Print Image Network joins local councils at the annual AEA conference 2015

 

Print Image Network Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of local authority electoral printing services, will once again be joining local authorities from across the country at the Annual Conference for the Association of Electoral Administrators, 1-4 February 2015. The specialist electoral printing company will attend as both a conference delegate and exhibitor, showcasing products at Stand 12 throughout the four day event.

With a strong heritage in electoral services including the design, print, fulfilment and postage of canvass materials, poll cards, postal voting packs and ballot papers, Print Image Network is one of the best-placed specialists in the country to handle issues due to be discussed at the event.

The four-day event welcomes an array of expert speakers to the plenary sessions including Toby James, a senior lecturer in British and Comparative Politics who will open the conference and Sam Gyimah, MP Minister for the Constitution who will deliver the keynote speech.

John Foster, Managing Director of Print Image Network said of the forthcoming conference “2015 will be a crucial year for electoral administration with individual registration well under way and UK Parliamentary General Election and other combined elections taking place. Print Image Network welcomes another opportunity in the electoral services calendar to discuss the issues that are likely to arise over the next year and to subsequently work with councils to address them.”

Services Director, Stephen Power added “Managing the complexities that Parliamentary, local elections and electoral registration bring can be especially testing for local authorities. We know that our customers depend on us to help steer them through their busy election periods. Planning the print schedule for combined postal votes and poll cards, plus ballot papers, not to mention numerous registration mailings and other ancillary products during a Parliamentary Election year is no mean feat, yet our experienced account management team handle this with true professionalism each and every time.”

The Association of Electoral Administrators Conference is being held 1-4 February 2015 at Brighton Metropole Hotel, Brighton.

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Tel: 0161 209 4800

Email: sales@printimagenetwork.com

Print Image Network Sponsors The Elections Conference 2015

Supporting the Elections Conference for the second year in a row

 

Print Image Network Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of local authority electoral printing services, will sponsor the Elections Conference 2015 on 15 January 2015. The Elections Conference is an annual event for returning officers and senior managers from UK local authority councils who are accountable for managing the election process.

With a strong heritage in electoral services including the design, print, fulfilment and postage of canvass materials, poll cards, postal voting packs and ballot papers, Print Image Network works with more than 80 local authorities throughout the UK. The company is excited to sponsor the event for the second year as it addresses prominent issues that affect its customers.

The one-day event welcomes an array of prestigious speakers to discuss a number of key challenges facing returning officers and senior managers. Dr Clive Grace OBE, Secretary of the SOLACE Foundation will open and close the conference with Sam Gyimah MP, Parliamentary under Secretary of State at the Department for Education and Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office delivering the keynote session. In addition, Print Image Network is especially pleased that Tony Slater, Head of Elections at the company will be delivering one of the afternoon sessions – Digitising Elections.

John Foster, Managing Director of Print Image Network said of the forthcoming conference “2015 will be a key year for returning officers and their staff, the May Parliamentary Election and local elections will present great challenges for all involved. At Print Image Network it is our job to assist local authorities as much as possible with the challenges they face, this year we will continue to do so with our flexible and responsive approach to election administration.”

Services Director, Stephen Power added “Managing the complexities that Parliamentary, local elections and electoral registration bring can be especially testing for local authorities. In order to fully assist our customers to the best of our ability we work closely with the Cabinet Office and the AEA, our commitment to the Electoral Commission Working Group is also vital to understanding the future challenges that local authorities face.”

The Elections Conference is being held on 15 January 2015 at Broadway House, London and is organised by SOLACE Enterprises.

PRINT IMAGE NETWORK LTD RECOGNISED AS AN INVESTOR IN PEOPLE

 

Print Image Network, the leading provider of electoral services to Local Authorities in the UK, has been awarded the Investors in People Standard for a fourth year, demonstrating its commitment to realising the potential of its people.

The company, which celebrated its 14th birthday in June 2014, is based in the North West and has a loyal customer base of Local Authorities which spans the length and breadth of the country.

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Achieving the Investors in People Standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. Working with Investors in People inspires and enables leaders, managers and employees at all levels to build their skills, improve their performance and achieve their potential. We’d like to congratulate Print Image Network on its achievement.”

