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Integrity’s Service To Butleigh Cricket Club

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Integrity Print have been supporting Butleigh Cricket club for over five years and we wanted to reflect on the positive impact we have made on this important part of the village community.

Our company has always valued our place in our local area and enjoys finding ways to give back to those around us. When the opportunity arose to sponsor the local cricket club, it was an easy decision to make. Integrity Group’s CEO, Mark Cornford, who lives in Butleigh, stated, “I started it to support their Captain Sam Bilsborough as he’s a good friend and fellow sheep farmer, as well as supporting our local team. By supporting local activities like Butleigh CC, I feel we help to encourage team building and greater community participation; my daughter Grace, is a keen cricketer as well!”

Collaborating with John Potts, the secretary for the Butleigh Cricket Club, has been a rewarding experience. Our shared passion for cricket has enabled us to work together effectively over the years. John’s knowledge of the club and the community has been invaluable in ensuring that our involvement has had a positive impact. John reflected on the impact our previous sponsorships have had, stating, “By providing playing kits for players, the sponsorship significantly reduces the cost for people to play for Butleigh. We want cricket to be accessible to as many people as possible. With everyone from the U11s to the 1stXI wearing the same kit, it helps create a sense of community and equality through the club.”

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Moreover, John noted how the sponsorships help keep their entry costs down, thus encouraging more players to join. “We are proud to be one of the cheapest clubs to play for, and we know that keeping costs for players down encourages players from all walks of life, young and old to join us. This is especially the case for the juniors. When parents discover they do not have to pay for expensive kit their child will grow out of quickly, they are much happier for their child to be fully involved.”

In addition to keeping costs down, recent sponsorships have enabled the club to invest in maintaining its facilities and machinery. John said, “We have recently purchased a new square mower and refurbished our roller, enabling the volunteer team who maintain the ground to produce better playing surfaces.”

(Brochures that Integrity have printed for Butleigh CC)

Integrity has also been more than happy to print fixture books for the club over the years. The fixture books provide players, supporters, and volunteers with core information for the season. John commented, “Whilst much of the information is available online, many members see the fixture book as an important part of the club culture. By providing this to us as part of the sponsorship saves significant expenses, enabling us to invest in other areas of running the club.”

Integrity’s Financial Director, Robert Burgess, is particularly passionate about cricket and shares the view that supporting the local cricket team also lets the community thrive. “One of the things cricket, and in particular village cricket, teaches you is how to mix with and talk to those older than you. I grew up in a village and forged long lasting friendships through meeting people at cricket.” Robert went on to say, “I think the reason we have so many young players joining is that they simply enjoy the game and environment that they play in. Even if some of them play for a short while, they all grow closer together as friends and as a community. Making these moments possible is why I am glad we can keep sponsoring a club like Butleigh CC.”

(Source: Butleigh CC Twitter)

Looking back, we are proud of the contribution we have made to the club and the sense of camaraderie it has brought to the people of Butleigh. We look forward to helping more clubs and other events reach the same level of success.

Whether it’s charity bike ridessponsoring local sports teamsplanting treesfundraising for the NHS, or launching environmental initiatives, Integrity has always looked to make a valuable and positive contribution to our local community. Stay tuned for the latest updates from our News section.

Integrity Print’s CEO Plants 250 trees With the Woodland Trust

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In March, Integrity Print’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Cornford, planted 250 native trees on his land in South Somerset, through the Woodland Trust’s MOREWOODS project.

The Woodland Trust’s MOREWOODS project is a supportive service designed to allow landowners to plant a large number of trees in a streamlined, efficient way. With their support and advise Mark has already planted 1500 native trees on his land. The additional 250 trees include a variety of different native species, such as Field Maple, Common Alder, and Downy Birch, to increase the diversity of the existing project.

Mark’s most recent tree planting project was back in 2020, when 1000 trees that were planted. During this period, he was joined by children from the Butleigh C of E Primary school, who were invited to learn about trees and to take part in the project. This turned out to be a positive day, as headteacher of the school, Helen Caines noted that the children “absolutely loved it”!

When discussing this project, Mark explained:

“I have always felt my best when I am making efforts to reconnect with nature. We have space in these fields, so I feel you can never plant too many trees. It is good for the environment, good for biodiversity and wildlife, and our local community seems to appreciate what we are doing. I can’t think of any reasons why I shouldn’t plant more! It is a positive thing not just for my own children, but for my children’s children and future generations.

It was good fun, a decent exercise, and a great excuse to get my knees muddy planting this latest batch.”

