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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.

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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!

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

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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:
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/leetaylormemorial.

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.”

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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!

Wells to Westminster: a Walk for St Margaret’s Hospice Care

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In April, One of Integrity Print’s Account Managers from our Midsomer Norton site, Matt Drew, will be embarking on a 150-mile walk from Wells Cathedral to Westminster Abbey to raise money for St Margaret’s Hospice Care

St Margaret’s Hospice Care has been at the heart of Somerset’s community for 40 years, delivering high quality, responsive and compassionate care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness. Through their medical expertise, nursing skills and specialist support services, they provide physical and emotional care to patients, their families, and carers.

With two hospice sites, one in Yeovil and one in Taunton, as well as five community based teams caring for patients in their own homes, St Margaret’s Hospice Care continually strives to reach everyone in the community that needs their care, often during their final days.

Matt’s walk will be in memory of his dear friend, Sam Holland, who passed away after a short illness in July 2021, aged only 50. Sam was Head of P.E. at The Blue School in Wells, and was noted by colleagues and friends as a “champion of comprehensive education” with an uplifting and motivating approach that had a tremendous impact on all of her pupils.

Matt and Sam had been close friends for over 20 years and as a means of celebrating her life as well as thanking St Margaret’s Hospice in Taunton for the care they provided in her last few weeks, Matt will take on this momentous challenge to raise funds, support, and awareness for the charity.

One of Matt’s fondest memories of Sam is “trying to keep up with her during the Shepton Park run”. Fittingly, Matt has been running every day throughout January in training for his challenge in April.

Matt will set off from the iconic Wells Cathedral on 23rd April, and aim to finish at Westminster Abbey on 1st May. Matt intends to deliver “a pilgrims message” from the Diocese of Bath and Wells to the Dean of Westminster. Delivering the handwritten message to the Dean will be the final act of Matt’s 150-mile journey across five counties.

The most challenging part of the journey, according to Matt, will be the halfway stretch between Melksham and Reading. This 70-mile section is likely to be the most mentally arduous part of Matt’s challenge, as he heads down the long stretch of home counties towards London.

“I’ll be tired, I won’t have any company, and if you’ve ever done long distance running, it’s always the middle section that is the most difficult – that’s when you hit the wall. But I’ll just need to keep going; whatever the weather; regardless of how tired I am.”

Matt’s fundraising goal is to raise £2,022 for St Margaret’s Hospice Care, but with the support of his friends, colleagues, and anyone who can spare a donation, he is hoping to raise a lot more.

The entire Integrity Family will be supporting Matt as he sets off from Wells Cathedral on 23rd April; you can also show your support by visiting his Just Giving Page and helping him reach his fundraising target in memory of his friend, Sam, and to help others who rely on the support of St Margaret’s Hospice Care.