Thursday, July 28, 2011

Copyrite- Then and Now

It was great to see Phil’s face grinning up at us from the pages of the Summer edition of Ricoh’s Summit magazine! The article featured some interesting insights into Copyrite’s beginnings, as well as some much appreciated praise concerning the companies continued growth.

Copyrite has come a long way since it was started by Phil Ford and Ian Stewart back in 1993, but Phil says they saw the potential of the digital advancements of the mid-nineties and their early move into IT has allowed them to cater for a wide range of customers.

Today, Copyrite provides services to over 1,500 customers across the UK. Criterion, the separate IT branch of Copyrite, has allowed continued growth and according to Phil, the company’s ability to provide Managed Print Services is what helps the Copyrite to continue to grow.



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Dorset Business Awards- Launch

Copyrite are the proud headline sponsors of the launch for the 2011 Dorset Business Awards. The launch event was held at Lulworth Castle on the 15th of June and many attended to celebrate the achievements of last year’s winners and to find out the categories for this years awards. Speakers included Peter Scott of Dorset Chamber, James Weld of Lulworth Estate and Phil Ford of Copyrite, as well as other sponsors Refreshed Media, the Daily Echo and Wave 105. One of 2010’s winners, Graham Whiffen of Hive Beach CafĂ©, also gave a speech on winning a 2010 award.

This year will be the 17th Annual Dorset Business Awards, and is the sixth year in a row that the awards have been organised by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the high volume of entries last year indicates that the honours are highly valued!


The final awards ceremony for this year will be held on the 24th of November at a gala dinner.

Companies interested in finding out more about the Dorset Business Awards can contact Shirley Ewart on 01202 714812 or email her at

Monday, July 25, 2011

Chewton Glen- June 2011

To promote and provide an insight into the advantages and benefits of our Managed Print Services, we held an informal networking event at the beautiful Chewton Glen Hotel in Hampshire on June the 29th. Over 50 people were in attendance, including a number of our current customers and members of Ricoh. All were treated to a three course meal and entered into a prize draw with the chance to win £1000 to go to the winners chosen charity.

Ian Stewart- Copyrite

Nigel Ernest- Ricoh

Guest speakers for the afternoon included Keith Howell from Ricoh, Alan Cousins from Paris Smith LLP and Ben Summerfield from Copyrite.

Ben Summerfield- Copyrite

Congratulations to the winner of the charity draw, Louise Wakeley from Excelsior Coaches. Her chosen charity was the Youth Cancer Trust, which provides free, activity based holidays for young people with cancer.

Copyrite's Phil Ford with winner Louise Wakeley

With a Managed Print Service (MPS) agreement, Copyrite are able to take responsibility for all your documentation and imagery needs, including hardware and software, enabling you to have known costs with regard to the production of internal documentation. Copyrite MPS will reduce your print costs, secure company information, help reach environmental goals and free up your IT department!

Mike Baynham

Phil Wadsworth

Richard Mumford

Mike Burden
Thank you to our very own John Grey, who acted as photographer for the event!

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Website launched by Criterion

Have a look at our recent website launch- a replacement content management website for Law South Mediation

Have a look at our online portfolio at for more of the sites we have designed.

Congratulations Adam and Katie!

Congratulations to our very own Adam Willsher on his marriage to the beautiful Katie! We hope you had a wonderful day and wish you all the best in your future together.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

'Shoot 4 Business' 5-a-side Football Tournament 2011

Continuing with a sporting theme, Copyrite were proud to be headline sponsors for the ‘Shoot for Business’ 5-a-side Tournament 2011 held at the end of May. 12 teams, including one put forward by Copyrite, were given the opportunity to play on the home pitch of AFC Bournemouth and were provided with their own team strips to wear throughout the day. Games were refereed by members of AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust.

The tournament was followed by an after party and prize giving ceremony, with prizes going to Gosport Borough Isabel as the over all winners and Bournemouth University Staff Team 2 for winning the Championship lower league final. Player of the Tournament was awarded to Gosport Borough Isabel’s player Tom Price, with the Golden Goal trophy going to Sui Chiang of Bournemouth University Staff Team 2. Congratulations from everyone here at Copyrite!
£200 was raised in aid of The Sparkle Appeal to help Victoria School refurbish their swimming pool, which is incredibly important in the treatment of some of their pupils. The event was organised by Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was a resounding success, with much enjoyment had by all.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Coda Charity Golf Day

Members of the Copyrite team took part in a charity golf event on the 12th May, with proceeds going towards Coda’s Music Therapy Project. The event took place at Chewton Glen Hotel in Highcliffe and was sponsered by Princecroft Willis, and Copyrite were delighted to take home first prize!

The Copyrite team consisted of :

Mike Baynham
Mike Burden
Corrie Van de Westhuizen
Garry Hansford

Coda has provided Music Therapy for individuals for over a decade and has worked with thousands of people, but since moving to their new site they have had to provide most of their services via a portacabin. Money raised from the golfing event will contribute to the refurbishment of the old stable block on Coda’s new site in order to provide even better quality of care.