Derby Print Firm owner receives prestigious small business award

Our very own Yvonne Gorman has been awarded the ‘Francesca Kemp Award for Small Business’ at Small Business Saturday UK’s special online event celebrating brilliant small businesses across the UK. ‘The Blue Tie’ is an annual celebration of the campaign’s ‘SmallBiz100’, which spotlights 100 inspiring small businesses from across the UK each day in the…

Small business is thriving in Derby

On Saturday 7th December, the Derby business community united to celebrate Small Business Saturday UK at the University of Derby’s Enterprise Centre. Over 100 local independent companies attended the event with those exhibiting ranging from new start-ups, established names and business support organisations such as the FSB and East Midlands Chamber. All of whom united…

Small Business Saturday UK 2019

Our very own Yvonne Gorman is selected to participate in a nationwide campaign for Small Business Saturday UK. But what is Small Business Saturday UK? It is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. The day itself takes place on the first Saturday…

Small Business Saturday UK comes to Derby Hub

We had an awesome meeting at Derby Hub today featuring a “live from London’ video link with Tom from Small Business Saturday UK, who explained more about the campaign and how to apply for this year’s #smallbiz100.   “Small Business Saturday UK is the marketing that small businesses can’t afford,” said Tom – that’s a…

Derby Business Woman hits Forbes headlines

Here at Essential Print Services, we’re advocates of the small business community because we’re a small business ourselves and each year, our founder; Yvonne Gorman, organises a celebratory event in Derby for Small Business Saturday UK (SBSUK), which is happening this year on Saturday 7th December 2019. Small Business Saturday UK Director, Michelle Ovens MBE recently…

We meet again! Small Business Minister & Derby’s Print Evangelist

Who said business was boring? Here are two very smiley business ladies; our very own Yvonne Gorman with Kelly Tolhurst MP; Small Business Minister; both passionate about supporting SMEs. They first met during a Small Business Saturday UK reception at Downing Street in November 2018. Little did Yvonne know that she’d soon meet Ms Tolhurst again at an East Midlands…

Print Angels co-host BIG celebration for small businesses

Mayor of the City of Derby joins the celebration of small businesses. On Saturday 1st December, the Derby business community united to celebrate Small Business Saturday UK at the University of Derby’s Enterprise Centre. Over 100 local independent companies attended the event with those exhibiting ranging from new start-ups to established names in the local…

Small Business Saturday UK Champion launches Derby Event

Small Business Saturday UK Champion, Yvonne Gorman of Essential Print Services, has joined forces with local business support group; Derby Hub Ltd and University of Derby to host this year’s free event on Saturday 1st December. Derby Hub will host an extended version of their business meeting, which will include a business exhibition of local…

Small Business Saturday UK 2017

Local entrepreneur selected to help ‘market’ Derby’s small businesses Derby-based Essential Print Services’ owner, Yvonne Gorman, 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.   Yvonne’s passion and dedication to all things print as well…

Success for Derby’s Small Business Saturday UK event

Saturday 3rd December saw almost 100 businesses attend Derby’s event at the council house to celebrate Derby’s small enterprises, meet like-minded people and take part in free workshops. Heading up proceedings in Derby was local, small business owner, entrepreneur; our very own Print Evangelist Yvonne Gorman. Yvonne, who is only one of ten Small Business…

Success for Derby's Small Business Saturday UK event

Saturday 3rd December saw almost 100 businesses attend Derby’s event at the council house to celebrate Derby’s small enterprises, meet like-minded people and take part in free workshops. Heading up proceedings in Derby was local, small business owner, entrepreneur; our very own Print Evangelist Yvonne Gorman. Yvonne, who is only one of ten Small Business…

Small Business of Derby Flash in the City Centre

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…