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Thursday, 24 December 2009

So this is Christmas..........

As the song goes.... so what have we done?

Well hasn't the year gone quick and I would just like to thank all our clients for all their wonderful support throughout the year, your kind words and encouragement have been a source of comfort in what has been a difficult climate.

2009 was a milestone for us here at Fresh, as it was our first year and a steep learning curve for the 3 of us as Directors, we saw the business sustain and grow and meet our expected target for our first year, we have managed to get a new brand to the marketplace and show that it is here to stay, we have had to be flexible in what we offer our solutions and we pride ourselves on our service, problem solving and cost effectiveness which is why the strapline of ours 'design and print they way it should be ' will always be relevant for Fresh today and tommorrow.

We have added new services to our existing portfolio from design and print and can now offer e-marketing as well as websites and marketing campaigns. We have done complete rebrands and have blue chip clients in all the major sectors.

Our range of services can now cater for most marketing problems, whether it would be for something to giveaway to prospective customers, to being able to design, plan, print, finish, deliver a years campaign.

2010 looks to be an exciting year for Fresh with some big news in January to kick it off and some exciting pitches coming up to win business, so keep reading our blog and supporting us, we listen to all of your comments and take on board all feedback on how we can improve and tell us if there is something we should be offering as a service to you, we value your feedback.

Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year


Sunday, 20 December 2009

A Month  of Calendars                       

December is usually our quietest month of the year since everybody is thinking of Christmas Markets rather than Christmas Marketing, but this year the trend has bucked, back in October we started marketing Calendars more than Christmas Cards and the results were staggering. When we were all predicting a tough month due to the recession and the seasonal month in itself, we had a surprising month due to the amount of companys seeking to get their brand onto their clients desks or walls all year round.

Andy Gerlack commented ' In some respects I am not surprised because if I was on the other side of the fence then I would choose a calendar over a christmas card every day, this month alone we have seen new customers like Maxwell Swim Club, Mix 96, CH Morgan, Booker Tate and S-Com and OSG to name but a few come forward and seek help in getting themselves noticed for the coming year, we prefer to sell this service more than the christmas cards as that is a dying market whereas this is a very profitable fast growing sector'

The solutions that Fresh provided were all bespoke from wall calendars, desktop and totems, so for next year dont forget about that little thing that sits on your desk all year round just there in the background and think that could be YOUR company brand sitting in front of your customer. 

Sunday, 6 December 2009


We would just like to say a big congratulations to Kevin and Marrianna on the safe arrival of their first child Keianna who was born on Monday 16th November at  home at 14.44 and weighing 7 pound 9, mother and baby are both doing well. Photos will be shown soon (if we can prise them away from the proud father!) Congratulations to you both from all of us here at Fresh.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009


When the communications team for Buckinghamshire PCT NHS had to deliver a campaign to the public, it was aptly named 'Choose Well'. So who better to lead the campaign than us here at Fresh.

The campaign had to deliver the right message and achieve awareness, with only days before a launch event Fresh had to design and print, produce and deliver 40,000 brochures, 4 pop up roller banners, 250 bespoke leaflet dispensers, 5000 business cards and posters in a 5 day window which for any normal design and print company would have been unachievable.

What came about from Fresh was again making a brand like the NHS look professional, creative, and on the button in terms of here and now.

When asked why they chose Fresh, they said simply 'Fresh offer us a service that no one else can compete with, we have strived for a long time to find a local company that can offer us all of these products, and with such an exceptional service to match, they are our first choice as the design speaks for itself and they have made promoting this campaign much easier.'

Fresh delivered the campaign a day early, and Andy Gerlack from Fresh commented 'When the comms team chose us to do this campaign I thought this is a challenge but with the design capabilities that we have and the resources the team impressed me as well.This is what we are good at, making a whole campaign look easy.'

So with the NHS having to 'Choose Well' who could deliver a campaign for them, next time you need the whole design, print, manage, deliver package no can match Fresh.

Design & Print They Way It Should Be.

If you want to be part of the Fresh success story then call us on 01296 489998 or email us at hello@freshdps.co.uk

Friday, 13 November 2009

Have a Fresh 'Festive Fun' Season

For the second year running, Fresh DPS have designed and printed the Festive Fun brochure for Aylesbury's Town Centre.

