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Perry Lewis celebrates 10 years at senator

Creative Artworker Perry Lewis celebrates 10 years at senator® pens.

11/11/19

Creative Artworker celebrates 10 years at senator®

This week, our Creative Artworker Perry Lewis is celebrating an impressive 10 years with senator®. He has been a key member of the Artwork team since joining the business in 2009 and he uses his years of expertise to maintain our high standards throughout the artwork process.

Managing Director Olga Titova presented Perry with a card, certificate, cheque and champagne in front of the senator® team to celebrate his milestone achievement. Well done Perry!

 

Olga Titova

senator® pens new Managing Director, Olga Titova

04/11/19

senator® appoints new UK Managing Director

Today, senator® Pens Ltd announced the departure of Managing Director Shane Davies. Having joined the Essex-based pen supplier earlier this year, Shane was responsible for overseeing the continual growth and closer European alignment of the company.

He will be replaced immediately by Olga Titova, who has been with senator® for 3 ½ years as CFO: “I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity to continue the growth we are seeing, and upholding the strong UK values here at senator®. I look forward to continuing to work with our team in the UK and our colleagues across Europe in our efforts to increase the recognition of the senator® brand. “

Group CEO Daniel Jeschonowski is happy with the move: “We thank Shane for the work he has done over the last few months in keeping the UK operation in a stable position. We are delighted to have the opportunity to yet again promote from within the company and believe that Olga’s skills and knowledge of the UK staff and operations will prove an even greater asset to the group.“

 

senator® pens working to reduce environmental impact

senator® pens are constantly working to reduce their environmental impact.

25/10/19

senator® pens works to reduce its environmental impact

Here at senator® pens, we are constantly following in the footsteps of our German manufacturing plant by working to reduce our environmental impact. Here are a few things you might not know about senator® pens:

  • Our milk is provided by a local dairy farm and the empty bottles are returned and reused.
  • We recycle not only our production waste but packaging waste from our kitchens and other communal areas by providing facilities to recycle cardboard, plastic and cans.
  • Our offices have been fitted with LED lights which are more energy efficient.
  • The water used in cleaning our printing screens is passed through a gravity fed aggregate filtration system to remove chemicals and prevent them entering the water supply.
  • We are currently looking into biodegradable and recycled packaging/shipping materials to reduce waste even further.

senator® are proud to be making a real commitment to the environment and you can find out even more about how we are doing this here.

 

senator takes part in Wear It Pink 2019

senator® pens raised a fantastic £54 for Breast Cancer Now - Wear It Pink 2019

21/10/19

senator® goes pink - 18th October 2019

On Friday 18th October, senator® pens was hit by a wave of pink. Staff donned their favourite pink items in sopport of Breast Cancer Now and Wear It Pink.

Thank you to everyone who participated and donated, we raised a fantastic £54 for this very worthy cause. The money will go towards life-saving breast cancer research and life-changing support.

 

senator takes part in MacMillan Coffee Morning 2019

senator® pens raised a fantastic £110.20 for MacMillan at their coffee morning

 
04/10/19

MacMillan Coffee Morning - 27th September 2019

On Friday 27th September, senator® pens took part in the MacMillan Coffee Morning. We were spoilt for choice and raised a fantastic £110.20 for this very worthy cause. 

We would like to say a big thank you to our bakers, fakers and donators for making it such a success.

 

 
 

howHow is sugarcane is transformed into the senator® Bio pens?

Sugarcane is a renewable, fast growing resource that is grown for a number of purposes.

09/9/19

Have you ever wondered how sugarcane is transformed into the senator® Bio pens?

Sugarcane can be converted to lactic acid through fermentation. This is followed by a polymerization process which produces PLA bioplastic pellets. These pellets can then be used for a range of purposes, in many different industries, but we use them to make the innovative senator® Bio pen range.

Sugarcane is a renewable, fast growing resource that is grown for a number of purposes and the agricultural area and water used per KG of PLA makes it one of the most efficient resources. The sugarcane used in our PLA is non-genetically changed sugarcane and is converted into PLA in the Netherlands.

