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Printerland Press excerpts
Are you suffering from work overload?
Do you ever find your workload so huge that you must delve into your free time to complete it all? Well you’re not alone, as it turns out that almost three quarters of us Brits are so overwhelmed by their work capacity, that they put in an additional 180 hours of work free of charge.
Sale Sharks reunite with Printerland.co.uk
After a five year break, Sale Sharks is proud to welcome back Printerland.co.uk to the club, as sponsor of the Family Stand at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Altrincham based Printerland.co.uk is the largest independent re-seller of printers and consumables in the UK and have been long-time supporters of Sale Sharks. They sponsored the famous Cheadle end of the club’s previous home ground Edgely Park and were part of the corporate family that helped to build sell-out crowds and a Premiership winning team in 2006.
Following the announcement of new owners and a new Board of Directors in the summer, Co-Owner of Printerland.co.uk James Kight felt it the right time to come back:
“We were incredibly proud to be partners of Sale Sharks back in the Edgeley Park days, however it truly feels like a new era for the club and we’re excited to return to the fold and support the team back to the top, both on and off the pitch.”
Printerland.co.uk Co-Owner Graham Vickers commented:
“It is great to be back involved with Sale Sharks. We do a lot of work with our local community and schools in the region and we look forward to extending our partnership with the Sharks to support these projects and introduce rugby to a new audience that may not previously had the chance to attend a match.”
Commercial Director and Club Ambassador Mark Cueto said:
“It is fantastic to see Printerland.co.uk back on our stand. Having been a big sponsor in the past, it is great to have them on board again and we look forward to working with them over the upcoming season.”
To see world class rugby, purchase tickets in the Printerland.co.uk stand by visiting http://www.salesharks.com/tickets or by calling 08444 994994
We Spotted our Spinnaker!
One of the most spectacular views around any coastline must be the sight of yachts running with the wind flying the huge spinnaker sails. So in 2015 we sponsored the Royal Ocean Racing Club 600 race in the West Indies.
The RORC 600 is one of the most beautiful, yet challenging, races in the world. Starting in Antigua the course passes the likes of Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, St Marten, St Barts and Guadaloupe then finishes back in Antigua.
Alas, in the dark hours before dawn, there was a huge bang. The spinnaker pole had bent double and the sail could not be used. A ‘marketing fail’.
But then, by chance, it was seen flying in the Solent. Six months and 3000 miles later!
To celebrate this we are offering a sales discount. Should you see the sail, simply take a photo, note the location and we will give you a 10% discount on any order.
What are the business benefits of A3 printers?
When it comes to technology these days, it seems like the smaller your gadget is, the better. But when it comes to business printing, at Printerland we believe that bigger is better.
Printerland Named One of Top 50 Fastest Companies
Manchester evening news in association with law firm Ward Hadaway has named Printerland.co.uk as one of Greater Manchester’s fastest growing companies.
The comprehensive list highlights the top 50 companies in the region who have shown the biggest growth whilst remaining profitable in the past three years.
Jamie Martin of Ward Hadaway stated; “Once again, the ambition, determination and vision of the region’s companies have come shining through. “
Founded in 1993, Printerland.co.uk has grown to be the leading UK reseller of printers and consumables despite the largest economic downturn in recent times.
2016 is set to see Printerland’s growth continue to increase.
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Sale Sharks Win Stings Wasps
Sale sharks stormed their way to a convincing 17-13 win against London Wasps on 05/11/16.
And the 120 free tickets given away to Wilmslow rugby club under 16’s courtesy of Printerland.co.uk went down a storm!
As a prominent Sale Sharks sponsor, Printerland.co.uk supplied the tickets to the junior team seating the rowdy bunch in the aptly named Printerland stand.
Sales Director Roger Turner said, ‘The atmosphere was electric, it was a terrific night for the Sharks and everyone in the Printerland stand.’
The impressive win comes just weeks after Printerland.co.uk revived their sponsorship of Sale sharks for the first time in 4 years.
Graham Vickers, Managing Director of Printerland.co.uk said, ‘It’s great to be back sponsoring the Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium. Giving away tickets to younger members of the community gives these children the opportunity to witness top-flight rugby first hand. It’s a great experience for them and benefits the future generation of Sale Sharks fans.’
