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The Print Angels at Essential Print Services are celebrating achieving two of the best months in the businesses’ history.

The print company, based on Pride Park in Derby, achieved a 20%+ increase in sales in both September and October compared to previous months in the current financial year. These are the best two months since the company was founded in 2011 by Yvonne Gorman. Since then Yvonne has built her business to be one of the leading print companies in the East Midlands, having now had more than 1,600 customers, most of which return on a regular basis.

Yvonne commented: “For the past four years, we have achieved a 5% year-on-year sales increase, so to see this leap to 20% for recent months is amazing. We were absolutely thrilled when we saw the 20% increase in September, and then even more so when it continued into October! We don’t want to tempt fate, but November is looking promising too so hopefully it’s a trend that is set to continue! It all of course couldn’t be possible without my amazing team of Print Angels and all of our wonderful customers.”

From business cards, brochures and leaflets, through to folders, flyers, banners and promotional items, like mousemats USB sticks, mugs and pens, Essential Print Services can handle anything from conventional full-colour print to some of the most bizarre print requests. The team can also assist with the design and checking of artwork, and a 12-Point Artwork Check is carried out on every order, completely free of charge, to ensure absolute perfection and the highest quality possible.

A52 Wyvern Transport Improvement Scheme Update – 22nd November 2019

Overnight works on Wyvern Way will be completed as planned by 6.00am on Saturday 23rd November. Despite the issues with flooding and heavy rain, most of the planned work has been completed over this two week period of night-time working. Work will continue in the daytime over the next few weeks with a view to being able to increase capacity on the network by 6 December.

Work will continue on site on the concrete abutments for the new footbridge. In preparation for the replacement footbridge, temporary works will commence towards the end of November.  The pieces of the bridge will arrive on site from early December.

Pedestrian route re-opens between Derwent Parade and Wyvernside

From Saturday 23rd November the footway from Derwent Parade will be re-opened.  Pedestrians will be able to get from Derwent Parade, past Burger King to Wyvernside.

Wyvern Way between Derwent Parade and Stanier Way roundabouts

From Monday 25th November Wyvern Way, between Derwent Parade and Stanier Way, there will be some traffic management layout changes whilst work continues in the area. The temporary arrangements will continue with traffic only able to enter Pullman Road and The Sidings in an eastbound direction from Derwent Parade roundabout.

The concrete barrier that is currently separating the lanes on Wyvern Way will be removed overnight on Tuesday 26th November and work will take place to construct the road along the centre of Wyvern Way.

A52 Brian Clough Way Eastbound – daytime off-peak lane closure, weekdays from 25th November to 6th December 2019

There will be an off-peak lane closure on the A52 Eastbound carriageway, from 9.30am to 3.00pm each weekday, from Monday 25th November to Friday 29th November and the following week from Monday 2nd December to Friday 6th December. The inside lane will be closed between Pentagon Island and Wyvern whilst barrier works are carried out. The slip road off the A52 to Wyvern Way will be open as normal.

Overnight road closure on A52 Eastbound on Friday 29th November and Tuesday 3rd December 2019

On Friday 29th November and Tuesday 3rd December, an overnight road closure will be in place on the A52 Eastbound between Pentagon and Raynesway junctions.  The road will be closed between 8.30pm and 6.00am so that work can be carried out to the Wyvern Way overbridge. Signed diversions will be in place. The road will be re-opened as soon as works are complete, this may be earlier than the advertised times.

Further details about the road closures and diversion routes are available on the scheme webpage.

Night time work on Wyvern Way between 11th and 22nd November 2019

 

Over night work to construct the roundabout at the junction of Wyvern Way and Derwent Parade will take place each week night between the hours of 8.00pm and 6.00am from Monday 11th to Friday 15th November and the following week from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd November.

 

Whilst these night time works are carried out, there will be no access on to Wyvern Way from Derwent Parade or from the A52 Eastbound (out of Derby).

 

Wyvernside will also be closed at the junction with Wyvern Way. Vehicles will be able to use Chequers Road to get to and from Costco, Burger King, Pizza Hut and KFC.  Chequers Road bus lane will be temporarily revoked between 8.00pm and 6.00am (on each night Monday to Friday) and temporary two-way traffic signals will be in use.

 

Further details about the diversion routes are available on the scheme webpage.

 

Daytime work on Wyvern Way – temporary traffic signals at The Sidings

 

Work will continue in the daytime on the roundabouts and along Wyvern Way.  From Monday 11th November temporary two-way traffic signals will be in place at the junction with The Sidings and Wyvern Way. The signals currently in place at Pullman Road will be removed. A concrete barrier is separating the lanes on Wyvern Way.  The temporary arrangements will continue with traffic only able to enter Pullman Road and The Sidings in an eastbound direction from Derwent Parade roundabout.

