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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Small is most definitely, mighty – says Derby Printer

Essential Print Services co-hosts one of the country’s single biggest events for Small Business Saturday UK. Well, it’s certainly true what they say, good things really do come in small packages and small, local businesses are no exception to the rule! Saturday 5th December saw an army of small business supporters from across Derby and…

Shadow Business Secretary congratulates Derby businesswoman

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna has congratulated Derby businesswoman Yvonne Gorman on the continued expansion of her Pride Park-based print company. Yvonne’s company was one of seven chosen to represent the nation’s small businesses at the launch of this year’s Small Business Saturday (SBS) where Chuka interviewed Yvonne in front of an invited audience of…

Essential Print Services' Owner helps launch Small Business Saturday 2014 in London

Yvonne Gorman will be helping to launch this year’s Small Business Saturday (SBS) initiative in London on Tuesday (July 8). Yvonne, who runs Essential Print Services on Pride Park, is one of only seven businesses hand-picked from across the UK to attend the event in the British Library and have a stand showcasing her business…

Essential Print Services’ Owner helps launch Small Business Saturday 2014 in London

Yvonne Gorman will be helping to launch this year’s Small Business Saturday (SBS) initiative in London on Tuesday (July 8). Yvonne, who runs Essential Print Services on Pride Park, is one of only seven businesses hand-picked from across the UK to attend the event in the British Library and have a stand showcasing her business…

Making its mark…Essential Print Services

It was a lovely surprise for the Print Angels when today’s Derby Telegraph reported; “Another new business making its mark is Pride Park-based Essential Print Services. Founded by Yvonne Gorman in early 2011, the business offers a range of design and printing services. Business growth meant she needed bigger facilities in a more prominent location…

Marketing Derby's Annual Business Event sets 2014 off to a flying start

Hundreds of business people attended Marketing Derby’s annual business event last Friday at Derby Theatre. Our very own Print Evangelist, Yvonne Gorman, was honoured to be on the panel alongside leader of Derby City Council, Paul Bayliss; Margaret Bruce, deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Derby and Liz Coffey, principal of Landau Forte College Derby. John…

Marketing Derby’s Annual Business Event sets 2014 off to a flying start

Hundreds of business people attended Marketing Derby’s annual business event last Friday at Derby Theatre. Our very own Print Evangelist, Yvonne Gorman, was honoured to be on the panel alongside leader of Derby City Council, Paul Bayliss; Margaret Bruce, deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Derby and Liz Coffey, principal of Landau Forte College Derby. John…

Downing Street Invite For Yvonne

It’s not every Friday you find yourself in Downing Street shaking hands with the Chancellor George Osborne – but that’s just what Print Evangelist Yvonne Gorman was doing on the eve of the UK’s first-ever Small Business Saturday. Yvonne explained: “I was thrilled to be flying the flag for Essential Print Services and Derbyshire. I…

Downing Street Invite For Yvonne

It’s not every Friday you find yourself in Downing Street shaking hands with the Chancellor George Osborne – but that’s just what Print Evangelist Yvonne Gorman was doing on the eve of the UK’s first-ever Small Business Saturday. Yvonne explained: “I was thrilled to be flying the flag for Essential Print Services and Derbyshire. I…

Downing Street Invite For Yvonne

It’s not every Friday you find yourself in Downing Street shaking hands with the Chancellor George Osborne – but that’s just what Print Evangelist Yvonne Gorman was doing on the eve of the UK’s first-ever Small Business Saturday. Yvonne explained: “I was thrilled to be flying the flag for Essential Print Services and Derbyshire. I…

Downing Street Invite For Yvonne

It’s not every Friday you find yourself in Downing Street shaking hands with the Chancellor George Osborne – but that’s just what Print Evangelist Yvonne Gorman was doing on the eve of the UK’s first-ever Small Business Saturday. Yvonne explained: “I was thrilled to be flying the flag for Essential Print Services and Derbyshire. I…