<![CDATA[Pressat Main Newswire]]> https://pressat.co.uk/ https://pressat.co.uk/media/site/logo.png https://pressat.co.uk/category/media-marketing/ en-gb Copyright: (C) Pressat Pressat <![CDATA[ Work To Begin on Keystone Property Group’s Birmingham PRS Project ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-98b32ed6bd8628ccc4e064e65dc80562 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-98b32ed6bd8628ccc4e064e65dc80562 Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Work is set to get underway on one of Keystone Property Group’s largest developer-lending private rented sector (PRS) projects.


The build-to-rent (BTR) scheme, known as Holloway Head, is the group’s third Birmingham PRS project.


Over 17-storeys, Holloway Head comprises 22 studios, 261 one-bedroom and 204 two-bedroom apartments. Along with 3960 sq ft ground-floor retail space, car parking and landscaped residents’ courtyards.


In September 2019, Holloway Head was sold to Invesco in a forward funding agreement. Invesco is one of the world’s leading investment managers, controlling over £800 billion worth of assets


The homes are expected to be managed by US BTR giant Greystar. With construction of the first phase of the development predicted to begin later in 2019.


Keystone Property Group’s other Birmingham projects include Westminster Works, on which work began earlier in the year. Exited in 2018, investors were awarded an average 21% return.


Holloway Head will see the regeneration of a 1.3-acre brownfield site, which had remained vacant for 25 years. Planning permission was granted in May 2018.


Keystone Property Group CEO Desmond Conway said: “Birmingham is undergoing significant regeneration, enticing thousands to relocate to the city every year.”


“With demand rising, there’s a real need for high-quality living spaces in the city centre. That one of the world’s biggest institutional investors has purchased the development, is a testament to the calibre of our developer lending projects.”


About Keystone Property Group


Specialising in traditional and alternative property investment opportunities, Keystone Property Group bridge the gap between developers and investors. The Group source and create exclusive high-return prospects that meet the demands of the modern investment market. Working with both world-leading developers and an extensive network of national and international property investors, both parties are rewarded with services they require, including development, development acquisition, and developer level returns. Raising £60 million over a three-year period, and delivering clients average returns of 19.4%, Keystone Property Group is one of the fastest-growing real estate investment firms in the UK.



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17 Sep 2019 15:00:05 GMT
<![CDATA[ Work To Begin on Keystone Property Group’s Birmingham PRS Project ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-053714e1e2e41ed495554f19ff5ad7e9 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/work-to-begin-on-keystone-property-groups-birmingham-prs-project-053714e1e2e41ed495554f19ff5ad7e9 Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Work is set to get underway on one of Keystone Property Group’s largest developer-lending private rented sector (PRS) projects.


The build-to-rent (BTR) scheme, known as Holloway Head, is the group’s third Birmingham PRS project.


Over 17-storeys, Holloway Head comprises 22 studios, 261 one-bedroom and 204 two-bedroom apartments. Along with 3960 sq ft ground-floor retail space, car parking and landscaped residents’ courtyards.


In September 2019, Holloway Head was sold to Invesco in a forward funding agreement. Invesco is one of the world’s leading investment managers, controlling over £800 billion worth of assets


The homes are expected to be managed by US BTR giant Greystar. With construction of the first phase of the development predicted to begin later in 2019.


Keystone Property Group’s other Birmingham projects include Westminster Works, on which work began earlier in the year. Exited in 2018, investors were awarded an average 21% return.


Holloway Head will see the regeneration of a 1.3-acre brownfield site, which had remained vacant for 25 years. Planning permission was granted in May 2018.


Keystone Property Group CEO Desmond Conway said: “Birmingham is undergoing significant regeneration, enticing thousands to relocate to the city every year.”


“With demand rising, there’s a real need for high-quality living spaces in the city centre. That one of the world’s biggest institutional investors has purchased the development, is a testament to the calibre of our developer lending projects.”


