Direct Mail on the rise and what a year 2019 was!!
Blue Print would like to wish you a happy and prosperous New Year and thank you for your loyal support. We have really enjoyed this year, working with you to create some exceptional marketing communications and we know you have enjoyed the benefits from the sales and the return on your investment (ROI).
As 2019 ended, we reflected on our achievements and would like to share our 2019 highlights with you:
This year has been filled with many exciting new ventures for Blue Print Direct Mail. Let’s start with our move. On the 9th of September, Blue Print moved into much larger premises, successfully completing the move with no interruption to your orders. We maintained our total commitment to the environment, security and quality to our ISO9001, ISO14000 and ISO27001 accreditations. Allowing you to be assured of our attention to detail and very robust processes, to deliver your exacting requirements.
In 2019 we celebrated twenty years in business. Since the company started in 1999, it has grown in both capacity and size; now boasting a 13,000sqft production and storage unit employing 17 employees. The extra space has allowed us to purchase 3 new printers this year; two Konica Minolta 3080’s and a 2250.
Apprenticeship schemes and staff
Blue Print has a proud history of staff development and supporting apprentices. Over the past 5 years, we have taken on 7 apprentices. This year, Tom Walters successfully completed his Warehousing & Storage apprenticeship. William Offord also successfully completed his NVQ Level 2 in Digital Pre- Press for digital print. We are very proud to say that they both now continue to work at Blue Print and are valued members of our workforce. Amy Guest, Courtney Broughton and Dawid Jesion are in the their final year of their apprenticeships concluding in 2020.
As Blue Print continually grows, we have needed to expand our workforce. This year we have taken on two new full-time members of staff, Matt Lammas, a print room assistant and Matt Skidmore, as a designer and account management.
Launched the Royal Mail “Partially Addressed Mail”.
A cost-effective, highly targeted way to reach prospects. Instead of addressing mail to an individual's name, it is addressed to a pseudonym such as “Dear Holiday-lover”. It uses existing data to identify addresses that match your criteria, meaning it is GDPR compliant. It also provides great savings as you aren’t purchasing personal data, and it reaches up to 30% more prospects than a fully addressed mailing.
Google 5 stars rating
We are also very proud to have maintained our 5-star rating on Google. Here is an example of one of our reviews: “We have been using Blue Print for quite a while now and have always been impressed with their service. They are always on hand to offer advice and get back to you straight away. First class service. Would highly recommend them.”- Emma Williams, Primrose Hospice.
We are pleased to confirm the successful pass of our annual, IS0 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 audits. These certifications show we have the right procedures in place to ensure the best service is provided, with effective management of our waste and the robust and secure management of your data; giving you added peace of mind.
We are very proud of our achievements this year and we look forward to seeing what we achieve for you in 2020. We are taking on 4 new positions in January 2020; in Printing, Print Finishing, Bookkeeping and as Mo Bott is retiring in the New Year, we are looking to replace this position: Sales and Marketing Manager.
Anthony Drew (MD) says: “I would like to thank the team for all of their hard work this year and their excellent contribution towards the growth and success of Blue Print. We strive to put our customers at the heart of everything we do and sincerely thank them for choosing Blue Print, to support their marketing communications. I look forward to seeing what 2020 has in-store for Blue Print and would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year.”