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May 2022

Integrity Sponsors Outfield Festival 2022

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Integrity Print is proud to be sponsoring this year’s Outfield Festival in Midsomer Norton in August.

Outfield Festival is a family-friendly, one-day music festival. It is held to raise financial support for Midsomer Norton Cricket Club as well as bring together the community for a celebration of music and family fun.  The event is held with multiple activities fit for all ages, including under 16’s silent disco, glitter and face painting, balloon modelling, crafts, and Under 5’s soft play areas.

The day’s music performances are filled with plenty of great acts to enjoy. This year’s headline act will be Scouting for Girls, supported by Gabriel Templar, Mesh, Irie Fire, and more special guests.

Keith Anderson, a key committee member for Outfield, and one of the festival’s organisers, comments:

We’re now nearing our second festival after the first sell-out festival in 2019.  Despite COVID delaying it 2 years running, we’re gaining momentum and have a bigger and better festival lined up for 2022.  As part of the growth of the festival, we’re delighted to have RUH X (formerly Forever Friends) partnering with Outfield Festival and Integrity Print sponsoring the festival.

As the biggest local employer, it’s great to work with Integrity in providing a good quality original music festival putting money back into the local community in Midsomer Norton.”

Over the past two years, the events industry has been particularly hard-hit by the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, leaving venues empty, artists struggling, and fans unable to celebrate the things they love the most. Integrity is delighted to play a part in the revival of this summer’s festivals and help bring our local community together once more. As part of the sponsorship, Integrity will be providing a donation to help support Midsomer Norton Cricket Club, as well as some promotional materials.

Outfield Festival will take place on the Sunday 28th of August during the bank holiday weekend in August.  You can buy tickets through the website.

Highlights from the 2019 Festival

Always Doing More
Being able to support local events in Midsomer Norton, in which we are based, is something Integrity has always been passionate about. We believe we can perform better as a team when Integrity’s people – colleagues, friends, and family – can all have the chance to enjoy themselves in fun gatherings such as Outfield. We will continue to further promote our message of positive community relationships through contributions such as this one.

Whether it is taking part in charity walks, sponsoring local sports teams, planting trees, fundraising for the NHS, or launching environmental initiatives, Integrity has always looked to make a valuable and positive contribution both locally and nationally. Stay tuned for more updates!

Alliance Labels Sponsors The Lee Taylor Memorial Rugby Match

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In May, Alliance Labels – a division of Integrity Print Ltd – sponsored a Cardiff memorial rugby match, as a means of honouring the memory of Lee Taylor, former Cardiff and District youth coach, and father to Scott Taylor, a member of the Alliance Labels team.

Lee Taylor sadly passed away in early 2020 after a short battle with neuroendocrine cancer. During this time, Lee was cared for by Neuroendocrine Cancer UK (NCUK); the charity offers support and advice for cancer patients and their families at any stage of the condition. From initial diagnosis to later stages of the illness, NCUK offers guidance on being prepared, getting the best care, what treatments are available, support for emotional wellbeing, and much more.

To honour his memory, and to thank the charity that helped care for him, Lee’s family organised the memorial rugby match, which took place at Cardiff Arms Park on 14th May. This match was held to celebrate Lee’s life and his passion for the sport.

Several local businesses came together to sponsor the match. Alliance Labels provided sponsorship for the match balls displaying their new logo. The match saw Cardiff and District Select XV, competing in a thrilling encounter against St. Joseph’s Select XV.

Lee was very well known on the Cardiff rugby scene, having played the role of both player, and then later coach, for almost all his adult life. Through family and friends, Lee also had close links with many of the household names in Welsh rugby; he was a popular and highly regarded figure in the local rugby community – a fact that was evidenced by the overwhelming support received on the day.

Matchday was hailed a great success by players and supporters alike. After a tough battle, Cardiff and District Select XV emerged victorious with a 22-15 win over St Joseph’s. Over one thousand people attended the event, which also included an auction of sporting memorabilia, donations at the doors, and a raffle. Boosted by sponsorship from Alliance Labels, Lee’s family reached an incredible fundraising total of £9,500 for NCUK.

Lee Taylor was a beloved member of the community and a passionate player of the sport. Alliance Labels hopes that they helped in some small way to help to honour Lee’s legacy.

Alliance Labels are dedicated label printers, based in the heart of Cardiff, South Wales. They specialise in high-quality bespoke labels that are made to suit a variety of applications and are committed to offering the best of personal customer service to their clients.

If you would also like to show your support, please follow the link to the event’s JustGiving page:

How Integrity Supports Employee Mental Health

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As we mark Mental Health Awareness Week on 9th-15th May, we shine a light on how Integrity supports its employees’ mental health, and our partnership with The Printing Charity – the only charity focussed on supporting people in the print sector.