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Print Image Network and I would like to congratulate the team on its success. We believe that good people make a great business and as a proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, enhance performance and meet goals. With its accreditation success, Print Image Network is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

Commenting on the award, Services Director at Print Image, Steve Power said: “For any business to grow during uncertain economic times is an achievement, Print Image Network has managed to achieve this because of its commitment to service excellence, which is a direct result of our staff.” He continued, “Our employees are our most valuable asset and as a business we intend to continue to empower our workforce so that we can achieve our future goals.”

For more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeople.co.uk.  For more information, please contact Clara Robinson on 0161 209 4800 or email clara@printimagenetwork.com

About Investors in People (IIP)

  • Investors in People makes people management excellence count. They exist to help businesses realise the potential of their people, improve standards and gain the accreditation to prove it.
  • Through the respected Standard, business insight and the IIP bank of tools and resources, organisations of all shapes and sizes can put their people first – and discover a brighter business future.
  • Over the last 20 years, IIP has helped more than 100,000 businesses around the world improve, using their Accreditation Framework to boost working culture, increase employee engagement and encourage game-changing leadership.
  • Investors in People is owned and managed by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

PRINT IMAGE NETWORK LAUNCHES NETWORK POST

 

Print Image Network Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of local authority electoral printing services, is due to launch a new service at the Association of Electoral Administrators Conference, 2 -5 March 2014.

Network Post is the latest addition to Print Image Network’s print service portfolio and has been designed to assist local authorities with small non-complex, A4 mailings. The service allows local councils to free-up internal resource during busy election periods as Individual Electoral Registration (IER), European and local elections fast-approach, by printing, compiling and posting mailings on their behalf.

Network Post allows local councils to delegate the print management of small ad-hoc mailings such as confirmation letters, postal vote applications, UC1s and IER confirmation letters.  The web-based system lets users produce A4 mailings on their desktop and with one click sends them to a secure, centralised facility where Print Image Network will continue the print and posting element of the job.  This allows council staff to get on with more productive tasks.­­­­­

John Foster, Managing Director of Print Image Network said of the new print and mailing service “At Print Image we understand that 2014 will present a number of challenges to our customers and that’s why, as well managing large print runs of more complex mailings such as HEFs and ITRs we have introduced Network Post which helps customers manage their smaller, less complex print runs”. He continued “A mailshot may seem a simple task to carry out, however when you add up the components sometimes the simplest job can take an entire morning or afternoon out of a work day. This service will help our customers better manage their internal resource allowing for a more productive work day”.

With no set-up costs and just a simple printer driver download needed to start printing, the electoral printing specialists are launching the service at the forthcoming AEA conference in March where local authorities will be able to see first-hand how the new service works.

Services Director, Steve Power is confident local councils will see the benefits “With such a big responsibility placed on local councils this year our customers will need the input of their staff more than ever. Network Post can alleviate some of the time pressures encountered by mailing jobs and save money at the same time. Printing a mailshot has lots of costs associated with it from tangibles such as paper, printers, toner and envelopes to those intangible costs which include staff time.  Network Post can print and mail a basic mailing for less than the cost of a second-class stamp and that can add up to significant savings, depending on the type of mailing”.

The AEA Conference is held on 2 – 5 March 2014 at the Hilton hotel, Blackpool.

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About Print Image Network Ltd

Print Image Network Limited is an award-winning provider of electoral printing services to local authorities throughout the UK.  It delivers a range of products and services for a variety of companies in both the private and public sector, specialising in Government electoral services including design, print, fulfilment and postal services to no less than 80 UK local authorities nationwide.  Print Image Network’s offices are in Stockport, Cheshire. For more information, visit the company’s website www.printimagenetwork.com

 

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Clara Robinson, Marketing Manager or visit our Network Post website www.networkpost.co.uk

 

Contact

Clara Robinson, Marketing Manager

Telephone

0161 209 4800

Email

clara@printimagenetwork.com

 

 

European ballot papers for up to 27 candidates

Whereas Individual Electoral Registration is new to everyone European Elections are commonplace to Print Image Network Ltd, and this year is no different.  We have been working with local councils across England to resolve outstanding technical printing challenges relating to the 2014 long ballot papers.  So far we are handling requirements for 10 out of 11 voting regions and we are one of the few electoral specialists who can print European ballot papers to accommodate up to 27 candidates

The ballot paper has changed from 2009 but we are working with councils and the Cabinet Office to comply with latest legislation.  Following the Cabinet Office meeting of 23 January 2014 we can now advise customers that there is no law about the width but it is preferred that the width does not differ within a region.  The placement of the official mark can go anywhere but most customers are opting for top left or right on the front, although a number also want it on the reverse.

