Woodbank Shortlisted in Stockport Business Awards 2017

Founding Director, Janet Bowden….What’s not to love? Great transport links, lots of redevelopment and regeneration going on, fab offices, great businesses to work with. We’re absolutely delighted to be part of this year’s Stockport Business Awards – the awards rightly puts Stockport and its businesses in the limelight. Every year they discover and celebrate new talent, and share the success of established firms and business people. I’m proud to be part of Stockport.

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Key Appointment for Woodbank Office Solutions

 

We are delighted to announce the appointment of James McManus to the role of Business Development Manager.   As part of Woodbank’s regional expansion plans James will be responsible for supporting new and existing business across the Yorkshire area. With offices in Liverpool and Stockport the company is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of Konica Minolta and Kyocera Document Solutions digital, multi-functional photocopiers and network printers.

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Commenting on his new business development role, James said: “I feel that I’ve joined Woodbank at a really exciting time. We have a great range of products from photocopiers to multifunctional devices, managed print and document management solutions. There is a great vibe in our industry, as well as a genuine appetite to show how we can really streamline office processes to customers.”

Woodbank’s sales director Dave Duffy commented: “At the core of Woodbank’s approach for 2017 and beyond is to put the customer at the heart of everything we do. We’re delighted to announce that James has joined the team. His appointment is an important one as we expand our customer base across Yorkshire and beyond. We’re confident James will add true value to the Woodbank brand.”

Established in 1989, Woodbank Office Solutions provide office equipment including printers, copiers and multifunctional devices alongside solutions relating to document management and managed print solutions. Woodbank is proud to have helped thousands of customers over a whole range of printing sectors, including legal, financial services, education, healthcare, government and charities.

Why not drop James a quick hello via email, james@woodbankoffice.co.uk

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Reducing the paperwork burden at the Care Roadshow

Our experience exhibiting at the Care Roadshow at Aintree Racecourse was a very positive one. We had detailed conversations with a number of visitors who were very interested in our print & document management services and also networked well with many of the other exhibitors. We would still love the opportunity to continue our talks about how we can help care professionals. Please get in touch with our intro guys on 0161 474 0085 or email: enquiries@woodbankoffice.co.uk.

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We’ll be attending the Care Roadshow Liverpool

Woodbank Office Solutions will be exhibiting at the Care Roadshow held at Aintree Racecourse, in Liverpool on Tuesday 9th May.

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We’ll be joining a variety of care suppliers, industry experts and like-minded care professionals to discover innovative products and services as well as the latest updates and ideas from the care professional industry. This event is an established platform for all those working within the care sector and as it is free for visitors to attend, we are looking forward to welcoming you on our stand, #29.

Contact us if you’d like to set an appointment to discuss your print and document management requirements during the expo.

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Woodbank sponsor The Beautiful Game

From terrace banter – to the goals, we love football at Woodbank, so when we had the opportunity to sponsor a table last Saturday for the Southport v Boreham Wood match, it was without a doubt a resounding YES!

This kind of day-trip not only allows us to enjoy “The Beautiful Game”, it also gives us the chance to support our local communities with our valued clients outside the office walls.

In the end, it was the hosts Southport who grabbed the vital victory with a 1-0 home win over Boreham Wood.

Pictured below: Woodbank Office Solutions directors Dave Duffy and Jason Morris with clients and referral partners.

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How to Print Less & Spend Less on Office Printing

Despite the forecasts predicting a “paperless office” on the horizon, most organisations are still heavily reliant upon paper documents to perform core business functions. In fact, according to recent studies roughly 40% of all business processes still require hardcopy documents. To support the delay in digital documents completely replacing paper documents, paper producers are predicting a global downturn in demand of only 1-3% through 2020.

If you think your office is the only one with room for improvement, here are some recent industry stats and facts that highlight the inefficiencies happening in most offices right now.

  • 90% of companies don’t know how many printers they have or how much they spend on print.
  • The average life span of a printed document is less than 5 minutes.
  • 17% of printed documents are never used.

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New Business Development Manager

Woodbank Hiring

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, self-confident and ready to deliver on an ambitious business and sales strategy. Woodbank Office Solutions are continuously looking to meet with individuals who are looking for an opportunity to join a successful office solutions provider.  

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Our ideal candidate:

The position, is ideal for an outstanding candidate who is already working in sales, and has a proven record of success in the managed print service industry. Confident with; managing new business sales and, account management of photocopiers, MFDs and managed print and document solutions to help achieve the business’ overall targets and the individuals earning potential.