According to mental health charity Mind, at least one in six workers is experiencing common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression.

The Health, Safety and Environment Manager of Integrity’s Westfield site, Dave Gill, recently spoke to The Printing Charity to discuss how Integrity supports its employees with their mental wellbeing

“Two years ago, the subject of mental health was raised by one of our Health & Safety committee. They suggested we needed to look at what we were doing to support the wellbeing of our employees.”

“As a result of this, we found a company that could train some of our staff to become Mental Health First Aiders. Twelve team members attended the two-day course to help them recognise and support colleagues with any mental health issues in the workplace.”

“The initiative has been embraced by the whole company, so much so we are running a second session this summer, with another 10 people putting themselves forward. This will mean that over 10% of the workforce on our Westfield site will be trained Mental Health First Aiders.”

Another layer of support

Integrity has also signed up to The Printing Charity’s free and confidential helpline, offering its employees access to practical and emotional support from trained advisers and counsellors.

As Dave explained, adding this extra layer of support means Integrity staff can seek a range of support at any time; “We went out to look for some further support for our employees and came across The Printing Charity’s Helpline via the BPIF. It’s really important we recognise there will be times that our work-life balance might not be so great, so supplementing our own mental health training with access to the charity’s helpline means our employees can seek help when they need it most, helping them to feel more valued.”

Always doing more

Being aware of each other is a value about which Integrity has always been passionate. We believe that we perform better as a team and as a business when all our people are healthy, focused, and motivated. This is why the mental wellbeing of all Integrity’s people – colleagues, friends, family – is of the upmost importance to us, and we will continue to promote our message of positive mental health and offer support to our people at all times.

However, our support goes beyond Integrity’s people; we have always looked to have a positive influence on our local, and indeed wider community. In 2021, Integrity staff organised a fundraising event to raise awareness around mental health in support of Mind, whose campaigns are aimed to help those who are struggling with their mental health, and promote a deeper understanding of traditionally stigmatised issues.

Whether it’s charity bike ridessponsoring local sports teamsplanting treesfundraising for the NHS, or launching environmental initiatives, Integrity has continually supported projects, people, and organisations that share our values and have a beneficial impact on our community.

Integrity Print Sponsors Swansea University’s Cricket Matches

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Integrity Print is proud to sponsor Swansea University’s Cricket Club Women’s and Men’s teams, as they played in the Welsh Varsity 2022 matches, which took place at Ynystawe Cricket Club for the Women’s team and St Helens’ Rugby and Cricket Ground for the Men’s team last month. Integrity Print’s logo can be found on the team’s kit, while their banner bears the logo of Integrity’s newest division: Integrity Cymru.

Prys Jenkins, Integrity Cymru’s MD, describes the newest division:
“Integrity Cymru is the group’s newest division for Welsh operations. It supports its partners to communicate in the most effective and targeted way to its customer base. Our customer-centric approach is geared towards ensuring we deliver value, return on investments and both meaningful and responsive outcomes. The business prides itself on understanding customers’ unique journeys and delivering excellence in everything that we do. Our goal is to help organisations elevate and deliver real and tangible value as a strategic part of their decision making.”

Varsity sports involve the main or first teams of a college or university competing against each other in a variety of different sports, often leading to intense rivalries and outstanding engagement.

The Women’s team played in their fixture against Cardiff University on Tuesday 27th of April. Throughout the day, they batted magnificently and bowled accurately, and after a hard-fought battle, they were victorious. The Swansea Men’s Team played the following day and despite an excellent effort from all involved, Cardiff University secured the win.

Many at Integrity Print are passionate about sport and were pleased to be able to contribute to the success and excitement of the Varsity matches.

Integrity Print’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Cornford, comments:
“My daughter Grace is in her second year of Swansea University, and she is a keen cricketer. She is a senior player on the team and I wanted to be able to show my support for her and her teammates. The other connection is that I attended Swansea Uni 1984-87, played rugby, and witnessed a superb sporting culture and some outstanding achievements whilst there. Swansea University remains very strong in rugby and sport in general.

We at Integrity support and encourage health and well-being, team sports, endeavour, a celebration of success, and lessons learned in life and sport. I wanted to give a bit back to my old Uni, show my support to Grace and at the same time use the sponsorship in some small way to raise the profile of Integrity Cymru.”

Well done to all involved in these games, we wish you the best of luck in your next year!

Many thanks to JD Photography for providing photos of the matches!

Whether it is taking part in charity walks, sponsoring local sports teams, planting trees, fundraising for the NHS, or launching environmental initiatives, Integrity has always looked to make a valuable and positive contribution both locally and nationally. Stay tuned for more updates!