Checkprint finalists in the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Business Awards
The Hinckley-based company has been shortlisted in the ‘Excellence in International Trade’, ‘Business Improvement Through Technology’ and ‘Small Business of the Year’ award categories ahead of the Awards Dinner on 21st September in Leicester after being nominated in the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Leicestershire Business Awards 2018.
The three awards pay tribute to organisations that have excelled in the field of international sales growth and development; the use of science and technology to drive businesses forward; and to recognise those SME’s who have excelled through innovation, staff development and growth. Finalists have also been selected and judged on the quality of their products and services, their dedication to sales performance, innovation and the sustainability of their business.
Checkprint’s Hinckley site, whilst remaining a key print resource within the TALL Group, has also seen major investment in new IT equipment and infrastructure to support its new cheque imaging product line extension. The company has – through major contracts with several major banks – already provided over 5,000 cheque scanners into the new imaging market sector both in the UK and overseas.
Martin Ruda, Group Managing Director, the TALL Group, said: “We have always been ready to invest in the development of exciting technology. These innovative new products and services, built on the expertise of Checkprint’s existing relationships with major financial institutions, are helping to drive future growth within the Hinckley site. We are proud to have been shortlisted in these three award categories and are very much looking forward to the Awards Dinner in September.”
The nominations follow news earlier in the year that the TALL Group had been accorded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2018 for its outstanding international sales growth boosted by input from Checkprint and the other TALL Group companies.
Checkprint To Supply Cheque Services To Nationwide
CHECKPRINT TO SUPPLY CORPORATE CHEQUE SERVICES TO NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY
Checkprint Limited, part of The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, has been awarded a contract by Nationwide for the provision of corporate cheques (branch cheques) services to Nationwide Building Society branches.
Under the terms of the agreement, Hinckley-based Checkprint will provide corporate cheques (branch cheques), letter cheque personalisation and distribution as well as telephone support services for any queries regarding corporate cheques delivery on behalf of Nationwide.
In addition, Checkprint will provide the building society with an auto replenishment stock management service. This service is a multi-location cheque and credit stock control system that automatically manages stock on behalf of Nationwide across all its locations.
Checkprint was awarded the new Nationwide deal following contractual relationships which have run consecutively for the last 15 years since Jan 2003.
Corporate Cheque Supply
Nathan Sheppard, Senior Payments Manager at Nationwide, said: “This new contract with Checkprint is a result of a long standing and excellent working relationship built up over the last decade and more. Checkprint and ourselves both value the commitment to the working relationship and the quality of the specific products and services provided.”
Emma Thornton, Business Development Director at Checkprint, said: “We are extremely proud to have secured this renewed contract with Nationwide and to support their local branches across the UK with the provision of our corporate cheque services. We ensure that any orders are fulfilled and distributed in a highly efficient manner, to ensure that each branch can meet its branch cheque needs.”
Checkprint Secures Special Award For Volunteering Initiatives
Checkprint, part of the TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, has received special recognition for the community work it delivers across schools and colleges. The organisation was named the winner in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Education’ category at Leicestershire Cares’ annual celebration.
Leicestershire Cares is a not-for-profit organisation that helps businesses to find volunteering placements. Checkprint signed up as a member in January 2017, pledging to participate in a number of projects designed to benefit the local community. Since working with Leicestershire Cares, Checkprint staff have delivered regular 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, whilst providing school leavers with training sessions on interview techniques to help them find suitable employment opportunities.
This activity helped Checkprint to beat off stiff competition from Howes Percival, Office Depot and Melton Foods to secure the award, which was presented during a special celebration at Winstanley House in Leicester on Tuesday night (15th May).
Earlier that day, a team from Checkprint had joined local Hinckley & Rugby Building Society staff and Hinckley Academy staff and students at Hinckley East Sure Start to apply a lick of paint to fences, garden furniture and buildings at the centre in a Leicestershire Cares challenge.
The Hinckley East Sure Start centre offers pre-school age children and their families a range of services that are tailored to the needs of the local area but meet the government’s targets to improve the lives for pre-school children and their families.
Checkprint has also taken part in a number of other Leicestershire Cares initiatives over the last 17 months. Last summer, nine staff members rolled up their sleeves to take part in an eight-hour painting session as part of a project to refurbish a playground in Braunstone. In addition, team members also took part on a food bank challenge in Fairshare and an Age UK event in Leicester.
Martin Ruda, Managing Director said: “We are honoured to receive this special award which is testimony to the time and effort put in by each and every volunteer at Checkprint. We are extremely proud to work alongside Leicestershire Cares and to contribute to a number of worthwhile initiatives that make a true difference to various people across the community.”
“Every Checkprint volunteer who has participated in an activity has brought back a sense of fulfilment and positivity, which is infectious across the business. This is only our second year as a member of Leicestershire Cares but the enthusiasm from our employees has been incredible, which has only been matched by our team of directors.”
“We would encourage other local organisations to engage with Leicestershire Cares as it seeks to bring business and the community together, providing volunteering opportunities across Leicestershire. Checkprint has benefited greatly by raising staff morale, developing staff skills and building stronger teams. This has resulted in our own improved productivity and increased motivation. We have also been able to raise brand awareness and build on our reputation within the Hinckley area. Major benefits all round.”