PLA helps us to reduce our carbon footprint as less CO2 is emitted compared to oil-based plastic. In addition to this, senator® Bio pens are produced in our factory in Groß-Bieberau, Germany which is powered by renewable green electricity and where close to 100% of production waste is either reused or recycled. This makes the senator® Bio range a great leap forward for sustainable pens.

You can find out more about the senator® Bio range in this video

 

New and improved senator express services

We have expanded our range of Express services so we've got you covered.

02/9/19

New & Improved Express Services

Using feedback from customers to improve services is something ingrained in the nature of senator®.

That is why we have worked on expanding our range of Express services to suit the needs of our customers, and are now able to offer the full UK-stocked plastic pen range up to 5,000 pieces on our “48 hour”, “2 colours in 4 days” and “5 day" Express services.

Further to this, customers can now opt to have a clip print instead of barrel (or both in the case of the “2 in 4” service) to give their brand the extra edge.

New to senator® is an Express service on our outstanding Metal pen range – customers can now receive pens from the bestselling Delgado, Nautic, Polar, & Star Tec ranges with a one-colour print in 8 days. This means that customers no longer have to compromise on quality when time is of the essence.

For more information, please click here.

 

BPMA - power of promotional products

Promotional pens were voted the perfect promotional gift by 18.3% of professional buyers.

29/8/19

Do you know the power of promotional pens? 

When professional buyers were asked what item makes the perfect promotional gift by the BPMA, pens topped the list at 18.3%. Usefulness was voted the best quality for a promotional product by a landslide of 50% which means you won’t be surprised to hear that 66% of those questioned had a promotional pen on their desk. 

To find out more about the reach of promotional products, please click here.

 

Nicola Durant celebrates 15 years at senator

Nicola Durant, Head of Sales, celebrates 15 years with senator®

23/8/19

Nicola Durant celebrates 15 years at senator®

This week, Nicola Durant is celebrating 15 years with senator®. She began her career as an Account Executive and with hard work and dedication, has worked her way up to our Head of Sales. She works incredibly hard for her clients to provide them with outstanding campaign solutions and has been instrumental in helping senator® become the industry leader that we are today. Congratulations Nicola on this impressive milestone!

"Nicola Durant's dedication is a prime example of the calibre of people we employ at senator®. Here's to the next 15 years!" - Shane Davies, Managing Director

Dr. Vasil Pasichnyck with children from The Chernigov Centre

Dr. Vasil Pasichnyck and children from The Chernigov Centre of Medical Social Rehabilitation of Disabled Children in Ukraine

16/8/19

senator® increases its regular donations with help from British Aid for Deprived Children

With the help of George & Marion Mills from British Aid for Deprived Children, senator® has increased its regular donations to The Chernigov Centre of Medical Social Rehabilitation of Disabled Children in Ukraine, as well as donating to Zambia, Kenya, Croatia and Bosnia. This will help many children all over the world overcome the obstacle of not having easy access to stationery.

George said: “Thank you senator® for the gift of pens. Dr. Vasil Pasichnyck has just received the first shipment of pens and he will get the remaining when the vans go in early October. Thank you senator® for all you do.”

Dr. Vasil Pasichnyck from the Chernigov Centre wrote: “The school year is coming and they will make use of all these pens. On behalf of the children, their parents and the staff of the Centre, thank you very much for your generous donation. Thank you for being the Centre’s friend.”

 

senator makes a real commitment to the environment

Here at senator®, we are proud to be making a real commitment to the environment.

 
26/7/19

Have you heard of “greenwashing”? 

It is an attempt for companies to capitalise on the growing demand for products that are environmentally friendly whilst not making a meaningful commitment to green initiatives.

Here at senator®, we are proud to be making a real commitment to the environment. Our plastic pens are produced using 100% green electricity that has been certified according to the ISO 14001 environmental standard and all the component parts of our plastic pens are non-airfreighted from Germany to reduce our carbon footprint. Close to 100% of our production waste is either reused or recycled and we have invested in the development of our innovative Bio range which is made from renewable raw materials. We also ensure all our products have the longest life possible by using refills that last on average 16 times longer than a Far Eastern import.

To find out more about senator® and our commitment to sustainability and the environment, please click here.

