An update from our CEO – Announcing our Digital Investment Programme

Dear All,

I hope that you, your families and your colleagues remain safe and well as we continue to navigate the circumstances of COVID-19.

Across our three sites, as throughout the pandemic, we continue to protect the safety and well-being of our colleagues whilst ensuring that we continue to deliver quality critical services for you and your customers. Since my last update, I am pleased to confirm that our phased return to work for office colleagues is progressing well and you should expect the normal high levels of service during this transition.

Whilst the impact of the pandemic across the economy may continue, we are not resting on our laurels to ensure our business is best placed for the future to meet your communication needs. This week we are officially announcing our recent investment into our new Digital Envelope (Email and SMS) platform and PrintMe, our hybrid mail solution. Click here to view the press release issued today of this exciting launch. This is a key part of our multi-million pound investment in our multi-channel communications over the next 3 years.

In addition, following our recent £3M investment in enclosing lines, I am pleased to announce further investment into our printing capabilities with the acquisition of a Ricoh VC70000 at our Huddersfield site. In addition to being able to do everything the existing VC60000 can do, this will also enable us to print at a higher ink coverage on a broader range of paper types, ideally suited to direct mail applications. We will share more details on this investment over future weeks.

On visiting the Huddersfield site, you will notice a beautifully painted grey floor which awaits the delivery of this equipment due next week and expected to be fully commissioned for use by mid-October. This further enhancement to our printing capability, alongside our recent and ongoing developments within our digital products, places us in a superb position to meet your integrated communication needs into the future.

Some great steps forward for Adare SEC and I will look forward to keeping you updated on further progress in the coming months.

Keep safe and healthy,

Rachael Nevins
Chief Executive Officer