St Austell-based Nationwide Print has been named on the shortlist for the 2018 PrintWeek Awards – the most important set of accolades in UK printing.
The winners of the prestigious awards will be announced at a black-tie event on October 22nd at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
The firm has made the shortlist thanks to its outstanding sustainability credentials; it is in the running for the coveted title of ‘Environmental Company Of The Year.’
Nationwide Print were named ‘SME Of The Year’ in the same awards in 2014, an achievement which cemented the firm’s status as one of the leading print businesses in the UK.
Nationwide Print Managing Director, Julian Hocking, said: “These awards are incredibly competitive so to be up for another is fantastic, especially as this time it is our environmental record which is under scrutiny.”
A series of bold investments in green technology and energy saving measures has been part of the strategy at Nationwide Print since Julian participated in the Green Foundation initiative at the Eden Project in 2010/11.
The innovative business leaders programme prompted the installation of two large solar arrays, energy-efficient office lighting and exterior cladding – along with many other small-scale measures – transforming Nationwide Print into a green pioneer in the printing industry.
The most recent investment of a fully electric e-Golf for local meetings and small deliveries, which is charged using the on-site solar panels, has taken the firms sustainability credentials up another notch.
Remarkably, the energy-intensive printing operation now produces more energy annually than it uses.
Julian said: “Cornwall is known as a centre of excellence for environmentally-friendly business practices. We are really proud to be flying the flag for Cornwall at these awards; it would be so great if we could bring home the trophy!”
To find out more about Nationwide Print, visit www.nationwideprint.co.uk.