We were very proud to sponsor the StowFiesta event on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st June. Some of our team went along to enjoy the music and great atmosphere on the Saturday evening (apparently Danny was there both days!). Well done to David and all the team at Stowmarket Town Council for putting on such a great event. Initial estimates are that around 4500 people attended and with the great weather we are sure everyone enjoyed it. The photo below shows Ska'd for Life playing on the Gipping Press Stage on the Saturday evening. We are looking forward to next year already but in the meantime watch out for details of the Stowmarket Beach Party in September.
Cream Tea Event - 4th July
On 4th July we are taking part in a cream tea in a box event for all our staff (plus any friends who are passing) in support of Action Medical Research for children.
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.
WITH GREAT SADNESS
It is with great sadness we announce the death of one of our directors, Mrs Beverley Cuff.
Bev had been battling Myeloma for several months until she passed away peacefully at West Suffolk Hospital on Thursday 1st May. Her funeral was held on Friday 16th May when over 200 people gathered to pay their respects and give thanks for her life.
Bob, Danny and Charlie want to thank everyone who have sent messages of sympathy and all who have donated in Bev's memory for Myeloma UK (£889.10) and the Macmillan Cancer Ward G1 at West Suffolk Hospital (£564.10). The current combined total is £1453.20.
More fundraising activities are planned in memory of Bev. We''ll keep you up-to-date.
But also some happy news
We congratulate our four-colour press operator Paul and his partner Jenny on the safe arrival of baby Marcie Lee Stephenson born on 19th April 2014 at Ipswich Hospital weighing in at 8lbs 6 ounces.
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 email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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