#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

Market Accents takes part in IWD2017 #BeBoldforChange

London, March 2017: Market Accents participated in this year’s IWD2017 event organised and hosted by Doubletree by Hilton London Docklands, in partnership with Inspirational Development Group.

The invitation to participate was extended through WeConnect International and Market Accents was one of three sponsoring companies present with a stand.  This well attended event in Canary Wharf attracted other WBs and businesses from the area, who came together for an inspiring evening of talks centered on women who are in their own unique ways living the challenge – #BeBoldforChange.  These were followed by excellent networking over wine and canapés.

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

#Proud2support #Media: PDC BIG releases an upgraded Selfit® Global – A more intuitive and faster update to enhance the award-winning total industry solution For Event and Conference Organisers

London, February 2017.  PDC BIG, global industry leader in People Identification (ID), and acknowledged specialist for conferences, events, festivals and hospitality, has released an update of its award-winning Selfit® Global system for high-quality reusable branded name badges, inserts and wristbands. This release enhances the only complete industry solution with faster and more intuitive features, and introduces new onsite printing for wristbands.

Following its launch in 2012, the innovative and successful Selfit® Global is now used by businesses of all sizes and across industries. Comments such as “Since using your Selfit® badge system, the time I spend preparing badges has been halved. And the design, service and simplicity are wonderful!” and “Our delegates are always impressed with how quickly and easily we can make up badges for them on site, it makes our last minute changes a lot less stressful, and sets off a great first impression of our organisation!” demonstrate the system’s popularity and its superiority to other products on the market.

This upgrade brings Selfit® Global up-to-date to easily handle mobile technologies and advanced customer expectations.  The upgraded system includes state-of-the-art software, badges, inserts, wristbands, accessories and onsite portable printers.  It introduces reinforced brand and presentation aspects, including modifications in formatting for better handling of long names and job titles, and the ability to use proprietary or pc-based fonts, ensuring that brand and font consistency is retained across all products.  Other improvements include enhancements in user access, with features that save time such as the ability to save templates, effortless formatting for layout and reporting, and easier print functions for Selfit® badges, credit card sized badges, Clearspec wallets and personalised wristbands.

The Selfit® Global system is designed to achieve flawless, professional and image-enhancing people ID for events – anywhere, anytime.  Developed with expert industry knowledge, customer insights and the mobile work-space in mind, the web-based system is proven to save time and remove the stress and hassles typically associated with registrations at conferences, festivals and events.  As Abbie Smith, The PA Club Membership Manager recently remarked, “Today, our registration and badging system is so efficient and practical, and the badges are much smarter looking than the ones we had before.”  Managing Director Michael Hislop echoed her words, saying, “Selfit® badges have worked very well for us. The PA Club is still growing and they will continue to play an important part as we look to connect our members across Europe and the US.”

Selfit® Global continues to be a future-proofed system, and can be downloaded or accessed online for use in the office or on-site. Overall, it enhances the overall presentation and branding experience, making it a faster, more intuitive and seamless application that is truly mobile.  A demo and brochure of Selfit® Global is available at http://www.big.co.uk/Page/Selfit  and at http://www.big.co.uk/Pages/DocumentManager/BIG_SelfitBrochure_210x210_FINAL.pdf

Mark Owers, PDC BIG UK Sales Manager said, “Selfit® Global is the only complete name badge and wristband system that allows you to prepare and print at your office, on site at events, or anywhere with an internet connection – on the move or at your desk.  Our upgrade brings it in line with the increased usage of mobile technologies and wearable IDs which have gained so much ground in these last few years. The new features are intuitive; although support by phone is available should customers need it. The system updates automatically and customers will be notified when this takes place.  Selfit® Global was always an innovative solution, and customers that are already using the upgrade find that the enhanced features continue to make it a seamless and stress-free experience that eliminates messy and last-minute registrations and handwritten name badges.”

He continued, “With the added benefit of onsite preparation and printing of customisable wristbands, Selfit® Global retains its leadership position. Wristbands have grown in popularity as a cool “must-have” people ID for many events, festivals and open-space activities.  The upgraded Selfit® Global keeps you firmly in charge –  with full access to wristband customisation features such as flexible design and editing, increased options for onsite event control and security using barcodes and visitor tracking, great social media interaction and use of marketing tools such as promotions and limited-time special offers, all with real-time reports –  allowing you to fully manage your events  while maximising your brand presence.”

PDC BIG 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. 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.

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 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 and Made In Britain (www.madeingb.org). 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.

 

#Media: Market Accents participates as a guest on Share Radio’s Women & Money

London, 24 December 2016: Noreen Cesareo, Principal at Market Accents, a WeConnect certified woman-owned business, was a guest on the business-focussed digital station Share Radio.  She took part in Sarah Pennells‘ Women and Money: A look back at 2016.

On the programme, Sarah and her guests looked at the big money stories affecting women in 2016, including changes to the state pension age, the role of women in business and on company boards and the gender pay gap. Together with Noreen Cesareo were guests Malcolm McLean from the pension consultants Barnett Waddingham and Fiona Chow from Pregnant & Screwed.

Noreen talked about the various initiatives she is involved in, including the first ever UK Economic Blueprint (EB) for Women-owned Businesses and the development of the EB’s digital platform which will be an independent, inclusive, first port of call for advice, information, support, training, mentors, case studies and innovative tools that will help women to start and scale up their businesses. She mentioned the current status of women directors on boards, and also talked about the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs and WBs.

https://www.shareradio.co.uk/podcasts/women-money-a-look-back-at-2016-24-dec-16/PodcastPlayer

#shareradio #eb4women #FQ3

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

Press-Release-PDC-BIG-Made-In-Britain-November-2016.pdf (81 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.