Since its offices first opened in Ilkeston in 1996, Stirland Paterson Group has become widely recognised around the Midlands, and beyond, as one of leading print groups. Working from their purpose built site, the company offer a one-stop-shop printing solution for their customers. Such has been their success in business, the company has diversified its offering to now include creative design and web services, litho and digital printing, personalised web-2-print ordering systems, mailing and fulfilment services and secure warehousing.
At the heart of the business, and therefore the driving force behind the company’s involvement with local initiatives such as the Nottingham Post Business Awards, is Simon Stirland. Simon is the Founding Partner and Group Sales Director, and said of the company’s sponsorship of the Sales and Marketing Award:
“We work closely with the sales and marketing teams of many of our region’s most successful and dynamic businesses. In doing so we see first-hand how the strengths of these departments influence the success of the businesses they work in; this award is there to recognise their efforts. This award will recognise the achievements of those individuals and teams that are responsible for excellence in this field, focusing on innovation and tangible results in sales and marketing that have truly made a difference to the growth and profitability of their businesses.”
When it comes to judging the Sales and Marketing Award, Simon will also be in the company of Alison Hall, Business Operations Director of Reach Learning Disability. Reach is a great example of innovation and growth in the charity sector throughout Nottinghamshire and now includes within its group a £1m turnover domiciliary care agency,3 day centres in Southwell, Mansfield and Newark, plus the famous FlowerPod social enterprise at Brackenhurst.
Employing around 70 people from the local region and offering regular apprenticeship and training opportunities, job creation is just one of the ways in which Stirland Paterson Group help contribute to the local community. Highlighting some others, Simon said:
“The Nottingham Post Business Awards is just one of the local initiatives we as a business support, we are also heavily involved with many local charities, sports clubs and business events whether it be through direct sponsorship or active participation.”
Their ambition to positively impact the community looks set to continue with plans afoot for more innovations and improvements within the company and their services. Simon concluded by explaining how the company’s vision for the future is an ever evolving one. He said:
“We have come from strong printing foundations and have developed our services to meet the needs of our customers which will not only secure our future but see us maintain our strong position in this competitive market. We aim to work as an extension of our clients’ internal department and genuinely put our customers at the heart of everything we do. Over the coming months we will continue to make investments in equipment and technology as we navigate the cycle of continuous improvement.”