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  • Park communications leads with four accolades at apprenticeship awards Park communications leads with four accolades at apprenticeship awards

    To mark the last day of National Apprenticeship Week, Newham College held their inaugural Apprenticeship Awards at the Good Hotel London.

    The awards were organised to recognise the outstanding achievements of the employers and apprentices enrolled on the apprenticeship programme. Organiser & Director of Apprenticeships, Neil Coates said:

     We really wanted to say well done to the investment the businesses have put into their apprentices, which we hope will improve the productivity of their organisations.

    Close to 100 attended the breakfast award ceremony held in Docklands. A total of 16 awards were given out over a range of categories including areas such as Accounting, Business and Administration, Engineering, Fashion & Textiles.

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    Park Communications employee, Charlie Pennington, won:

    *  Business Administration & Customer Service Apprentice of the year 2017

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     The top individual accolade, Newham College Apprentice of the year 2017

     

    Park's support to the programme was recognised with the top business accolade:

    *  Newham College Grand Apprenticeship of The Year 2017

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    *  Business Administration & Customer Service Apprentice Employer of the year 2017

     

    About Charlie, Newham College said:
    Charles is an excellent example to people who are thinking of doing an apprenticeship. His employer has nothing but praise for him. He has been offered a role within Park that will allow him to progress onto a level 3 apprenticeship for which we are sure he will be successful.
    About Park, Newham College said:
    Park Communications really invests in apprentice training, bringing in new roles for apprenticeship opportunities. They started with one apprentice on their reception and have grown their offer, providing opportunities for people to progress through the levels with them and into real employment opportunities.
    All in all, a very successful day! Alison Branch, Managing Director said:
    A huge congratulations to Charlie, he has worked very hard and is a key member of the Team. The management team have also worked hard to ensure that the apprenticeship scheme works well. We are delighted to receive this recognition of their hard work.
    Charlie, now a full-time employee, has completed his NVQ Level 2 and is currently working towards level 3. His manager, Roy Bidd, who is training and mentoring Charlie through his apprenticeship, said:
    Charlie created a really good first impression, he is extremely motivated and just gets on with everything thrown at him. He has been a full member of the team since day one and works really hard. I'm very proud, he deserves these awards for all his hard work. The opportunities available to Charlie will mean that one day I hope he will take over my job! 
  • Publishing Revolution Masterclass Publishing Revolution Masterclass

     

    We're joining @StackMagazines for a Publishing Masterclass at The Design Museum in London, from 25 to 26 February.

    Independent magazines are booming, but these creative and exciting publications are fraught with challenges.

    At this two-day event, we will offer practical advice for successful publishing.

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    We’ll be at the Design Museum’s new site in West London, spending the weekend delving deep into the intricacies of magazine publishing.

    Through guest lectures and workshops, you will explore the creative and commercial challenges of independent publishing in all its stages.

    Topics explored include design and editorial, building an audience, useful resources, getting into print and much more.

    Day one explores: How to Develop Your Idea, and Day two: How to Create A Successful Publication

    Steve Watson Stack Magazines said:

    The class is open to anyone with a magazine project at any stage – you could be a couple of issues in and looking to sharpen up a few details, or kicking around an idea that you think might have potential. The only requirement is that you’re willing to talk about it and share your ideas with others.

     

    Adult £125 , Student £100 , Member £75

    Book here.

     

     

  • Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail

    A huge range of artifacts unearthed by Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, goes on display alongside the story of the great engineering feat, in a major new exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands.

    Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail follows the route of the new Elizabeth line from east to west London, and features around 500 exhibits discovered along the way.

    The book, #PrintedByPark, explores the discoveries that have been unearthed along the way. From 70,000 year old reindeer and bison, to the birth of Brunel’s 19th century railway around Paddington and Old Oak Common, the book digs in to London’s buried past.

     

    Crossrail’s lead archaeologist Jay Carver said:

    The construction of London’s newest railway, underneath the streets of one of Europe’s most historic and complex cities, has resulted in one of Britain’s biggest archaeology programmes. For the very first time a full range of artefacts and items will be on display together, letting us tell the story of people who have lived in the capital for almost 10,000 years.

     

    The exhibition runs until September. Admission is free and includes interactive displays and activities.

     

     

  • Mary McCartney’s Twelfth Night Mary McCartney’s Twelfth Night

     

    We wanted to share one of our recent interesting productions with you...

     

    Park are privileged to have been chosen by Mary McCartney to print her new book 'Twelfth Night'. Twelfth night follows Oscar winning actor Mark Rylance and cast backstage preparing for his ground-breaking run as Olivia in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway, New York.

     

    When it was agreed that Mary was to shoot Mark and the cast, the understanding was that she would leave as soon as he was made-up. Rylance had never before allowed anyone to photograph him after that moment.

     

    Mary duly began to pack up her equipment, but to her surprise Rylance leaned over and asked whether she would like to continue to photograph him and the rest of the cast (including Stephen Fry in the role of Malvolio) backstage.

     

    Twelfth Night documents this intimate and privileged experience, capturing the entire performance preparation undertaken by each of the actors and musicians; from both the intense psychological preparation to the candid moments of relaxation that help balance the intensity of the performance. Mary's work creates a fascinating juxtaposition of these intricately costumed figures in various stages of period dress, set against the backstage spaces of the theatre.

     

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    Park produced the book to our very high exacting standards, making recommendations throughout the process to ensure the very best reproduction and detail on the chosen stocks. We accurately matched the signed-off proofs while Mary McCartney passed on press. As a special thank you we were invited to the book signing last Friday.

     

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    "Love it!! Labour of love!! Thank you!! Super exciting!!" Charlotte Ellis Studio Manager, Mary McCartney

     

    If you would like to know more about our high quality printing, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Please contact Alison Branch on: a.branch@parkcom.co.uk

    @ParkCommLondon

    #PrintedByPark

  • BBC News at 10 BBC News at 10

    Figures published by the Office of National Statistics yesterday, state that the number of people unemployed in the UK has fallen to 1.6 million, a figure of 4.8% - the lowest in 11 years.  The BBC’s Economics Correspondent, Andy Verity, reported the stats live from our factory in East London late last night on the BBC News at 10.

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    The BBC wanted a backdrop of an efficient, busy and modern factory.  Following the advice of their research team, they decided to contact Park.  We were delighted to be chosen, a real credit to our team.

     

    You can watch the full video here.

     

    If you want further information about our high quality printing, 24hr service or just a look round our facilities, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Please contact Alison Branch on: a.branch@parkcom.co.uk

    @ParkCommLondon

    #PrintedByPark

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