 

Further details about the scheme are available on the A52 Scheme webpage.  This will be regularly updated, along with social media updates, as the scheme progresses.

 

Get to know your neighbours and join us for lunch!

PridePark.net is hosting a free event to welcome the new kid on the block; OrangeTheory Fitness!

OrangeTheory Fitness has taken over the former Maplin Electronics unit on The Wyvern Retail Park and transformed it into a revolutionary centre of fitness for the residents of Derby.

Join us for lunch on Wednesday 27th November, 12.30pm-2pm, meet the team behind OrangeTheory Fitness, as well as other business people from the local area.

Hear about other companies and take advantage of networking opportunities available. The event is exclusively for businesses and decision-makers who work on Pride Park or The Wyvern Business Park and is a ticketed event.

Book your tickets here.

This event has been made possible by Essential Print Services, TC Harrison Ford and OrangeTheory Fitness.

During the event, Pride Park lunch tickets will be available to purchase from the team from intu Derby.

The Pride Park lunch ticket is an exclusive incentive scheme; employees and businesses of Pride Park and The Wyvern Business Park will be able to park, at any of the Intu Centre car parks* for up to 2 hours, between 11am-3pm every weekday for just £1.50 inc VAT (usually £3.10).

“We are so pleased to be working with PridePark.net to launch this exclusive parking offer to Pride Park businesses and employees.  We hope it will enable Pride Park workers to be able to visit intu Derby on their break to pick up lunch, do errands or even do a spot of shopping,” commented Carly Salisbury, Marketing Manager, intu Derby.

If you have any queries about PridePark.net or this event, please contact Yvonne Gorman at Essential Print Services on 01332 418377 or email admin@pridepark.net.

Midweek night-time lane closures on the A52 Westbound between the Raynesway and Pentagon junctions from Monday 28 October for 2 weeks.

 

We need to carry out some work on the A52 Westbound to facilitate the tie-in of the new on-slip to the A52 main carriageway.  This means that between Raynesway and Wyvern  there will only be one lane open (nearest the central reserve) whilst this work takes place overnight.

 

The lane closures will be in place each evening from 8pm to 6am the following morning, from Monday 28 October to Friday 1 November and the following week from Monday 4 November to Friday 8 November.  The lanes will be re-opened earlier if the works are completed ahead of schedule.

 

The slip roads from Raynesway to the A52 Westbound, and from the A52 Westbound on to Wyvern Way will remain open whilst the work is carried out.

 

The road will be opened earlier if the work is completed ahead of schedule.

 

Further details about the scheme are available on the A52 Scheme webpage.  This will be regularly updated, along with social media updates, as the scheme progresses.

3 STOREY OFFICE BUILDING WITH 8 PARKING SPACES – EXCELLENT SIGNAGE OPPORTUNITIES. HIGHLY VISIBLE FROM MILLENNIUM WAY – THE MAIN ROUTE THROUGH PRIDE PARK – OPPOSITE DERBY COUNTY’S FOOTBALL STADIUM.  GOOD ACCESS TO THE A52, to JUNCTION 25 (M1), THE A38, A50 AND A42(m42) SOUTH-WEST.

 

9 Melbourne Court comprises a mid-row three storey campus style modern office building which has been finished to a good specification including:

 

Suspended ceilings with integrated Cat II lighting units

Carpet tiles to office areas

Wall mounted electric heaters

Perimeter skirting and ddao trunking

WC facilities on all floors  – including ground floor disabled WC

8 dedicated car parking spaces.

available by way of a new Lease drawn on Full Repairing and Insuring Terms for a term of years to be agreed.

Subject to contract and availability, the quoting rent is £18,500 per annum exclusive.

Viewings are to be accompanied and strictly by appointment.

contact:  Martin Langsdale  martin@raybouldandsons.co.uk  01332 295555

 

intu car parking discount for Pride Park and Wyvern workers

People that work on Pride Park or The Wyvern Business Park can now take advantage of a new parking discount at the intu shopping centre.

The new initiative is aimed at drawing workers from the outskirts of town to help boost retail in the city centre and surrounding retail areas.

The lunchtime parking scheme grants those who work in a business on Pride Park or The Wyvern Business Park to have half-price parking at any of the intu Derby car parks for up to two hours, between 11am-3pm every weekday for just £1.50.

The scheme has been introduced following the work of a group of local business owners who are responsible for PridePark.net. The group consists of Essential Print Services, BSP Consulting, Shapcotts Accountants, Derby Pride Academy and Raybould and Sons.