About Keystone Property Group


Specialising in traditional and alternative property investment opportunities, Keystone Property Group bridge the gap between developers and investors. The Group source and create exclusive high-return prospects that meet the demands of the modern investment market. Working with both world-leading developers and an extensive network of national and international property investors, both parties are rewarded with services they require, including development, development acquisition, and developer level returns. Raising £60 million over a three-year period, and delivering clients average returns of 19.4%, Keystone Property Group is one of the fastest-growing real estate investment firms in the UK.



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17 Sep 2019 10:10:07 GMT
<![CDATA[ “A country where Youth Leads” - Youth charity Xplode Rebrands ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/a-country-where-youth-leads-youth-charity-xplode-rebrands-42d677191b472c5209d47c30bad68362 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/a-country-where-youth-leads-youth-charity-xplode-rebrands-42d677191b472c5209d47c30bad68362 Friday 13 September, 2019

Popular youth charity Xplode Magazine has rebranded to Youth Leads marking a change of focus for the organisation that was established by a group of 15 year olds in 2011.


The charity’s young volunteers, trustees and supporters came up with the new name and the new visual identity was designed by branding agency, Think EQ.


The rebrand comes as the organisation celebrates upskilling 5,000 young people and offering 300 volunteering opportunities.


Future plans include the development of a national programme encouraging and supporting young people into trustee and school governor positions as well as events to recognise the efforts of young people serving their communities.


Saimah Malji, Chair of Youth Leads said:


“We’re really excited about the next chapter! We wanted a brand that says more about what we’re here to do. We have a vision of a country where youth leads and our new programmes, brand and focus will provide a real step-change in what we do.”


Saeed Atcha MBE DL, Youth Leads CEO said:


“When I set up Xplode as a 15 year old, I never expected us to still be around now! We were just a magazine when we started but now we do a lot more to get young people better skilled, empowered by their potential and influencing change in their communities.”


Drshna Vara, CEO at Think EQ said:


"Working on the Youth Leads brand was fantastic. We held a number of workshops and our teams were able to understand the organisation and help create a brand which not only connects to its young audience, but also works across all other platforms whilst maintaining its current heritage.


We are looking forward to the future growth of Youth Leads and seeing where the new brand takes them."


Youth Leads will publish Xplode Magazine four times per-year in schools, colleges, youth centres, Starbucks and ASDA stores in Greater Manchester alongside its programmes for volunteer and skills development.



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13 Sep 2019 07:05:02 GMT
<![CDATA[ YOU ARE AWESOME! A BIG, YELLOW THANK YOU TO THE EMERGENCY SERVICES ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/you-are-awesome-a-big-yellow-thank-you-to-the-emergency-services-18afeb60401bd7d171219fc6c3da6d25 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/you-are-awesome-a-big-yellow-thank-you-to-the-emergency-services-18afeb60401bd7d171219fc6c3da6d25 Monday 9 September, 2019

Friday 20th
September 2019, London, UK: An open-topped, double-decker, bright yellow bus will be driven all around London stopping at Ambulance Stations, Fire Stations, Police Stations and Hospitals giving out coffee, donuts and gifts to say thank you to the awesome men and women of the Emergency Services.


20th
September 2019, will be a day to remember for all of the amazing people who protect us and save lives every day. The mission of the day is to permanently cement respect and gratitude from the public in the form of continuous kind gestures to the Emergency Services; like buying someone a coffee, a donut, or some other way of saying thank you. The more sporadic and unexpected the gestures are, the more special they will feel.


Michael Howard, Founder of The Awesome Movement said, “Following a BBC News article in September 2018 of notes being left on an Ambulance berating paramedics for parking over a drive whilst on an emergency call, I was shocked, but also made a realisation, we don’t show our appreciation enough. Almost immediately I created a group of like-minded individuals to help change the way that we as a country think about our awesome Emergency Services teams throughout the country going out and risking their lives to protect and save ours.”


Shocking facts:



Around eight paramedics are subjected to a serious attack every day, including stabbings, assaults and verbal abuse.
Recorded attacks on Firefighters have soared to a whopping 900 per year.
Over 15% of nursing staff have experienced physical violence from patients, relatives or members of the public.

