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July, 2009 241 Reel appeal A PRINTING company in Huddersfield has landed a major deal with beauty products giant L’Oreal – because they’re worth it. Brook and Learoyd is provided 100,000 peel-of labels for L’Oreal’s Revitalift Day Cream after becoming a n a p p rov e d s u p p l i e r t o t h e French-based company. Managing director Tim Parkin, who runs the business with his brother Dan, said it was hoped the contract would lead to further work for L’Oreal, which sells beauty and hair care products in markets worldwide. The labels were produced by Brook and Learoyd’s sister company, Oldham-based is based at Chancery Lane in Huddersfield town centre. Mr Parkin, who is chairman of Reel Appeal, said: “The Oldham business has been going for five years. “We started it from scratch to make these labels. Now the business employs four people at Oldham and four in Huddersfield.” He added: “I went to see L’Oreal and sent a sample of the lables to them. We have taken the contract from a major name in the industry on the basis of quality and price. “It is incredibly hard to get onto their approved supplier list. Now we are looking forward to lots more work. “Being able to tell potential clients that we work for L’Oreal is also an advantage when pitching for other work because it makes people sit up and take notice.” Brook and Learoyd is well-known for providing a huge range of printed products – from a single business card and mailshots to full colour brochures and company annual reports. Using the latest technology, the firm can fold that leaflet to any size and shape – while the Peel4More Leaflet Label System is already used on many top brands of products, from batteries to motor oil and shampoo to cheese. Said Mr Parkin: “Our Peel4More leaflet label system is a great product Yorkshire Water helps cash flow YORKSHIRE Water is making changes to ensure that its payment terms are speeded up in a bid to help out hundreds of small firms across the region. The Bradford-based company has decided to reduce payment terms from 42 days to 30 in an attempt ease cash flow pressures for smaller businesses. More than 200 companies will benefit from the change, which came into force on May 22 and ensures invoices will be paid 12 days early. Carolyn Bywater, pay manager at Yorkshire Water, said: “It’s important in the current economic climate that we do everything we can to support Yorkshire businesses. “We want to help make sure companies we work with on a regular basis can weather these hard times and we hope reducing our payment terms will help in some way.” Yorkshire Water also offers help to domestic customers struggling to pay bills and can offer flexible payment plans to ensure bills can be paid in the most appropriate way. The company also has an independently registered charity called the Community Trust operated by trustees in Yorkshire Water, set up to help people in extreme financial hardship. For more information visit ■ BECAUSE THEY’RE WORTH IT: Tim Parkin, managing director of Huddersfield printers Brook & Learoyd, with Hayley Higgins, of Boots at King Street, and the labels printed by the firm for L’Oreal which enables eight different languages to be printed onto one single label, cutting down on cost and time. “This leaflet label system can be used on a variety of different products including car polish, books, sauces, jams and chemicals to name but a few.” Your business success is out there. Is your bank? Call Jill Hague on 08455 848702 Email Come in to Huddersfield and Halifax Commercial Centre Commercial Banking

Kirklees Business News, July 2009

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