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MEMBERNEWS IN BRIEF


Best ever months for Essential Print Services


The team at Essential Print Services is celebrating achieving two of the best months in the business’s history. The print company, based in


Derby, achieved a 20%+ increase in sales recently, compared to previous months in the current financial year. Yvonne Gorman has built her


business to be one of the leading print companies in the region, having now had more than 1,600 customers, most of which return on a regular basis. Yvonne said: “For the past four


years, we have achieved a five per cent year-on-year sales increase, so to see this leap to 20% for recent months is amazing. “Of course it couldn’t be


possible without my amazing team and our wonderful customers.”


Vice-Chancellor joins night patrol of city streets


The University of Nottingham’s Vice-Chancellor has joined Nottingham City Council Community Protection Officers (CPO) on a special night patrol of city streets as part of an initiative aimed at protecting student welfare and encouraging positive community relations. Professor Shearer West was


also accompanied by Students’ Union Community Officer Jacob Collier on Operation Corridor, which saw the CPO team patrolling Derby Road and nearby streets. The university commits up to £30,000 per academic year to support CPOs. Professor West said: “By supporting these patrols, we are giving out a clear and visible message that we expect all of our students to be considerate and respectful of their neighbours and that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.”


Custard earns EP 51 ranking


Custard Technical Services has recently been named as one of EMEA’s premier managed service providers on the Channel Futures European Partners 51 (EP 51) rankings. The rankings are part of the


annual MSP 501 initiative from Channel Futures which recognises some of the top managed service providers worldwide. Chris Pass, CEO of Custard,


said: “Our MSP 501 ranking recognises our commitment to setting high standards of service as a Managed Service Provider. This recognition is testament to the commitment of our dedicated employees who continue to prove our business strengths.”


The team at Purpose Media celebrate the company's 11-year milestone


Purpose Media celebrates eleven years in business


Derbyshire-based full-service agency and Chamber strategic partner, Purpose Media, is celebrating 11 years in business, and learning new techniques to ensure its clients get more from their marketing spend. Established in 2008 by Matt Wheatcroft and Tim


Lenton, Purpose Media originally focused on the design, development and ongoing support of ecommerce websites, achieving numerous awards along the way for its rapid growth and innovation. As the world of the web and digital marketing grew


and changed, so did Purpose Media, merging with award-winning film production company A-Star Media and acquiring Derby-based design agency Revolver- Revolver to expand its offer in 2016.


‘Every birthday for Purpose Media is a milestone worth celebrating. We’ve come from humble beginnings to one of the largest agencies outside London’


In the past four years these additions, along with


developing internal content, digital marketing and account management teams, has seen the growth in Purpose Media from five members of staff to 30 (plus Pepper the office dog) – and creating a full-service agency in the process. Managing Director Matt Wheatcroft said: “Every


birthday for Purpose Media is a milestone worth celebrating. We’ve come from humble beginnings to one of the largest agencies outside London, working with clients from across the spectrum, from local manufacturers and service providers to global brands and multi-billion-pound companies. “I’m proud we’ve been able to build a team that truly


puts customers first, and thinks creatively so we can work across a wide range of businesses and provide value for all of them. “We started in a recession, and adapted the business


for everything that’s been thrown at us along the way, with uncertainty on the horizon we’re prepped and ready to keep doing the same.” Technical Director Tim Lenton said: “We’re always


monitoring and improving our processes to get the best for our clients. You can never get complacent in business, especially marketing, as everything moves so quickly. Clients who’ve been with us since the beginning have grown as we have and see us as part of their team.


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Pepper the dog gets tucked into the celebratory cake “We offer this same level of dedication to our new


customers too – it’s fantastic to see how much we’ve come on and the effect our support has had on clients’ businesses.” Matt continued: “As always we have new ideas to


help us make Purpose Media better, offering our clients new ways to approach their marketing and add value to web, design, video or content projects. We’re nailing projects now that a few years ago we wouldn’t have been able to approach, so as a culture we’re always looking ahead to new things we can learn and new ways we can help bring customers more. “Here’s to the next 11 years and beyond, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us.”


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