The team at Nationwide Print in St Austell are celebrating this week after the firm was named national ‘Environmental Print Company of the Year’ at the prestigious PrintWeek Awards – known as ‘the Oscars of the print industry.’
Production Manager Matthew Pascoe attended the glittering ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 22nd October, when he was presented with the trophy.
On hearing the news, Nationwide Print Managing Director Julian was jubilant, saying: “This is such a proud moment for me and my team. These awards are hugely competitive and for an SME like us to come out on top is a great achievement.”
He added: “About eight years ago we made a commitment to become the UK’s most environmentally-friendly printer. Today we can honestly say we have achieved that. Our unwavering commitment, and the bold investments we made along the way, have been ratified by this award.”
Julian took part in an Eden Project initiative, the Green Foundation, in 2010/11 which set Nationwide Print on an exciting new course.
His participation kick-started a series of bold investments in green technology and energy saving measures, included the installation of two large solar arrays, energy-efficient office lighting, exterior cladding, the purchase of a fully electric e-Golf and many other small-scale initiatives.
Despite housing a highly energy-intensive operation, Nationwide Print HQ is now a net-contributor to the grid, producing more energy annually than it uses.
Nationwide Print was founded in 1959 and employs 15 people at the Holmbush Industrial Estate; local customers include Fifteen Cornwall and St Austell Brewery, while the team regularly secure contracts from multinationals such as Armani and Rolex.
The firm won ‘SME of the Year’ at the PrintWeek Awards in 2014 – an achievement which cemented its reputation as an industry leader.
Nationwide Print has successfully withstood tough times for the print business with the rise of digital marketing, proving that print is still a relevant and sought-after commodity.
As Julian explains: “We work with clients to produce print alongside their digital marketing campaigns. There are still plenty of occasions when people want to hold a beautifully piece of print in their hands, for example when choosing a spa treatment or a luxury watch – especially if they know it has been printed by an environmentally-friendly company.”
To find out more about Nationwide Print, visit www.nationwideprint.co.uk.