About our new sponsor

GOFISH would like to thank Steve and his business for supporting GOFISH. Office Evolution has been involved with us for the past two years.

Click here to view Office Evolution’s website: officeevolution.co.uk

Office Evolution – who we are, what we do

Starting from scratch in a residential garage over 10 years ago; we thought Office Evolution were providing just copiers… It soon become apparent we were not.

“With our first contract won on the first day of trading, it became clear that we didn’t just sell copiers… or printers… or fax machines; but something much more important to them. We were giving our customers peace of mind. We were giving them office solutions – simplified.” – Steve Davis, Managing Director.

It wasn’t just the office equipment we were providing.  

We were solving one of the most fundamental of problems that many, if not all, users experience – that dread when the printer breaks or toner runs out and you have a critical deadline to meet and THAT document you NEED to clinch that next deal is nowhere to be seen. It was a gap in the market – where national suppliers were falling short – a simple promise, that we would do everything we could do to solve that issue and get them back up and running.

Based on that promise our service provision, and business, grew – but never losing sight of what we were good at.

We became, and remain, experts in our field – the supply of photocopiers, printers, faxes, scanners and more recently printer-based software solutions to make our customers lives’ easier, reducing waste and controlling costs – the fastest growing sector in the industry and we are leading the way.

 

Our vision: To be the go-to customer-centric office solutions provider for Wiltshire and beyond

 

Our mission: To champion affordable “big business” office solutions with a customer focused approach – saving time, reducing waste and controlling costs whilst providing an unrivalled support service that enables our business to thrive

 

Our values: Trust – Service Excellence – Positivity – Innovation – Communication – Collaboration

 

“Office Evolution are about celebrating and encouraging young people, their growth and developing their talent ready for the world of work. The GOFISH project does just that – it’s a cause we believe in supporting. It gives young people a chance to expand their skill sets, forge new career paths and more importantly gives us a unique chance to advocate the business people of the future. We sponsor the GOFISH project because we believe in the talent of the future and they are worth celebrating and because inspiring and supporting young people is something we think everyone should be involved in, regardless of your industry sector.” – Steve Davis.

Wiltshire College’s Fresher’s Fair

GOFISH had a fantastic day at Wiltshire College Trowbridge’s Fresher’s Fair. We loved speaking to all the students about our World of Work and Wannabe an Entrepreneur Programmes. We are looking forward to starting our new Entrepreneur Programme to business students this October!

GOFISH Visits a Local printers

We would like to thank Mike Prior for our recent visit to his office to discuss printing. Please see his editorial below about the meeting.

 

David Baker and George Daulman visited my office to have a brief discussion about design and print or design for print, for the rest of this article we will refer to it as (DAP).

In 1958 when I was at East Barnet Grammar School in Hertfordshire, i joined an out of school hours activity known as “The Printing Club”, this club took over my life and I spent every evening learning more about print procedures than my GCE’s! I applied for and took an external JIC exam for entry into the printing industry passed and then started a 5 year apprenticeship as a compositor (a person who constructs the words either by hand using metal type or now primitive keyboard). That was 1961 and I am still fully occupied in DAP.
Over half a million people in this country are employed in some aspect of design and or print and for a lifetime vocation you would be hard to find a occupation that can give you such great rewards.

You wake up in the morning and see posters on your wall, books, magazines, your attention is caught by the point of sale and packaging in the supermarket on your way to school, the clever design and marketing of the yellow and red colours of the packaging makes you hungry, you buy items to consume, all (DAP).

As you approach the school you see the signage and directions to various buildings, again all (DAP), your school life is not all computers it is text books and illustrative pictures on the walls, and when you arrive home you have a pile of junk mail on the doormat (this is bread and butter for the design a print industries).
I have been continuously employed in the print industry since leaving school 56 years ago, and I would encourage anyone contemplating a rewarding and fulfilling vocation, to either embark on an apprenticeship into the printing trade or a college or degree course in design.

About Bath Midway Litho Limited

Company formed in June 1985, directors Michael Prior and Phyllis Prior.
Designated as a print management company specialising in the production of high quality lithographic and digital printing and finishing.
Organising the complete manufacturing cycle and production from design through printing, binding and distribution of the written word for local national and international clients.

Howard Travel join GOFISH’s sponsorship team

Howard Travel part of the Norad Travel group have once again supported the ‘Young Entrepreneurs of Trowbridge’ with a £200 Voucher as a prize when finalists will be judged in the ‘Dragons Dungeon’ by our Judges, Beverley Glover MD of White Horse Employment – Commercial Recruitment Specialists, Wiltshire, Jordan Daykin MD of GripIt Fixings and Steve Davis co-owner/Sales Director of Office Evolution Ltd. They will join our ‘Sponsor’s’ from GripIt, Office Evolution, Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Services, Trowbridge Area Board, Trowbridge Council and Wiltshire Council.

Nick Payton of Norad said “Howard Travel are delighted to support GOFISH which is committed to helping youngsters in the town prepare for the world of work, or to become a young entrepreneur.” Howard Edgington of Norad said “I have been trading as Howard Travel in Trowbridge for 30 years and extremely pleased that we can sponsor the young people of the County Town once again. The GOFISH Programme certainly gives them the opportunity to realise what the World of Work is all about as a young Entrepreneur, which I was many years ago.”