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When is VAT applicable for printed items?

VAT is paid on a wide range of everyday products however, the why and when its due is not very clear. There are three main categories for calculating; the standard at 20%, which is levied on most business related items and non essential items which are classed as luxury goods. A reduced rate of  5% is usually…
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African Links

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Kujabi on their recent marriage.  Following a three week delay, Mikael finally tied the knot on Sunday 31st July.  In Africa, the bride’s family have the power over the date they will allow their daughters to marry.  The original date of 17th July was postponed as the bride’s family didn’t…
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Proud to work with a 133 year brand

When we were approached by Stockport County FC to produce their printing requirements, how could we say no!  Every lad in Stockport at one time in their lives must have been to Edgeley Park.  In my day I loved watching 6′ 7″ Kevin Francis, incredibly he net 117 goals in only 198 games. Sure they…
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Update From Africa

It’s very close to the rainy season in Gambia and Mikael has gone back to his village and help clear the family peanut farm before the rain arrives.  He is also making plans to marry again.  We are so pleased that he has found happiness again after the dreadful past 12 months saw his wife…
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Running for The Wellspring Stockport

The Great Manchester Run had it all this year, sun, torrential rain, fancy dress and celebrities.  Around 35,000 runners took to the streets of the Manchester city centre on Sunday 22nd May to take part in the Great Manchester Run 10km.  The fancy dress costumes were amazing, with one guy carrying an old fridge on…
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Raising Funds for The Wellspring Stockport

The Great Manchester Run is fast approaching and the hours of training are taking their toll.  Tired muscles, achy bones, blisters, are a few of the ailments along our journey.  On 22nd May, we’ll be pounding the streets of Manchester in support of The Wellspring Stockport.  So far, Lesley has raised almost £300, whilst Steve…
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How to trim the fat and improve efficiency

Effective print management is all about maximising effectiveness while minimising wastage and expense. There are two areas where print management can have the desired impact: inside print and outside print. Inside print refers to your internal administration, outside print to your marketing materials. We’re going to look at the former today, and suggest how you…
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Latest News from Africa

Talking to Mikael just before Christmas, we were pleased to hear that the tourist season has at last began to pick up, following a slow season the same time last year. The weather is hotter than ever and Mikael is back on his juice bar on the Kotu beach, happily providing all those hot and…
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Global Greenwash

Two Sides, the global initiative to promote the sustainability of print and paper, has reported a 70% success rate in persuading global organisations to remove misleading green claims from their communications as part of its worldwide anti-greenwash campaign. 377 of the world’s leading corporations, including banks, utilities, telecoms and insurance companies have been researched and…
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Rucksack Project Update

A huge thank to everyone who has donated clothing, rucksacks, sleeping bags etc., for the Wellspring Homeless Charity and their Rucksack Project 2015. As you can see from the photos we’ve had an overwhelming response which has enabled us to make up four full rucksacks each containing the following:- 1 x fleece/jumper 1 x hat/scare/gloves…
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