Mark’s project is one of many being undertaken by landowners, farmers, businesses and local authorities through the Woodland Trust. These projects have helped increase biodiversity, provide shelter, prevent soil erosion, and reduce the risk of flooding in rural areas throughout the UK. You can apply to take part in the MOREWOODS project via the Woodland Trust’s website.

Whether it’s charity bike ridessponsoring local sports teamsplanting treesfundraising for the NHS, or launching environmental initiatives, Integrity has always looked to make a valuable and positive contribution to our local community. We will look to continue our efforts this year, and hopefully make an even greater impact in 2023.

Integrity Print Sponsors Crispin School Student’s Nepal Trip

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Integrity Print is very pleased to be able to sponsor Rose Sharland, daughter of Avalon Waste Management Director David Sharland, on her upcoming school trip to Nepal later this year. This trip will involve her undertaking an impressive long hike through the mountains of Nepal.

Rose will be departing on her trip on the 19th July this year and will be travelling for sixteen days. She will join pupils from both her own school, Crispin in Street, and nearby St Dunstan’s school in Glastonbury.

Their journey will begin by flying to Kathmandu via Singapore. The first two days will be spent in Kathmandu visiting markets and buying supplies for the hike. From the capital, they will travel to rural Nepal and stay with a farming family. As part of their school learning, they will learn how organic farming in Nepal fits into the sustainable tourism that they offer to travellers and will have the opportunity to help with the day to day tasks of the farm.

Once finished on the farm, they will begin the next part of their journey, a hike through the Himalayas. The hike will last for several days and involve staying in remote mountain cabins. Rose and her colleagues will have an incredible opportunity to experience the wildlife, scenery, and landscapes of Nepal.

This would not have been possible without the efforts Rose has made to fund the trip for herself. She has displayed an amazing work ethic by raising money in a variety of ways. Rose has found weekly work in both her local garden nursery and with a catering company. She has sown hundreds of seeds to be sold at her local farm shop, along with growing over a hundred pumpkin plants to be sold for Halloween.

Rose working in a kitchen.

But that is not all. From collecting money from the Glastonbury carnival, to running raffles for hampers, using her crafting skills to create and sell Christmas cards, and organising a family bingo night, Rose has demonstrated her incredible determination in raising money. Still to come, she even has plans for another bingo night, more plant sales and also the sale of homemade Easter cards during Spring.

Chief Executive Officer of Integrity Print, Mark Cornford, was impressed by her fund-raising efforts and wanted to offer further support:
“I feel excited for Rose and the prospect of such an amazing adventure. I believe it will benefit her and her fellow explorers but also the families and people that they will meet in Nepal. I think what she is doing is highly commendable, I am proud to support Rose on this incredible journey”.

Rose with her grown pumpkins and homemade Christmas Cards

We at Integrity wish you the best of luck, Rose!

Stay tuned to find out how Rose gets on in her continued fundraising, and for updates for when she begins her amazing journey.

Want to find out what else is happening within the Integrity Print Group? Simply go over to our other division sites like Integrity Connect, Integrity Cymru, and Charity Resource to find out more!

Integrity’s Christmas Jumper Week Once Again Raises Funds For Mind

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In the run-up to Christmas, Integrity Print once again held a Christmas Jumper Week fundraiser. Staff members were encouraged to wear their most festive attire during the last week before the Christmas break. As with last year’s event, all the money raised will be donated to the mental health charity, Mind.

As a charity, Mind specialises in providing advice and support to those struggling with their mental health. Their campaigns revolve around empowering people, improving available services, raising public awareness, and promoting a deeper understanding of traditionally stigmatised issues. Receiving donations means they can continue to maintain and improve the helplines that offer confidential advice to callers. Mind also helps professionally train certain staff members from companies that can then use their acquired skills to help improve their own workplaces.

The upheavals we have all experienced during the last few years have highlighted how important taking care of our mental health is. The increased cost of living, continuous drastic changes within our government, and the war in Ukraine all have an impact on general mental well-being. The support that Mind continues to give to those that need it, is an inspiration for all of us at Integrity Print. Having the opportunity to raise money for the charity while celebrating in a suitably festive way, was something we were more than happy to do. Boosted by further contributions from Integrity, this year the team was able to raise £382 for Mind!

While also fundraising for an important cause, Integrity’s Christmas Jumper Week has become a competition between staff members. A special prize is awarded to the person who has been deemed to have made the most effort with their festive attire. This time, a luxury Christmas Hamper was awarded to IT Support Admin Jay White, who impressed the team with not one but two jumpers he brought in during the week. Well done Jay!

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Whether it’s charity bike ridessponsoring local sports teamsplanting treesfundraising for the NHS, or launching environmental initiatives, Integrity has always looked to make a valuable and positive contribution to our local community. We will look to continue our efforts this year, and hopefully make an even greater impact in 2023.

