Why Employee Engagement really matters

February 25th, 2016 by

Mike Freely, Managing Director, Octink We have recently been awarded a one-star accreditation by Best Companies for 2016, a recognition that we are very proud of as it highlights the excellent engagement we have with our employees. Best Companies have been producing the Accreditation standard for the last 10 years to acknowledge excellence in the […]

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When it comes to Marketing Suites, experience is everything

February 18th, 2016 by

By Simon Martin, Client Services Director, Octink Recently I was asked what it takes to become a leading marketing suite specialist, and a few things immediately sprang to mind: a love of great design; an enjoyment of problem solving and sourcing quality materials; adopting innovative techniques, and commitment from team members across the company. All […]

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The apprenticeship…part one

January 12th, 2016 by

This is the first of a series of blogs by long term employee Mike Bains, focussing on his role and experiences at Octink from when he first started in the business 15 years ago as a green apprentice, right up to his current role as Build Site Manager about to embark on an apprenticeship in […]

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Supporting our community….

July 20th, 2015 by

The start of July saw a successful ‘New Designers’ exhibition take place at the Business Design Centre in London. A stage for all the budding entrepreneurs on the leading design courses in the country to come together and show what they’re made of. Featuring a special place in Octink’s heart were the students from Kingston […]

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Productivity & Community go hand in hand

July 8th, 2015 by

Productivity. Sit at any board table and you’ll hear this word uttered on numerous occasions. A word that many company owners love to hate. However, it’s something we can’t get away from, and to coincide with emergency budget day, Radio 5 live recently took a more in-depth look into differences in productivity between British and […]

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Flat out and Fearless at Goodwood

July 3rd, 2015 by

Last weekend saw hundreds of thousands of car and racing enthusiasts, along with the odd celebrity, descend on Goodwood House to indulge in their speed needs at the annual Festival of Speed ‘garden party’. Blessed with (predominantly) good weather, this years’ event was once again a spectacular scene, and one that Octink was heavily involved in […]

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800 years on Magna Carta meets modern day printing

June 19th, 2015 by

June 14th marked the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. On a slightly soggy Sunday, Runnymede witnessed the unveiling of a statue of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to mark the occasion, as in 2015 she becomes the longest reigning monarch during this period. And at her feet the informative plaque and […]

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Building professionalism

May 27th, 2015 by

Professionalism, quality, safety, compliance and care. Each one of these is more than a word to us at Octink, because each one is at the heart of everything we do. Whether it is producing and installing hundreds of meters of perimeter hoardings around a construction site or delivering a high spec property marketing suite, we […]

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Nurturing the green shoots of potential

September 19th, 2016 by

By Mike Freely This month I’d like to talk about Cultivate London, a West London social enterprise where I am a director. Cultivate London is an innovative urban farm and social enterprise based across multiple derelict sites in West London. The organisation exists to support young people – aged from 16 to 24 – in […]

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Investing in the future

May 7th, 2015 by

By Will Tyler  Octink is a proud supporter of local programmes that give young people the opportunity to gain work experience and employability skills. One of the important issues that has been regularly highlighted is how the UK can help young people to secure a better future for themselves. At Octink we believe that it is […]

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