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Pinstripe confirms 3 year deal as sole supplier to Edgbaston and Warwickshire CCC

Friday, June 20, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Birmingham-based Pinstripe Print Group has confirmed that the company has secured a three-year sole supplier deal with Edgbaston Stadium to provide the venue and Warwickshire County Cricket Club with print and design services. 

As a result of the deal, Pinstripe will be responsible for production of the sporting venue’s yearbook, annual report and other promotional items.

This latest news follows the recent confirmation of Pinstripe’s successful attainment of the ISO 12647-2 colour management scheme certification in January this year, establishing a UK first by becoming the first B2 printer in the UK to achieve this accreditation.

Pinstripe also became the first print group in the West Midlands to become a certified Carbon Balanced printer with The World Land Trust (certificate no: 140JTPI213), in 2013, a major endorsement of its environmental capabilities, which has been a significant factor in securing this deal.

Commenting on the announcement, Pinstripe Print Group Managing Director, Nigel Lyon, stated, “We are delighted to have been appointed as an official partner and supplier to such a prestigious and first-class sporting venue such as Edgbaston, as they only partner with the best, which we feel is an endorsement of our credentials, not only in print, but in business and environmentally.”

He continued, “We are proud to be partnered with Edgbaston and Warwickshire County Cricket Club, as we have established a good relationship with their team, and our investment in environmental standards and new equipment has clearly helped position Pinstripe as a leading player that prestigious partners such as Edgbaston want to be associated with.”

Other partners associated with Edgbaston include such leading names as Scrivens Opticians, Pinsent Masons, David Lloyd Leisure, Ticketmaster, Marstons and Elonex.

Gareth Roberts, Commercial Director at Edgbaston, said, “We’ve been working with Pinstripe for the past year, and having excelled in all areas, we were keen to develop the relationship by making the firm an official partner for the club.” 

He added, “In addition to being based locally and very easy to work with, Pinstripe deliver a total commitment to sustainable printing, and are able to supply print which has zero CO2 emissions, i.e. no CO2 impact what so ever. This is vital to us, as it fits perfectly into the club’s sustainability ethos and strong CSR policy.”

In addition to Edgbaston, Pinstripe is also a major sponsor of Birmingham-based Moseley Rugby Club.

This latest deal completes another major milestone for the forward-moving Pinstripe, following its 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.  The company works under 14 Framework Agreements and several Preferred Supplier Agreements.  They are based in the centre of Birmingham and work with an enviable list of customers including; Grosvenor Casinos part of the Rank Group, Stonegate Pub Co., 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, 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 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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