Integrity Print Sponsors Butleigh Village Cricket Club

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Integrity Print is pleased to sponsor Butleigh Village’s cricket club.

The sponsorship will last for 3 years, starting in 2023 and ending in 2025. Counting 60 members of the club, players will wear the Integrity logo on their sleeves as they take part in upcoming fixtures.

Following some excellent results last year, the club was promoted from playing in the Somerset Premier League to now playing in the West of England Premier League’s Somerset Division. This means their future games will be played at an even higher, more competitive level.

Butleigh is a small village, near the towns of Street and Glastonbury. The village is home to many friendly faces that enjoy the sport of cricket, football, and rugby just as they enjoy tending to their farm animals and the great outdoors.

(Source: Butleigh CC Twitter)

Mark Cornford, Integrity’s Chief Executive Officer, comments:

“We have lived in this beautiful village for over 20 years, and I have always admired the many well-run sports clubs and societies that the village has. Integrity has sponsored Butleigh Cricket Club for a number of years now, it is a vibrant, successful and inclusive club that I am keen to encourage to develop and grow.”

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We at Integrity wish all players the best of luck in their upcoming season matches!

Whether it is taking part in charity walkssponsoring local sports teamsplanting treesfundraising 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!

Integrity Print Sponsors Westfield FC

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Integrity Print is pleased to sponsor Westfield FC’s first custom-designed training kit, which will be used across all three of their adult section teams. The kit will be worn twice a week at training sessions and worn before each match. The sponsored period will run for 2 years, 2022/23 & 2023/24.

Established in 1976, Westfield has grown considerably, with the introduction of Junior football in 2001, and Senior football in 2008. Today, the club stands strong with twelve teams in total. The sponsored men’s teams play their matches on Saturdays, in part of the Somerset County League and mid-Somerset and Bath & District Leagues. Westfield FC now has ten youth teams, and three men’s teams, giving 230 players the chance to partake in the exciting, and enjoyable environment of football.

Being able to support local teams in Midsomer Norton, in which we are based, is something Integrity has always been enthusiastic 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 when going out on to the field and playing competitive sport. The club is a community-based one, and knowing that we assist in keeping the club open for all aspiring players is something we take pride in.

The UK is currently going through trying times as well. With the fallout of Covid still with us, alongside increased pressures of the rising cost of living, it comes as no surprise that members of our community may be struggling with their mental health. With this sponsorship that helps contribute to making these games possible, we hope to see people improve their well-being by being able to play and watch football with their loved ones.

To all Westfield players taking part, we wish you the best of luck this season!

Whether it is taking part in charity walkssponsoring local sports teamsplanting treesfundraising 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 Launches Rebranded Logo and Website

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Alliance Labels, a division of the Integrity Group, has recently rebranded both its logo and website.

Alliance Labels is a dedicated team of label printers based in the heart of Cardiff. They specialise in the fast turnaround of short to medium-run labels for their customers. From complicated to colourful, the business has broad experience across all forms of print which enables them to deliver a multitude of print and packaging solutions.

Alliance Labels has given the reason for this rebranding as it forms part of their plan to further improve their services to customers.

“We are still the Alliance Labels that you know and (hopefully) love, however, we wanted to become more modern, more efficient, and even more reliable”.

In addition to the rebranding, they are implementing a new MIS system, which involves moving away from individual spreadsheets and embracing a game-changing, centralised cloud system. Along with an expanded product offering, such as thermal and digital print, the Alliance team will have more time to focus on customer engagement and delivery of service.

We at Integrity are delighted to support this exciting period of growth for Alliance and are looking forward to all the new opportunities the changes will bring!

If you have not checked it out already, or wish to contact the Alliance team, you can view their new website here.

Keep up to date with the latest news and events from Integrity Print via our news section, or find Integrity Print on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Integrity Print Sponsors Swansea University BUCS Cricket Season

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Integrity Print is proud to sponsor Swansea University’s cricket matches once again. This time, we will be sponsoring both the men and women’s teams taking part in this season of British University and College Sport (BUCS) cricket games.

Integrity Cymru, a division of the Integrity Group, will have its logo on the team kit, and its banner presented with competing team members during these exciting match days.

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 goal is to help organisations elevate and deliver real and tangible value, through communications, as a strategic part of their decision making.”

The sponsored kit will be printed on the white kits for Swansea’s women’s 1st team, as well as both the men’s 1st and 2nd teams. Each team will wear this kit throughout the approximate 18 matches starting in April 2023. The kit will also be worn in their upcoming league matches. Additionally, the Integrity logo will feature on the white kit for the Men’s Development Team, who partake in friendly, non-competitive matches. It will also be shown on Swansea’s green training tops, worn during training in between season fixtures.