All of the staff at Printerland.co.uk wishes Sale Sharks continued success for the rest of the season.
A third of hard-working Brits don’t feel comfortable asking for time off sick
We recently ran a survey and found that more than a third of Brits feel nervous about asking for time off when they are sick and one in five don’t even like asking for holiday.
Printerland’s ‘Fit for Winter’ Campaign Kicks off
Thankfully this winter has been mild so far, but we all know it will change, and for the worse!
This winter we have chosen to provide financial support to an individual who uses all of his spare time to help the homeless in Manchester.
Richard Evans dedicates a huge amount of his time and money to generously aid the men and women who have no choice but to sleep rough.
Often relying only on second-hand items, Richard has struggled to obtain the required items necessary to provide some relief from the harsh conditions the night has to offer.
‘We need waterproof gear; different sized boots, pop-up tents, warm winter socks and many sleeping bags,’ said Evans. “Printerland’s donation of £1,000 will make such a huge difference, it will also enable us to purchase the many items which are daily necessities such as toothpaste, disposable razors and deodorant’.
‘Many of these individuals are on the streets through no fault of their own. Stephen B lost his mother at six years old and his father was an alcoholic. He was taken into care and suffered abuse at the hands of his, so called, carers’.
‘With Printerland’s donation and the tireless help from some of my friends we can provide some comfort this winter’.
If you wish to donate any items of warm clothing contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isabella Vickers 6th December 2015.
Printerland Supports Afri-Twin School Initiative
Printerland has recently worked alogside The HQ Coaching Centre to provide support for UK/South Africa initiative ‘Afri-Twin’ which links schools from both countries together by delivering sports coaching sessions across South Africa in order to promote global learning, greater cultural tolerance and the improvement of learning facilities in disadvantaged schools.
A recent trip over the Easter period saw 15 UK students travel from Manchester to provide coaching sessions to schools across Cape-Town.
Schools visited on this trip included:
- Bardale Primary - Mfuleni
- Ridgeville Primary – Westridge
- Mitchells Plain Cloetsville Primary - Cloetsville
- Stellenbosch Makapula High – Kayamandi
- Stellenbosch Steenberg High - Steenberg
The HQ Coaching Centre has been delivering projects in Cape Town for over 4 years and now works with over 5,000 children each week.
Africa Round Table
This week Printerland was invited to join a round table event as part of a select panel of esteemed professionals, all with experience in international trading across Africa.
Printerland Managing Director Graham Vickers was joined on the panel by Jeff Gable from Barclays Africa (owners of ABSA), Lynne Gillen an international trade advisor of UK Trade & Investment and a host of other established traders to discuss their experiences and understand more about the challenges posed by fast-growing economies across a continent where the balance between risk and reward has to be carefully managed.
With Printerland’s recent expansion into the South African printer market, Graham explained…
‘Three years ago we wanted to go into Africa and we are now in Cape Town with eight members of staff and making a profit. We buy and we sell and we've got the infrastructure behind us. I like things to develop slowly, but we have had growth ever since we have started in Cape Town.
After gaining valuable insights into each other’s vast array of experience, Graham commended the participants and the discussion by summarising…
‘It’s remarkable, the expertise that we have got around the table. 'The experiences of all these companies provides a valuable insight to the amazing growth potential which can be achieved in Africa.’
Printerland is a £33million turnover company based in the UK with 34 staff members and opened its first overseas office in Cape Town, South Africa in 2012.
Printerland Spurs on North West Para Dressage Team
What a fantastic result for the Printerland sponsored para dressage team at the weekend.
The Printerland team, representing the North West, finished as reserve champions in the home international para dressage competition.left to right: Nicole Blythe, Deena Webster, Val Fisher, Lydia Avcott, Karen Hale, Lou Jones of British Dressage
left to right: Matesi, Deena Webster and Val Fisher
Para Dressage Home International
30th May -1st June 2014
Vale View Equestrian
Speaking after the competition, Karen Hale, team organiser and competitor, said ‘We rode very well against nine other experienced and well-funded teams. Looking at all the expensive horse-boxes , on arrival, we thought we had no chance. Especially when you learn that one of our horses, Matesi, was bought for just £1 and another horse, Vali, was saved at the eleventh hour from being destroyed! But as the result shows, you need more than fancy equipment. I know that all the riders were flattered that a business would sponsor them and I think this ‘spurred’ them on, if you excuse the pun!’
