Christmas is here once again, which means that as always ID Card Centre Ltd will be donating to a charity of our choice. There are, of course, so many charities across the country that need support. This year, our charity of choice is very close to home. 100 Ladles -Action for Homelessness and hunger are a local charity, offering aid to those that need it in Northampton town centre. Every Saturday evening the community run group gathers on Northampton town’s main street to serve up hot meals, drinks and other snacks and essentials to Northampton’s homeless population.
Our Director, Nico..
In the past, getting photographs of private material required careful consideration. Imagine a secret agent sneaking around a secure government facility or a spy snooping around a product development lab- reliant on their hi-tech gadgetry to get photos of private material. Today, people don’t need their camera’s disguised as a pen or shirt button- the infamous camera sunglasses are a thing of the past, too. Why? Today’s modern world has the ever-developing mobile phone camera, allowing quick and easy photography wherever they go.
As the presence of mobile phones, camera..
As the team here at ID Card Centre continues to grow, it’s our delight to introduce you to our newest addition to the sales team- Lauren! Lauren joins us as a business administration apprentice, studying for the qualification alongside her day to day duties in the office. Since starting, Lauren has been able to quickly develop key skills, learning all about how the business runs and dealing with daily enquiries over the phone and via email. Lauren also processes quotes and orders on a daily basis. Alongside Lauren’s day to day roles within the office, she balances her apprenticeship work a..
This is Ciaran, our new digital marketing apprentice! Ciaran joins William in working towards his digital marketing qualification and contributing to ID Card Centre’s social media presence. Much of Ciaran’s work, such as SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is behind the scenes, but it’s in no way unimportant! He’s working hard to make sure our website and online performance is optimised, constantly monitoring the site and creating detailed reports. Ciaran is also responsible for adding new products and information to the website as well as heading up our presence on LinkedIn w..
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..
Due to continued business growth, we finally had to concede that there was no more space available at Scirocco Close. We’d gone up into the roof, we’d reconfigured offices, we were using every last nook and cranny of available storage space and short of sitting on each other’s laps – we were at capacity!
In late Spring this year, a rare find of a unit became available – with a unique mix of lots of warehouse and office space. We quickly snapped it up and after 6 years at Scirocco Close, on the 19th October, we finally took possession of our new home at 53 Tenter Road.
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..