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The Wingate Centre's First Game

The Wingate Centre in Nantwich is an independent charity that dedicate themselves to improving the lives of children and young people with physical and learning disabilities. Every year hundreds of visitors attend the centre for short breaks, activity days or recreational activities.

Here at Printerland, we wanted to promote the incredible work being done and are always excited to introduce new audiences to rugby so invited over 50 guests from Wingate to the recent Anglo-Welsh Cup match with Northampton held in the AJ Bell Stadium.

Spirits were high on the night of the game as Vicky Irwin, Sharks Community Trust Inclusion Officer, noted, “having the Wingate Centre’s clients and volunteers attend the game as Printerland guests provided a unique opportunity for them to experience a Sale Sharks game.’’ Many of the young people who attend the Wingate Centre are courageously living with disabilities that mean day-to-day life can be limited and so this large social event may have been stressful, however, having the Quiet Room facility at the AJ Bell Stadium allows individuals the opportunity to come along with the reassurance that this wonderful facility is available just a short walk from their seats”.

All at Printerland were truly overjoyed to hear that the group enjoyed the game as well as the opportunity to meet Sale Sharks’ Tongan star Halani Aulika , who is one of the Shark’s official disability ambassadors, and to take a photo with him on the pitch during half-time.

Catherine Cook, Marketing and Fundraising manager for the Wingate Centre, said “We can't thank Printerland and Sale Sharks enough for inviting us along to the match on Saturday. Everyone had a great time! We really appreciate the opportunity and we are looking forward to working with Sale Sharks more over the coming weeks and months.”

We are happy to hear that as the Shark’s Community Trust is developing a special partnership to begin a unique initiative to take their Disability & Inclusive Rugby programme into the area and to use the Wingate’s specialist facilities to help provide a range of activities for local disabled people, can continually be involved in promoting the work the incredible people at Wingate Centre do, as well as provide opportunities for more.

Printerland MD Graham Vickers added “we have always loved being able to promote inclusiveness and to be able to see what this event meant for the people at Wingate was really our pleasure.”


#InclusiveSharks is delighted to have supplied tickets for over 50 charity volunteers to the Sale Sharks vs Bath game at the AJ Bell Stadium.

The lucky volunteers from charities Dementia Friends & Coffee4Craig attended the match with seating provided in the stand.

Dementia Friends is a government funded initiative designed to improve public awareness of dementia and it's effects.

The Coffee4Craig charity works with the homeless community providing hot food, drinks and support.

Printerland MD Graham Vickers said, 'It's great to be able to provide these volunteers with an experience like this. The work these charities do is invaluable to their causes and the least we can do is show our appreciation any way we can.'

Events like this come as part of a continued effort to promote inclusiveness and help attract new audiences to rugby.Sale Sharks went on to beat Bath in a convincing 32-9 victory.


Printerland Supports East Cheshire Hospice is proud to announce that we have raised £1,800 for the East Cheshire Hospice in a charity auction.

The auction took place at during the Winter Wonderland Ball at Mere Golf Resort & Spa on Friday 24th November. contributed a table of 10 with hospitality at the Sale Sharks vs Saracens game which will take place in February 2018.

Printerland MD Graham Vickers said, ‘It was a fantastic feeling to be able to contribute this type of event to a good cause like this. It’s great to be able to offer people a first-class experience like this with the funds going to help those at the East Cheshire Hospice.’

‘Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the East Cheshire Hospice and we are privileged to be able to help institutions continue to provide this level of care.’

All of us at continue to wish Sale Sharks success throughout the season.


Printerland Promotes Inclusiveness is pleased to have invited members of Manchester City’s powerchair football team to attend the game between Sale Sharks & Exeter Chiefs.

Also among the recipients of the free tickets were the Manchester & Liverpool Down Syndrome Group.

In addition to watching the exciting clash from the stand, the guests were also given the chance to meet Sale Sharks superstars Ben Curry & Alexandru Tarus.

Unfortunately, Sale Sharks were unable to beat Exeter in the close 6-10 result.

Printerland MD Graham Vickers said, ‘It was an absolute pleasure to be able to deliver this kind of opportunity. This event is the first ever rugby game that our guests have attended and to be able to introduce them to some of the players afterwards is a dream come true.’ continues to wish Sale Sharks all the success for the rest of the season.


Thanks for your service... is proud to have given 50 ex-service men and women complimentary tickets to a Remembrance game against Saracens.

The free tickets were one part of a wider initiative headed by the Sharks Community Trust to better the lives of veterans by improving their physical and mental wellbeing and supporting them as they get back into employment.

Printerland MD Graham Vickers said, ‘It’s a privilege to be able to provide opportunities like this to ex-serviceman. These men and women put have put their lives on the line for us and it’s great to be able to give them something back.’

This game marks another step in the Printerland inclusiveness project which is designed to bring premiership rugby to new audiences around the Northwest.

Sale Sharks went on to beat Saracens 29-22 in the Friday night match.


Half-time Clash is pleased to have given students from Oakwood & Clare Mount schools the chance to compete in a half-time rugby game at AJ Bell Stadium.

The half-time touch rugby game took place in the 15-minute interim during the clash between Sales Sharks & Gloucester.

Spectators watched on as the budding rugby stars displayed their skills on the premiership rugby pitch.

Printerland MD Graham Vickers said, ‘It’s a privilege to be able to give the kids an opportunity like this. Playing on a premiership pitch is like a dream come true for them.’

The young fans were also treated to enjoying the full game in the stand, watching Sale beat Gloucester with a convincing 57-10 win.


The Kings of Cheshire

King’s school U14 Rugby union team have stormed to victory in the Cheshire schools Rugby Union cup, beating Stockport Grammar in the cup final.

The 20-7 win means The King’s School in Macclesfield retains their hold of the Cheshire Cup for another year.

As a reward for their outstanding success, the winning team received free tickets to Sale Sharks vs Northampton Saints courtesy of

Unfortunately, Sale Sharks could not match Kings Schools, success on the night!

Graham Vickers, Printerland MD said, ‘I couldn’t be happier for the King’s team, they displayed a fantastic calibre of Rugby during the season as well as showing true sportsmanship throughout.’


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 went down a storm!

As a prominent Sale Sharks sponsor, 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 revived their sponsorship of Sale sharks for the first time in 4 years.

Graham Vickers, Managing Director of 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 wishes Sale Sharks continued success for the rest of the season.


Sale Sharks reunite with

After a five year break, Sale Sharks is proud to welcome back to the club, as sponsor of the Family Stand at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Altrincham based 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 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.” 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 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 stand by visiting or by calling 08444 994994


We Spotted our Spinnaker!

Printerland Boat

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.


Printerland Named One of Top 50 Fastest Companies

Manchester evening news in association with law firm Ward Hadaway has named 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, 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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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

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

Para Dressage Home International
30th May -1st June 2014

Vale View Equestrian
Melton Mowbray

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’.

Richard Evans