It is led by Yvonne Gorman of Essential Print Services, who commented: “It has always been a bugbear of mine to run an errand in the city centre and it cost £3.10 to do so. The initiative supports retailers and boosts lunchtime football in the city centre by encouraging the 13,500+ people that work on Pride Park into town. It is also great for those who often need to pop to town to pick up a few bits on their lunch break but who are usually put off by the normal parking prices. We approached intu about it and they thought it was a great idea and jumped at the opportunity. It’s brilliant to see the impact that small businesses can have and that the big companies like intu are listening to what we have to suggest.”

To receive the discount simply take a ticket at the barrier as usual, then pre-pay at the intu information desk. You can also collect a pass from Essential Print Services on Pride Park before arriving at the centre. There is no need to pay at the usual machines, just use your Pride Park lunch pass to exit.

PridePark.net is an online business community for companies based on Pride Park on or The Wyvern Business Centre. Alongside the online directory, which is free to list on and gives great exposure, the group also holds regular networking events. The next one is being held at OrangeTheory Fitness on Wednesday 27th November from 12.30pm to 2pm. To find out more about the event, or to register your business for a free listing to share news, events and a company profile, please visit PridePark.net.

One of the stakeholders of PridePark.net is the Derby Pride Academy, an alternative provision free school. Principal of the academy, Karen Hayes, commented: “PridePark.net is a great community. It allows us to raise the profile of the academy among local businesses which in turn provides fantastic ways for our students to find out more about career opportunities and workplaces. It highlights the many career opportunities available and pathways for our students. We are looking forward to connecting and working with many local businesses in the future through PridePark.net.”

Janet Shapcott, of Shapcott Accountants, said: “We are very pleased with the latest promotion on PridePark.net which can benefit employees working on Pride Park and The Wyvern. Shapcotts Accountants, as one of the PridePark.net sponsors, has made this available to all staff as well as allowing them to alter lunchbreaks to help with Christmas shopping. The website is a great way to keep up to date with what is happening on Pride Park and The Wyvern as well as posting news, events and offers.”

If you have any queries about PridePark.net or the event on 27th November, please contact Yvonne Gorman at Essential Print Services on 01332 418377 or email admin@pridepark.net.

Our video explains more:

How does it work?
Using your pre-paid ticket is easy…

  • Pull up to the car park entry barrier and press for a ticket as normal (but you can dispose of the ticket you are given)
  • Park up and hit the shops
  • When you’re ready to leave no need to pay anything at the machines, just have your Pride Park Parking ticket handy
  • At the car park exit barrier put your Pride Park Parking Ticket into the machine and the barrier will lift
  • Head back to work 😊
  • If you have any issues just press the call button

How can I buy intu Derby parking tickets for my employees?

You can buy special Pride Park Parking Tickets either at

Essential Print Services, 2 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8AN. They are near Derby Arena in the East Midlands Chamber building.

or at

intu Derby Reception in the Centre Management Office which can be found via level 2, near TGI Fridays. Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm

Or you can pre-order a larger batch of parking tickets by calling intu Derby directly on 01332 366383 (but collection and payment will still need to done at intu Derby)

What payment methods can I use?

At intu Derby reception, you can either pay by debit / credit card or by cash.
Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm. (Unfortunately, payment cannot be taken over the phone)

At Essential Print Services, you can pay by cash only.
To make the transaction even quicker for you, call ahead on 01332 418377 and let Essential Print Services know how many tickets you’d like. The Print Angels will have your tickets ready for your arrival.  Please bring exact change. Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm. (Unfortunately, payment cannot be taken over the phone)

How much are they?
Tickets are just £1.50 each for 2 hours of parking.  (Normal rate is £3.10.)

When can they be used?
They can be used Monday – Friday between 11am and 3pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

Which car parks can they be used in?
The tickets can be used in either the Centre Car Park (accessed via London Road or Osmaston Road), Basement Car Park or Riverside Car Park. This parking ticket cannot be used in Bradshaw Way Car Park. The quickest car parks for Pride Park would either be Basement or Riverside but it’s up to you

How long can I stay for?
You can stay for up to 2 hours.

Can I get a receipt?
You can ask for a receipt at the intu Derby Centre Management office and at Essential Print Service. 

Can I use them at weekends?
No – sorry.  Just a weekday offer only 

For further information, please call PridePark.net’s Sponsor; Essential Print Services on 01332 418377 and ask for Yvonne Gorman.

 

 

Your chance to try Pride Park Stadium’s newest hospitality experience with an exclusive 20% off your booking!

