Windles’ Win In PrintWeek Awards

Specialist greeting card printer, Windles Group was crowned Social Stationery Printer of the Year in the prestigious PrintWeek Awards, at a lavish event which took place earlier this week (21 October) at the Grosvenor House Hotel. 

The printer’s entry submission, which wooed the judges, included cards Windles has printed for The Art File’s Form collection, Janie Wilson’s Macaroon, Paper Salad’s Jamboree range and Santoro’s First Class Lounge launch.

Above: Windles’ md Bruce Podmore (left) with the prestigious award, presented by comedian Rich Hall, host for the event.
Above: Windles’ md Bruce Podmore (left) with the prestigious award, presented by comedian Rich Hall, host for the event.

“This is a truly proud moment,” said Bruce Podmore, md of Windles addressing the workforce at the Thame-based, printing group the day after the awards ceremony. “This award is not just down to those in our team who take the orders from our publisher customers, it’s down to the individuals who prepare the files for print, to those who ensure the presses run smoothly, to others who oversee the finishing right through to those loading the vans for delivery and invoicing for the job. This magnificent achievement is down to each and every one of you in our team,” added Bruce.

Above: Card samples from Janie Wilson’s Macaroon and Paper Salad’s Jamboree ranges were submitted as part of Windles’ entry showing its embossing prowess.  
Above: Card samples from Janie Wilson’s Macaroon and Paper Salad’s Jamboree ranges were submitted as part of Windles’ entry showing its embossing prowess.

The Sherwood Group was highly commended in this award category while Loxleys also featured in the finalist line-up for this award.

Above: The judges were impressed by The Art File’s 3D FORM cards and Santoro’s First Class Lounge range (which features special inks) that were part of Windles’ entry submission.
Above: The judges were impressed by The Art File’s 3D FORM cards and Santoro’s First Class Lounge range (which features special inks) that were part of Windles’ entry submission.

Windles also received an Highly Commended recognition in the Best Environmental Printer category in the awards.

Above: Windles’ sales director Andrea Norcott (centre) with colleagues Greg Parzniewski (bagging and Kard Klasping manager) and Lyndsey King (finishing manager) at the awards event.
Above: Windles’ sales director Andrea Norcott (centre) with colleagues Greg Parzniewski (bagging and Kard Klasping manager) and Lyndsey King (finishing manager) at the awards event.

Top: The PrintWeek awards this year took on a Viva Print Las Vegas theme.

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