This week the team @ E4 have been printing and producing family holiday guides, working with the Family Carer Support Service Team in Bristol. Ready to send to the families we support and help them make informed choices for holidays and breaks this year.
I am extremely happy with the service I received from efour. It was great to be able to talk to them over the phone so I was sure I was getting exactly what I needed. They are have been very friendly from the initial phone call to the delivery team and have gone out of their way to help me. The flyers and leaflets are of a very high standard and were finished and delivered even quicker than I asked for. The fact they are supporting individuals with learning disabilities, adds to the reasons for using the company. I will definitely be using efour in future and I would recommend them to anyone.
Naomi Roxby Wardle
E4 Print and Design takes great pride in supporting other local charity organisation and is always looking for an opportunity to promote sports activities. E4 has recently collaborated with Bradford Disability Football Club to print and supply flyers to promote membership to the sport club. One of the parent's of the people E4 supports, is a member of Bradford Disability Football club and after seeing the outstanding job her son does at E4 every time he come here, she chose E4 to print and supply the flyers for the football club events.
Her son and other people we support had fun and they were well involved in the finishing process to deliver an excellent service.
“The service we have received is top class and of a very high standard too. The trustees of Bradford Disability Football Club are grateful for the speedy service. And thanks also to all the staff and service users for all their hard work too”.
This week E4 – our print and design service based in the Bradford area arranged for one of its customers to put on a Tagtiv8 session at the Learning Zone – Tagtiv8 mixes exercise activity and problem solving skills. Attending was Lewis Anderson, Waqas Amaan, Khawer Bashir, Shaun Metcalf and Raja Assan-Ali , supported by Shauna Hoodless and Sara Lee. Also in attendance was Tom Armstrong, E4 Business Manager and Bryn Llewellyn, Director of Tagiv8. The session lasted 1 hour and everyone got involved in the problem solving games and exercise routines. In the end the green team just managed to beat the white team but a fun time was had by all and the teams had earnt a nice cool drink afterwards.
Comments from the day:
Lewis said he “enjoyed doing something new and had fun running around and solving the puzzles.” He” totally would like to do it again.”
Shaun said he “enjoyed making words and counting the numbers” at the end of each game.
Shauna said “We had loads of fun and People We Support got a lot out of it.”
Bryn Llewellyn said “the students were amazing, they got the games and exercise straight away and really participated.”
Tom Armstrong, “We are adding a new element to E4 by asking our customer partners who use our services to put on events for the people which attend and make it a success. We help Tagtiv8 launch the system with schools and it was great of Bryn to arrange the session and show how the games work. Everyone had a great time.”
Tagtiv8 Active Learning was founded in 2012 by a teacher and school leader who love learning but hate sitting down. Our learning methods, resources & CPD provide an enjoyable & effective alternative to traditional seated learning. Our approaches promote physical activity – crucial when we all face the increasing problem of sedentary lifestyles.
Research by Leeds Beckett University into impact of active learning games. Feature created by Matt Price, ITV.
E4 Business Manager
Click here to e‘Buy Yorkshire’ is the biggest annual business show in the North of England and receives a footfall of over 4,000 people each year! The conference takes place over two days, bringing together thousands of business professionals looking to network, share experiences and build relationships.
E4 Print, our in-house print and finishing company, which provides supported employment opportunities to people we support in Bradford, secured a stand at this conference by winning the Buy Yorkshire sponsorship competition back in March this year…thank you to those who voted for them to win!
The conference took place on 16 - 17 May, where members of the E4 team enjoyed setting up shop and talking to attendees about the services they offer, while showcasing their printed materials and work samples.
Thomas Armstrong, E4’s Service Manager, was accompanied by Carol Zina, Support Worker, and Malcom Biddle, a person we support who works at E4 twice a week. Malcom took great pride in explaining his work at E4 and how it was the best service on offer. Thomas said: “It was a fantastic day where many different businesses and charities were able to come along and chat to us. We love talking about the fantastic work carried out by the amazing team at E4.”
“Everyone that came to speak to us was really impressed with our person-centred support focus and how we help grow confidence and work skills in people with learning disabilities. We look forward to working with the new companies and organisation we met over the two days.”
Jill Kirkham, our Regional Fundraising Manager for the North region was also on hand, signing up new volunteers and donors to the Hft cause.
With Jill, was Geeta, a lady we support, who did a great job in helping Jill to get people interested in the work of Hft. Jill said: “The event has been a great success for us and Geeta could be a fundraiser!”
E4 came away from the conference with lots of new contacts and raised their profile within the business community. After such a successful couple of days they hope to go back to the conference next year.dit.
I'm proud to announce that the E4 team will be attending this year’s Buy Yorkshire Show, to be held at the Royal Armouries, Leeds on the 16th and 17th May 2017.
It’s a huge show with more than 4,000 people expected to attend, so we're excited to be attending, as it'll help improve awareness and generate much needed support for our work based training initiative.
E4 will be at stand 164, so come and see us - you can register to attend the show for free - register your interest.
As if the fact that E4 is attending wasn't enough, here’s some of the 'official blurb' for you: -
Buy Yorkshire is a terrific multi-format platform for innovation, conversation, business education, connecting and building better business relationships.
It’s a huge event built on a simple idea… that We are Stronger Together. When people come together to share ideas and build relationships, in meaningful numbers, we can really make difference to our own businesses and to our wider community…
2 exhibition halls | 20+ speakers | 185 exhibition stands | Over £ 500bn of turnover represented at the event.
Bringing some of the brightest business minds in the UK to the heart of Yorkshire, from entrepreneurs who, through hard work and determination, have been fortunate enough to elevate themselves to spectacular success, to those who are now shaping the way our businesses will look in the next 5 years.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Explorer | Jacqueline Gold, CEO of Ann Summers | Tom Elvidge, GM at Uber | Luke Lang, Co-Founder of Crowdcube |
Peter Roberts, Founder & CEO of Pure Gym | Adele Cooper, UK Country Manager of Pinterest | Brett Gosper, CEO of World Rugby |
Raga Saggi, Head of Marketing at Google | Angus McKenna, Head of Technology at Sky | George Ell, Country Director at Tesla Motors
Founder of The Yorkshire Mafia, and organiser of the Buy Yorkshire Conference, Geoff Shepherd, comments on charities that attend the event: “I’m always very humbled by the fantastic work that these charities are involved with and most importantly the impact they have both within the region and beyond.
“The Conference is the perfect platform for them to explain how corporate businesses can show their support whether that be by cash donations or through the sharing of resource or volunteering. There are always ways in which business and charity can work together and I actively encourage it.”
At E4, we know that our work helps support people into a work environment. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service, so we're looking forward to meeting businesses wanting to work with us at the show. Sign up to attend now, and we'll see you there...!