 

The Captain’s Club provides a relaxed brasserie-style dining experience in contemporary surroundings; offering one of the best vantage points in the stadium and regular visits from Derby County Captains, past and present.

 

Matchday package Includes:

  • Grazing menu served pre-game
  • Post Match Dessert station with cheese & biscuits
  • Complimentary programme
  • Team sheet
  • Pay bar facility

 

20% off the following fixtures:

Cardiff City | 13th September 2019
Birmingham City | 28th September 2019
Luton Town | 5th October 2019
Wigan Athletic | 23rd October 2019

 

Contact Bonnie Showers for more information or to book
bonnie.showers@dcfc.co.uk

 

Off peak lane closures on A52 Brian Clough Way Eastbound (out of Derby) from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th September

 

From Monday 2nd to Friday 6th September a lane closure will be put in place after 9.30am each day and will be removed by 3.30pm.  The inside lane of the A52 Brian Clough Way eastbound carriageway will be closed between the Pentagon and Wyvern junctions to carry out localised carriageway widening works.

 

Night-time closures on A52 Brian Clough Way between 2nd September and 13th September 2019

 

This phase of work, which includes surfacing of the A52, will need to be carried out whilst the road is closed during the night time. This means we have a limited amount of time to do the work. Some of this work will be noisy but we will minimise the noise where possible. Signed diversion routes will be in place along Derby Road/Nottingham Road (A6005).

 

  • Closures in place on the A52 Westbound, towards Derby city centre, will include the Raynesway and Wyvern Way slip roads, there will be no access to the A52 from the slip road from Spondon roundabout (near Asda).
  • Closures in place on the A52 Eastbound, out of Derby, will include the Eastgate flyover, Pentagon slip road and the Wyvern Way slip roads.

 

Road closed Dates Times
Westbound carriageway between  the Raynesway and Pentagon junctions Monday 2 September to Friday 6 September 8 pm to 6am
Eastbound carriageway between  the Pentagon and Raynesway junctions 10pm to 6am
Eastbound carriageway between  the Pentagon and Raynesway junctions Monday 9 September to Thursday 12 September 8pm to 6am
Eastbound carriageway between  the Pentagon and Raynesway junctions Friday 13 September 11pm to 6am

 

The road will be opened earlier if the work is completed ahead of schedule.

 

Further details about the scheme are available on the A52 Scheme webpage.  This will be regularly updated, along with social media updates, as the scheme progresses.

Get to know your neighbours! PridePark.net is hosting a free event, kindly hosted by TC Harrison on Wednesday 2nd October, 4.30pm-6.00pm.

During the event, The Intu Centre will launch an exclusive incentive scheme; employees and businesses of Pride Park and The Wyvern Business Park will be able to park, at any of the Intu Centre car parks* for up to 2 hours, between 11am-3pm every weekday for just £1.50 inc VAT (usually £3.10).

“We are so pleased to be working with PridePark.net to launch this exclusive parking offer to Pride Park businesses and employees.  We hope it will enable Pride Park workers to be able to visit intu Derby on their break to pick up lunch, do errands or even do a spot of shopping,” commented Carly Salisbury, Marketing Manager, intu Derby.

“It has always been a bugbear of mine to run an errand in the City Centre and it cost £3.10 to do so. Not only will the initiative support retailers but, this discounted car parking ticket will also help employees ‘pop into town’ to do some lunchtime shopping and meet friends,” commented Yvonne Gorman, who runs Pride-Park-based Essential Print Services and is also a sponsor for PridePark.net.

“To make the car parking even better value for money, I would encourage people to car share. I also urge businesses on The Wyvern Business Park and Pride Park to buy the tickets in bulk so, they can be distributed or re-sold in the office, which will save time during lunch breaks,” added Yvonne.

The event will also include talks, an exhibition and networking opportunities for businesses and decision-makers who work on Pride Park or The Wyvern Business Park.

Book your event tickets here.


Our video explains more:

For further information, please call PridePark.net’s Sponsor; Essential Print Services on 01332 418377 and ask for Yvonne Gorman.

These exclusive, pre-paid car parking tickets will be available to buy on-the-day by cash or card.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Due to health & safety reasons, this is a ticket-only event.
  • On-site parking is available at TC Harrison – car sharing is encouraged.
  • Free refreshments during the event.
  • After the event, discounted car park tickets are available from the Intu Centre office or from Essential Print Services*

*Matalan Car Park not applicable.
**Intu Centre Office, near the Food Court. Essential Print Services, 2 Victoria Way, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8AN. Near Derby Arena. Phone ahead on 01332 418377 and we’ll have the tickets ready for you.