Our I.T. Director, Phil Richardson is soon to retire

28th September 2017

As if losing one long serving member of staff to retirement wasn't enough for us to cope with-we're having to say goodbye to Phil Richardson, our I.T. Director.....how will we cope! Phil joined the company in 1997 but we'd had the pleasure of getting to know him during the previous 10 years when he worked on a consultancy basis developing and supporting our systems. We sat Phil down over a cuppa to chat about the last 20 years.

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Andy Wrigley, Sales Director set for retirement

28th September 2017

October 31st sees the end of an era for Warren with the retirement of our Sales Director, Andy Wrigley. Andy joined the company in May 1985 in a sales role and joined the board of Directors in January 2001. At the time Andy joined Warren had just relocated from West Drayton to the current Leicester base, although the company was to retain an office in the South. We sat Andy down with a coffee to talk us through his thoughts and feelings on the last 32 years of his working life.

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In memory of Chris Fryer

24th August 2017

Earlier this month we commemorated the untimely passing of a dear colleague, Chris Fryer. Chris worked in the role of Maintenance Engineer at our West Bromwich Converting facility, a position he held for some 15 years. Chris' colleagues didn't want the day to pass by without marking the occasion in some way, and befitting a man with the surname of Fryer the decision was made to indulge in that hearty breakfast fare....the fried bacon butty.

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'The best ever GC1 board we have created'

20th July 2017

We are now stocking the superb Performa Brilliance GC1 grade, described by StoraEnso as 'the best ever GC1 board we have created'. You may have already read our articles in industry press but here is an extract from some online coverage.

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The Ensocoat Tour bus spends the day at Warren

6th July 2017

Last Monday we welcomed customers to our West Bromwich facility to see the Stora Enso Ensocoat Roadshow Bus and all that it had to offer. The Roadshow started in Dusseldorf early May, stopping off at customers' sites throughout Europe.

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THE BUS IS COMING.......BE SURE YOU'RE ON IT!

22nd June 2017

The Ensocoat Roadshow Tour Bus will be here on Monday 26th June.

If you haven't already booked your place, be sure to contact us to let us know you would like to join us aboard the 'New Ensocoat' Roadshow tour bus that will be spending the day at our West Bromwich facility next Monday.

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Was it tough? Was it muddy? ....You bet!

15th June 2017

Back in May we gave news of our Credit Manager, Tracey's intention to take part in the Midlands Tough Mudder Challenge - well, she did it. A couple of weeks ago in sunny, but not too hot conditions, the team started the day off by joining their fellow competitors in a 15 minute warm-up session before starting the challenge at 9.45am.

Tracey tells us how it was for her.....

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Don't be the one to miss the bus!

11th June 2017

All aboard for the Ensocoat Roadshow......come and join us on Monday 26th June between 10am and 4pm.
As part of its European tour promoting Stora Enso's hugely impressive, upgraded SBS board, the 'New Ensocoat' Roadshow tour bus will soon pull in at our West Bromwich conversion facility.

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Get on board with Warren and Stora Enso - Save the date of Monday 26th June

18th May 2017

On Monday 26th June we will be welcoming the 'New Ensocoat' Roadshow bus to our West Bromwich facilities and we would be delighted if you could join us.

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Tracey Campbell gets in training for a Tough Mudder Challenge

4th May 2017

When our Credit Manager, Tracey missed out on taking part in the Leicester half marathon last year she was disappointed her training had gone to waste and that she wouldn't be able to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society in memory of a dear auntie and uncle who had both suffered from the condition. When a family member suggested she should take part in the Midlands Tough Mudder Challenge she keenly signed up to join a team set up by her partner's brother-in-law.

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Action Aid's update on Ghana

9th March 2017

Earlier this year we received the 2016 Ghana Annual Report from Action Aid-the charity we have supported for over 25 years. The national and community work carried out by the charity continues as does their work in changing government policies.

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The opening of Bodie's Boathouse and the 5th Annual Sports Dinner

15th February 2017

It's been a while since we last wrote about the Bodie Hodges Foundation and the amazing achievement of Bodie's family in raising money to fund a holiday home for families facing the loss of a child. Four years ago our former colleague Nick Hodges and his wife set out to raise money to provide a holiday home to give respite for families. We're delighted to tell you that last October they achieved their goal of creating a lasting legacy in memory of their son Bodie with the opening of 'Bodie's Boat House' on the edge of Tallington Lakes in Stamford, near Peterborough.

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We're celebrating our Ruby Anniversary - 40 years and counting

26th January 2017

We're cock-a-hoop about reaching a tremendous milestone in our company's history and by way of celebrating our 40th year and, as a give-away to our customers, we have had some milk chocolate bars wrapped in a very special Warren personalised sleeve. The chocolate bar wrappers have been printed on LumiArt 115 gsm, supplied by StoraEnso and printed on a five colour Komori 28, using low migration inks and a water-based coating. The wrappers were then trimmed and hand-wrapped and taped and very nice they look too!

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On Friday 27th January only - our offices will close at 17.00

25th January 2017

Warren's Annual Company Conference, with all staff in attendance, will take place on the evening of Friday 27th January. For this day only, we'll be closing our offices and warehouses at 17.00. We would kindly request that any orders or call-offs are placed by this time.

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A sad announcement

5th January 2017

It is with great sadness that we bring the news that a former colleague of ours- Paul Gardner, passed away on 30th December after some years of ill health.

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A new brochure in our 40th year of trading

10th November 2016

We have just launched our new brochure to coincide with our Ruby Anniversary; this year we're celebrating 40 years of trading as an independent, privately owned company.
With products covering end uses from carton converting and rigid boxes to digital print and wide format printing - our brochure details the innovative solutions on offer for ever more discerning markets and brand owners.

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Steve met the challenge face on!

3rd November 2016

He did it..... Our inside sales exec Steve Pincott and his chums completed the Three Peaks 24-hour challenge and with time to spare.
They set off from home on Friday 14th October for a flight to Glasgow and after being met at the airport by event organiser Maximum Adventure they travelled over to Fort William to meet their fellow climbers and to enjoy a meal out and a few beers.

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Supporting Ghana's young in education

27th October 2016

The latest update we have from Action Aid in Ghana includes a letter from 19 year old Mary Banda. Here Mary tells her story of family bereavement and severe financial difficulties for her mother and four siblings but it's also a story of achievement and hopefully a bright future for Mary as she pursues her dreams of becoming a doctor.
Mary's story......

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Calling all box makers: Warren & Serviliner - where quality & confidentiality are assured...

6th October 2016

Following the recent announcement that our West Brom reel-to-sheet conversion facility was in a position to increase capacity and coupled with an increase in demand from both box maker and converter customers, we're delighted to announce an extension to our reel stock range of Serviliner.

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Affinity Packaging choose Exceo Silk for company brochure

28th September 2016

When our customer Affinity Packaging decided it was time for an update of their company literature they chose Exceo Silk from Warren for the job. The fabulous folder and insert style brochure they designed is the perfect versatile option for tailoring the messaging to suit the target market. By selecting the most appropriate insert the sales team are able to illustrate packaging they have done for specific industry sectors.

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