We have designed and printed 40,000 leaflets for this year's festivities to show off what Aylesbury can offer the community this coming season.

Gill Perrottet, Marketing Co-ordinator for Friars Square Shopping Centre Aylesbury said, " We use Fresh DPS as often as we can, whether it's for a quick turnaround on stationery or something more involved like the events book which require a full design and print service. It's important to support the local economy and this is a great local company offering a superb product and excellent customer service. I would definitely recommend them."

So for any design or print requirements please send your enquiries through to sales@freshdps.co.uk or give us a call today on 01296 489998. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Fresh Sponsors
Shortcuts Film Festival

As part of Fresh's philosophy of helping creativity, Fresh sponsored the 2nd Annual Shortcuts Film Festival.

It was an event where budding filmakers  showcased their talent and showed a captive audience what Buckinghamshire has to offer.

There were four showcase events and screenings all over the County, and Fresh were proud to be associated with the festival.

Cliff Productions who host and stage the festival were excited by the material that they would be screening with festival Director Darren Cliff commenting, " This has been very hard to choose a winner from the exceptional standard of entries we have had".

The day at Aylesbury College was marked with a trade show in the afternoon before the  screenings in which it gave the chance to see the creative flair from local businesses.

Fresh embarked on a branded popcorn holder with popcorn for everybody who attended the screenings and had rave comments about how stylish and different the holder was. Darren Cliff, the festivals Director said, " Fresh have worked to tight deadlines and delivered, and the popcorn holders were great."

Kevin Brook, Director of Fresh replied, " I would just like to say thank you to Cliff Productions for inviting us to help support the festival, when Andy, Ian and myself started Fresh we wanted to be different, this festival gave us the opportunity to do just that".

So if you want to find out more about Shortcuts Film Festival then visit: www.cliffproductions.co.uk/shortcuts

Or if you want to find out how we can transform your business then email us on: hello@freshdps.co.uk

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Open Day At Fresh 

As part of our 1st birthday celebrations at Fresh, we held an Open Day for clients to thank them for their business so far. It was a chance to meet our team and see the full range of services Fresh has to offer.

The day was well attended and all enjoyed the informal atmosphere of the celebrations. Director Ian Swanell commented,"It's been a great day for us and for our clients as few of them had seen our facilities or met the whole team before this occasion."

With champagne and a guided tour on arrival, the day helped reinforce our friendship with clients.The winner of the free prize draw for a bottle of bubbly will be announced shortly. 

After a very successful first year Director Kevin Brook said, " We're very pleased with the way the business has progressed, especially in light of the economic climate. Now we have the first year under our belt we aim to improve and expand on the services that we offer to maintain our position as the area's leading provider of new solutions for helping companies win and promote their business."

Many who attended were pleasantly surprised at how large the operation at Fresh is. One customer commented, " I am absolutley delighted to come today as I have always spoken to Fresh on the phone but now I have seen for myself how big they are and how much they can do.Their success doesn't surprise me."

Another added, "I've already experienced the excellent customer service at Fresh but, wow, there are so many aspects of their business that I was not aware of like the promotional giveaways and the huge exhibition stands. It's been enlightening to come and see for myself what they can do."

Director, Andy Gerlack reviewed the day by saying " What a great end to our first year.The feedback's been amazing and I have heard nothing but fantastic comments all day long. One client, however, summed it all up for me when they remarked, 'You make my company look good and you are so different.' That made me feel very proud as it is exactly what we strive to achieve. We always said we wanted to offer a service that sets us apart from our competition which is why our strapline is 'Design and Print The Way It Should Be.'

So, if you want to experience our success, call Fresh with your design and print requirements on 01296 489998 or email hello@freshdps.co.uk

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Happy Birthday to us

We are  1!!!

Happy Birthday to us.... Happy Birthday to us..
Well hasn't a year gone past quickly and what a year it has been.

May we take this opportunity to thank all our team at Fresh as they are the ones that make sure everything runs smoothly and have worked extremely hard in a difficult climate and deserve a big round of applause ( clap, clap )

We would also like to thank all of our clients whom there are many of and too long to list individually for all their support, advice and encouragement. We look forward to seeing you again in our 2nd year.

