Recently, we welcomed Edward Timpson CBE MP to our offices to showcase how our business positively reacted to the Covid-19 pandemic challenges in order to deliver vital services to support the UK pharmaceutical industry.
Technoprint plays a vital part in the supply chain by providing patient information leaflets printed and folded ready for insertion into pharmaceutical packaging. With our staff classified as key workers, the business was required to digitalise our activities further, revise our schedule throughout the lockdown period, and implement safe social distancing—whilst still meeting an increased demand from customers.
Mr Timpson was given a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, where he was impressed with the cleanliness, hygiene, segregation controls and security measures in place. He was also able to meet and to speak to staff who shared details of the tasks and quality controls they perform on a day-to-day basis.
Edward Timpson CBE, Member of Parliament for Eddisbury, commented: “It is fantastic to see how positively a business—so vital to the pharmaceutical supply chain—was able to react and respond to the challenges presented during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“By quickly and efficiently implementing new ways of working, they were not only able to remain open, but ensure vital medical supplies were delivered where they were most needed.”
Alan Ryan, Managing Director of Technoprint, commented: “Despite the challenging times, the team has reacted extremely positively and worked hard to ensure the delivery of vital life-saving medicines throughout lockdown.
“We were delighted to welcome Edward Timpson to our facilities and share with him our best practice and to receive his support for our endeavours. We will continue to ensure we have effective and safe practices in place and work to support and encourage other businesses now looking to make a safe return to work.”
The rapid implementation of the new ways of working and safety standards put in place has resulted in Technoprint being asked to share our best practice across the region. Our company has been involved in delivering a series of back to work webinars, on-line training sessions as well as question and answer sessions with other organisations in the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
Earlier this year, Technoprint’s facility in Winsford was audited by The British Standards Institution (BSI) against their ISO9001:2015 (Quality Management System), PS9000:2016 (Pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practice – GMP) and ISO14001:2015 (Environmental Management System) accreditations. All three audits were successfully passed at the highest level.