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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Astonishing Post-It Notes Waterfall Videos!

Builds to a stunning cascading crescendo!  Amazing creative videos featuring the Super Sticky Post It Note, one of the most familiar of  all office supplies. Watch and be amazed. And please share this flash of colour.  

Re-posted in case you missed it first time around!

Mysterious, Emotional, Warning SIGN




Thursday, 20 February 2014

Winter Olympic's Hijacked

By 3M as they give British Bobsleigh team a new edge

2014 RoSPA Health and Safety Legal Seminar

Unexpected events: Are you ready to respond?

  • Fee for intervention – what happens if a material breach is found?
  • Accident investigation – learning from accidents to prevent re occurrences
  • Legal proceedings – what role does the health and safety practitioner play?
  • Enthusiasm for accident prevention – why it is key to an appropriate post-accident response?

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Vacancy - Interiors Installer and Driver - Derby

The Irongate business was established in 1977 as a retail shop called The Irongate Copy Centre selling photocopying services. 37 years on and our hardworking team has helped turn the Irongate Group into the largest independent Business Services provider in the midlands employing 90 people with a turnover of £16 million. Our head office is based at Kingsway in Derby.

We are currently recruiting for an Interiors Installer and Driver, to join our streamlined and committed Warehouse and Dispatch team. This role plays a vital part in the high quality and customer focused Interiors provision which we at Irongate pride ourselves on. The successful candidate will have experience of installing and fitting furniture, preferably in a commercial environment, along with practical knowledge of furniture assembly and delivery driving.

This is a physically demanding role, with multiple assignments to be completed on a daily basis. You will have excellent organisation and communication skills, outstanding attention to detail, be able to think on your feet enabling you to establish the best solution when faced with unexpected challenges, and be flexible in undertaking your role. You will be fully responsible for the professional, successful and complete installation of furniture to Irongate customers, and as such will demonstrate real passion for the product. You will be able to build rapport with customers quickly, making the client feel at ease and confident in the services provided when installing their furniture. This is a full-time permanent position, based at our Kingsway Park Close site in Derby.

If you think this is the role for you, and you’re the person we need then please email Sarah Wilson – HR Director at: for an application pack. Deadline for applications: 5.00pm on Thursday 6 March 2014.

8 reasons why you should represent your brand through a well-designed uniform ........

Your employees are the working embodiment of your brand, so creating a well-designed uniform in the style of your corporate image can be an effective way to further market your brand. Every interaction a member of staff has with customers and the general public is an opportunity for your brand to gain additional exposure.

So whether you simply want to refresh your existing uniform, talk to us about creating a uniform from scratch, or just want to benchmark your prices to check you are getting the very best deal, our Workwear specialists and design team are on hand to ensure your uniform is attractive, brand compliant and cost effective.  

Our design service
Uniform designs can take several forms: they can be either be designed for a one-off garment or designed as a whole suite of garments designed for many different garments and staff roles as a rebrand for a company’s entire workforce.  We can help you create a smart, practical, cost effective look for your workforce and ensure that your staff makes the right impression when they are in front of your clients.

Whatever you choose, we can provide samples and guidance throughout the process to help create your logo or design exactly to your requirements.

Save 15% on your current Workwear costs
If you currently source your Workwear from another supplier then why not take advantage of our free no obligation Workwear audit with one of our specialist where we guarantee to save you at least 15% on your current costs. As a result, you can expect to not only save money, but receive a service dedicated to meeting your specific requirements.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

VACANCY - Business Development Manager - DERBY

Irongate Group Ltd is currently recruiting Business Development Managers to be field based in the Midlands. In return for your motivation, enthusiasm and achievement we offer a competitive salary and commission structure, company car, mobile phone and laptop, along with relevant training and ongoing personal development throughout your career.

Irongate Group is the largest independent office services provider in the midlands with a turnoverexceeding £16 million. Our specialist Business Services help businesses to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively through a suite of integrated business products and services, that deliver tangible benefits to our clients and their businesses. Our head office is based in Kingsway, Derby. We employ over 85 employees and we recognise that our success depends on our people. We look for talented and driven individuals who are team players and looking to progress in their chosen field.

The main duties of the Business Development Manager include:
- Generate new business leads via a variety of methods
- Maintain existing accounts
- Presenting to clients, negotiating rates and converting the business
The essential qualities of the Business Development Manager include:
- Proven track record within Sales
- Relevant Business to Business experience
- Forward thinking and highly driven individual with a passion for achieving
- Infectious personality
- Consultative and innovative
- Creative and observant
Based in Derby we provide a professional and enjoyable office/working environment,provide free private parking and will provide relevant training required.

If you think you’re the passionate driving force we need, please request an electronic application pack by emailing:

Closing date for applications is: Thursday 6 March 2014 at 5.00pm

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Graduate Trainee Vacancy, Commercial - Derby

Irongate was established in 1977 as a retail shop called The Irongate Copy Centre selling photocopying services. 37 years on and our hardworking team has helped turn the Irongate Group into the largest independent Business Services provider in the midlands with a turnover of £16 million.

We believe we offer something really quite unique; a suite of integrated business products and services,that deliver tangible benefits to our clients and their businesses. Our specialist Business Services help businesses to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively whilst our Managed Communications services ensure businesses communicate with their customers effectively and profitably.

Over the last year we have run a Graduate Training programme, where the Graduate Trainee has spent time across all functions of the business over an 8-12 month period. Having successfully completed the programme the individual has been assigned to a permanent role within one of our Sales teams. The Graduate Trainee scheme here at Irongate has been a real success and we have developed a valued and integral member of the Irongate Team. Following the success of the programme in 2013, we have decided to run it again for 2014. We are interested to hear from individuals who would like to undertake training to commence their career in a Commercial role.

We are looking for a dedicated, hardworking and motivated individual, with a strong desire to succeed and ability to use their initiative to deal with a variety of different and challenging situations on a daily basis. The successful candidate will be confident, driven and able to learn in a fast and demanding environment. You will be a highly self-motivated individual with a proven track record demonstrating perseverance, focus and self-disciplined hard-work. The following additional skills, qualities and abilities are essential:

- Positive attitude
- Resilience
- Ambition
- Excellent attention to detail
- Excellent presentation and communication skills
- Commercial awareness
- Genuine interest and appreciation of all aspects of business
- Excellent rapport building skills

We are keen to hear from Graduates who want to pursue a successful career in a commercial role
and fully utilise this excellent opportunity. This is a full-time position, and is based at our Kingsway Park Close site in Derby. The studying of business/commercial related qualifications is desirable, but not essential.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Branded Promotional Products are a Waste of Money

Of course they're not!

Whether you want to promote your company, a product, a service or an event, promotional products and clothing act as a powerful advertising tool - and everyone loves a freebie. To chat about what products might fit with your marketing needs just give our resident expert Sam Johnson a ring on 01332 614607 or email her at Alternatively, you might like to visit our dedicated website where you can browse and get a few ideas about some of the products available.

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