Michael and his team of Awesome Appreciators will be driving an open-topped bright yellow bus all around London to shout about the amazing work that these brave men and women do every single day. Starting at 0630am at London Ambulance HQ, Waterloo Road, SE1, they will be visiting Ambulance Stations, Fire Stations, Police Stations and Hospitals giving out coffee, donuts and gifts.


Michael says, “Putting yourself in danger, saving someone’s life and dealing with harrowing events every day is unbelievable and worthy of our huge appreciation and gratitude. Our goal is to have a National Awesome Day every year, but more importantly we want the public to show their appreciation continually. For example; when you see someone from the emergency services, say thank you, buy them a coffee, make them feel appreciated.”


The Awesome Movement was founded in 2018 in London, UK by Michael Howard as a response to the horrific statistics relating to how Emergency Services staff are treated.


Instagram: @awesome_movement


Facebook: @awesomemovement


Web: www.awesomemovement.co.uk



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09 Sep 2019 17:40:30 GMT
<![CDATA[ CBD HEALTH® from Canabidol® Releases New Variants of their First-of-a-Kind Supplements ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/cbd-healthr-from-canabidolr-releases-new-variants-of-their-first-of-a-kind-supplements-3f9e34b1995c10a90ce7ab4f524a16eb https://pressat.co.uk/releases/cbd-healthr-from-canabidolr-releases-new-variants-of-their-first-of-a-kind-supplements-3f9e34b1995c10a90ce7ab4f524a16eb Monday 9 September, 2019

London, UK: Canabidol® the UK’s leading expert in consumer CBD products, is proud to announce the release of new line extensions to their innovative CBD HEALTH® range, with the addition of ‘Physio’ and ‘Relax’ to the ground-breaking oral suspension gel range.


To help meet the fast-growing demand from consumers looking to add CBD food supplements to their general health regime, CBD HEALTH® is the first range on the market to combine pure, 100% European Cannabis Sativa L. with complimentary ingredients, backed with approved EU Health Claims to help with a variety of daily health needs.


Canabidol® CEO, Tom Whettem, celebrated this break-through by commenting “We now are able to offer our customers and consumers the only ‘proven-to-be-good-for-you’ range of CBD products that support your health and general well-being. No other CBD product to date can, by law, make these claims or even suggest that their products are good for your health and well-being.”


Whettem added: “The substantial scientific data that backs up each of our formulations enables us to present products that have been certified and approved for use by the European Food Safety Authority. We are excited by the prospect of consumers being able to add CBD HEALTH® to their daily routines, which is made all the easier with a range of great-tasting flavours and easily-consumable formats”.


The CBD HEALTH® range includes such easy-to-consume formats as oral suspension gel, which gives outstanding absorption of water-soluble CBD via proprietary CBD HEALTH® liposomal technology. These gels come in the following flavours and added health benefits:


Heart: with Vitamin B1 to support a healthy heart, plus natural raspberry flavour


Immune: with added Vitamin C to support the immune system, plus natural lemon flavour


Physio: with Calcium to support normal muscle & bone function, plus natural blueberry flavour


Relax: with Lemon Balm to support relaxation and mental wellbeing


More can be found out about this range at https://canabidol.com/


About Canabidol®


Canabidol® is the cannabis company that brings unsurpassable provenance, compliance and transparency into the UK’s fledgling CBD industry.


As the UK’s leading experts in the field of consumers CBD products, we like to say “We know more. Simply because we do more”.


A family-owned company, founded in 2015 by our CEO, Tom Whettem, who also acts as a Director of the Cannabis Trades Association - the largest trade body of its type, globally representing 800 member companies and engaging with government departments.


From the very start we have challenged the status quo. While others invested in gimmicks, we invested in our company, our facilities our staff and most importantly our knowledge.


The only company nationally that exclusively owns and operates multiple sites covering the complete supply chain. Including a licenced cannabis farm, a dedicated extraction/purification facility, UK based manufacturing plant and a R&D facility.


