Print Image Network Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of electoral print and mail services, will be joining local authorities and industry experts from across the country at the AEA’s focus day to discuss canvass reform on Monday 9 September 2019.
In 2020 the way in which the annual canvass is conducted will be transformed. The purpose of the reform is to reduce the administrative burden on EROs and to make the process more citizen focused.
The focus day aims to provide delegates with vital updates and information to allow them to prepare for the reform from July 2020.
Key highlights of the day include: -
With a strong heritage in electoral print and mail spanning 20 years, Print Image Network is one of the most experienced suppliers in the country. Fully conversant in all electoral legislation and with close links to the Electoral Commission, Cabinet Office, and AEA, the electoral print specialist is one of the country’s experts in this niche marketplace and well-placed to advise council’s on how to manage the print aspect of reform.
John Foster, Managing Director at Print Image Network commented on attending the canvass reform focus day. “As one of the most established providers in the industry, we are confident that our expertise and support will assist local authorities through the new canvass reform. Our experienced team will be on hand at Stand 15 to discuss practical measures for reform and how we can play our part in making the new structure effective for EROs and councils.”
Services Director, Stephen Power added “As a customer-centric supplier it is important that we attend on the day, so our customers know that we want to help them as much as possible with their canvass reform journey. Ever since we started 20 years ago, Print Image Network has offered a service that helps and supports customers as well as delivering print. Our team is committed to helping customers through this period.”
The Association of Electoral Administrators will hold the canvass reform focus day on 9 September 2019 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Delegates can visit Print Image Network at Stand 15, where in addition to canvass reform, the team will reveal plans for its 2020 May election service and talk through the efficiencies they are implementing for PCC, local, mayoral and GLA Assembly elections, as well as the contingencies in place for the rest of the year.
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.”
To review the results of the survey, download here>>
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*100% satisfaction, in this instance, means that customers rated the service as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’