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Pinstripe continues Framework Agreement success with Dudley Council Tender win

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Birmingham-based Pinstripe Print Group has announced that it has successfully won part of a significant three-year print services contract Framework agreement contract with Dudley Council. 

The Framework agreement Tender contract win comes soon after Pinstripe confirmed that it had become the first wholly sheet fed B2 printer in the UK and the Midlands to become certified to the new colour quality management scheme, BPIF ISO 12647-2.

The Framework Tender contract will see Pinstripe provide Dudley Council with a full colour print outsourcing service, covering the areas of brochures, booklets, newsletters, folders, magazines, postcards, leaflets, manuals, flyers and calendars.

Commenting on the successful win, Pinstripe Print Group Managing Director, Nigel Lyon, stated, “This is another great win for us and proves our ability to meet the exacting standards required to work with Councils, Universities and top quality businesses. It confirms our strategy of continually working to standards and actually proving you have them. This is not only the way to work, but is also a pre-requisite in the modern business world.”

Dave Vickers, Account Director on this Dudley Council Framework commented, “Pinstripe’s experience, versatility, and the fact we work with many Councils and similar organisations means we can add real value under this contract.” 

According to Dudley Council, Pinstripe, “Demonstrated a good understanding of Dudley Council’s service requirements, and is able to produce all required print work in-house without the support of sub-contractors”. “All samples received were to the required quality and standard expected, and the technical support offered was considered beneficial to the Council and operational flexibility was considered advantageous.”

In addition to this latest Framework agreement Tender contract win, Pinstripe also works under a further 14 Framework Agreements and several Preferred Supplier Agreements.  These include a number of other major councils, including Birmingham City Council, and Coventry and Solihull Council’s amongst others.

Pinstripe also became the first print group in the West Midlands last year to become a certified Carbon Balanced printer with The World Land Trust (certificate no: 140JTPI213), through paper merchant group, PaperlinX.

This latest announcement also follows the successful completion of a significant £900,000 investment programme in 2012/13.

This investment, along with Pinstripe’s existing capabilities, places Pinstripe as one of the most technically advanced print and print management businesses in the UK. Pinstripe operates in the following markets; Public Sector/Local Government, Retail, Banking and Financial, Service and Agency.

Pinstripe is a well-respected marketing and print service provider, operating from a purpose built, 18,000sq ft. factory unit, situated in central Birmingham.  They are based in the centre of Birmingham and work with an enviable list of customers including; Stonegate Pub Co., Grosvenor Casinos, NEC Group, Centro, Birmingham City Council, Aston and Coventry Universities, Keele University and the University of Warwick, Birmingham University, West Midlands Fire Service, Coventry and Solihull Council’s, Shaylor Plc, Trinity Mirror, Birmingham Dog’s Home, Kitchen Craft, Warwickshire CCC, Investec and Midlands Art Centre.

As a “marketing support services provider” Pinstripe’s product and services offering covers the whole spectrum. Its product range includes; brochures, annual reports, magazines, leaflets, manuals, maps, catalogues, point-of-sale material, exhibition collateral and stands, promotional merchandising and corporate wear.

Along with attaining the BPIF ISO 12647-2 certification, Pinstripe is also ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified, OHSAS 18001 and both FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certified and is a certified Carbon Balanced Publication printer. Pinstripe also works and adheres to the Data Protection Act 1998 standard. 

Pinstripe is also a member of the following organisations: Platinum member of The BPIF (British Printing Industry Federation), Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Two Sides.


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