With the concerns around the quality and legality of many CBD products on the market being Canabidol can provide the assurance and confidence where no other can. Verification on the safety, legality and conformity of Canabidol products is as simple as a quick search of the batch code found on every product that is produced.


Our passion for CBD and cannabis is our IP, our knowledge is our strength and our team is the driving force behind continuous innovation of our brands and products.


Brands & Products:


CANABIDOL® - The flagship range of Canabidol products developed to meet the exacting standards required in pharmacy sector. Quality is never an accident, It’s always the result of intelligent actions. The products within the range are a testament to passion for getting thing right, our dedication to excellence and our commitment to the highest standards at every stage.


The range includes CBD oils, Capsules, Sublingual Tablets, Vape Liquids and the UK’s first clinically-proven cannabis cosmetic.


CBD HEALTH® - Launched in 2019 following 2 years of development, the CBD Health range is the first of its kind to backed with approved EU Health Claims to substantiate their efficacy. Certified and permitted by the European Food Safety Authority.


The range includes Boost, Heart, Immune, Physio, Mind, Detox, Relax and Sleep that are highly targeted to meet the health specific health needs of the consumer



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09 Sep 2019 14:30:06 GMT
<![CDATA[ Fresh Award Win Highlights SmartSurvey’s Growing Presence in Global Online Survey Software Market ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/fresh-award-win-highlights-smartsurveys-growing-presence-in-global-online-survey-software-market-bdf355fcdc0cc6c0e17713aa7fd61bb8 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/fresh-award-win-highlights-smartsurveys-growing-presence-in-global-online-survey-software-market-bdf355fcdc0cc6c0e17713aa7fd61bb8 Monday 9 September, 2019

Latest tech accolade caps a series of award wins during the Summer of 2019


Tewkesbury 9th
September 2019: Leading UK-based digital survey solutions provider, SmartSurvey, has been named a Rising Star in the Online Survey Software category of the Summer 2019 Customer Success Report, published by B2B software specialists Featured Customers. This latest accolade swiftly follows SmartSurvey’s award win with business technology software reviewers G2 Crowd, which is reflective of the online survey provider’s growing reputation and appeal in the global online survey software market.


Having launched in 2010, the rapidly growing online survey specialist, who is experiencing 40% year on year growth, has already become a trusted survey supplier to some of the world’s leading brands across multiple sectors.


SmartSurvey was one of only a few companies who successfully met the criteria necessary for inclusion in the survey software category of FeaturedCustomers’ Customer Success Report. The online survey provider earned their Rising Star award based on the authentication, quality and volume of their customer success content across a mix of case studies, testimonials and user reviews from multiple third-party sites.


Having seen how crucial research has become to the success of market leaders in both B2B and B2C sectors, companies of all sizes are now looking at how they can better utilise their data to make smarter decisions. They have realised the power that gathering internal and external feedback provides in helping them develop better strategies across marketing, training, employee relations, customer engagement and more; driving significant impact to their profitability and market share. Consequently, the demand for simple to use, quality survey software continues to grow. SmartSurvey’s ability to meet these requirements, together with the advanced performance and high levels of security offered by their survey software, has led to the company already successfully helping more than 250, 000 customers worldwide.


The latest awards are a great endorsement for the company and offers a marker towards their next stage of development, which SmartSurvey’s CEO, Mo Naser is extremely excited about:


“We are really delighted with this achievement, which together with our earlier award win with G2 Crowd, reflects our emergence as a significant player in the global online survey software market. Given today’s heightened customer concerns around data protection and security due to current Brexit uncertainties, our ability to provide clients with a completely UK based offering, both regards to our team and data, which is hosted on UK based servers, puts us at a distinct advantage. It is a value proposition, which very few of our rivals can offer. And it is an opportunity we are relishing, as we look forward to providing even more customers with the higher levels of data security assurances, they need to collect feedback throughout their business and drive better decisions and outcomes.”


