business or know somebody who does, so supporting a small business on Small Business Saturday is absolutely personal.”

 

 



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.



Christmas Countdown

Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by Katie Fitzpatrick No Comments

Did someone say Christmas? Yes, we did!  Don’t be a turkey this year and make Rudolph proud by ordering your Christmas printing early. Avoid the mad rush and get ahead of the game!

Get ready to reach your Christmas customers!

Our Print Angels are available to chat through your festive print requirements. Use our online chat facility below or give them a call on 01332 418377.

Meanwhile; check out some favourite festive printed promotional items of ours here:

Bauble printing

Baubles
We now produce printed baubles for companies just like yours. They’re a yearly reminder on your client’s Christmas tree of just how amazing you are. If you’re a gift shop or charity, branded baubles are also a great piece of merchandise to sell to raise money for your worthy cause.

Corporate Christmas Cards
Whether you’d like generic cards or ones that are completely bespoke to your business, we can personalise and distribute Christmas Cards for you, meaning you don’t have to lift a finger.

Our prices start from just 46p per card for A6 size and 50p per card for A5 size*. For full details and a price list, email printangels@essentialprintservices.co.uk – ‘yule’ be a fool not to.

Deskpads and notepads
A great handy gift for your clients. Deskpads can be created in all sorts of sizes from huge counter-top ones to pads that fit just in front of your keyboard. Artwork can be completely bespoke to you and your business. Why not include a useful weekly planner or calendar on your printed desk pads?

Prices for A6 size notepads start from 58p** each and A4 deskpads start from £1.29** each.

Desktop Calendars
Get in front of your clients; using your own design or one of our templates, calendars provide cost-effective, year-long advertising.

New Year Cards
After the Christmas haze has lifted, be the first to send your clients a greeting next year with printed new year cards. Our prices start from just 46p per card for A6 size and 50p per card for A5 size*. For full details and a price list, email printangels@essentialprintservices.co.uk.

Wallplanners
Printed wall planners for your company are available in a variety of different sizes; from A3 ones – perfect for a noticeboard, through to huge A0 size – suitable for a canteen or communal space. At your request, we can also apply a dry wipe marker finish to wall planners, which is perfect if you’ll be using them for projects and holiday planning.

Remember, our Print Angels are available today to chat through any print ideas that you need bringing to life. We look forward to hearing from you.

*Prices +VAT. Based on 250 cards and from print-ready artwork supplied. Includes white envelopes and delivery to one UK mainland address. 

**Prices +VAT. Based on 250 pads and from print-ready artwork supplied. Includes delivery to one UK mainland address. 



Yvonne Gorman Derby’s Inspirational Business Woman

Posted on: October 27th, 2016 by Katie Fitzpatrick No Comments

 

For the second year running, our very own Yvonne Gorman has been named by the Derby Telegraph as one of the 250 inspirational business people in Derby. How awesome is that?

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“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 and PridePark.net. Five years on, my enthusiasm for print, business and my city has not waivered. I’m still as ambitious as I ever was, probably even more so,” commented Yvonne.

“I’m so proud to be in the company of 44 other ladies in this publication. I know of plenty of others out there who should be recognised for their contributions too. So, to all the business owners reading this, don’t stand in the shadows, shout about your achievements from the rooftops. If you need help and advice, simply send me a message,” Yvonne added.

“Lastly, thank you to my team at Essential Print Services – to Lindsey, Katie and Lee for all their help to keep the print wheels turning whilst I focus on business growth and help others to do so too,” Yvonne concluded.

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 – large and small – from business cards, flyers and brochures, through to signage and exhibition graphics.

Heavily involved in the local business community, including a number of networking groups, Yvonne was crowned Small Business Saturday UK Champion in 2015, tasked to encourage people to support small, independent businesses.

Earlier this year, Yvonne won the award for ‘Inspirational Businesswoman of the Year – Derby & Derbyshire’. Yvonne is also a trustee of the Maria Hanson Foundation (formerly Me&Dee).



Small Business of Derby Flash in the City Centre

Posted on: September 15th, 2016 by Katie Fitzpatrick No Comments

If you were fortunate enough to be within the vicinity of Derby’s historic Cathedral Quarter on Wednesday the 14th September, you may have witnessed or quite possibly, even participated in the Small Business Saturday Flash Mob – it took Sadler Gate by storm!

The clever publicity stunt was carefully orchestrated by non other than the Print Evangelist herself, Yvonne Gorman of Essential Print Services. The Mob, which was by no means unruly, congregated in a show of small business solidarity and to help promote themselves as well as their offerings by brandishing their company logo on a piece of card in Derby City Centre.

