#Proud2Support: PDC BIG releases a new website and online shop, giving users full design control and complete access to a comprehensive range of quality People ID products

London, July 2017.  PDC BIG, global industry leader in People Identification (ID), and acknowledged specialist for corporate, retail, hospitality, events, conferences and festivals, has released a new website  –  www.pdc-big.co.uk –  which is designed entirely around customer requirements. This new site combines full access to quality People ID products and smart award-winning software technologies with online design elements, an ordering system and shop.

The website maintains PDC BIG’s leadership position and enhances its online presence with the only complete digital people ID solution in the UK. It is packed with fast and easy-to-use features, offering unprecedented choice, control and flexibility in design. Customers have complete access to its comprehensive range of people ID products, all underpinned by the PDC BIG guarantee on quality, service and excellence.

Quality personalised People ID products are now clicks away for existing and new customers. Designed for the small to medium-sized businesses with product orders below a medium threshold, they can browse the extensive range of name badges, wristbands, lanyards, badge holders, badge reels and ID accessories, searching either by product material or usage. Strong, inbuilt design elements allow for creativity and personalisation, while site features are equipped with intuitive tools to design layouts, create and recall templates, change detail, backgrounds and colours, upload and add logos and other images, as well as import or export files from the site. It has never been so easy for our customers to design their own badges or customise their event wristbands and lanyards.

In addition, registered website users are able to access personal accounts; view invoicing and order history; and track orders through status updates online or via email notifications.  Payment options include credit cards, PayPal and bank transfers. Users can process multiple orders and have the orders delivered to different addresses, with free delivery for orders placed of £100 or above in net* product value. Customer service is available for complex orders and PDC BIG help is always at hand in case of any problems.

The PDC BIG website and products are guaranteed through stringent quality and socially responsible, environmental policies, processes and controls. With Sedex membership, ISO accreditation and the Brady programme of continuous improvement, its global operations are leading examples of efficient and cost-effective customer-led solutions that demonstrate the superiority of PDC BIG’s products across the industries.

Commenting on the launch, Jofroi Dangoisse, PDC BIG Marketing Manager, said, “The new website is the only complete UK digital shop and online design for wristbands, name badges, lanyards and accessories. With a five-day production turnaround on orders, it is the ideal solution for small to medium-sized customers and can handle bespoke orders for quantities as low as one badge or one hundred wristbands. With access to the award-winning Selfit® Global as well as the most comprehensive range of ID products available in the UK, our site continues to make the PDC BIG experience stress-free, whether you are ordering people ID products for an event, conference or festival,  teams, staff or retail or hospitality outlets.”

Nicolas Lefevre, PDC BIG E-Marketing Manager, added, “This is the first release of our new website.  Updates will follow and new releases will extend coverage across Europe. With such strong site features for design layouts, templates, personalisation and the import and export of files, we are not surprised that feedback from early users of the site was so positive.  In their own words, they found the site easy to navigate, and uncomplicated and clear enough to use by anyone, anywhere.  We believe our new website keeps you firmly in charge, placing the power of choice, design and editing at your fingertips.”

PDC BIG, a leading wristband and badge manufacturer in Europe, is synonymous with innovative solutions that revolve around ease of use, brand, presentation, quality and security. Its comprehensive range of ID solutions includes name badges, wristbands, lanyards and accessories such as badge reels and ID card holders. They are used globally within Events, Conferences, Leisure, Entertainment, Hospitality, Retail and Healthcare industries. Part of the Brady Corporation, it processes more than two million name badges, a billion wristbands, half a million lanyards and 13 million business cards each year for companies of all sizes and across all industries from its global manufacturing facilities.

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*net product value is after deduction of any promotions, customisation and VAT

Sunrise Senior Living Purley wins the Market Accents #IWD2017 Prize Draw

London, March 2017: Noreen Cesareo, Principal at Market Accents, presents Jacqueline Ritchie, General Manager at Sunrise Senior Living Purley, with the a bottle of champagne. This was won by Jacqueline in the Market Accents #IWD2017 Prize Draw held following the #IWD2017 event organised and hosted by Doubletree by Hilton London Docklands on March 8, 2017, in partnership with Inspirational Development Group.

As Noreen said, ” The #IWD2017 event was an excellent opportunity to meet WBs and new businesses in an environment that was charged with energy. Beboldforchange was certainly evident in all the conversations and we were delighted to be able to participate and also have a stand during the event.”

