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‘Tale of Two Cities’ We’ll drink to that! Blackbox Document Solutions Limited has set its focus on London and Rochester as strategic locations to serve its clientele.

Blackbox has a wealth of experience in supplying document solutions to improve printing, scanning, copying and faxing. The two new office locations will only enhance the high quality service provided by Blackbox. “Our response times for machine fixes will be dramatically improved and stock levels of parts and consumables will be increased to enhance a speedy device repair. Blackbox offers a full range of Multi-Functional Devices to print, copy, scan and fax and can usually drive down printing costs by as much as 40%. has invested heavily in new personnel and automated service software to provide all of its clients a professional, quality service. If you would like to find out how Blackbox Solutions can improve your office document workflow and save money, please email info@blackbox-solutions.co.uk.

When Ant and Dec’s latest Saturday Night Takeaway ITV series came to a close, the epic finale featured the ‘Into the Unknown’ challenges. This series saw two ITV shows feature in the challenges – The Cube and The Rovers Return from Coronation Street with The Rovers Return task involving Ant and Dec pouring three pints of ale. Dartford and Bexley business Mobile Bar Hire Ltd received the call to provide the equipment for the challenge, including ale hand pumps, back bar props and casks of ale. Always looking to support local business when sourcing their kegs of ale, Mobile Bar Hire turned to Caveman Brewery in Dartford for its Neanderthal ale. Mobile Bar Hire Ltd ensured a technician was onsite throughout to watch over the whole process. The portable bar specialists also filled the back bars with products including Dreamy Cocktail Mixers and Lanson Champagne. Company director Ragbhir Sandhu said “It was a pleasure to provide our services to ITV. We saw this as a great opportunity to bring Kent products into the limelight”.

KSP tenants scoop prize at Kent Chamber Business Awards Kent Science Park (KSP) tenant AbBaltis made quite an impression at the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2014, which were held at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. Giedre Brandao, who started the medical diagnostics company in 2010, took home the award for Entrepreneur of the Year, and the team were also shortlisted for the Achievement in International Business category. This is the ninth year the awards have been running, with a record number of entries made. There were six categories in total and AbBaltis entered two, both for which they were shortlisted. There were over 130 people in attendance on the night, most of whom were finalists and had completed a two-stage application process. Giedre Brandao said: “This is the first time we have entered these awards and it is outstanding to win, especially as we are such a young business start-up that has grown organically. It was an incredibly humbling process and well worth the application. “In the last few years, we have accomplished so much as a business, and I have also achieved a great deal personally. Inspiring people is what inspires me, and I hope that our success does just that.” 2014 is set to be another exciting year for Giedre and her team, with plans to grow the business through expansion into new areas. This means looking at what the medical diagnostics market needs and bringing that technology in-house to aid profitability and improve the diagnosis of patients in the long-term.

When experience matters

James Speck, Site Director at Kent Science Park, said: “AbBaltis are at the forefront of medical diagnostics and wholly deserve to be recognised.”

Kent based Marketing, PR & Sponsorship agency Purple Tangerine has worked with many Kent businesses over the years including: HS1, Brands Hatch Circuits and Kent Tennis. Founded in 2000, the company is led by Nigel Jones who has more than 20 years’ experience in creative marketing with leading brands including: P&G; adidas; Mars; Motorola; Kellogg’s; Bausch & Lomb; and PepsiCo. He has held senior positions with the world’s largest advertising and public relations businesses including; Saatchi & Saatchi and WPP. The original idea behind Purple Tangerine, which is still the same today, is to offer results driven creative marketing consultancy to our clients.

Based in Kent, with consultants peppered throughout the world, the team has experience in: • • • • • • • •

Social Media Marketing Strategy Commercial Sponsorship Web Development Online Marketing Public Relations Advertising Business Development & Sales.

The AbBaltis team with awards’ judge Stephanie Barwick (from left to right: Algidija Buginaite, Leva Zi, Giedre Brandao, Stephanie Barwick, Fransua Razvadauskas, Emily Downs and Katarzyna Hampelska).

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Thinking Business  

Official magazine for Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce - June/July 2014

Thinking Business  

Official magazine for Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce - June/July 2014