With such a busy year for elections Print Image Network is advising local councils that have yet to book their requirements with a specialist printer to do so as soon as possible.  The closer we get to May 2014 the busier we become, so if you need assistance to manage your requirements please contact us today.

Telephone 0161 209 4800 or send an email to sales@printimagenetwork.com 

Are you geared up for IER?

With Individual Electoral Registration dates confirmed for England, Wales and Scotland the electoral registration changeover means local councils can begin to plan activity with a clearer understanding of the technical print requirements of IER forms.

Following the Cabinet Office supplier meeting on 23 January 2014 Print Image Network has further clarity on the format of confirmation letters, ITR and HEF forms and is currently working with customers to discuss the technical production of the A3 forms. We have also welcomed new customers on-board to assist them through the change. 

Our production plan is in place to meet confirmed schedules but as the dates draw closer the nearer we become to print production capacity. Therefore, if authorities do find themselves in need of assistance in the next couple of months our advice is to contact us as soon as you can.

Print Image Network will have updates on Welsh forms and IER forms of the end of January 2014.

If you need assistance with IER please contact us on 0161 209 4800 or send an email to sales@printimagenetwork.com, we will be on-hand to help steer you through this transition period.

Print Image Network sponsors of one of the key Elections Conferences

PRINT IMAGE NETWORK SPONSORS THE ELECTIONS CONFERENCE 2014

Supporting one of the key conferences in the elections event calendar

Print Image Network Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of local authority electoral printing services, will sponsor the Elections Conference 2014 on 16 January 2013. The Elections Conference is an annual event for returning officers and senior managers from UK local authority councils who are accountable for managing the election process.

With a strong heritage in electoral services including the design, print, fulfilment and postage of canvass materials, poll cards, postal voting packs, ballot papers and packs, Print Image Network works with more than 80 local authorities throughout the UK. The company is thrilled to sponsor the event for the first time as it addresses prominent issues that affect its customers.

The one-day event welcomes some prestigious speakers to discuss a number of the key challenges facing returning officers and senior managers. Dr Clive Grace OBE, Secretary of the SOLACE Foundation will open and close the conference, Rt. Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister of State for Cabinet Office will deliver a keynote session, and Paul Morris – Electoral Registration & Returning Officer, Borough of Poole Council will hold the session relating to European Elections.

John Foster, Managing Director of Print Image Network said of the forthcoming conference “2014 will be a key year for returning officers and their staff; the combination of local elections, European Elections and the introduction of Individual Electoral Registration (IER) will present new challenges. We have already seen an increased number of customers looking to us for advice on how to prepare for the year ahead.”

As sponsors and delegates Print Image Network will have the opportunity to attend the conference sessions throughout the day, which Services Director, Steve Power believes is crucial. “At Print Image we know that our customers depend on us to help steer them through their busy election periods, to us flexibility and responsiveness are of the utmost importance.” He continued, “We know that to remain at the forefront of this industry we must understand the challenges our customers’ face, that’s why attending events like the Elections Conference and being members of the AEA and the Electoral Commission Working Group is key to understanding future challenges.”

The Elections Conference is held on 16 January 2014 at Broadway House, London and is organised by SOLACE Enterprises.

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About Print Image Network Ltd

Print Image Network Limited is an award-winning provider of electoral printing services to local authorities throughout the UK.  It delivers a range of products and services for a variety of companies in both the private and public sector, specialising in Government electoral services including design, print, fulfilment and postal services to no less than 80 UK local authorities nationwide.  Print Image Network’s offices are in Stockport, Cheshire.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Clara Robinson, Marketing Manager.

Contact

Clara Robinson, Marketing Manager

Telephone

0161 209 4800

Email

clara@printimagenetwork.com

Royal Mail accreditation

Print Image Network has been awarded Royal Mail accreditation making it even easier for customers to achieve discounted mailing rates. Whether the mailing quantities are large or small Print Image Network sources the most cost effective solution either from Royal Mail or alternative mail providers such as UK Mail. Savings can be significant, especially on larger volumes.

Customer satisfaction survey – top marks

See the results of our 2012 Customer Satisfaction Survey which show that our published target of 90% satisfaction has once again been surpassed. Thank you to everyone who took part. Satisfaction top marks

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