Whether you are an event organiser or a hospitality or events management company, planning and delivering an event is a large and complex project. If executed well the success reflects on you, the event organiser, and your brand. Even the most seasoned event co-ordinators have to occasionally go back to basics when reviewing their procedures – this is of particular importance if you’re leading a team so here are some considerations.
1) Mitigating the risk of event failure
List the objectives of the event, with desired outcomes for each objective. Are there too many? In order to meet ..
On 25th October, ID Card Centre picked up a further three awards, this time at the 2018 Northamptonshire SME Business Awards in association with the Business Times.
In the running for three categories, the evening saw our Sales and Operations Executive, Andrew Glenn come Runner Up in the Apprentice of the Year, we also came runner up in High Growth Business of the Year and our Co-Director Nicola O’Brien got the amazing accolade of Business Woman of the Year.
On awarding Nicola with this title, the judges commented that it was her “great identification of a niche in the market combined wi..
It’s Halloween! Whether you’re taking the kids ‘trick or treating’, hosting a spooky party or just staying in, we hope you have a great night!
These frightful characters are all set for a night of scaring with their broomsticks, pumpkins and costumes- and it looks like they’ve taken advantage of our cost effective ID card printing service to get themselves some matching Halloween ID cards. Why not? Scotty the Scarecrow is pulling off a stylish purple and green accessories combination whilst Gary the ghoul hasn’t quite got the idea of a lanyard!
All sorts of accessories are available ..
So your existing ID badge or card supplier delivers late (useless for events) or perhaps provides ID cards that won’t work in your ID badge printers. You look around for another ID card supplier for the first time in years and realise how complicated the industry has become.
Here are some key questions to ask to help you make the right choice when selecting a new ID card supplier.
Are they registered with the ICO?
ICO stands for Information Commissioner’s Office. This plays an increasingly important role in data management and security. It’s the independent authority set up to uph..
ID Card Centre at the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce Awards
Understanding print engines and how they actually print your design can be complex, so here’s a summary of key information for you to ensure that your card designs are created with maximum print quality in mind.
How our print engines work
When we send a card design to print, it is the printer engine’s responsibility to read the contents of the design and convert it into a format that enables the printer to transfer the design onto a card. It’s looking for all sorts of different elements of a design including colours, images and text.
Printing text from flattened file types
At ID Card Centre, we’re privileged to be a part of the BPMA (British Promotional Merchandise Association). You might be wondering; what is the BPMA – and what does this mean for ID Card Centre and, more importantly, what does it mean for you as our customers? Find out all you need to know about our BPMA in this short but informative blog!
What is the BPMA?
The BPMA is a professional body that offers advice and guidance to buyers based on the wide range of companies that are BPMA members. Every BPMA member must adhere to a strict code of conduct ensuring that high standards of quality, a..
Do you have a visitors’ book containing personal information such as names, car registrations and any type of contact details? Sometimes just adding the name of a business can be as good as giving out contact details – particularly if it’s a sole trader.
If you have a visitors’ book, please go through this checklist to see if you’re at risk of a GDPR breach.
Can visitors see information about earlier visitors when they sign in? This is probably a data privacy breach. Standard signing-in books do not comply with GDPR.
What happens if somebody walks off with your visitors..
We’ve got some exciting news to bring you here at ID Card Centre! After a long period of consistent growth, ID Card Centre have been selected as finalists for the Northamptonshire Business Awards! As a team we we’re extremely excited to discover this, and it’s rewarding to see our hard work and effort being recognised by an official award. We’re a very proud office right now!
ID Card Centre has seen a real period of growth in recent times, which has meant that the whole team has had to adapt to the changes that have come as a result. New processes and operations are always being introdu..
If your name badges and ID card printer ribbon end up in the bin, and if your card printer goes through the same ‘end of life’ recycling process as your other hardware, you could be:
Breaking data protection law (with name badges and ID card printer ribbon)
Missing out on product and service discounts for recycling
Contradicting your organisation’s environmental policy
Missing out on printer trade-in deals.
Here’s how it works.
1. Name badges, ID card printer ribbon and GDPR
Failing to destroy material displaying personal information, or holding too much personal inf..
It’s about time we introduced our newest addition to the office! William joined us at the end of the Summer as a digital marketing apprentice, and is working away behind the scenes to make sure our online presence is kept spick and span! William is also leading the printing bureau - so all your card design and print jobs go through him!
From adding and adjusting products on the website to posting updates on social media, William has been busy since starting at the end of August but has quickly settled into the fast-paced office environment! He’s responsible for designing new graph..
As I’m sure most of you are aware, CardExchange is a card designing and printing software which offers many fantastic functions. These distinct functions can be acquired dependant on what level of CardExchange software you have.
The 5 main editions of CardExchange Producer available are as follows:
CardExchange Go – Entry level ID badging solution
CardExchange Premium –Mid level ID badging solution
CardExchange Professional –High level ID badging Solution with extended database connectivity
CardExchange Business – Top-level inline encoding and badge producing solution
Gym managers and owners need to make the most of January’s annual new member influx. New member gym registrations increase – it’s thought that 12% of all fitness centre memberships are taken out in the New Year period.
You need to be ready to open your gym to new members in January – many will turn up without calling in advance. Use the final weeks of this year to order in your new gym membership cards and perhaps hire or even buy a plastic card printer to help minimise the cost of managing the rush.
Here’s a new members’ preparation checklist for gym managers and owners to work ..
Many of you will already have had the pleasure of dealing with Kayleigh on the phone by now but (now that she’s passed her probation with flying colours!) we’d like to officially welcome her to ID Card Centre!
Kayleigh joined us three months ago to fill a new role of Office Administrator which as well as being heavily customer service focussed, involves keeping the rest of us in check! On a day to day basis Kayleigh deals with finance queries and assists with quotes and sales and she is now starting to develop new business and manage key accounts. On top of all that she also loo..
A case study...
We work with a lot of public sector organisations and produce many different types of cards and passes so when we were approached to create ID cards for a tourist board we knew we could fulfil their brief.
The client was looking for a standard credit card sized ID Card to feature a brand new, eye catching design to the front, and also include the holder's photo and name. The rear of the card would be printed with generic information regarding what to do with a lost card if it was found.
The cards also needed to be compatible with their existing s..