Posted on Aug 18 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
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‘Absolutely brilliant’, ‘unmissable’, ‘fantastic’ and ‘wonderful’ were some of the adjectives used to describe VOW’s inaugural Heatwave incentive, which took place in Italy in May. Introduced as an alternative to VOW’s popular Whiteout incentive for partners who prefer sun and sandals to snow and skiing, the four-day trip to Sorrento included a cookery course at the Quanto Basta...

Posted on Aug 17 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on DMC smashes Q1 fundraising target

DMC Business Machines has hit the first quarterly fund-raising target in its 12-month Giving Back initiative. The Croydon-based distributor has pledged to raise £10,000 for the for Starlight Children’s Foundation by making a donation for every Planitgreen toner they sell and through other fundraising activities including a 5K run, The London ColorVibe 5K, and The Purbeck Plod. DMC successfully...

Posted on Aug 16 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on DDG apprentices ‘a huge asset’

Document Data Group is reaping the benefits of an apprentice program developed in conjunctions with QA Apprenticeships, the first IT apprenticeship business to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Following a 50% increase in turnover last year, from £2.2 million to £3.3 million, the fast growing office equipment supplier has taken on six technical apprentices and one business apprentice, increasing...

Posted on Aug 15 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on New Commercial contract for Turbon

Commercial Office Supplies has extended a relationship established in 2014 and awarded Turbon a new three-year contract to produce the company’s own-brand toner cartridges at its Romanian manufacturing facility. As part of the contract, Turbon will also recycle empty toner cartridges collected from Commercial customers. Turbon has a zero waste toner remanufacturing process. Nothing is sent to landfil...

Posted on Aug 14 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on Sharples Group hosts Warrington MP

Helen Jones MP, Labour member for Warrington North, recently visited the Sharples Group Kingsland Grange HQ to hear more about the company’s ‘principlebefore-profit’ initiative from Managing Director Mark Brocklehurst, Sales Director David Griffiths and Financial Director Aimee Timmins. Also in attendance were charity representatives Adrian Derbyshire, a former international wheelchair athlete...

Posted on Aug 13 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on Apogee takes to the streets

Apogee’s involvement in this year’s Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling is not limited to the provision of a fully managed print and document infrastructure; it is also entering a team in one of the main events. Taking place on July 30-31, the two-day event includes a family fun ride through central London; professional class races for men and women; and a 100-mile sportive for amateurs. Apogee’s...

Posted on Aug 12 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on RDT opens Nottingham branch

As part of a strategic plan to expand its reach down the spine of the UK, RDT Office Solutions Group has opened a new office in Nottingham’s historic Lace Market. The new branch will be headed by Toni Gibiino. CEO Derek Russell said that RDT is seeking to recruit local talent to bring its ‘unique blend of document and business process management’ services to businesses across the region. www.rdt-osg.com ...

Posted on Aug 11 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on New EBM offices opened by Priti Patel

On July 8, Essex Business Machines Ltd (EBM) welcomed local businesses and clients to the official opening of its new offices and showroom in Witham, Essex. Local MP Priti Patel cut the ribbon on the new premises and unveiled a plaque commemorating the occasion. This is not the fist time Ms Patel has cut the ribbon for EBM. She performed the same duty five years ago when EBM moved into its previous...

Posted on Aug 9 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on MBE for Brother UK MD Phil Jones

Phil Jones, managing director of Brother UK, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, in recognition of his services to business. Phil said: “To be recognised by Her Majesty the Queen is wonderful. I’m passionate about business as a force for good in people’s lives and in our local communities. This is why I spend time sharing any knowledge gained and encouraging other...

Posted on Aug 8 2016 - 8:30am by John Peters
Comments Off on New CompTIA MSP standard released

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has released the second in its series of new channel standards, which it is providing free of charge to encourage best practice amongst tech companies. The CompTIA Channel Standard for Managed IT Solution Providers is geared toward companies that deliver technology solutions as a managed service. It provides a checklist of best practice in the...