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Octink Wrapped Ballymore Buildings

Wide-format and display signage printer Octink has recently completed a large-scale building wrap project for property investment and development company Ballymore Properties.

Ballymore Wrap

The wrap was required to cover up a number of derelict buildings in Brentford that have been earmarked for redevelopment.

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Red Routemaster Moves to Dock Road


RedRoutemaster (trading name of Attend IT) started only four years ago and has now outgrown its first operating base and has completed its move into a new site now known as RedRoutemaster Brentford Dock Rd Garage.

RedRoutemaster's old location is under threat of redevelopment and like many smaller operators in Greater London it has struggled to find a suitable new location, but thanks to the support lobbying led by the local chamber of commerce, the Brentford Chamber, the London Borough of Hounslow and Brentford Dock Limited, they have managed to secure a new larger site complete with a full functioning office building which fronts the high street.

The move has also allowed the group which also has a IT division to move its head office and all other operating sites to one central location.

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Octink and its Community Mark

Octink are a small business that has continued to demonstrate their commitment to strategic community investment. The company has developed a number of long-standing partnerships and leveraged support from clients and suppliers, whilst providing time and expertise to support its local community. This approach has enabled Octink to deal with a skills gap in its workforce.

Social impacts

  • Employed four apprentices since 2009 through Spark! – Hounslow’s Education Business Partnership.
  • Supported Cultivate London to develop a brand and marketing strategy.
  • Supported 40 design students in undertaking a business project for the London Olympics, and leveraged £15,000 of investment from a business partner.

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Spark! invites you to volunteer this Spring

Spark!As we start our 35th anniversary year, we hope you share our excitement about what 2015 has in store.  Your support for Spark! was recognised at the end of last year with our nomination for The Queen’s Award for Volunteering 2015 – so a huge thank you and well done! We will find out in May 2015 whether we have won the award, so watch this space….

Why not make a New Year resolution to volunteer with us to make a difference to the lives of young people?  Throughout 2015 we have a range of inspiring opportunities for young people to gain invaluable life skills, develop their confidence and understand the world of work.  These events not only make a huge difference to young people, but our volunteers always tell us about the satisfaction and enjoyment they get from working with young people. So, if you are interested in participating in one of our events, please drop us a quick reply!

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Spring Courses for Businesses at West Thames College

West Thames CollegeWest Thames College are pleased to annouce their Spring/Summer 2015 Courses for Businesses schedule which now includes the ILM level 5 award in Leadership and Management.

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The courses available are listed  at West Thames College/

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