Positive Colouration Partnership

Positive and Colouration Partnership

Positive and Colouration have partnered to form a new larger print group.

The directors of both companies believe there are many benefits to bringing the two family-owned businesses together.

Positive’s Managing Director, Danny Sullivan said “Each company has different but complimentary services.  Through the partnership both businesses will be able to offer their clients a wider range of solutions”.

Positive Images UK, who recently celebrated 25 years of trading, provide design, print, direct mail, web 2 print and marketing solutions for clients in the retail, media, financial, charity, cosmetics and health and wellbeing sectors.

Colouration, founded as a family business in 2001, has evolved to become market leaders in delivering high end displays and visual solutions to the beauty, fragrance, retail and events industries. Colouration offers inhouse services including creative design, print, cardboard engineering, acrylic fabrication, site builds, media rollouts and installation.

To strengthen the partnership Colouration has re-located to Positive’s newly expanded Surrey factory and head office.

Tony Dennington, Managing Director of Colouration said “By partnering Colouration and Positive we have doubled our production capacity, allowing us to offer a wider range of production services to our clients for both smaller and bigger projects, all from one purpose-built site. Good internal structures, improved production efficiencies and a strong account management team ensure we are well placed to offer a greater range of visual image services to our valued clients and open the doors for growth”. 

Both directors are keen to stress that it is very much business as usual.  “We will be keeping both the Positive and Colouration brands, as they are very well established” Danny Sullivan added.

The newly formed group now boasts a 35,000 square foot site, employs 44 members of staff and is expecting a £5.5 million turnover for this year.

For further information about Colouration visit https://colouration.london/

To find out more about our partnership with Colouration, call POSITIVE today on 020 8544 5500 or emaill hello@positiveimagesuk.com 

Customer Survey

As an ISO certified organisation, Positive is committed to continuous improvement.  Every year we ask our customers to complete an anonymous satisfaction survey. 

How likely are you to continue using Positive for their services?

All customers surveyed said they were “likely” to continue using Positive and 83% stated they were “extremely likely” to continue using Positive’s services.

Overall how satisfied are you with Positive’s service? (10= extremely satisfied 1= extremely dissatisfied)

Positive scored an average of 9/10 for overall satisfaction. Positive also scored an average of 9/10 for:

  • Telephone and email service
  • Knowledge and helpfulness of staff
  • Quality of quotes received
  • Turnaround time
  • Quality of products
  • Delivery time

How likely are you to recommend Positive to others?

All customers surveyed said they were “likely” to recommend Positive and 72% stated they were “extremely likely” to recommend Positive to others.

Please leave any specific feedback you have for Positive

“Account Handler excellent always transparent, prompt and offering feedback and explaining outcomes”.
“Our one stop shop for anything printed, but most of all, I know we can trust PIUK (POSITIVE) to deliver on quality and price”.

We would like to thank all the customers that completed the satisfaction survey. The results of the survey have been reviewed by the Positive Management Team and will form part of our yearly ISO 9001 assessment.

Positive first achieved the internationally recognised ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 accreditations in 2016 and are assessed annually to demonstrate conformance to the ISO standard.

Whether you need to get to market faster, streamline your workflow
or curb your costs, Positive can help you achieve your business goals.

Call the Positive team today on 020 8544 5500 or email hello@positiveimagesuk.com 

Jay Sullivan

Jay celebrates 20 years at POSITIVE

Congratulations to Jay Sullivan, Production Manager, who is celebrated 20 years at POSITIVE last month.

Jay joined the company back in 1999 and has grown with the business, working his way up from an apprentice to a Print Minder and then a Production Manager.

Jay said that advancements in technology have transformed the print industry over the past 20 years:

“First we bought a four colour press, then a six colour press and then we installed digital presses.

“Digital print has changed the market completely over recent years, with shorter print runs, faster turnaround times and improved quality”. 

Today POSITIVE provides design, print, direct mail, web 2 print and marketing solutions for clients in the retail, media, financial, charity, cosmetics and health and wellbeing sectors.   

POSITIVE operates digital presses, Heidelberg litho technology and Roland wide format printers as well as a wide array of direct mail and finishing equipment and machinery.

Image shows Jay Sullivan, Production Manager

Easter Opening Times

Easter Trading Hours

Listed below are our Easter trading hours:

  • Good Friday 19th April – Closed
  • Saturday 20th April – Closed
  • Easter Sunday 21st April – Closed
  • Easter Monday 22nd April – Closed

We will re-open on Tuesday 23rd April at 7am.

Wishing you a Happy Easter from all the team at POSITIVE!

Positive Ricoh

Positive invests in new technology

Positive has kicked off the first quarter of 2019 by investing in new machinery, including a Ricoh Pro C9210 Digital Printing Press, a Horizon SPF/FC-200L A4 Landscape Booklet Maker and a Heidelberg Suprasetter A74 Platesetter.

The C9210 is part of Ricoh’s new flagship series of high-volume, high- performance digital printers and will run alongside Positive’s existing HP Indigo digital technology. 

The capabilities of the Ricoh Pro C9210 include taking a banner size of 1,030mm in duplex and 1,260mm in simplex on substrates up to 450gsm.   It can print 135 A4 pages per minute and an automatic inline calibration system maintains colour consistency and stability.

Mike Sullivan, Production Director said“Our new Ricoh Pro C9210 will make short runs of A4 landscape brochures much more cost effective and there will be a lot less material wastage”.

Positive has also invested in a Horizon SPF/FC-200L A4 Landscape Booklet Maker, to add to their portfolio of finishing kit, and upgraded their pre-press software to a Heidelberg’s Prinect system.

Danny Sullivan, Managing Director said “As a company we have always moved with the times and invested in new and leading technology”.