More details about the Rising Star award, the Summer 2019 Customer Success Report and SmartSurvey’s profile, which includes detailed product scorecard ratings is available at: https://www.featuredcustomers.com/vendor/smartsurvey



Notes to editors


About SmartSurvey:


SmartSurvey is a UK-based provider of digital survey solutions. Launched in 2010, the company has rapidly grown into one of the leading online survey software suppliers in the UK and across Europe. Its powerful, secure and easy to use software, enables customers to create innovative surveys and questionnaires that helps them to deliver impactful results. A trusted provider for its customers, SmartSurvey is an ISO 27001 accredited and Cyber Essentials Plus Certified company, which hosts all its data securely on UK-based servers.


For more information go to: www.smartsurvey.co.uk


About FeaturedCustomers:


FeaturedCustomers, the world’s only customer reference platform for B2B business software & services, helps potential B2B buyers research and discover business software & services through vendor validated customer reference content such as customer testimonials, success stories, case studies, and customer videos. Every day their platform helps influence the purchasing decisions of thousands of B2B buyers in the final stages of their buying cycle from Fortune 500 companies to SMB’s.


For more information, visit their website.


Contact:


For further information, please contact:


Phil Cleave


Content Marketing Executive


SmartSurvey


Email: phil@smartsurvey.co.uk


Tel: 01684 342267



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09 Sep 2019 13:06:33 GMT
<![CDATA[ Sally Costerton joins Commetric as Chairman ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/sally-costerton-joins-commetric-as-chairman-0270c46d56ff83dd341118769dffaa4d https://pressat.co.uk/releases/sally-costerton-joins-commetric-as-chairman-0270c46d56ff83dd341118769dffaa4d Monday 9 September, 2019

London, United Kingdom – 09 September 2019 – Leading reputation analytics firm Commetric has appointed technology communications veteran Sally Costerton as Non-Executive Chair.


Costerton joins the Board as the firm claims growing demand for its brand of media analytics, combining machine learning with human insight and personal service.


Working alongside a board of directors led by CEO Magnus Hakansson, Costerton says she expects Commetric to exploit its machine learning technology even more to deliver innovative analytics products which will help customers drive business growth.


She said: “Reputation analytics has traditionally depended heavily on manual processing of data. Commetric’s new Cogent platform uses machine learning to help deliver actionable insights faster with better quality while maintaining a high level of customer service.”


Magnus Hakansson added: “We are excited about Sally joining our growing business. Her experience as a successful leader in the communications industry and her deep understanding of technology is a compelling combination to help us drive Commetric forward.”


Sally Costerton has been a senior communications practitioner for the past 25 years. She currently advises the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) - the global not-for-profit organisation that coordinates the technical identifiers that support the internet’s Domain Name System. She was previously CEO of H+K Strategies EMEA, overseeing a $100 million business with 1,000 staff in over thirty countries and before that led the firm’s Technology practice. She is an experienced Chairman and non-executive Director and has been a Board Director of the PRCA (the UK’s Public Relations trade body) for over ten years including a term as Chairman.


Commetric provides media analytics solutions that help organisations analyse conversations and content in social and conventional media. The firm’s Cogent platform combines machine learning technology with the knowledge of experienced, multi-lingual analysts to provide deeper and more relevant insights, allowing organisations to plan, manage and measure their marketing communications and corporate reputation better. Commetric has won numerous communications industry awards and is a leading AMEC member.


About Commetric (www.commetric.com)


Commetric provides advanced media analytics solutions that help organisations manage and measure their corporate reputation.


Commetric combines AI and expert human insight to enable clients across industry sectors realise the full potential of their media research investments.


