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Office printer firm starts 2019 with new showroom Clarity Copiers North Devon got off to a flying start for 2019 with a move into new premises on Barnstaple’s Roundswell Business Park. Account manager Paul O’Brien says having a local office is absolutely essential as customers demand good local service: “Customers tell us that is what they want. They can come to a local showroom and see equipment demonstrated before they buy rather than having to trust a web site.” The new premises comprise a showroom, where customers can make appointments for equipment demonstrations, as well as workshop facilities for servicing equipment. “The new showroom has a wider range of demonstration equipment and a greater quantity of spares and consumables, so we can improve service levels,” continues Paul. The new showroom also offers on-site parking for customers, making it more convenient to visit. Clarity Copiers, which specialises in supplying multifunctional printing devices to Nice logo But what do you actually do? satisfy customers’ combined printing, scanning and photocopying requirements, was established in Devon in 1977 by managing director Leo T. Whittington and service director John Eldridge. The company focuses on continuity, in its relationships with customers, suppliers and employees. In North Devon, service manager Perry Scibilia has been with Clarity since 1993, while Paul O’Brien joined in 1995. It is an authorised supplier for brands including Ricoh, Olivetti, OKI, Kyocera and Océ Large Format Copiers, although its primary supplier is Sharp Electronics (UK) Ltd and Clarity has supplied Sharp print devices in Devon for 38 years. Clarity has some 20,000 customers across the UK with 3,500 customers in Devon. Paul says that after a very strong performance last quarter, brisk business has produced a flying start to 2019 for Clarity Copiers North Devon in its new home. ■■Details 01271 374061 or claritynorthdevon.co.uk NEWS Marketing wizardry leads to more than signs Wizard Signs & Print, which started in 1997 in Bideford Pannier Market purely as a sign shop, is launching its marketing services in 2019. Now run by Wez Morris and Amanda Carter at Clovelly Road Industrial Estate, Wizard has added many new services since 2016, including canvas and wallpaper printing, vehicle wrapping, stationery and a full workwear range as well as all types of printed media and bespoke splash backs. In 2018, Wizard Design & Media was introduced to offer a full branding service, including web design, logo creation and visual merchandising. New marketing services this year include social media marketing and training, web site audit, including required legal documents and GDPR, and positive content creation. Wez and Amanda have considerable experience in design, signage and print, and lead all projects personally. Wez has years of handson experience in the signage Nice photo But what’s the price? and display industry, while Amanda’s career has given her experience in design and visual merchandising. They are supported by a team of two installers, a marketing and web designer and a skilled production team, all on hand to create a customer’s brand and bring their ideas to life. Wizard works with all types of business and clients include Rockpool Cafe, Westward Ho!, PWR Electrics, Bradley Roofing and Atlantic Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Kitchens. Wez says: “People don’t know we are not just a sign company and that with our vast range of products we can put their brand on anything. “We enjoy being creative and taking a client’s ideas and creating a full brand and watching their business grow. The best part is seeing the client’s satisfaction when they pick up a finished project developed from their idea and visualised on a printed proof.” ■■Details 01237 476100 or wizardsignsltd.co.uk DOES YOUR BUSINESS HAVE A NEWS STORY? BusinessAction aims to cover business news across North Devon and we’re always looking for interesting stories from businesses. We welcome press releases, but prefer to talk to people, conduct interviews and, where we can, visit businesses to obtain real insight. You don’t have to be an established, big success to make the news – we’re very interested in those starting out small. We’re also approachable – pick up the phone and call us. ■■Call Robert Zarywacz on 07971 176044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Nice video But how do I buy one? A word is worth a thousand pictures We write choice words for your business at pressme.co.uk 6 business action | February / March2019 | business-action.co.uk
Further investment by North Devon waste management experts SWM has enabled it to offer a polystyrene recycling service, following the company’s acquisition of a Bergmann EPS Compactor. The compactor can recycle clean, white polystyrene by breaking it up in a hopper using screw technology, then forcing it through a channel to create compacted solid blocks. The blocks are more efficient to transport and can be fed back into the supply chain, reducing litter and keeping more materials out of landfill. Recycled into products Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is 100% recyclable and thousands of tonnes of polystyrene are recycled every year in the UK and turned into beach huts, picnic benches, picture frames and other products. However, the market for recycled styrofoam is diminishing and many recycling companies no longer accept polystyrene waste. NEWS Start recycling your waste polystyrene Environmental damage This service is especially relevant to businesses as polystyrene is a popular packaging material due to its effective insulating and protective qualities. However, polystyrene is large and bulky – composed of up to 98% air – and can take up significant space in waste bins, filling them up more rapidly and requiring them to be emptied more often. Waste polystyrene is easily blown around, causing environmental nuisance in surrounding areas. It is very slow to biodegrade and can be damaging if consumed by wildlife. Traditional disposal can be both financially and environmentally expensive. Polystyrene recycling is the latest in SWM’s comprehensive range of waste services. The company offers a free waste audit to businesses to identify potential efficiencies and cost savings. ■■Details 01769 574266 or swmrecycling.co.uk SIMPLE SERVICE SIMPLE COMMUNICATION SIMPLE PROCESS Simple Recruitment have designated sectors to provide short-term temporary, fixed-term contract and permanent recruitment solutions to employers and jobseekers in North Devon. Accountancy & Finance – Engineering & Technical Industrial Skilled/Unskilled – Office Personnel Temp/Perm Call us TODAY to find out how we can help you make the recruitment process Simple – 01237 439500 @businessactionm | February / March2019 | business action 7