March 2022 - Latcham

Latcham goes tree planting

On Tuesday, colleagues from sales, design and marketing took a trip to Old Sodbury for a morning of tree planting.

Organised by Premier Paper, the planting was part of a wider project to grow trees in the area around the Great Western rail line between London and Cardiff. The land, owned by Old Sodbury council, was sold to the community by Network Rail for a nominal fee for tolerating the disruption during the electrification of the line. After securing funding from The Woodland Trust, volunteers have been hard at work planting trees to turn the area into woodland.

Together, our colleagues helped to plant 120 trees, including guelder-rose, lime, hornbeam and cherry. 20 special trees were planted lining the path through one of the fields to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which locals have named “The Jubilee Line.”

Nicky Haines and Gordon Mackinnon

To preserve biodiversity, a large range of trees native to the area have been planted in this new woodland, including an apple orchard.

Through our supplier Premier Paper, Latcham has been able to be part of The Woodland Trust’s Carbon Capture programme, which to date has raised over £1.37 million in funding, planted over 354,000 trees and captured 82,000 tonnes of CO2.

Working with sustainable suppliers is a key way for Latcham to reduce our own carbon footprint, and to support our customers’ ability to make more sustainable choices and in turn reduce their environmental impact.

As well as planting new trees, The Woodland Trust uses this programme to preserve existing trees, protecting and restoring ancient woodland.

For more information about The Woodland Trust’s Carbon Capture programme, visit The Woodland Trust.

How Print Management Can Help Your Business

In a modern-day workplace, documentation is plentiful. Millions of documents are printed, signed, mailed and distributed every single day, so it is important to stay on top of your print management so nothing gets lost in the shuffle.

Read on to learn how print management from the team at Latcham can help your business.

Secure Printing

Latcham is one of the most secure print and fulfilment specialists in the UK, keeping sensitive documents protected and in our safe hands. We have a purpose-built secure print facility that ensures your documents are handled safely. Secure printing can help protect your business from data breaches, which could put your clients at risk and affect their loyalty to your business.

Personal Touch

Sometimes you want to use the personal touch, but don’t have the skills or time to do so yourself. Latcham can work with you to create personalised communications tailored to your recipients, using your data and our expertise to make documents and communications unique and with a sophisticated design to suit your requirements.

Secure Archiving

You may have critical documents you need to keep safe or old documents that need to be archived. Whatever the case, we can manage your printed documents and archive them securely. Our facility is ISO 27001 accredited, meaning your documents are safe. We can even archive them electronically and provide you access to them through a secure portal where you can easily search, view and print documents.

Outsourced Mail Solutions From Latcham

If you’re looking for print management solutions that are tailored specifically to you and your business, get in touch with Latcham today. We handpick the latest technological tools to suit your customer’s needs, whether you need simple communications to bespoke printed materials in small and large volumes.

Get in touch today on 0117 311 8200 to talk with one of our staff about your print management needs, or visit our website now to find out more about our range of solutions that are trusted by clients from multiple industries and for businesses big and small.

Housing Finance Conference and Exhibition 2022

Our housing sector expert David Lonie and financial services expert Gordon MacKinnon will be at the National Housing Federation’s Housing finance conference and exhibition 2022, the largest and most respected finance event in social housing.

With decarbonisation high on social housing’s agenda, come and talk to us about how you can communicate with your residents more sustainably.

Housing Finance 2022 takes place on the 16th-17th of March at the ACC in Liverpool. We look forward to seeing you there!

We’ve been awarded a place on Crown Commercial Services framework RM6282

Latcham are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) new Storage, Distribution, Kitting and Associated Services (RM6282) framework agreement. We have been awarded a place on lot 3b (Kitting and Fulfiment Solutions and Services) and lot 6 (Print Services).

Our award on lot 3 allows public sector customers to access a range of fulfilment and medical kitting solutions and services, including production and packaging of products and, pairing individual kits to recipients before despatch.

Lot 6 provides a full range of print services and solutions, including IFU’s, labels for test tubes and documents, bulk items, print products and UN 3373 compliant products, alternative formats (such as easy read, large print, alternative language, audio and braille), print stock management and distribution and digital solutions and other methods of print output and onward delivery.

This is in addition to us being awarded a place on CCS’s RM6017 framework (Postal Goods, Services and Solutions), Lot 7 – Hybrid Mail, Digital and Transformational Communications. Our ability to provide this range of services to public sector customers accessing us through the CCS framework allows us to provide a full service offering, particularly to our healthcare customers.

Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

Our Specialist Client Director for Health, Richard Sargent, said “we’re extremely excited and proud to be named on this framework, establishing our continued growth and understanding within the area of medical test kit fulfilment. Alongside our ISO13485 accreditation for medical devices, we’re demonstrating our knowledge in this rapidly expanding area.”

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office, supporting the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services.
To find out more about CCS, visit: www.crowncommercial.gov.uk or email info@crowncommercial.gov.uk
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