Print Image Network welcomed new Account Manager Simon Starkie to the company in August 2017. Simon has joined the growing team at the electoral print and mail specialist to manage the electoral stationery requirements for councils up and down the country.
With 20 years plus experience, Simon began work in the print world on a lithographic press, quickly becoming first minder, with an assistant under him, before being headhunted to become Production Manager for an agency who needed someone to advise them on printing processes. He simultaneously made the move into Account Management, with several national newspapers keeping him busy on promotional items like scratch cards, lottery cards, and bingo slips.
Having joined just two months after the Snap General Election, Simon missed a baptism of fire as Print Image Network had to rise to the challenge of printing millions of electoral print items in a matter of weeks. Simon is now looking forward to next May when he’ll be managing electoral print and mail requirements for local and mayoral elections. Impressed with the hard-working nature of the company, Simon feels at home with its strong work ethic.
He said of his new position “What appealed to me about Print Image Network was applying the skills I have gained in printing and account management, to a niche industry. The company’s ethos is centred on making the customer happy and delivering a first-class service. This demands a huge amount of expertise and knowledge and I’m looking forward to working with customers to deliver their 2018 election requirements.”
On a personal level, Simon is a husband and father of two based in Rossendale. When not ferrying his sons around, Simon’s favourite thing in the world is golf.
Simon will be attending the annual AEA Conference, 4th to 7th February 2018, along with the rest of the Print Image Network team.
To discuss 2018 elections, or other council related print and mail job, contact Print Image Network on:-
With the General Election less than two months away, local councils across the country are busy working with electoral suppliers such as Print Image Network and the like to produce the millions of postal votes, poll cards and ballot papers, which will flood homes and polling stations in the weeks to come.
We’re working hard to deliver these core products to our customers, however our electoral print goes beyond these items. So, if your council needs grass skirts, summary sheets and security wristbands for your count - or queue cards for your polling stations, then Print Image Network can help you in the coming weeks.
To find out more about these products visit our electoral printing page. If you are using grass skirts to count your votes you may be interested in our FREE training video here. Plus, we have developed summary sheets which correspond to our small and large grass skirts.
If your council needs to order grass skirts and summary sheets, wristbands or queue cards then contact us today: -
Tel: 0161 209 4800
Print Image Network Ltd, one of the UK’s leading providers of local authority electoral printing services, will once again be joining local authorities from across the country at the Annual Conference for the Association of Electoral Administrators, 1-4 February 2015. The specialist electoral printing company will attend as both a conference delegate and exhibitor, showcasing products at Stand 12 throughout the four day event.
With a strong heritage in electoral services including the design, print, fulfilment and postage of canvass materials, poll cards, postal voting packs and ballot papers, Print Image Network is one of the best-placed specialists in the country to handle issues due to be discussed at the event.
The four-day event welcomes an array of expert speakers to the plenary sessions including Toby James, a senior lecturer in British and Comparative Politics who will open the conference and Sam Gyimah, MP Minister for the Constitution who will deliver the keynote speech.
John Foster, Managing Director of Print Image Network said of the forthcoming conference “2015 will be a crucial year for electoral administration with individual registration well under way and UK Parliamentary General Election and other combined elections taking place. Print Image Network welcomes another opportunity in the electoral services calendar to discuss the issues that are likely to arise over the next year and to subsequently work with councils to address them.”
Services Director, Stephen Power added “Managing the complexities that Parliamentary, local elections and electoral registration bring can be especially testing for local authorities. We know that our customers depend on us to help steer them through their busy election periods. Planning the print schedule for combined postal votes and poll cards, plus ballot papers, not to mention numerous registration mailings and other ancillary products during a Parliamentary Election year is no mean feat, yet our experienced account management team handle this with true professionalism each and every time.”
The Association of Electoral Administrators Conference is being held 1-4 February 2015 at Brighton Metropole Hotel, Brighton.