Key duties:

  • identification of target clients
  • identification of best method of approach
  • engaging target clients with a view to outlining the company offering
  • achieving success via sales to target clients
  • seeking to develop newly established relationship with new clients with a view to upselling where possible

Woodbank Office Solutions are ideally looking for candidates who can;

  • Open to developing new business
  • Maintaining existing business
  • Work to realistic sales targets
  • Coordinate resources internally to ensure excellent customer service

Salary: Package

  • Competitive basic salary, supported by industry leading commission structure
  • Company Car/Car Allowance
  • Company Pension

Job Type: Full-time

How to apply

Please contact; Dave Duffy at dave@woodbankoffice.co.uk with your CV and we will be in touch. 

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Woodbank Managed Print Services

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Discover if Our Managed Print Services Are Right for You…

Here are some questions to determine if your business is ready for our Managed Print Services:

Do you have user restrictions or a print policy in your office?

Do you know how many pages your organisation prints each month?

Do you have a way to track all your print related expenses?

If you answered no to any of the above questions, let us introduce you to our exclusive Managed Print Services & our vast Konica Minolta & Kyocera product range. Please get in touch by email our team at enquiries@woodbankoffice.co.uk.

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New Year’s resolutions for printer costs

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Whether you believe in New Year’s resolutions or think they’re a total waste of time, the new year brings with it an opportunity to strive towards new professional achievements in the new year.

Here is a solution that could help you monitor your printing expenditure. From our experience we have helped many businesses save print costs and we’ve also discovered they have previously overspent on their print. Remember, print costs come from more than ink and paper, it includes;

  • Print waste
  • Excessive and non-essential printers
  • Lost-time managing printer fleet

Once the ideal solution is in place, Manage Print Services (MPS) can help you take control of the printing environment with more visibility, highlighting areas that are under utilised. Once the ideal solution is in place, the right MPS solution will continue to monitor your print usage. This will mean you can stop worrying about dealing with printers and instead work on other priorities, therefore improving employee satisfaction and productivity.

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Partnering with the right MPS provider allows you to focus on other more important areas of your business, knowing that your print infrastructure is operating efficiently and print processes are in top shape.

If you would like to find out more about our Managed Print Solutions please feel free to get in touch for a free no obligation print assessment by calling (0161) 474 0085 or email enquiries@woodbankoffice.co.uk

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Greenhouse Multi-Cultural Play and Arts Project

Imagine a world where a children’s community group could not showcase the youngster’s wonderful creative work…

Indeed, it is difficult to think this, but without the basic office equipment The Greenhouse Multi-Cultural Play and Arts Project were not able to really highlight the children’s written and creative work to its fullest potential. So when we heard about the inspiring young people and staff who are doing fantastic things at The Greenhouse Project we were absolutely delighted to help them by donating one of our photocopier machines. The Greenhouse Multi-Cultural Play and Arts Project is a registered charity based in Toxteth, Liverpool, dedicated to helping children and young people in the surrounding community with a range of fun and educational activities in and out of school. Over the years, this project has grown as a result of the dynamic leadership of Debbie Wight and her committed team of staff and volunteers.

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We at Woodbank were first introduced to The Greenhouse Project thanks to our connection with SAFE Regeneration, an organisation which has previously benefited from one of our photocopier donations. Seeing at first-hand how much charitable donations help not for profit groups, Brian Dawe Development Manager at SAFE Regeneration was keen to help The Greenhouse Project. He said: “It’s difficult for any charity to source funding for office equipment especially the service and maintenance costs. With Woodbank’s help, I hope it’s freed Debbie and her team with that burden. The Greenhouse Project is vital part of the children’s creative and learning process and I’m thrilled that they have benefited from the kind donation.”

Greenhouse’s Project Manager Debbie Wright said: “This will make a huge difference both in terms of what we are able to do and in improving the quality of our work; from producing information for funding applications to presenting displays of children’s work and evidence of their ‘learning journeys’. This kind gift is hugely appreciated by all at The Greenhouse Project.”

Woodbank’s Founding Director, Janet Bowden, said: “The opportunity to be able to help charities such as the SAFE Regeneration and The Greenhouse Project is an absolute privilege and we at Woodbank truly hope that they see significant benefits as a result of our donation.”

Pictured above are the lovely children at recent Winter Wonderland Grotto on Tiber Square.

 

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