Issue 1 January 2008
The Newsletter of Bridson & Horrox
Now the chaos of
Christmas is over, we
can all welcome in the
Our lives are becoming
Bridson & Horrox has United Kingdom. Thanks to our new
increasingly digital; it’s all too
machine we expect to see a substantial
easy and convenient to send an targeted waste reduction reduction in waste.”
email or text a Christmas greeting
to our friends, colleagues or and improved makeready Environmental Benefits of the
relatives. The quaint traditions of times by investing in a Man Roland 500:
old should still come to the fore
at Christmas and New Year. £1 million pound, six-colour • Runs alcohol free; uses vegetable
So let’s hope you all sent MAN Roland 500. oil-based inks
Christmas cards, drank too much
alcohol, spent far too much This investment further demonstrates our • Provides for chemical recycling
money and made resolutions ongoing dedication to ‘greener printing’, • More efficient makeready; which
you’ll undoubtedly break and shows a staunch commitment to means 1/3 fewer preparation sheets
by February! tackling environmental issues. As Darren shall be wasted
2007 was a fantastic year for us, Horrox stated - “Environmental issues are
predominantly thanks to you, our at the top of the print buyers’ agenda at • Brush based wash up system
ever-loyal customers. We will do the moment, we should all be familiar means less cleaning
everything we can to ensure 2008 with our carbon footprint and its impact”. rags will need to
is even better. be recycled
It may be a new year, but there He continues, “As an island printer, we
is no reason why you cannot don’t have the necessary facilities to
treat yourself to a personalised dispose safely of some types of waste.
calendar courtesy of our new For this reason, we hold a special
HP Indigo digital press. To read export license to send waste to the
more about this incredible new
machine, see the back page.
Here at Bridson & Horrox we Greener printing...great
would like to thank you all for
your custom and wish you,
for the environment and
our customers, a happy and great for the island.
No pandas were harmed
in the making of this article
Further underlying environmental concerns, • You can harvest up to 1/3 of the bamboo stems in
Bridson & Horrox are delighted to announce that a plantation without affecting the size of the forest
our furniture department and our partners Sven
• Such regular harvesting stimulates growth
Christiansen are able to exclusively offer bamboo
veneer furniture to the Island. • Bamboo generates up to 35 per cent more oxygen
than an equivalent stand of trees
Sven Christiansen has been ‘Forestry Stewardship
Council’ accredited since March 2006. The West • Great durability ensures it is very practical
Midlands-based manufacturer recently introduced
two veneer finishes to provide an environmentally This is all very well and good, but what about
attractive alternative to timber. the pandas?
Before you start worrying about those pandas…here Do not fret, the bamboo used for this furniture has
are the benefits of this latest innovation: no leaf growth on the first 5 metres of the stem, and
is therefore not a source of food for the panda.
Movers & Shakers
Bridson & Horrox is proud to announce five new appointments and promotion of another staff
member in response to significant business growth over the last quarter. Please say hello to...
Helen McArd Scott Campion
Helen has been promoted after six years Scott joins Bridson & Horrox as an estimator
development to the role of business directly from the Leeds College of Print
development manager. She has risen Technology, where he earned a national diploma
through the ranks at Bridson & Horrox, with merit. Scott is fully trained in the Tharsten
following on from a degree in business Print Management System and will gain real
management from Lancaster University. printing experience in this new position. He is
She is the ‘Oracle’ of the office and for settling into life on the island superbly and, being
this and many other reasons, Helen the bike enthusiast he is, cannot wait for the TT.
thoroughly deserves this exciting new Scott is an avid follower of Leeds United, but
opportunity. Well done Helen! don’t hold that against him!
Steen McFaull Kerri Gallimore
Steen is a promising young graduate Kerri joins Bridson & Horrox as client internal
who recently completed a sociology support representative. She is originally from
degree at the University of Bath. Steen Manchester but has lived on the island for seven
is currently working with both the years. Kerri’s position is vital as she acts as the
Internal and External Sales Teams; and bridge between the external and internal sales
he has found, to his distress, that the teams. She has settled in fantastically well, and
vast majority of customers believe he can more than hold her own when it comes
is called ‘Dean’ or ‘Steve’- much to the to the office banter. ‘Kerrance’ as she has been
office’s amusement! nicknamed, is integral to the team.
Julie Newton Kayleigh Jewell
Jooles is formerly a receptionist for Kayleigh joins the stationery team as a customer
an accountancy firm and is now a sales executive. She has settled into her role, and,
customer sales executive for the like Jooles, enjoys the bond she is developing
stationery team. She feels she has with clients. Kayleigh worked as a hairdresser
already forged many friendships with before she joined us at Bridson & Horrox and is
her customers. She is a mother of thankful her relationship with the clients has not
two and a founder member of the reached the stage where a free hair-cut can seal
Inspiration Theatre Company. At any the deal!
office party Jooles is the first one on
the dancefloor, strutting her stuff!
Well ahead in the polls!
Leeds County Council has awarded Bridson & Horrox
the contract to print their polling cards and posters
in a competitive tender against several UK
The four-year contract is to print election materials for the 30 Leeds district
parish and town councils. The run of print will depend hugely on the
number of elections held in any one year.
“This order is a great opportunity for us to showcase our abilities and
expand upon our long-term UK contracts”, explained John Sheridan, senior
sales manager, “We are expecting other councils to follow suit, enabling us
to win further UK business in the New Year”.
Christmas may be over, but that’s no reason
for the merriment to stop.
To raise funds for Friends at Buchan (FAB),
last year, students were busy designing
Win a Samsung Digimax S750
their own unique festive pictures to be
used in a montage for their class Christmas
card or as individuals, or, for those lucky
enough to have brothers and sisters,
We are giving you the opportunity to win this superior
The response was fantastic. It was great 7.2 megapixel camera. The Samsung Digimax S750 gives stunning
fun, got everybody in the Christmas spirit
images with detail sharp enough to print up to poster size.
and 25 per cent of all sales went directly to
support FAB. To be in with a chance to win, please provide the contact information below
and return this coupon. Get another chance to win by ‘recommending a friend’
Bridson & Horrox’s themed card promotions
to receive the next issue of ‘Off The Press’ from Bridson & Horrox. Your name
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Hills Meadow Ever the connoisseurs, Team Bridson &
Horrox recently celebrated success at Bar
George’s annual Wine Tasting. Scott and
IM1 5EB Kayleigh were part of the victorious team.
Cynics who suggest we had an unfair
advantage with three teams competing
out of a total of only 12 (that’s a one in four
chance for you mathematicians out there)
are clearly suffering from…wait for
it…sour grapes. Sorry, it
was too easy…
We’ll also ignore the fact
the other two teams
representing Bridson &
Horrox came a less than
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