 

Pen donation to Uganda

Pictured above is senator® employee Lucy delivering the pen donation to Mr Vaughan

5/7/19

senator® continues to give back

senator® employee and former student Lucy Eagland, returned to The Hertfordshire & Essex High School today to donate pens to the school’s annual trip to Eden High School in Uganda. senator® are passionate about giving to worthy causes and having attended the trip herself in 2006, she knew how grateful the staff and students would be for something that can very often be taken for granted.

“The trip goes out shortly taking valuable supplies with them.  Many thanks guys, it's much appreciated.” The Hertfordshire and Essex High School (Twitter)

 

Shane Davies

senator® pens new Managing Director, Shane Davies

 
17/6/19

senator® UK appoints Shane Davies as Managing Director

Today, senator® announced the appointment of Shane Davies as Managing Director of the UK’s leading personalised promotional writing instrument and mug manufacturer; bringing with him a wealth of operational and leadership experience from 17 years in the Metropolitan Police, with more recent posts in senior management at National Express.

Group CEO Daniel Jeschonowski is positive about the appointment: “Having seen many candidates during the application process, we feel that Shane encompasses the full package of what we are looking for in this role – he is experienced, determined and focused, and will be the perfect fit to build on the market-leading position that senator® UK is in currently. We welcome him to the senator® group, and look forward to working with him.”

Shane will spend the coming weeks learning what has made senator® UK the success it is today, and will be attending as many industry events as possible moving forward to introduce himself to customers. 

 pen donation

Pictured above is a letter received from Dr. Pasichnyck thanking senator® for their latest donation

28/5/19

senator® continues to combat a lack of stationery overseas

Not everyone around the World has easy access to pens and senator® continues to donate to those who need them the most. The Chernigov Centre of Medical Social Rehabilitation of Disabled Children in Ukraine has been helping children since 1992, when they noticed a significant rise in disabilities following the Chernobyl accident. The Centre provides not only rehabilitation for children but training for parents in overcoming and mastering the skills of special care.

Working with the British Humanitarian Aid charity, surplus pens were able to be sent to the Revival Centre to help them continue their wonderful work.

“On behalf of the children, their parents and the staff of the Centre, thank you very much for your generous donation of pens. Thank you for being the Centre’s friend.” Dr. Vasil Pasichnyck. 

 

Senator acquires production building in Groß-Bieberau

New production building in Groß-Bieberau acquired by senator®

 
3/5/19

senator® acquires production building in Groß-Bieberau

Senator, one of the leading manufacturers of personalised promotional writing instruments and mugs, based in Groß-Bieberau, Germany, has today taken a further step in the direction of long-term corporate orientation: the largest production building of the group in Groß-Bieberau, Bahnhofstraße 57, has been acquired from the previous landlord, Merz.

Group CEO Daniel Jeschonowski is pleased: "The acquisition of the production and administration building ensures that the investments of the past three years in processes and machines are now based on solid ground. With an area of more than 20,000 m², we can now operate our printing plant, assembly, injection moulding, mug finishing and administration in a future-proof manner moving forward. This also means, for example, that we obtain the entire electrical energy for our company completely ecologically from renewable raw materials – with this we are leading the way in our industry".

In addition to Groß-Bieberau, Senator GmbH maintains subsidiary locations in the Netherlands, France and the UK. A total of 270 employees stand by the company, which was founded in 1920 and supplies promotional dealers products "made in Germany" from a 10,000 European pallet capacity high-bay warehouse, with full customisation options in short lead-times. In December 2018, 100% of the company was taken over by the Group CEO Daniel Jeschonowski and his wife Stefanie, forming again a family business which stands for continuity and reliability.

 

Marketing Manager, Jeff Blackwell  and Engineering Learning Co-ordinator, Robert McGowan

Pictured above is Marketing Manager, Jeff Blackwell and Engineering Leaning Co-ordinator, Robert McGowan

Sue and Ann presenting £1500 cheque to Natalie Chevin - Haven House

Pictured above are heads of fundraising Sue Hogan and Ann Harris presenting the cheque to Natalie Chevin, Head of Corporate & Major Gifts

 

7/3/19

senator® continues to donate to worthy causes

senator® has always been passionate about giving to worthy causes; whether they be near or far.