She continued, “We connected with Jacqueline during the evening and she was later announced as the winner of our prize draw for a bottle of champagne. We accepted an invitation to present her with the champagne at the Sunrise Senior Living in Purley, which provides assisted living, nursing care, and dementia care for older people. This was a superb opportunity to see the premises and also experience the great atmosphere created by Jacqueline’s team.”

#smartmarketing #passion #brand #IWD2017 #beboldforchange #doubletree #WB #WeConnectInternational #WomenOwned

#Proud2support #Media: PDC BIG GAINS MADE IN BRITAIN ACCREDITATION

Press-Release-PDC-BIG-Made-In-Britain-November-2016.pdf (93 downloads)

London, November 2016. PDC BIG, industry leader in People Identification, is the latest brand to be accredited with the prestigious “Made in Britain” marque to use on its name badge products. With this accreditation, PDC BIG joins a proud and growing club of British manufacturing companies producing quality products that are used worldwide.

The “Made in Britain” campaign promotes British workmanship and is endorsed by the government. It supports its member organisations through the promotion of their brand and products through the website, activities and directory. From big-ticket items such as cars, construction and catering equipment to fashion, print and children’s toys, the marque confirms the inherent values associated with a “Made in Britain” product and puts customers beyond any doubt about the provenance and quality of the item they are buying.

Mark Owers, PDC BIG Sales Manager, said, “We are very proud to display our “Made in Britain” marque next to our BSI ISO quality certification and our membership of Sedex, all of which confirm our commitment to quality, ethical and responsible business practices and a sustainable approach through our reusable products. In the UK, we have been producing innovative and quality name badge and print solutions for nearly 30 years. Our 11,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Ipswich is equipped with the latest technology and produces over 2 million badges a year. Time and time again, our R&D team has developed techniques, processes and products that have kept our brand firmly in the forefront of the “best in British”. Among these is our award-winning British classic Selfit® badge, the original reusable badge which is extensively used by leading brands across Retail, Leisure and Events sectors where there is a high turnover in staff and campaigns.”

PDC BIG is synonymous with innovative solutions that revolve around quality, brand, ease of use and presentation. Its range of badges, wristbands, lanyards and accessories are used globally within Retail, Leisure, Entertainment, Healthcare, Hospitality and Events industries. Part of the Brady Corporation, it processes more than two million name badges, a billion wristbands, half a million lanyards and 13 million business cards each year for companies of all sizes and across all industries from its global manufacturing facilities.

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About PDC BIG

PDC BIG is a global leader in people identification. We connect people, products, and technology through innovative ID solutions that deliver superior customer experiences worldwide. We are focused on quality and excellent customer service. We provide the most innovative and widest available range of identification products such as wristbands, badges, lanyards and accessories to customers all over the world from our manufacturing facilities located in the United Kingdom, Belgium, the United States, Mexico, and China.

PDC BIG is committed to quality and sustainability. We are proud members of Made In Britain (www.madeingb.org) and Sedex (http://www.sedexglobal.com/), the global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. We operate a strict Quality Management System, incorporating a robust Quality Assurance Policy which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.

For a list of services and products, please visit www.pdc-big.co.uk.

 

THE INTERNATIONAL #FQ2 CONFERENCE LAUNCHES THE UK ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT FOR WOMEN

London October 2015. The second International Female Quotient (#FQ2) Conference took place on Wednesday October 28 at The Shard in London, in the Warwick Business School venue. The conference highlighted key research findings on women’s enterprise and launched an exciting ten-point plan and deployment framework that underpins the development of the first UK Economic Blueprint for Women.

The conference was organised by Pink Shoe Foundation (Pink Shoe) in collaboration with the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC), the UK’s leading independent Research Centre on SMEs and enterprise. It is the second Female Quotient conference organised by Pink Shoe and supports the growth of women-owned businesses in the UK. The first conference, held in October of last year, discussed the state of opportunities for women in business. A direct outcome was agreement by the conference delegates on the concept of a UK Economic Blueprint for Women and a strong partnership with Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) International.

WIPP International, who participated and presented in last year’s conference, were at the time looking outside the US to take their tested model to pilot in a country where it would make a difference. In the weeks following that first conference, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Pink Shoe Foundation and WIPP International in the US. Pink Shoe has since been confirmed as the delivery partner for the model which underpins the UK Economic Blueprint for Women.

As a result, and with the support of WIPP International, Pink Shoe has developed the framework for the UK Economic Blueprint to drive the growth of women-owned businesses. The Blueprint will help to create the conditions for women owned/led businesses to gain an equal share of business opportunities and contracts nationally and internationally. It is based on four principles: fair access to capital, markets, research and training (including mentoring and coaching).

