Based on Pride Park in Derby, print “evangelists” Essential Print Services, are continuing with their expansion plan by taking on a new “Print Angels”.
Fran Ellis, Emma Hough and Stacey Barradell are amongst the latest three signings for the firm. The new trio joins the squad of Print Angels at Essential Print Services, which now in its seventh year of trading, is continuing to grow from strength to strength.
The company was set up in 2011 by Yvonne Gorman, who trained initially as a graphic designer over 20 years ago; “having the right people in your business is crucial. You need employees who understand that outstanding quality and amazing customer service is paramount. Printing is hard work and can be technically challenging so, what is also important to me, is that I have a team who can have fun in the office and enjoy what they do – the space hoppers certainly help with that,” said Yvonne.
“The new additions to the team is yet another step in the right direction. Our expansion plan is coming to fruition and with the Print Angels’ support, I can now focus on our strategic vision and growing the business further. I’m excited and energised about what the future has in store for us,” Yvonne concluded.
So what do the Print Angels have to say?:
“I am working with a fantastic team in an exciting and bustling company, working on a range of projects each completely different from one another,” said Stacey Barradell, who joins the company to head-up the artwork studio.
“We work with a range of clients from all different industries, all with different requests and ideas. It is my job to ensure that the work that goes out represents our company to the highest standard and leaves our clients feeling delighted,” said Emma Hough, who Graduated at University of the Arts, London.
“Every day is different, and I enjoy the hustle and bustle in such a colourful environment. Its refreshing to work for a company that values its clients and staff with equal importance,” said Fran Ellis, who has been hired to support Yvonne and her fellow print angels with the day-to-day running of the company.
“You have to be a certain calibre of person to be a Print Angel. You must have high standards, attention to detail and have the client’s best interests at heart, at ALL times. I’m confident that my new colleagues have all these attributes and more!” said Katie Aldridge, who has been with the firm now for over two years.
Yvonne herself is already a renowned business figurehead; named as one of a handful of “Leading Ladies” in the local press, appearing on ITV Central News, visited No. 10 Downing Street and is continuing her appointment as Small Business Saturday UK Champion. Her most recent accolade is the confirmation of her appointment as Non-Exec Director of the Inward Investment Agency; Marketing Derby.
For more information or print advice, call the Print Angels on 01332 418377.
Featured image caption: The full squad of Print Angels at Essential Print Services in Derby; from left to right; Emma Hough, Stacey Barradell, Yvonne Gorman, Katie Aldridge and Fran Ellis. Photo by JAKT Photography.