Coffee & Calendars
To celebrate the new year in style we held a 'Coffee & Calendars' event on Friday 3rd January 2014. Thank you to all who took time out to join us during the afternoon. It was good to meet up with some customers we've dealt with via phone/email for many years but have now had the pleasure of meeting face-to-face. It was also great to catch up with many old friends who battled through the wind and rain to receive a warm welcome and opportunity to sample the most delicious sausage rolls we've ever tasted (according to GPL staff members who ate several before the customers even arrived), which came from R J Smith the butchers in the High Street, Needham Market. So much for the new year diets!
For the second year running limited edition calendar we are giving away features Suffolk scenes by local photographer Steve Stoddart, of Wandering River Photography & Videography. If you could not join us then please send us a request for a Calendar by phone 01449 721599 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Gipping Press big night out
Last Summer we took a group from GP to the Speedway to cheer on Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches. A great night was had by all with the Witches running out comfortable winners against Glasgow 'Western Commercial' Tigers. It was good to meet some of the stars, and our youngsters (plus a few not so young!) enjoyed cheering the team on the from terraces. Thanks to Chris, Julie and Peter for making us feel so welcome on the night. Thanks also to the 'Sackers' group who welcomed us on their terrace for a chat. We are printing the programmes for the Witches this season and really enjoying working with them.
Cream Tea Event
On 5th July we held a delicious cream tea event for all our staff (plus any friends who were passing) in support of Action Medical Research.
This charity relies entirely on donations and can only fund new research and treatments with this kind of help. They offer help and hope to families across the UK who are coping with a child with a rare disease for which there is currently no cure. All the proceeds from our cream tea event went to the charity.
ISSBA 2013 with the Ipswich Witches
It was great to meet all those who visited us at ISSBA Suffolk Business Exhibition 2013. Our regular stalwarts - production manager Danny Cuff and business student Dan Steed - were there to help on the day as we greeted new contacts, renewed old friendships and chatted to existing customers.
If you missed the exhibition but would like one of our promotional gifts please call in and see us or email email@example.com We also have GP pens, pads, bookmarks and a very few and other goodies available.
We were especially proud to have Leigh Lanham (captain - above right) and Cameron Heeps (left) with us for part of the day. Both ride for the Ipswich Witches Speedway team. Peter Thorpe also joined us to share his vast knowledge of all things Witches. We are delighted to be printing the programmes for all The 'Sackers' Witches home meetings this season and it was very kind of them to join us at ISSBA and bring one of their bikes along to show the visitors. We were able to raise over £20 for Age UK Suffolk who we were supporting on the day by charging a small donation for folk to have their pictures taken with the Witches stars.
We hope to return the favour by taking a group from Gipping Press to cheer the riders on at one of their race-nights soon.
First for Suffolk
We enjoyed taking part in the first StartUp Suffolk Business Development Conference for pre-start, new-start, and growing young businesses which was held at the APEX in Bury St Edmunds in May 2012.
Jon Steed joined a panel of local experts dealing with the subject 'Affordable Marketing for Growth'. Advice on areas such as networking, web development, niche marketing and (of course) sourcing effective print was given.
The event was opened by Sir Norman Tebbit and those attending had access to some excellent information.
If you are starting or developing your business and would like help to make a good first impression with your logo and printed material, please contact us today or click on our page for Business Startup Offers.
Suffolk Business Exhibition 2012
Photo: ISSBA Suffolk Business Exhibition May 2012 at Trinity Park, Ipswich showing Danny Cuff (centre) and Dan Steed handing out prized Gipping Press goodies.
We hope to be exhibiting at the MENTA trade fair at Ickworth House, Bury St Edmunds on Wed 11th September 2013. Please come and have a chat.
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