Integrity is happy to be able to contribute to the upcoming success, excitement, and competitive spirit of the BUCS games.

Integrity Print’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Cornford, comments:
“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 the teams, and at the same time use the sponsorship in some small way to raise the profile of Integrity Cymru.”

Whether it is taking part in charity walkssponsoring local sports teamsplanting treesfundraising 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!

Auditel helping Integrity Group to achieve strategic target of Carbon Net Zero by 2035

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Integrity Group is delighted to announce our ambition to achieve carbon neutrality and has appointed Auditel, a leading UK Cost, Procurement & Carbon Solutions Company, to support us on our journey towards Net Zero.

Mark Cornford, CEO, Integrity Print Group comments. “At Integrity, we are targeting how we can achieve net-zero carbon by 2035. We have placed great emphasis on developing sustainable business operations and we are committed to supporting our customer’s ambitions and the UK Government’s targets. I want to make a significant impact to benefit our future generations and it is at our operations where we can see real gains to reduce the carbon footprint”

Prys Jenkins, Managing Director, Integrity Cymru division & CSR Lead comments. “All our sites are already contributing to our sustainability ambitions. We are excited about the next stages of working with Auditel to develop a program that allows us to measure, monitor, and report against our combined targets. Integrity is committed to utilising the information to make the most impactful changes moving forward.”

Auditel’s Carbon Specialist, Paul Foster comments. “It’s a privilege to be working with the Integrity Group, as they are a great company with a fantastic heritage and an excellent reputation for quality print products and services. My career started in this sector, and I’ve always had huge admiration for the company, as they have always been at the leading edge and continue to innovate and maintain their leadership in the printing industry. It’s great to be working together to extend their environmental credentials further in “Developing a Roadmap to Verified Carbon Neutrality and Net Zero“

Auditel is a leading Cost, Procurement & Carbon Solutions Company. They help organisations reduce their carbon emissions whilst also reducing their costs. In the current challenging economic climate, organisations are battling with the desire to drive growth and profitability, whilst investing in low carbon emitting technologies to reduce their carbon footprint and speed up their journey to achieving Net Zero.

Whether it is taking part in charity walkssponsoring local sports teamsplanting treesfundraising for the NHS, or launching environmental initiatives, Integrity Group has always looked to make a valuable and positive contribution both locally and nationally. Stay tuned for more updates!

Labels Plus Donates For National Three Peaks Challenge

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Labels Plus, a division of the Integrity Group, is pleased to be making a donation to The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA). Tom Crellin, husband of Labels Plus sales manager Emmie Barton, is undertaking the National Three Peaks Challenge on 10th September to raise funds for the charity.

NACOA is a Bristol-based charity founded in 1990, that addresses the needs of children growing up in families where one or both parents suffer from alcoholism or a similar addictive problem. They work to support children that are more likely to experience family violence, neglect, and other problems in their homes due to alcohol.

For many years Tom had worked in the licence trade and has seen first-hand how alcohol has affected families. It is also something that Tom has experienced first-hand in his family. This being something close to his heart, Tom wanted to take on this challenge to help support the charity.

The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England, and Wales, which are all completed within 24 hours. Through walking up Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike & Snowden, Tom will be undertaking a huge trek that will challenge him to achieve 23 miles (37km) of total walking distance and a total ascent of 3,064 metres (10,052 ft)!

Paul Wilson, Managing Director for Labels Plus, comments:
“We would like to donate to Tom & his chosen charity as we feel it is a worthy cause often overlooked. During the lockdown, NACOA has suffered funding cuts, despite receiving an extra 3,000 calls a year from children affected by alcohol issues. We feel strongly about supporting every child to have the right to a happy childhood and to live a creative and meaningful life. Supporting one of our manager’s loved ones in this admirable challenge was something we were more than happy to help with.”

Labels Plus is a recognised and well-respected self-adhesive label supplier. With offices based in Bath, Suffolk, and the High Peak, the brand is now synonymous with industry-leading quality and outstanding customer service. Operating for 25 years, Labels Plus is proud to continue supplying high-quality custom labels for clients in over thirty countries worldwide.

Labels Plus and the rest of the Integrity Group wish Tom the best of luck in taking on the National Three Peaks Challenge and achieving his donation target!

If you would like to help Tom reach his donation goal, you can do so via his JustGiving link here.

Whether it is taking part in charity walkssponsoring local sports teamsplanting treesfundraising for the NHS, or launching environmental initiatives, Integrity Group has always looked to make a valuable and positive contribution both locally and nationally. Stay tuned for more updates!