Having donated pens to schools in Africa, they recently had the opportunity to help closer to home by donating branded pens to a team from their local Engineering college who were looking for branded merchandise as part of their entry in a national competition to build Formula 1 car prototypes.

 

'One of our F1 in schools teams off to a flying start in obtaining sponsorship and promotional items for their Nation Finals, a huge thank you @SenatorPens for their fabulous work!' Harlow College Engineering Team (Twitter)

 

Further to this, the team at senator® continue to raise money through its own 'tuck shop' - which since its launch over 6 years ago has raised over £8500 for good causes. This year, a cheque for £1500 was donated to local charity Haven House Hospice - which will be used towards expanding services, such as hospice at home service for children with life-limiting conditions.

 

'Only 19% of our running costs are met by the government, which means we have to raise the rest through fundraising initiatives. And so having the backing of businesses is extremely important. We are incredibly grateful to the team at Senator who have supported Haven House since 2015. Their latest donation takes their total raised to over £6,000 in total.  Their support makes a difference to the services we provide and enables us to continue giving vital care to seriously ill children and their families.' Natalie Chevin, Head of Corporate & Major Gifts

For more information please visit www.havenhouse.org.uk/vision-2020.

 

Ella Long, Andrew Hill & Jon Birrell

Pictured above is Operations Director, Ella Long and CEO, John Birrell (middle) presenting Platinum Award to senator®'s Managing Director, Andrew Hill

5/2/19

senator® wins another award for its Bio Range

The Nature Plus ball pen from senator® has been recognised with a top industry accolade in the Merchandise World Promotional Product Awards 2019. The biodegradable writing instrument won the coveted Platinum Award in the Promotional Pen of the Year category.

All visible parts of the Nature Plus are made of a PLA-based bioplastic; a biodegradable material, derived from renewable and non-finite raw materials (sugar cane). The pen is produced in Germany with green electricity and certified processes according to the ISO 14001 environmental standard.

Because the Nature Plus is fitted with a senator® refill that meets all the requirements of REACH and complies with ISO 12757, brands can achieve maximum repeat impressions as well as contribute to fighting the war on waste.

Available in 10 beautiful colours with either screen, tampo or digital print to multiple print areas, and printed as standard in 8 working days. For further details of the Nature Plus ball pen, contact our friendly sales team: sales@senatorpens.co.uk or click here to find out more on the growing senator® ‘Bio Range’ – which includes the ‘PSI Sustainable Product of the Year’ award-winning Skeye Bio pen, and the Super Hit Bio ball pen: both NEW to the senator® range for 2019.

                             Super Hit Bio

 

7/1/19

The New Super Hit Bio 

senator® has launched a Super Hit Bio which is produced in Germany with a certified bio-based barrel made from sugarcane-derived PLA - a renewable and non-finite raw material.

As with all senator® plastic pens, the Super Hit Bio is produced with 100% green electricity and certified processes according to the environmental standard ISO 14001 and is also equipped with a senator® magic flow refill (black ink as standard). Available in 10 strong colours, and personalised using screen or digital printing, this promo pen is the perfect ambassador for environmentally conscious brands. 

 

Digial Clip & Cap Print

13/12/19

Digital Clip & Cap Print

The New Digital Clip & Cap Print is the perfect solution to apply colour gradients and photo-realistic prints. Digital print uses the CMYK colour printing process with white printed underneath on coloured clips. More economical for multicoloured prints, with larger print areas than standard clip print methods. 

For more information, click here.

 

Barrel Print 360° PLUS

 

17/11/18

Barrel Print 360° PLUS

Barrel Print 360° PLUS is the evolution of our 360° Barrel Print. An additional lacquer layer is added on top of the print for a high-gloss raised feel effect.

The lacquer layer substitutes one colour of the 360° Barrel Print and can be combined with prints of up to 4 colours. 

For more information, click here. 

 

Claire Hutchinson

senator® pens new Account Manager, Claire Hutchinson

24/10/18

Meet the latest member of your dedicated Account Management team!

 senator® pens is delighted to announce the latest appointment to their growing Account Management team. Claire Hutchinson, who has joined as senator®'s Key Account Manager, has excellent knowledge of the industry, having spent the last 20 years building her reputation in both the Stationery and Promotional Merchandise sectors.

