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Is your procurement practice what it should be? Walter Hale points out ways to improve your purchasing strategy.

A 3D-look promotional graphics system for cricket and football pitches is taking the sports world bY storm. So what’s all the fuss about?

Digital marketing isn’t an optional part of your marketing mix, it’s absolutely central to it. But having digital marketing and having effective digital marketing can be wildly different things. Here Javan Bramhall from marketing agency Digital Glue helps you achieve the latter.

A small ‘fablab’ in Scotland - Make Aberdeen - has installed a Jetrix KX3 large-format printer that the public and SME’s can use for short runs. Here’s how it works.

Paul Holohan, chief executive of printing industry merger and acquisition specialist Richmond Capital Partners, advises on how best to progress with strategic partnership formation.

Design company T’Go Creative has moved into large-format print, and has launched a customised wallpaper service. Could you learn a thing or two from its approach to new markets?

To attract and retain good digital talent you’re going to have to deal with more obviously strong competition. James Crawford, managing director of PR Agency One, gets you battle fit.

So what exactly does Simpson Group hope to achieve by becoming Silver Investors in People accredited?

Having been founded as a large-format trade print operation in 1992, Macro Art had been enjoying a significant growth spurt when it underwent an MBO in 2014. At that time, the new management team were confident of continued expansion. Now the Saint Neots-based company is making its first acquisition and opening a London branch. I asked commercial director Michael Green about the expansion. By Lesley Simpson

Getting little joy from those that provided you with kit that’s not performing to expectation? Then try this route to dispute resolution, recommended by Brian Sims, principal consultant at Metis Print Consultancy.

Does this sound familiar? “Hello, I’d like a quote for 20 posters needed by Friday.” “No problem, I’ll email your quote over. You would have to have your artwork with us by Wednesday…” Wednesday arrives, but no artwork.