International Women’s Day 2022 – what the day means to us

The 8th March marks an important date in the calendar: International Women’s Day (IWD). The day is a chance to celebrate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women and highlight the ongoing issues of gender inequality.

 

This year’s theme is #BreaktheBias. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias can make it difficult for women to move ahead.

 

To mark IWD some of the female-team at Technoprint have expressed their views on what the day means to them and who inspires them to be the women that they are today.

Meet the team: Anna Zaremba

First in the hot seat for 2022 in our meet the team series is our new team member, Anna Zaremba. Anna is MD Alan Ryan’s right hand woman, assisting with her impeccable organisation skills, as well as HR matters. She’s trained up on HR and cyber awareness, so nothing gets past Anna!

How to secure your supply chain and avoid material shortages in January and beyond

 

Construction materials, food, fuel and used cars are just some of the essentials that the UK press is reporting as being in short supply in what is being dubbed the ‘supply chain crisis’. Experts claim these shortages could have a negative impact on the economy and its recovery after a tumultuous couple of years, not helped by Brexit and of course the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Paper supplies are not exempt from the current situation.

Terry the Technoprint Elf

Technoprint have a had a lovely festive surprise, Terry the Elf has been spared of his Christmas duties to come and help us!

Day 1

Just like any new starter, Terry must complete an induction to ensure he is fully aware of all safety and working practices. This ensures Terry and his colleagues remain safe and understand the importance of GMP, and our standards PS9000, ISO9001, ISO14001. We are glad to confirm Terry passed his GMP assessment with full marks!

Meet the team: Tom Hayes

We have a new Technoprofile blog for you this month. Introducing Tom Hayes, one of our newest recruits!

Having only worked here since September, Tom admits that he is still labelled as ‘the new guy’ by his colleagues. The ‘cool guy’ is his preferred nickname, however.

 

Tom’s role

Like Russ, who we introduced you to last month, Tom works within the production department in the heart of Technoprint’s operation.

Meet the team: Russ Heaton

Over the next few months, we’ll be introducing you to various members of the team on our blog.

Today we’re like you to meet Russ Heaton, one of our Production Technicians. He’s responsible for ensuring that our solutions, such as the Minutag™, Multiflet™, Pharmalite™, and Tech-Pack™, are used to create the best medical information leaflets.

Russ is a vital component in a production process that delivers an industry-leading level of service to our clients.

The future of the paper industry

It goes without saying that Technoprint relies heavily on paper. We use it to develop and manufacture all our medical information leaflets so that our customers can effectively inform patients on a variety of treatments.

But how sustainable is the paper industry, and what does the future look like? This month, we’re delving into the manufacturing, sourcing, and production of our leaflets.

 

How is paper made?

As is commonly known,

User information leaflets and vaping

Since being introduced to the UK in 2005, vaping has become widely viewed as a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco that still offers end-users access to nicotine and the familiar action of ‘smoking’. As a result of this, a growing number of companies now produce vaping devices and e-liquids.

However, manufacturers working in this industry are subject to rules and regulations surrounding packaging and the in-pack information issued to consumers. This is where our user information leaflets come in.

Golfing for CALM – Technoprint’s charity of the year

Technoprint’s business development manager, Graeme Johnston, is taking part in a three-round challenge at the Antrobus Golf Club in Northwich, to raise money for the charity, CALM – the Campaign Against People Living Miserably.

The event, set to go ahead on the 27th of July, will be supporting the patient information leaflet manufacturer’s efforts to support CALM, which is its charity of the year for 2021.

CALM is often the first port of call for many contemplating suicide.

Homeless Hounds

Community Matters – Helping Homeless Hounds

At Technoprint, we value our community and love to get engaged whenever we can.

From providing apprenticeships to supporting local charities, it’s always been important to us to give back. And thanks to the impact of the pandemic, more than ever, we want to give as much as we can to those businesses, charities, and societies in need of a helping hand.

 

We were pleased to announce that recently,