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52 . Glasgow Business September/October 2013




Yoyo Events and Promotions specialise in bespoke, unique events and

promotions. Our clients include town and city centres, entertainment venues, shopping centres, tourist attractions and music festivals. Our campaigns are carefully planned with

imagination and passion to ensure each client has a highly individual outcome that surpasses all expectations. We absorb the pressure and stress, allowing

you to enjoy the experience and focus on your customers. Our team has extensive knowledge in

organising events and promotions which include street theatre, arts & crafts zones, Christmas lights, fashion shows, health & beauty fairs, music roadshows, kids’ clubs … the list goes on.

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Nobody Knows Glasgow Better and

for over a century, the Evening Times has been keeping Glasgow up-to-date with everything that happens across the city. Today, through our print and online editions, more than 420,000 people are kept informed with all the latest in news, business, sport and entertainment. The Evening Times has been media partner of

The Glasgow Business Awards for over a decade, and since our involvement we have supported a unique category in the competition – the Evening Times Favourite Business Award. Voted for by our readers, previous winners

include Auchentoshan, the Pavilion, Slater Menswear, The Q Club, Barrhead Travel, Glasgow Taxis and Rhythm Base – all firms close to the heart of the public. The Evening Times is dedicated to promoting

the very best of Glasgow and, in particular, in promoting, celebrating and supporting the businesses which help make this city the economic heart of Scotland. Once again, we are proud and privileged to be

involved in The Glasgow Business Awards and to help celebrate the success and achievements of our top companies.

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Creative Colour Bureau Limited (CCB) was established in

1993 by a strong team of highly skilled staff from a colour-critical reprographics background. During the last 20 years, CCB has invested

heavily in both the latest technology and staff to remain at the forefront of Scottish print. In 2013, CCB employs a total of 40 staff, including highly trained and experienced colour printers, a dedicated print finishing team and our own delivery drivers. From our Glasgow base, we have gained a

reputation for our high quality of colour print and dedication to customer service, and presently work for a number of leading private companies in addition to working for a number of local authorities and other government agencies. On 1 August 2013, CCB acquired Paramount Design and Print, thus offering our clients a comprehensive design facility, to complement the full range of services already available: • Design • Pre-Press • Sheetfed litho printing up to B2 (520 x 720mm/10 colour long perfector press • Digital colour with full variable data printing facility using the Kodak “Nexpress” • Indoor and outdoor large format poster, banner and exhibition systems • Full in-house finishing capability including laminating and forme cutting. To ensure that market demands are met, CCB’s

production facility operates 24 hours each day of the week.

CCB continues to invest in future growth with

investment culminating in a new purpose-built production facility in Glasgow in 2008, the latest digital print technology and further investment in staff training with the implementation of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditation in February 2009. CCB is committed to the use of recycled and

environmentally friendly substrates and received accreditation from the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC’s) Chain of Custody in September 2007.

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Edrington owns some of the leading Scotch whisky and rum brands in the world, including

The Macallan, Brugal, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Highland Park. In addition to its core brands, Edrington acquired Snow Leopard vodka in 2013. Edrington directly controls its route to market

in eight countries, and operates the remainder through joint venture and third-party agreements. Over the past five years, the company has

increased the international nature of its business through the acquisition of the Brugal and Cutty Sark brands and sales and distribution companies in key markets. Edrington is headquartered in Scotland and

employs more than 2,200 people worldwide, with more than 60 per cent employed internationally. Edrington is owned by a charitable trust, The

Robertson Trust, which donated £15.3 million to a variety of charitable causes last year.

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Recently, I was in

conversation with someone who told me they were unhappy with their website. When I asked what in particular was causing them to feel like this, I got one of the many standard replies about the “real effectiveness” of them. We were in a wi-fi environment, so I suggested

we have a look at the site in question on my laptop. On it opening up, a problem hit me immediately. The home page was very, very, visually dull. The actual site design was very good and easy to navigate. We went on to agree that more and more people

are now shopping online and this is, of course, impacting adversely on the sales of high street stores. We also agreed unanimously that these stores spent a great deal of time and effort on the content and layout of their shop front windows. The

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