Positive provides the full range of design, print, direct mail and multichannel marketing solutions.  The family owned company employs 23 members of staff, has a turnover of £2m and operates from a 25,000sq. ft Surrey factory as well as a London sales office. 

Alongside its new Ricoh kit, Positive operates HP Indigo digital presses, Heidelberg litho technology, Roland wide format printers as well as a wide array of direct mail and finishing equipment and machinery.

Image shows Mike Sullivan, Production Director with the new
Ricoh Pro C9210 Digital Printing Press

Jade Sullivan

Jade’s 10k London Winter Run

Congratulations to Jade Sullivan, Positive’s Sales and Marketing Executive, who completed her first 10k challenge on Sunday 3rd February at the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run. 

Jade has raised a whopping £615.00 for Cancer Research UK so far, 246% over her original fundraising target.

The Cancer Research UK London Winter Run is a 10k race through the heart of the city, passing world famous landmarks and instantly recognisable areas that have been taken over by winter creatures.

Since the first event in 2015 over 65,000 people have taken part, raising over £2,000,000 for Cancer Research UK and other good causes.

This year’s race started in Trafalgar Square and finished on Whitehall by Downing Street.  Jade completed her run in just 53 minutes and finished in the top 5,000 runners, out of 23,000 competitors.

Well done Jade!

If you would like to sponsor Jade, you can do so here.

POSITIVE XMAS

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

We wish you a positively perfect Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Our festive opening hours are:

  • LAST DAY FOR ONLINE ORDERS – Friday 21st December (12:00).
  • LAST DAY FOR PHONE & EMAIL SUPPORT – Friday 21st December (17:00).
  • CLOSED – Monday 24th December to Tuesday 1st January.
  • OPEN – Wednesday 2nd January onwards.

SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM ALL THE TEAM AT POSITIVE

Studio Trainee

Studio Trainee Opportunity

To launch our Positive Academy and continue to grow our business, we are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team as a Studio Trainee.

Studio Trainee

Department: Studio
Reporting to:
 Head of Studio
Hours:
 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Other requirements
: Ability to work overtime if required
Location: Positive – 44 Wates Way, Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4HR

Using state of the art technology, Positive provide a full range of Print, Direct Mail, Web2Print and Multichannel Marketing Solutions.

The successful candidate will primarily work within the Direct Mail, Data, Online Ordering Portal and Multichannel processes. They will also be trained for artworking and digital printing.

This position requires an active learning and can do attitude, Microsoft office skills, excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff.

Key Responsibilities – 3 Year Traineeship:

  • Online ordering websites: Full build creation and processing of deployments for the production of print, fulfilment and dispatch.
  • Multichannel Marketing: Full build creation and processing of deployments for Direct anddigital marketing, e.g. social media, email, mobile marketing and direct mail.
  • Direct Mail: Data processing and digital printing.
  • Studio: Artworking and print output.

Skills & Competencies Required:

  • Critical thinker with the ability to actively learn quickly.
  • Engaged, bubbly, positive personality with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A working knowledge of MS Excel (experience of Mac’s and Adobe would be an advantage).
  • Excellent attention to detail.

Qualifications

  • Grade C (or equivalent) in GSCE English & Maths (essential).

If you want the challenge and believe you have the calibre to join the POSITIVE team, then please email your CV to mike@positiveimagesuk.com

Positive inspires the next generation

On Friday 21st September Positive hosted an educational visit for 10 A Level Product Design students.

The students from Glenthorne High School, an outstanding National Teaching School with a specialism in the Arts, wanted to learn about paper printing and finishing techniques.

Danny Sullivan, Managing Director and Sarah Carter, Sales Manager gave the group a detailed tour of Positive’s services, which included:

  1. Sales & Key Account Management
  2. Design & Studio
  3. Digital Printing
  4. Large Format Printing
  5. Lithographic Printing
  6. Finishing
  7. Direct Mailing
  8. Dispatch

Danny Sullivan said “We really enjoyed having the students visit.  We are very keen to inspire the next generation and are planning several workshops for next year”.

Each student received a pack containing a variety of samples of different printing elements, substrates and finishes.

Image shows Sarah Carter (Sales Manager, Positive), Louise Bishop, (Assistant Headteacher and Director of Sixth Form, Glenthorne High School) and Danny Sullivan (Managing Director, Positive) with the A Level Product Design students. 

Positive celebrates 25 years

Positive celebrates 25 years!

Positive has been successfully trading for 25 years!

Managing Director, Danny Sullivan attributes the company’s success to investing in the latest technology, diversifying at the right times and always focusing on our clients to ensure first class customer service.

Our story began back in 1989 when Danny’s father set up Solo Print.  Danny joined the company back in 1993 and the business became Positive Images.

The company grew from strength to strength and now boasts a 12,000 square foot Surrey factory, a London sales office and a number of high profile clients.

Today we are known as Positive.  We continue to be at the forefront of innovation and earlier this year launched our new multichannel marketing service.

Danny Sullivan, Managing Director says:-

“I am very proud of the way the company has progressed.  We’ve grown our family business from a single printing press into a multichannel marketing provider.

We have always strived to provide innovative solutions for our clients through insight, creativity, technology and delivery.

I would like to thank all our clients for their support and loyalty over the past 25 years. 

We know we are nothing without the right people.  The team here at Positive has grown steadily and we now have a fantastic team, who continue to deliver.

Here’s to another 25 years!”

To celebrate the 25th anniversary, the whole Positive team were treated to dinner and drinks at a new rooftop restaurant in Wimbledon.

Positive provides the full range of print, direct mail and marketing solutions.  All of our services are carried out on site to ensure the highest quality from start to finish.

To book your free consultation call Sarah Carter, Sales Manager 020 8544 5500 or email sarah@positiveimagesuk.com