‘I just want to send a big thank you to Printerland for the sponsorship and I know that they have committed to sponsor next years event too, which is excellent’.
Congratulations to the Hungry Horse
Printerland.co.uk wants to congratulate David Haworth for his completion of not one but two events at the weekend.
Printerland.co.uk was the proud sponsor of David who was running on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support; David completed the gruelling Yorkshire 3 peak Challenge on Saturday. The challenge involved running 24.5 miles up and down three of Yorkshire’s highest peaks, achieving a great time of just 11 hours.
This wasn’t enough for David; even though he had suffered terrible foot blisters thanks to the peaks he still went on to complete the Manchester 10km Run on Sunday.
To top it all off, he ran the 10km in 28 degrees whilst wearing a ‘hungry horse’ outfit. The superhorse being the mascot for Hungry Horse Pubs who as part of Greene King PLC are aiming to raise £40,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
All of us at Printerland.co.uk are proud to have sponsored David and want to offer huge congratulations for his amazing effort over the weekend.
You can make a donation too on David's JustGiving page here
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. One in three of us will get cancer. Two million of us are living with it. We are all affected by cancer. We can all help. We are Macmillan.
Printerland features in the Daily Express
Today saw Printerland feature in the National Press once again as part of the long running 'Your Money' feature in the Daily Express newspaper and its online finance supplement.
Schools help small firms make more of the recovery
...James Kight and business partner Graham Vickers started what is now Printerland in 1993 and they admit predictions of paperless offices should have meant their demise long ago.
Instead they have built up a leading independent print equipment and accessories reseller, owning a 4,000 sq ft unit in Cheshire. Their clients are major manufacturers such as OKI, Brother, HP and Xerox.
Two years ago they opened in South Africa, spotting a gap in the market there to supply small to medium-sized enterprises. The price of equipment has fallen so the value is in selling inks and accessories.
But there is a trade-off to be made between lower supplier margins and guaranteed income that will shape the industry's future as managed print-processing becomes the norm, says Kight, 43.
"Printers can be monitored remotely online so we can tell clients how much they print, what and when. This enables us to accurately cost copies.
"We supply equipment and accessories on a managed print contract, so it all works well and is at least 25 per cent cheaper than pay-as-you-go.
"Now customers are more confident and they are more willing to commit. We handle a lot of products, and invested £1 million recently in our back-end systems and customer service. Everyone is taken through their needs and advised what is best. 2014 feels like the future has just begun."
Original Article by: Maisha Frost
Published: Tue, January 7, 2014
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Printerland Goes Mobile
Introducing the brand new Printerland website, compatible with all your desktop and mobile devices. There’s no need to download an app or visit a separate web address, you can now simply shop for all your printer related tech on Printerland.co.uk wherever you are!
Thousands of products are available at your fingertips with more added every day.
Simple and Convenient
We’ve optimised your browsing experience to help you find the products you need quicker than ever before and all with the same high level security you would expect from us no matter whether you’re shopping from the office desktop , the comfort of your living room or even on the train journey home.
Fast & Secure
Pay securely using your credit or debit card or choose from a variety of alternative payment methods from PayPal and Google. You can even checkout using your existing Amazon account.
Free Next Day Delivery
Just as you would expect, all orders over £125 ex VAT are eligible for FREE next day delivery, regardless where, when or how you place your order. Your order is sent instantly to our team which starts processing it straight away.
Printerland & OKI Expand Alliance
(Managing Director of OKI Europe LTD)
On Tuesday this week, the Printerland team proudly welcomed Harry Takahashi (Managing Director of OKI Europe LTD) to the Printerland Head Office to see for himself exactly how Printerland continues to broaden its operations in the UK and overseas.
Printerland.co.uk is already OKI’s largest reseller in Europe and our ever expanding operation has seen the company take on an advisory role to OKI which will now see an expansion of the Printerland/OKI partnership to further increase the presence of both brands in the Middle East, South Africa and beyond.
Printerland Managing Director James Kight explained,
“Our alliance with OKI has grown from strength to strength throughout Printerland’s successful 20 years in the field. An expansion of an already hugely successful partnership will help to ensure that we continue to build on this growth for many years to come”