This year’s conference launched the UK Economic Blueprint for Women, which is being driven by the Pink Shoe Senate. Speakers included the Rt Hon Alan Mak MP, Professor Stephen Roper, Director and Deputy Directors Professor Mark Hart and Katherine Hathaway, from the Enterprise Research Centre; Jennifer Bisceglie, President of WIPP International, and Baroness Burt of Solihull.

Jill Pay, Chair of the Pink Shoe Senate, updated on progress since the first FQ conference and described the ten point framework, covering the vision, mission and scope of the task force and work streams which have been set up to bring the Economic Blueprint to fruition over the next five years. ERC shared recent research findings about women-owned businesses in the UK, while two of the established work streams – access to capital and access to markets – were also presented. Confirmed delegates include women business owners, organisations that represent women business owners, influencers and policy makers.

The Minister of State for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, the Rt. Hon Anna Soubry MP, who briefly joined the conference during the networking reception said, “Earlier this week we announced new measures to eradicate gender pay inequality in the work place as part of the Government’s determination to extend opportunity to all. Although the gender pay gap is the lowest since records began, I still see too many examples of capable women losing out.

“In the 21st century, women-led businesses should get a fairer share of the market. That is why I welcome the development of the UK Economic Blueprint and the work of the Pink Shoe Foundation to give talented women a strong, influential voice.”
As Jill Pay commented, “This year’s conference is pivotal. It is Day One in Year One of our Economic Blueprint framework and we are now promoting our work streams to women-owned businesses everywhere in the UK. In the past year, we have established the work streams and set out their terms of reference. We are primarily working with nationally based organisations and networks of women-owned businesses, in order to reach the largest possible number of women-owned businesses.”

Helene Martin Gee continued, “The UK Economic Blueprint has set down a marker which will act as a strong beacon to female entrepreneurs and women owned businesses. The Blueprint has strong support from Ministers, MPs and Peers and via the All Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship and other leading All Party groups. We will use advocacy and influence to seek policy and economic solutions to improve opportunities for women led businesses and with the assistance of our international and UK partners and supporters, we are confident that we can achieve our goals.”

The Conference was sponsored by Addidi Wealth and supported by The Sourcing Team. Market Accents is proud to be part of the conference and to have assisted with communications.

Pink Shoe Foundation is an influential and innovative business network that works to positively impact life-long development of women. Its founder is Helene Martin Gee. Patrons are The Rt. Hon Theresa May MP and Tessa Sanderson CBE. The Pink Shoe Senate, which drives development and strategy, is chaired by Jill Pay. Established in 2007 in London, Pink Shoe creates initiatives across the UK to advance talented women at all levels. Members are an eclectic mix of high-ranking professionals encompassing Government, industry, academia, entrepreneurship, public service and third sectors. Its special focus on Entrepreneurship includes working in partnership with key Parliamentary groups to generate a range of vibrant and interactive events connecting prominent and emerging entrepreneurs, and young people of all backgrounds with Parliament. www.pinkshoeclub.com

WIPP International’s mission is to build powerful collaborative networks among leading, women-led organisations to leverage their joint power to negotiate for policy and economic solutions to enable women to achieve economic independence and participate fully in their country’s economic growth. For more information, please visit www.WIPPinternational.org.  WIPP in the US was founded in 2001. It now represents 4.7m women in business and has 78 partnering organisations. It is non-partisan and focuses with considerable success on advocacy for economic policies that impact the growth of women entrepreneurs.

The Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) was established in 2013 with a mission to answer the question ‘What drives SME Growth?’. It is a collaboration between 23 world class researchers from five University Business Schools: Warwick, Aston, Birmingham, Imperial College and Strathclyde. It is currently funded by BIS, Innovate UK, the British Bankers Association (on behalf of four major banks) and the Economic & Social Research Council. Its research covers six major themes – Entrepreneurial Ambition, Leadership & Management, Finance, Diversity, Export & Innovation and Business Demographics – and considers how these relate to the growth of SMEs. It also aims to be a ‘go to’ resource for data on small and medium size firms and their performance. ERC works with a wide range of partners and is collaborating with Pink Shoe to provide the evidence to stimulate the debate around women’s enterprise.

The UK Economic Blueprint for Women is being developed by the Pink Shoe in collaboration with key corporate partners and other organisations such as the Royal Society of Arts, WEConnect International, and the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC). It has strong support from Ministers, MPs and Peers, and via the All Party Parliamentary Group for Entrepreneurship and other leading All-Party groups.