For electoral print and mail provider, Print Image Network, 2017 was a great year for customer service-related accreditations and recognition. We’re pleased to report that we have continued this success into 2018.
Following our third ‘full’ assessment, we have maintained our Customer Service Excellence Standard for demonstrating evidence of exceptional customer service. The full assessment, which happens every three years, comprises a comprehensive submission to the assessor, followed by an onsite assessment, where staff are interviewed in relation to five key areas:-
Our recent pass follows our Investor’s in People re-assessment in 2017, which saw us achieve the Silver Standard, exceeding the industry average in all nine of the performance indicators. The renewal of the Customer Service Excellence Standard further highlights our commitment to our customer-centric ethos.
Steve Power, Services Director and Print Image Network's Customer Service Excellence Ambassador, said of the assessment news “We are delighted that we have passed our third full assessment. Maintaining the Standard since 2012 is the result of hard work and commitment from the team. Our council customers trust us to help them through stressful and sometimes complex election periods, our latest pass confirms the procedures and systems we have in place allow us to provide trusted support and excellent service when customers most need it."
Customer Service Excellence Assessor, Michael Lynch, gave the following statement, "I have assessed Print Image Network Ltd for Customer Service Excellence several times and on my last visit I continued to be very impressed by their attention to detail and customer-centric focus. The team works very well together and as a result well-coordinated customer service is achieved."
He continued "I spoke to several customers during the visit and they were effervescent in their praise in relation to the service that they received from Print Image Network Ltd."
Print Image Network has many exciting initiatives planned for 2018 to further enhance the customer experience.
If you want to find out more about our Customer Service Excellence Standard or our Investors in People accreditation, please download our document ‘Working Together’ Investors in People and Customer Service Excellence: Our customer service journey >>
Electoral print and mail specialist, Print Image Network Ltd, has released the results of its 2017 customer satisfaction survey. Having improved consistently over the last few years, the local authority print supplier scored an outstanding 99% satisfaction rating.
The online customer survey was issued to customers from across the UK and was available to access throughout July and August 2017. Following the May local elections, plus the snap Parliamentary election in June, customers were asked to provide feedback on all areas of service, from general satisfaction and benchmarking against other similar companies, to feedback on sales and account management, quality, deliveries, reliability and customer support.
The results of the customer satisfaction survey contribute to the company’s Customer Service Excellence Standard. As the only electoral services provider to hold the CSE Standard, Print Image Network works hard to maintain high standards of customer service throughout the business.
Talking about this year’s results, Services Director and CSE champion, Steve Power, said of the survey results “Once again we are extremely pleased with the results of our online survey. Our customer-centric ethos means that we strive to deliver great service at every touchpoint throughout the customer journey. We’re glad these efforts are appreciated by our loyal customer base. It really is a testament to the commitment and professionalism of our staff.”
Scores were excellent across the board, however the team were particularly proud of the 100% scores it achieved for:
Print Image Network would like to thank all customers who responded to the survey in which the response rate had increased to 58% from 53% in 2016. Each customer who responded had the opportunity to vote for a donation to be made to one of three charities – Cancer Research, Alzheimer’s Society or Help 4 Heroes. As a result of the survey and donation requests from customers, plus a further donation from Print Image Network, the three charities will now benefit from a total donation of £450.
Recently, Print Image Network achieved Compliance Plus for the third time since receiving Customer Service Excellence Standard status. Awarded for excellence in Customer Insight, the company demonstrated greater understanding of its customers’ needs and preferences, through customer liaison and contract management. The Compliance Plus merit was awarded after another fantastic year for the company, where it achieved a customer satisfaction award of 98%, following its annual customer survey.
The Customer Service Excellence Standard tests in great depth, areas that research has shown to be a priority for customers. Its main areas of focus include delivery, timeliness, information, professionalism and staff attitude. Emphasis is also placed on developing customer insight, understanding the user’s experience and implementing robust measurement of service satisfaction.
Following the assessment visit, Michael Lynch BA (Hons) Cert.Ed. MIC CMC FIC, CSE Lead Assessor said “This has been an excellent surveillance visit for Print Image Network and the pre-assessment documentation which was sent to the Assessor was exemplar. Print Image Network use the CSE framework effectively and has seen the impact in terms of self-reflection, reviews of service and ensuring continuous improvement. The Assessor looks forward to next year in order to carry out its three year review.”
As part of the surveillance visits the Customer Service Excellence assessor randomly contacted Print Image Network customers. There were many positive statements, including: -
‘The best I have ever used.’
‘We have a good working relationship which ultimately helps the end customer.’
‘I have used several people before, but they have been excellent.’
‘They are very helpful and sort things quickly.’
‘We have a single point of contact which is great.’
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Results from last year showed that Print Image Network, one of the largest print specialists of electoral stationery in the country, improved it customer satisfaction rating from 2015, by 4%.
As part of its commitment to the Customer Service Excellence Standard, Print Image Network carries out an annual survey to compile customer opinion in relation to its service. The company has a local authority customer base that spans the whole of the UK, providing postal votes, ballot papers, poll cards and housing notification letters to no fewer than 80 councils.
2016 saw numerous elections happen in the UK, including the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, local elections, the London Mayoral election, and Assembly elections for both London and Wales. In addition, the EU Referendum was called for the following month, 23 June 2016. For electoral printers and councils alike this scenario resulted in one of the busiest years for everyone involved in delivering statutory elections.
Following such a busy period, Print Image Network was keen to understand what customers thought of the service delivered during this exceptionally busy time. Therefore, customers were invited to take part in an online satisfaction survey. The survey asked customers to rate key areas of service including: – overall satisfaction, sales and account management, products and service, and finally to compare its service to other electoral printing suppliers.
54% of the customers who received the survey completed it, which was a big increase on the previous year.
Key highlights were:
Managing Director, John Foster said of the survey results “To achieve such a high satisfaction score is great, and to know that this score has improved, in such a challenging year, is testament to our skilled team. The EU Referendum date being announced for June, just after the May elections, put pressure on councils and electoral print and mail suppliers. I’m glad to say that our team, having professionalism, skill and knowledge, provided a first-rate service even under challenging circumstances.”
In the year the company was awarded ‘Compliance Plus’, part of the Customer Service Excellence Standard, Steve Power, Services Director, added. “To review the results of the survey and to see a 4% improvement was excellent news. We work hard to provide outstanding customer service, and so to hear that our customers recognise this makes the hard work during 2016, all the better. We have a close working relationship with all our customers, which results in great communication and inevitably leads to us providing a service that’s tailored specifically to them.”
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*100% satisfaction, in this instance, means that customers rated the service as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’
As part of its commitment to its Customer Service Excellence standard, Print Image Network Ltd carried out a customer satisfaction survey following the May 2015 General and local elections.
Customers who had experienced Print Image Network’s service during this period were invited to take part in an online satisfaction survey. The survey asked customers to rate key areas of service including: - overall satisfaction, sales and account management, products and service, and comparison to other electoral printing suppliers and recommendation.
Customers were keen to provide feedback in relation to their experiences, in fact 23% more customers completed the 2015 survey in comparison to customer responses following the 2010 General Election.
Key highlights were: -
Print Image Network also welcomed new customers during May and is happy to say that the responses from new customers were extremely positive.
“The products and service were extremely good as they were. I can’t think of any improvements”
Bath & North East Somerset Council
Election services provider, Print Image Network would like to thank customers for their continued service and support and will issue a full set of survey results very soon.