Commetric was founded in 2005 and has sales and service operations in the UK, USA, Middle East and Asia, and an analytics and R&D office in Bulgaria. Commetric’s award-winning solutions are used throughout the world and across industry sectors.



https://commetric.com/2019/09/09/sally-costerton-joins-commetric-as-chairman/
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09 Sep 2019 12:38:05 GMT
<![CDATA[ New Battery-Powered Digital Signage to Replace Outdoor Sandwich Boards ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/new-battery-powered-digital-signage-to-replace-outdoor-sandwich-boards-a41cadf7db9cfba2b10f28cdf3ffdc25 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/new-battery-powered-digital-signage-to-replace-outdoor-sandwich-boards-a41cadf7db9cfba2b10f28cdf3ffdc25 Monday 9 September, 2019

Dual-Sided Digital A-Frame Engages Customers in Shop-Front Locations


Armagard announces the launch of its battery-powered DigiStopper. This unique range of cable-free, outdoor digital A-frames replaces the traditional sandwich board with portable, high-bright and weatherproof advertising ideal for shop-front locations and customer entrances.


“Businesses benefit from engaging outdoor advertising that makes a great first impression on passers-by and helps them stand out on the high street,” says Mark Neal, MD of Armagard.


The portable outdoor A-frame has two 43” displays, lockable castor wheels and an IP56 rating that allows vendors to advertise effectively in any weather.


“Importantly, the dual-sided design captures the attention of people walking in both directions, so vendors enjoy twice the customer engagement from a single digital signage unit,” says Mark Neal.


Battery-powered units are available with displays of 700 NITS and 1,000 NITS, offering run times of up to 14 hours from an overnight charge. For maximum visibility in direct sunlight, a 2,500 NITS, mains-powered option ensures promotions stay clear in the brightest conditions.


“We wanted to provide businesses with a user-friendly and engaging solution to pavement digital signage,” says Mark Neal. “Cordless operation makes it easy for users to position the A-frame each morning and move it around during the day, ensuring promotions get seen by the greatest number of people.”


As an outdoor-ready solution, the IP56 digital A-board has an innovative environmental controller board that ensures reliable advertising up to 40°C. The sunlight readable screens also feature automatic brightness controls that keep promotions clear and engaging throughout the day.


The first production batch has already been ordered. Armagard’s Germany-based partner, an existing user of DigiStopper units, says: “We’re excited to be the first company to partner with Armagard to bring these unique displays to businesses looking for convenient and effective shop-front advertising.”


Armagard welcomes enquiries from resellers and end users interested in purchase or lease options. For more information on the full range of DigiStopper units, visit www.armagard.co.uk or call +44 (0)121 608 7210. For the latest updates, follow Armagard on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


- ENDS -


For further press information, and to request additional images, contact Mike Thomas, Senior Marketing Executive, Armagard Ltd, on +44 (0)121 608 7210 or mike.thomas@armagard.com


Editor’s notes


As outdoor digital signage enclosure specialists, Armagard has over 25 years’ experience designing and manufacturing protection for screens in hazardous locations. Over 100,000 Armagard enclosures protect equipment in more than 50 countries, giving the company a worldwide reputation for quality that customers can count on.


Armagard Ltd, 9 Fortnum Close, Kitts Green, Birmingham, B33 0LG | +44 (0)121 608 7210 | sales@armagard.com | www.armagard.com



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09 Sep 2019 07:05:01 GMT
<![CDATA[ Art with Heart: Finalists announced in New SFS Introducing Art Conservation Initiative ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/art-with-heart-finalists-announced-in-new-sfs-introducing-art-conservation-initiative-f1fda39ba73e2dae749c4a5ccb1ae4d8 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/art-with-heart-finalists-announced-in-new-sfs-introducing-art-conservation-initiative-f1fda39ba73e2dae749c4a5ccb1ae4d8 Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Norfolk based wildlife conservation charity Explorers against Extinction has announced the 100 finalists in its innovative SFS Introducing
free-to-enter art competition. Finalists come from over all over the United Kingdom with dozens of endangered species celebrated.


SFS Introducing is a new initiative for 2019, which aims to showcase up and coming artistic talent while also raising awareness about endangered species and funds for nominated projects.


The SFS Introducing artworks will be exhibited in the UK this autumn alongside the charity’s core invitational Sketch for Survival collection, which has successfully toured for the last three years, attracting over 10,000 visitors last autumn.