Commenting on her new role, Claire said: “The heritage of the Senator brand in the UK speaks for itself in terms of consistent product and service innovation. The company has built very strong customer relationships right across the industry over the last 35 years, so with my knowledge of both the retail and promo sectors, I am looking forward to helping develop that business, and to further build on the strong foundations already in place.”

Andrew Hill, Managing Director added: “We are very privileged to be able to bring someone of Claire’s experience into the fold. Her ability to react to market trends and convert insights into proven business-building strategies will ensure our distributors are in excellent hands!”

Want to meet her? Claire will be available at upcoming industry events, including The Big Promotional Trade Show in Glasgow on the 6th March.

 

new recruits

10/10/18

senator® welcomes new recruits

#senatorpens welcomes 2 new family members, Angelika, our Print Operator and Roxanne, who will be dealing with all your sales enquiries. Click here to get to know a little more about them! #NewRecruits

 

electric vehicle charging

5/10/18

senator® Germany introduces Electric vehicle charging

As you hopefully already know, the senator® technology centre in Germany operates with green electricity, with all of the machinery running on hydroelectric power generated by the local River Main.

If that’s not impressive enough, senator® Germany has taken another step towards sustainability by providing all employees, customers and suppliers to its plant with Electronic Vehicle Charging Stations - which also operate on green electricity!

 

PSI Sustainability Awards

Tamara Sedmak and Michael Freter presenting the award to senator® 's CEO, Daniel Jeschonowski

13/9/18

senator® Skeye Bio Ball pen wins at the PSI Sustainability Awards

senator®  triumphs in the category ‘Sustainable Product – Writing Instruments’ with a ball pen made of PLA-based bioplastic; a biobased material derived from renewable and non-finite raw materials (sugar cane).

The German made - Skeye Bio is manufactured with green electricity at the Groß-Bieberau premises, which is powered by the River Main.

The PSI Award jury specifically praises the consistent look and feel, the appealing touch, the long-life refill as well as the ecological overall concept that goes far beyond the material proper.  The new biobased pen - Skeye Bio will be launched in the first quarter of 2019.

 

 

Pictured above is senator® 's Managing Director, Andrew Hill and former CFO, Peter Bruisten

14/6/18

senator® pens celebrate their 35th birthday!

senator® pens, Europe’s largest and most successful specialist promotional pen manufacturer and supplier, celebrated 35 years of UK business success last week with a special ‘Summer Bash’ for current and previous staff at The New Inn Pub, Roydon. 

Rainy weather may have driven them inside at the start, but it didn’t dampen their spirits!This significant day was celebrated with a number of fun activities including, human table football, bottle toss, Andrew’s famous quiz, and the ‘best photo of the day’ competition, which was won by their Credit Controller, Sue. senator® was also honoured to have its custom-made cake cut by their former CFO, Peter Bruisten who retired last year after 34 years with the company.

Andrew Hill, Managing Director said, “Everyone at the Summer Bash celebration has played a key role in bringing senator® to where it is today.  We render special thanks to our hardworking and dedicated team and of course to all our loyal customers for the glorious successes that the company has achieved over the past 35 years - a thank you does not seem sufficient!”.

 

 

 

 
14/6/18

Lack of stationery an obstacle for some

Since 2005 African Vision Malawi (known as The Landirani Trust in Malawi) has been helping children and vulnerable people in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world.

 The charity currently supports 26 primary schools in Malawi that often have 1000 students, many of these students do not have their own pen and on average 1 pen is used between 10 students.

READ MORE: www.africanvision.org.uk/education

senator® pens responded to this in October supplying underprivileged children with the necessary stationery at Chitsime Primary School, Lilongwe Secondary School and many other students the charity sponsor at Universities.

Nigel Palmer, Chairman at African Vision Malawi said “A pen or pencil is something a lot of people don’t even have to think about, but unfortunately stationery is an obstacle to many students education in Malawi, simply because they can’t afford it.”

Andrew Hill, Managing Director at senator® pens added: “We have been supporting many local charities for over 20 years now, so for our donations to successfully reach an overseas charity has been amazing, especially after receiving some incredible feedback with photos of our pens in action.”

 

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