Bury St Edmunds: National BAPC honour for Kall Kwik centre

DIGITAL and print business Kall Kwik Bury St Edmunds has been named Business of the Year at the 2012 British Association for Print and Communication (BAPC) Awards.

Owner Stewart Green said: “We like to think that we all do a good job, but it’s nice when that is recognised by someone from outside of the business. This award is for the whole team at Bury St Edmunds, because it’s down to their hard work and enthusiasm.”

The business was nominated by Kall Kwik managing director Nigel Toplis, who has been impressed by Mr Green’s innovation and drive.

Mr Toplis said: “It was a proud night for us all. This is only the third time in Kall Kwik’s history that the BAPC award has been won by one of our centres and we are delighted that the outstanding achievements of Stewart and his team have been recognised in this way.”

It’s been an eventful year for Mr Green who bought the Bury franchise nine years ago. Not only has the company enjoyed another record year for sales, it also moved from Angel Hill to its own bigger premises, Burridge House, in Brunel Business Court, in addition to investing more than �130,000 in new large format colour and digital printing equipment.

He had aimed to set the business apart from rivals by developing the digital side of the operation, offering web design and e-shot campaign management alongside the creation of marketing-based print solutions.

Currently seven people are employed by Kall Kwik and there are plans to recruit more staff as the business expands.

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Mr Green added: “Moving to bigger premises has worked out far better than we had imagined – our workload has increased and clients are really enjoying the benefits of having free parking just outside.

“I believe the reason we are so successful is because we listen to what clients want to achieve and then work with them to come up with the best way to maximise results.

“It’s not just about supplying competitively priced print – it more to do with making sure that clients get the best return for their money using the items we produce. Because we have such a strong design and digital team we can make campaign materials work harder for clients across all mediums not just print.”