Anyone over the age of 16 years old can submit an original work featuring an endangered species to SFS Introducing.


This year, over 450 entries were received from five continents. Trustees were joined by an international panel of award-winning artists led by Gary Hodges, the UK’s best-selling wildlife pencil artist, and were tasked with narrowing the selection down to just 100 finalists.


Finalists have their artwork exhibited alongside the core Sketch for Survival collection, comprising work by established professional artists and celebrity supporters and patrons, including Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The exhibition tour starts in October and venues include Bristol, Harrogate, Norwich and London.


Finalists also have the chance to win three awards, including SFS Introducing Artist of the Year which will be presented at the charity’s ‘On the Edge’ event at London’s Royal Geographical Society in London on 14 November 2019.


Trustee, Sara White explains the thinking behind the initiative: “Our annual Sketch for Survival exhibition and auction has gone from strength to strength and has proved to be a hugely effective vehicle in raising awareness about endangered species. It all started with an exhibition of 26-minute sketches, because an elephant is poached for its ivory every 26 minutes. This new initiative gives aspiring or fledgling artists a chance for their work to be seen on a wider stage, while also contributing to wildlife conservation.”


Lauren Asquith, 22, from Wakefield in Yorkshire graduated in illustration from the University of Leeds this summer and hopes to set up a freelance illustration business. Her digital depiction of an orangutan is one of the artworks selected by the panel. Asquith said: “I wanted to choose a species with character for my artwork and the orangutan has a good face for drawing. The campaign by Explorers Against Extinction is very close to home given my interest in nature and science and wanting to learn from the subjects I illustrate.”


All artworks are sold either by auction or in the charity’s online gallery in aid of Explorers against Extinction wildlife conservation projects which range from a Nubian giraffe translocation in Uganda, support for anti-poaching teams in Hwange, Zimbabwe protecting critically endangered painted dogs, a community project in Bandipur India aimed at safeguarding tigers and field study in Batang Toru, Sumatra where the world’s rarest great ape, the Tapanuli Orangutan is under threat.


More information at explorersagainstextinction.co.uk


Contact Sara White sara@explorersagainstextinction.co.uk
01603 964 985




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03 Sep 2019 12:25:03 GMT
<![CDATA[ A New Look for National Pen as Promotional Products Brand Relaunches Website ]]> https://pressat.co.uk/releases/a-new-look-for-national-pen-as-promotional-products-brand-relaunches-website-f3b7ce7b7e500d8a7246f814532e97a2 https://pressat.co.uk/releases/a-new-look-for-national-pen-as-promotional-products-brand-relaunches-website-f3b7ce7b7e500d8a7246f814532e97a2 Monday 2 September, 2019

National Pen has recently redesigned and relaunched its UK website moving from www.nationalpen.co.uk
to www.pens.com/uk/. UK customers will notice that the domain is not all that’s changed as the website now features a new, modern, and user-friendly design. Through the relaunch of the website National Pen endeavours to better serve customers by streamlining the order process, ensuring ordering customized promotional products is quicker, easier, and more convenient than ever before!


The relaunched website includes improved tools and features that allow customers to search and sort products by colour, material, and price, making it easy to find the perfect customizable item to promote your business. The UK site is the latest relaunch as National Pen continues to evolve to meet customers’ needs online. The company plans to improve and redesign all of its global websites and move them to the pens.com domain by the end of the year. A Cimpress brand, National Pen combines low, factory-direct pricing, excellent customer care, and a broad range of customizable, full-colour products to ensure small and medium business can promote themselves professionally and cost-effectively.


About National Pen


In business for over 50 years, National Pen is a world-class provider of personalized marketing solutions that help businesses promote themselves and increase customer loyalty. Offering a broad range of promotional products, National Pen currently operates globally serving customers across 23 countries. To learn more, visit: http://www.pens.com


About Cimpress


Cimpress N.V. (NASDAQ: CMPR) invests in and builds customer-focused, entrepreneurial, mass-customization businesses for the long term. To learn more, visit http://www.cimpress.com



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