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SIX small greetings card publishers hit the bullseye with an extra boost from exhibiting at PG Live when they won vouchers for digital printing in the Sherwood Press Group draw.


Publishers and show visitors entered the contest for the prizes from the fi rm’s Sherwood Digital division by completing a short questionnaire about their needs and trends in the greetings card market. The winners drawn out were Huggitos who took the top prize of £500, Big Pasty Productions and Rose Hill Designs each won £250, and Whale And Bird, Retro Cards and Tom Dickins Fine Art picked up £100 vouchers apiece.


● Fantastic surprise - Big Pasty’s Alan Rowe (left) with Sherwood’s Paul Watson


“It was an unexpected but welcome surprise and it came at an opportune time,” said Huggitos co-owner Patrick McCann, who runs the fi rm with Tim Dowling. “Sherwood Press impressed myself and Tim at the show with their friendly service and their impressive range of printing features. “We’re looking forward to collaborating with them and discovering what they can offer us when we publish our new range of designs in the autumn.” Big Pasty’s Alan Rowe added:”It’s great to win something - it doesn’t happen every day. I’ve stil got my big cheque in pride of place in the offi ce. It shows that people care and that people do win competitions. “It was a fantastic suprise and also showed me lots of things that I didn’t know Sherwood did, which was


● Impressed - Tim and Patrick from Huggitos


really interesting when I was talking to them.” Rose Hill said: ““Being a business start-up, I was so excited to win this prize. I met Paul Watson, Sherwood Press’ digital director, at PG Live and he gave me the confi dence that Sherwood Digital will take me under their wing. It was so amazing to win £250 – I can’t wait to spend it!”


The Sherwood Group’s online digital card ordering system Fill Your Pockets, offers publishers the ability to order smaller quantity and affordable print runs with a variety of designs. T: 0115 928 7766 www.sherwood-press.co.uk


● Amazing - Rose Hill with her giant cheque


● Winners all - Marc Arundale (left), Jamie McDonald (centre) with Paul Watson, and Tom Dickins


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