What we've learnt from Lockdown

                        

After the announcement made by Boris Johnson yesterday which revealed the governments roadmap for lockdown to be eased and a view to returning to somewhat normal life, we started to look back at how the last lockdown has affected We Print Lanyards.

No Conferences or Events - Between the months of April and September, we hit "event season". This is a huge time of year for us as we supply lanyards, wristbands, ID cards and holder, visitor security systems to exhibitions, conferences, live events and festivals. With Covid-19 cancelling the majority of events already, this impacted us quite badly. Lets hope people working in those industries can get back to what they do best soon.

We learned we could work from home - There seems to have been a major shift of people no longer having to make the commute to the office. Partially influenced by the need to home school, many employers realised that productivity actually improved when staff were allowed to work from the luxury of their own home. For us, our manufacturing staff still came into the factory but many of the back office staff set up at home and continued to work productively without the need to be at their desk. 

Teachers are superheroes! - After the first lockdown and "dipping your toe" into the world of home schooling, this time, things got serious. Teachers were able to teach virtually via Zoom or Teams and a lot of kids were able to have their lessons with the rest of the class albeit from home. However. Not all lessons were conducted virtually and the times where children had to work independently meant that we became the teachers. If you haven't had an important business call interrupted by "Daddy/Mummy?!" a million times, are you even home schooling. This was one of the most trying elements of lockdown and for that teachers across the country, we solute you! 

The NHS never stops - Literally never. We are extremely proud to have supplied healthcare lanyards to the NHS throughout the pandemic. We've produced all different varieties including Vaccinator lanyards. We've worked throughout the night to ensure we get the NHS orders out on time and it makes us feel nice to know that we've done our tiny part in helping those frontline NHS workers work safely. Thank you NHS!

Diversify to survive - With so many businesses closing during lockdown, we took an inevitable hit in orders. We hand a think of how we could offer something to not only compliment our existing products but also be sold as a stand alone product. This was where our attachable hand sanitiser bottles were born. We came up with the idea of offering attachable 50ml sanitiser bottles for customers to attach to their custom printed lanyards. The rest as they say is history...

Teamwork makes the dream work - If we've learnt anything throughout lockdown, pulling together  and working as a team has to be the main thing. We've had to adapt. We've had to do things we wouldn't usually do. We've had to work harder and for longer just to keep going. And you know what? It's all been worth it. We've shown how we can survive when things get tough and that what a great team of people we have at We Print Lanyards. But I think for the majority, this is relatable. Communities have come together to support vulnerable people. and help their neighbours. The sense of National Pride seems to have returned and people "mucking in" to do their bit to get the country back on it feet again. Lets hope that once lockdown is completely lifted some or these values continue.                                   

                                                    

Keep your hands sanitised on the go.

It has become very clear that in order to stop the spread of coronavirus, regularly washing your hands and sanitising is key. Most shops and places of work that are still open, tend to have hand sanitiser bottles as you enter. As useful as these are, many people prefer to carry their own sanitiser bottle for ease. This not only is useful whilst out in public places but in some cases are essential for those working on the front line as they will need to sanitise their hands more regularly.

Our range of attachable hand sanitiser bottles are perfect for those needing to stay safe whilst out and about. Simply clip the bottle to one of our lanyards and away you go. Available filled or unfilled, these 50ml sanitiser bottles come with a stylish coloured carabiner clip that attaches directly or to the trigger clip. Clipping directly to the lanyard will leave the trigger clip free to still attach a ID card or ID card holder meaning you don't need to worry about carrying your ID separately. 

Starting at just £1.25 filled or £0.75 empty, the bottles are completely reusable meaning you can fill them again and again.

Click here to buy yours today and stay safe on the go!

We Print Lanyards receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

We've done it again! We Print Lanyards has won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award, which recognises businesses for delivering an exceptional experience, as rated by actual customers.

Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded to businesses like ours, that use Feefo to collect customer reviews. Businesses who meet the standard, based on the number of reviews collected and their average rating, receive the award. We're really proud to have received this accreditation as it is based purely on interactions with real customers. All reviews are verified as genuine, which means the accreditation is a true reflection of a our commitment to outstanding customer service.

Feefo gives its Platinum Trusted Service awards to businesses that have achieved the Feefo Gold standard for three consecutive years or more. In normal times, the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award goes to businesses that have collected at least 50 Feefo reviews in a year with an average rating of at least 4.5. This is the third consecutive year we have been awarded platinum status.

 

Malcolm Humphreys, Managing Director of We Print Lanyards commented: “We’re very pleased to have received this award from Feefo again because it’s based on the feedback of real customers. It recognises how hard we all work to give all our customers the best possible experience, even in a year as crazy as 2020. It's a real testament to everyone that works here that we have achieved this award as it shows that we take real pride in what we do.is The beauty of Feefo is that it enables us to listen to what our customers are saying and make improvements where necessary. Our aim is to continue at this high standard year after year.”

You can look at more of our Feefo reviews by clicking here

Lockdown Latest - Our work for the NHS

Further to the announcement from the Prime Minister that the whole of England is to return to lockdown, we wanted to reassure our customers that, as an essential manufacturing service, we will be remaining open. We have made some internal changes to our processes in order to protect our staff and all orders dispatched have been prepared in line with Government recommendations. 

We are incredibly proud to have played a key role in supporting the NHS with customised lanyards to ensure that various staff, and in some cases patients, can be clearly distinguished from each other. We have and will continue to work tirelessly to get orders printed and dispatched to the various hospitals across the country.

Our custom printed lanyards are completely machine washable and even at a 60 degree wash, remain colourfast. This means that lanyards can be washed and reused over and over again maintaining the highest levels of hygiene for front line workers or those that are at a high risk of exposure to Covid-19. This has proved to be important for those working on the front line and has meant that rather than having to order more lanyards after exposure, they are simply washed and redistributed for use.

If you would like a quote for our custom printed washable lanyards, give one of our dedicated Account Managers a call on 0115 860 2255.

Ribbon Finishing Tutorial

Learn how to add those finishing touches to your gift wrapping this Christmas with our easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial. This short, simple tutorial will teach you how to add a fish tail or an angled tail to the ends of your ribbon, to give it that extra flourish. If you need to grab some ribbon, click here to pick up some beautiful festive ribbon just in time for Christmas!

Simple Bow Tutorial

Spice up your gift wrapping this Christmas using our easy to follow, step-by-step tutorial. Learn to tie a simple, lovely bow in under a minute! Also, click here to pick up some beautiful festive ribbon just in time for Christmas!

Christmas Ribbon!

Everything looks prettier wrapped in a bow! Add that magical touch to your wrapping this Christmas with some beautiful, festive ribbon! 

Our range of patterned ribbon is printed double-sided, 15mm in width and made of recycled PET fabric; but don't be fooled, it still has a satin smooth, vibrant finish that is characteristic of a good quality ribbon.

Click below to check out all of the wonderful designs that we have available, and get some bespoke printed ribbon just in time for Christmas!

Face Mask Lanyards!

Face masks have become a necessity in these trying times. Never a convenience; they get dropped, lost, stuffed into pockets, and unfortunately littered. Thankfully, there's a solution:

A face mask lanyard keeps your protection easy at hand, off your desk and out of your pockets. This keeps you safe and healthy, and is ultimately better for the environment too! Better yet, they're made of recycled PET, they're suitable for both adults and children, they're machine washable, and they're comfortable to wear!

Click below to check out all our designs, including our fun and festive Christmas range, and never lose a face mask again!