The purpose of the gathering was to highlight the eclectic community of small and local business within Derby and Derbyshire in the run up to the main event taking place on Saturday 03rd December at Derby City Council House.

This particular Saturday has been affectionately dubbed “Small Business Saturday” and on this day the focus is being firmly placed upon such businesses nationwide in order to showcase the vast array of products and services that they have to offer. It’s also an opportunity for customers to come out and visit the smaller businesses to appreciate the benefits and advantages of shopping and indeed spending locally.

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As only one of twenty Entrepreneurs chosen to spearhead the “Small Business Saturday” campaign, Yvonne Gorman takes her role as an Ambassador extremely seriously and is pulling out all of the stops to ensure that the small businesses of not only Derby and Derbyshire but the entire East Midlands, are well represented and firmly in the spotlight come the 3rd December.

“The Flash Mob was phenomenal and a perfect way to launch Derby’s involvement in Small Business Saturday. It was nerve-wracking to begin with – I worried that no one would show and then all of a sudden Sadler Gate came to life with a hive of conversation and small business owners armed with their company logos.” said Yvonne Gorman who started Essential Print Services in 2011 on Pride Park.

Yvonne added; “the feedback I’ve had already is that a number of connections have been made in a short space of time. That in itself is a result and makes all the effort in promoting the event worthwhile.”

“The Small Business Saturday UK team in London have already contacted me for an interview. They want my help to try and organise a series of Flash Mobs throughout the country. This sort of recognition is getting Derby on the map as a supporter of start-up companies and small businesses – awesome!” Yvonne concluded.

In recognition of Derby’s efforts, the Small Business Saturday UK Bus Tour is coming to Derby for the first time! The Market Place will place host to the iconic bus on Monday 7th November, 10am-1pm. It’ll be perfect for anyone wanting find out more about the campaign and how to support small businesses and also, meet the Small Business Saturday UK Team.

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Small Business Saturday is already the UK’s most successful small business campaign. This is the fourth year of the campaign, which last year saw £623m spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday, an increase of £119m or 24 per cent on the previous year. The campaign trended at number one in the UK on Twitter on the day with more than 100,000 campaign-related tweets being sent. Over 75% of local councils supported the campaign, giving considerable national reach into local communities.

The campaign is a great nationwide promotional and marketing tool for small businesses. It is totally free to participate and any small businesses can get involved – from one-man-bands, through to a high growth office, and from tradesmen to social media gurus. In addition to the big day, the campaign also delivers help and advice alongside opportunities to connect with other small businesses. In short, Small Business Saturday exists to support, inspire and promote small businesses.

The British public has a great affection for small businesses and we continue to see that grow year on year.  Small Business Saturday is an exceptional example of collaboration and co-operation with small businesses teaming up in communities around the UK,” explains Campaign Director Michelle Ovens.

“Although the campaign focuses on one day, the goal is to have a lasting impact on small businesses by changing mind-sets, so that people make it their mission to support small businesses all year round. Most people in this country own a small business, work for a small business or know somebody who does, so supporting a small business on Small Business Saturday is absolutely personal.”

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Here is what a few businesses had to say about the event:

‘It was great to see so many people turn out for the flash mob Wednesday morning. Seeing so many small businesses together is amazing and it’s always good to catch up with other local businesses and network. Roll on the bus tour and Small Business Saturday!’

Wright Start 
Derby

‘What a great way to start the day! – coffee and conversation having fun networking with a group of local entrepreneurs all coming together to support #Smallbusinesssaturday

Team FLP LTD
Derbyshire

‘As someone new to Derby and new to business, it was good to see so many friendly and talented locals grouped together to network and drink coffee. Such a fun idea, would love to do it more often!

DVL Design Company
Derby

‘It was great to meet lots of other small business who I had not met before, some brilliant people with a common sense of purpose. We all had fun and enjoyed the photo shoot. So much to talk about with so many people.’

Headstart Coaching Limited
Derby

‘I’m excited that Small Business Saturday UK is getting bigger every year as more people find out about it through events like the Flash Mob. Great to see people come together to celebrate all that small businesses do for the local economy.’

Caittom Publishing Limited
Burton on Trent

So why not get involved? There are a series of free to attend workshops taking place up and down the country led by small business owners and Entrepreneurs. These workshops will be broadcast via the Small Business Saturday YouTube Channel. There is also the option to follow the workshops through live Twitter Q&A sessions.

To find out more about “Small Business Saturday” in Derby and how to get involved either as a Small Business or a supporter, please visit: www.smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com or contact Yvonne directly via email at von@essentialprintservices.co.uk

For more details about the event that is taking place at Derby’s Council House, visit www.derby.gov.uk/sbs

Photographs courtesy of JAKT Commercial Photography




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