We would also like to thank our suppliers, as I know that being a supplier ourselves you hardly ever get a thank you. So here is a special big thank you to you all, you know who you are.

For part of our birthday celebrations we are having an Open Day on Friday 16th October from 3pm - 6-pm, it will be a chance for you to meet the rest of the team, see what we do and how, there will be refreshments and food provided and we would like to see as many of you there to help us celebrate.

As for our 2nd year you can expect us expanding on our services to you and some big news in the New Year.

So Thank You All.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Waddesdon Manor commission Fresh to produce book

Most people wouldn't think of Fresh as book printers but Waddesdon Manor know that this is not the case.

In April, Director Andy Gerlack was approached by the Head Designer of Waddesdon Manor, Jane Cliffe, to produce a bespoke leather bound book with a presentation case for a dinner party hosted by Lord Rothchild to celebrate the Duc Du Choiseul Exhibition, which was held during the summer months.

After months of hard work, Fresh completed the project successfully and produced 200 paperback versions, which are now on sale in The Manor shop.

The hardback book was a masterpiece of craftsmanship using traditional leathers and bespoke gold foiling and marbling papers which enhanced the richness and quality of the printed pages inside.

Head Designer Jane Cliffe commented, " I was absolutely delighted by the quality and result of the workmanship and the attention to detail that went into this prestigious book. I am responsible for the design and standard of the finished article and I can honestly say that Fresh met my expectations completely and I want to thank all the team who endeavoured to make this such an easy project and into a work of art that is now also selling in the shop."

Director Andy Gerlack commented "When I was approached to do this project, I was immediately excited  as I knew this would challenge us and stretch the experience of our team. I can safely say now that I am pleased with how it turned out as we all need to do things now and again to show what character we have and I now know that Fresh is and will be the most diverse design and printing company in this area. We have the most gifted and experienced team I have worked with and I am very proud of what we have achieved here. We are not renowned for this sort of project but if there is anybody who would like their book to be published but can't afford publisher's prices then WE are the alternative, just look at the results here."

So if you have written a book and would like to see it in print or you need just a small run then call Fresh on 01296 489998 or email hello@freshdps.co.uk

Sunday, 4 October 2009


After the successful design pitch to come up with a new logo and branding for Buckinghamshires first Academy, Fresh completed all the signage, stationery and project managed the installation of all the rebranding ready for the opening ceremony on September 7th.

The event marked a significant step in Fresh Design and Print Solutions progress to be Aylesbury's leading provider of design and print solutions and firmly established themselves as the new creative design talent locally.

Principal Jonathan Johnson singled out special praise for Freshs' support in his speech and paid a special thanks to Director Andy Gerlacks committment and management to the rebranding project.

Andy Gerlack commented " This a fantastic day for Fresh Design and Print Solutions as we knew we had the creative talent, the facilities and the team to make this a success. We have always said we are here to make design and print an enjoyable experience for our clients and I can assure you that this is not a one off but a culmination of hard work and determination from all of the team to be the best. What we have shown is that a local Aylesbury company can compete with bigger design agencies and printers and be successful as talent and hard work will always win through."

So if you are looking for a creative, friendly, affordable, design and print provider then call one of the Fresh team.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Fresh success at Friars Square Shopping Centre

Fresh recently held a brand awareness day at Friars Square Shopping Centre, in which it gave their clients a chance to meet the team and find out what Fresh was about.

The day was marked with the town centre filled with Fresh balloons and director Kevin Brook commented ' today was all about getting out and showing everybody the Fresh brand, we are very proud of it and want to show our clients how we can help them get the most from their business. We have had a contstant stream all day of people wanting to know more about us, so for us a day like this makes it all a worthwhile exercise and I have no doubt we will be doing it again.

So if you want to know more about us and how we are different from all the other design and print  companies then give us a call on 01296 489998 or visit us at:

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hello this is us.
with a little trepidation
and a big dollop of honesty
we begin our blog.............

We want to welcome everybody to us, this will be a place for you to find out what we have been up to, to see our current offers and to have some Friday afternoon fun.

It is also a place where you can give us feedback, whether it be good or bad, and if you want to shout out about your own business and tell us of your achievements and success.

so come on we want to hear from you.