Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dorset Business Awards Gala Dinner 2011

Last Thursday a group of us from Copyrite attended the Dorset Business Awards Gala Dinner at the Lighthouse, Poole. This year we had not entered for the awards but it was a great evening anyway, with a 'sword in the stone' theme. 
The dinner was hosted by the Comedian and Actress Debra Stephenson, who kept everyone laughing with her many impersonations!
You can read more about the awards dinner and the finalists and winners on the Dorset Business Awards website

there is also a short video of the event

You can see our table on screen before you click the play button, and also fleetingly at about 1:43!

The winners were:
Best Employer for a Healthy Workplace Award
Sponsored by Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital
Winner - Ceuta Healthcare

Business Engagement with the Community Award
Sponsored by Morgan Sindall
Winner - Dike & Son

Dorset Tourism Award
Sponsored by Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Liz Lean PR
Winner - Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Engineering & Electrical Apprenticeship Award
Sponsored by Superior
Winner - Jack Ingram

Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Sponsored by Bournemouth University
Winner - Adido

KPMG Company of the Year Award
Sponsored by KPMG
Winner - Hoburne Holiday Parks

Linking with Schools Award
Sponsored by J.P. Morgan
Winner - Redweb nominated by Avonbourne School

NatWest Excellence in Customer Service Award
Sponsored by NatWest
Winner - BCHA

Princecroft Willis Family Business Award
Sponsored by Princecroft Willis
Winner - Dike & Son


Monday, November 28, 2011

Marathon Task

Copyrite's Denise Day has been lucky enough (lucky? is that the right word?) to get a charity place in next years London Marathon. She will be running to raise money for the charity Asthma UK.
(Asthma may not seem like a serious condition for those that don't have it but three people a day die from asthma. Asthma UK funds research and offers support because 90% of asthma deaths are preventable.)
Denise follows in some large footsteps too as several of the Copyrite staff have run the London Marathon in previous years, including Phil Ford, Ian Stewart, Adam Willsher and Phil Wadsworth.
Apart from asking for donations her fundraising plans include Pizza Mondays (selling homemade pizza slices - which are going down nicely thankyou!) selling cupcakes, and collecting items to sell at Car Boot Sales.
If you would like to join the rest of the Copyrite staff in showing your support for Denise in her first attempt at a marathon (which would be very much appreciated!) you could make a donation via her Virgin MoneyGiving page.
Or maybe just pop along for a slice of pizza?. . . .only £2!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Radio, Radio. . . .

Copyrite are on the radio! We've just launched our first set of Radio Ads on Jack FM (playing what they want!). You may have heard them already, but if not keep an ear out over the next few days for a dispairing boss saying 'Jenny. . . the printer's down again. . .  .' !

Friday, November 4, 2011

Great South Run

As you may have heard from Twitter and LinkedIn, a team from Copyrite entered the Great South Run (along with 24000 other runners!) last Sunday 30th Oct to raise money for Brendoncare, a charity supporting older people.
the Copyrite team consisted of Phil Ford, Ian Stewart, Adam Willsher, Diane Littlecott, John Grey, Denise Day and originally Katie Clark, but as Katie was injured in training Ricky Beach stood in for her at the last minute.

Well we all managed to finish, with the following times, in finish order.
Adam Willsher - 1:26:57 (4430th place)
Phil Ford - 1:29:54 (5560th place)
Diane Littlecott - 1:37:34 (8365th place)
Ricky Beach (Katie) - 1:44:06 (10729th place)
Ian Stewart - 1:47:44 (11797th place)
John Grey - 1:56:08 (13684th place)
Denise Day - 1:56:08 (13685th place)

check out some of the pictures below!

With Brendoncare - Looking far too enthusiastic at the start!

Adam, Ian & Phil before the run

Adam with a thumbs up in the centre

Phil still going strong

Ian Stewart - what can we say?. . . . .

6 of us at the finish - still standing!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Shake, Shake, Shake the Toner. . . . .

Copyrite will soon be rolling out a small but important campaign encouraging all our customers to give their Toner Cartridges a good shake before replacing them.
By doing this, it is estimated that an extra 10% of toner can be gained, in some cases this is enough for 1000 copies - saving money and resources.
And if you do it to music, maybe tone up your self as well!