Written on 20.12.22
It’s been a very busy and productive year here at Aurora Managed Services! We’ve seen a rebrand of the business, as well as a more diversified product portfolio. We are providing businesses with hybrid working and workflow solutions, to cater for our post-COVID world. These efforts have been achieved by our amazing and dedicated 280+ strong staff. We have even expanded our offices to accommodate our growing workforce! We have also created our Solutions hub, where customers can see how workflow and document management solutions can help their businesses thrive in this new economy.
There have also been some new initiatives introduced as we go into phase 2 of our ESG strategy. We look forward to seeing the benefits in the new year and reporting back on our successes. We’d also like to thank the businesses and customers that have stuck by us and the new partnerships that we have formed. This includes print management and solutions, telecoms and IT, professional services, office supplies, print production and enterprise, all in aid of supporting a multitude of businesses operational activities.
Although this year has had its fair share of challenges, we are fortunate to be able to celebrate quite a few successes too and we wish to end the year on a high. So, from everyone at Aurora, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and we’ll see you in 2023!
This year was not only our very first Print Show, but our very first event, and it went off without a hitch! And we have the team from our Coventry office to thank. We were also joined by the Konica Minolta team, as we had a KM in-house printer on display. We demonstrated a smart solution for environments where space is limited, with flat sheet and duplex long sheet capabilities. The Print Show was a great opportunity to meet our customer base in mass, gaining valuable insights into future trends and products that the print industry has to offer. Click here to read the full article.
We’re delighted that our very own CEO, Andy Moffitt, has appeared in this month’s Print IT Reseller, and their 10th year edition, no less. In this interview piece, Andy talks about how the print industry has been affected over the last couple of years and how Aurora has come out the other end of a pandemic, evolving to incorporate digital transformation into the business model. He also talks about where we see ourselves going and what the future holds for Aurora and the Print industry. Read the full article here.
With our rapid growth and vast product expansion, it goes without saying, that we needed more space, and we were delighted to have opened new units and an extra warehouse at our Hertford headquarters to meet increasing demand. This base is where the vast majority of our staff are situated, as well as most of our products, so it also made sense to create a solutions hub. Here, our customers can visit and see first-hand the potential that workflow solutions can offer their businesses, with products such as Konica Minolta, Canon and Ricoh on-site with integrated software solutions, such as Papercut, Uniflow and Docuware to provide demonstrations. Click here to read the full article.
Our newly formed ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) committee are doing a great job and released the second stage of our ESG strategy. We have been working alongside the UK’s leading energy and waste consultants, Sustainable Advantage, to help keep us on our roadmap to becoming a more sustainable business and bring about real, impactful change. The ESG committee helps us stay on track with our ESG goals and be held accountable, and we’re aiming to become net zero by 2035. Read our full ESG report here.
Britain’s biggest tile specialist, Tile Choice, has chosen to renew their contract with us, and we’re exceptionally proud of all those who were involved in providing an outstanding service to this reputable, UK based company. We hope to strengthen our relationship going forward by providing their 20+ stores with our portfolio of management solutions, remote monitoring and automated toner delivery. We have cultivated a relationship with Tile Choice over the years and they have been impressed with the level of commitment to their business, ensuring that there is consistent support and communication, which has led to the smooth running of their print fleet, as well as their decision to stay with Aurora.
We’ve had a successful run of charity events this year, with our last one being this month’s Christmas Pub quiz, with staff taking part over our four sites – Coventry, Hertford, Ipswich and London. We’ve hosted bake-offs, golf nights and race days, to raise money for two worthy charities – Isabel Hospice and the Veteran’s Aid Fund. We also collected used and unwanted items (books, clothing, toys, bric-a-brac etc) since October to be donated and sold throughout The Isabel Hospice charity shops. We have also been supporting their child bereavement support for families service for the last two years, by bringing smiles to kid’s faces with our Secret Santa collection, and this will now be our third year in a row. Read more here.