Printing Specialist Commends Manager For 25 Years Of Service
TALL Security Print, part of The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, has celebrated the achievements of a long-serving employee who has risen through the ranks during 25 years of service. Ed Starkey was presented with a certificate and vouchers in a special ceremony to mark a quarter of century at the company.
Ed joined TALL Security Print in 1992 as a Small Offset Printer, where he supervised a single-colour printing press. A number of promotions followed over the years, which involved Ed managing a range of larger machinery, including the multi-colour continuous web presses. During his time at TALL Security Print, Ed has also carried out duties in every area of production including Finishing and Dispatch. He currently fulfills the role of Print Manager with a responsibility to oversee the smooth running of day-to-day operations, whilst managing 13 staff.
The Runcorn office holds special memories for 45-year-old Ed from both a professional and personal perspective, as it was where he met his wife Lorna, who works in the commercial department.
Ed, who lives in Widnes, said: “I left school on the Friday and started work on the Monday morning, and I haven’t looked back. My attitude to hard work and my commitment to continuously improve has stood me in good stead over the years. I have enjoyed my time at TALL Security Print immensely, it is a fantastic company to work for, and I have always been given the opportunity to progress and take on new challenges along the way. Print production has been my life, and I am looking forward to the next chapter in my career at TALL Security Print.”
Martin Ruda, Managing Director of The TALL Group of Companies, said: “For a quarter of a century Ed has played a key role in our ability to constantly provide high levels of service to our customers. His positive attitude and dedication over the past 25 years has set an example to his colleagues. On behalf of myself, and my fellow directors, I would like to express my appreciation and I’m sure he will play a key role in our future success.”
Checkprint Brushes Revitalise Local Playground
It was paintbrushes to the ready as a Hinckley-based printing firm recently took part in a special community initiative to refurbish a playground in Braunstone. Employees from Checkprint donned their overalls for the day as part of the company’s commitment to Leicestershire Cares.
Nine staff members rolled up their sleeves to take part in an eight-hour painting session that saw the team re-stain the entire assault course. This initiative formed part of the Braunstone Adventure Playground’s Restoration Week, which sees the entire facility renovated for the summer holidays.
Checkprint, based on the Dodwells Bridge Industrial Estate, signed up as a member of the not-for-profit organisation Leicestershire Cares earlier this year, pledging to participate in a number of projects designed to benefit the local community.
Checkprint supporting Leicestershire Cares in the community
So far, team members have also delivered weekly lessons to Year 3 & 4 pupils from Battling Brook Primary School, helping students to improve their maths skills. They have also visited Hinckley Academy to carry out reading lessons for 11 to 14-year-olds, and provide training sessions on interview techniques to help school leavers prepare for work.
Mark Temple, Key Account Manager at Checkprint, said: “It was a long and tiring day but we are extremely proud to have made a significant difference to the playground. We chose to take part in this challenge because we employ a number of people from Braunstone, whilst it also brings together employees from different areas of our business who wouldn’t normally have the chance to work together. Leicestershire Cares is a brilliant initiative and it has been an extremely rewarding scheme so far.”
Joanne Hudson, Membership Coordinator at Leicestershire Cares, added: “The Checkprint team did a fantastic job helping to rejuvenate the assault course and the staff at the playground are grateful for them taking part in Restoration Week. Their hard work and dedication will make a huge difference as excited children flock to the park throughout the summer holidays.”
TALL Security Print Backing Rugby League Stars of the Future
Runcorn-based TALL Security Print is proud to be associated with its near neighbour across the Mersey, Rugby League side widnes-based Widnes Vikings.
Having been a 1st team alternative shirt sponsor for the 2017 season, and looking forward to sponsoring the Academy shirt for the 2018 season, TALL Security Print is delighted to have its name linked with the club.
Now as a Widnes Vikings Pathway Patron, TALL is helping to bring on the next generation of players.
Dave Rolt, Chairman of the Widnes Vikings Development Squad and current Head of Commercial at the Vikings explains, “This is something I have a very close connection with as a former member, way back in 1973. The project is led by Roger Harrison MBE, (President Widnes Vikings Development Squad) who in fact was my first ever rugby coach way back then.”
Dave continued that the… “generous support is vital in giving as many local players the opportunity to realise their dream of representing the Vikings at the highest level possible.”
Brian Carney, Commercial Director at TALL Security Print said, “Our links, as a Pathway Patron, with the Vikings are helping us to come closer to the local community in which we operate, and bringing the ‘TALL Security Print’ brand name to a wider audience. The very nature of our security print business means that we do not publicise the work that we do with our customers. By supporting the Vikings, we certainly are raising our profile.”