BPIF member wins at business awards
BPIF members and creative company Noted in Style scooped the Small Business Award at the Ashford Business Awards on 30th November, beating off stiff competition from other local enterprises such as Simply Ice Cream, South Timber & Damp and Colin Bat Removals.
The award was based on overall company performance, growth and business planning, making it a tough category to be in and with such a large amount of entries, judges described the end competition between shortlisted nominees as “a very difficult choice”.
A successful small business based in Folkestone, Noted in Style handcraft bespoke stationery and packaging for the corporate market and are experts in branding notebooks with a particular focus on the traditional techniques of debossing and foil printing. Exhibiting passion and engagement with their staff, the company has grown from one person to a team of fifteen skilled local individuals in the space of five years.
They are currently in the process of purchasing new warehouse premises in Folkestone to enable them to expand on their in-house production department and introduce more print and finishing equipment. Considering this is now their second award success (they took home the KITA Business Growth Award in 2015) it looks like there are exciting times ahead for Noted in Style.
This August our London office has been full of talk concerning beautiful books, primarily due to the stunning entries to the British Book Design and Production Awards that have been flooding in. The numerous entries to the awards seems to reflect the trend for the UK publishing industry.
The BPIF has produced a new one-page document summarising the latest developments regarding pulp, paper and board demand and prices. The official industry input and output price indices are also available to view.