For a number of years Graphics and Print, the award winning Telford based commercial printers have not only provided design and print for Heart of England fine foods but have also sponsored their annual awards evening. The 2012 Diamond Awards take place on Saturday 12 May at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, NEC and Graphics and Print are once again proud sponsors at this event.
Managing Director, Martin Kells, explains why the Telford-based printers are proud to be a part of these awards: “Graphics and Print started in Telford in 1980 as a small family-run business, and we know how important it is to have local support in order to succeed. Despite our rapid growth, we have managed to maintain a ‘family’ atmosphere during our growth journey, creating our own internal company community.
"This sense of valuing our people is expressed through our interaction with the wider society. We believe passionately at Graphics and Print in giving something back to our community. We have a strong commitment to the communities in which we operate, and we are one of the few print companies to make a commitment that every one of our employees will spend a minimum of two days per year, during work time, supporting the local community.
"This often involves helping disadvantaged people in having a better life. We are proud of the work that the Heart of England fine foods (HEFF) does as they look to support small to medium sized food businesses and whilst we aren’t a food business, we support this industry and understand the challenges which small and medium sized businesses face, being a small to medium sized business ourselves. We are therefore only too pleased to support HEFF as they support the same community that we do - Birmingham & the Black Country, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.”
Graphics and Print are dedicated towards establishing relationships with organisations in the local area to help strengthen the community infrastructure. They aim to use local suppliers where possible to help support neighbouring businesses, and encourage employees to actively get involved with charitable events across the region. Graphics and Print regularly offer work experience opportunities to nearby schools and colleges as well as the mentoring of university students who wish to pursue a career in print. They support staff participation in local or community-based charitable events through a staff-managed charitable fund. This can consist of paying for entry fees, matching sponsorship raised or indeed simply a donation.