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A new sponsor for a new category

ROCHDALE Business Awards is delighted to announce that Document XL, at XL House, Crown Business Park, Cowm Top Lane, Rochdale, is to sponsor a new category at the 2018 gala awards dinner.

The new category will recognise companies and organisations in the borough that demonstrate a community spirit, whether working with or supporting charities or community groups.

The managing director Document XL is Steve Dobson. He said: “The team at Document XL are keen to promote the fine borough of Rochdale in a more positive way.

“It is for this reason why we have decided to sponsor a new category at the 2018 Rochdale Business Awards, called ‘Compassion in the Community’.”

Since 2006, Document XL has prided itself on becoming the fourth ’emergency service’ for many local IT managers, business owners and budget holders.

Having supplied hundreds of new and refurbished photocopiers, printers, plotters and scanners to businesses throughout Rochdale and the UK, Document XL works in partnership with many of the world’s leading manufacturers of business copiers and desktop printers, including Xerox, Toshiba, Canon, Ricoh, Kyocera, OKI and HP.

The company has helped businesses, schools and charities to reduce the amount of money they spend on designing, copying, distributing and archiving their important documents.

Whether you are looking to buy, rent or lease Document XL can help to choose the best office equipment to suit the needs of any business and not what’s best for the salesman’s wallet.

Using the latest Xerox Print Audit software tools, Document XL can identify the needs of any business and help introduce a more cost-effective Managed Print Solution saving an organisation thousands of pounds.

The company also offers ink cartridges, copier paper, office supplies and office furniture, and can source the best products at the lowest prices, all backed up with our Best Price Guarantee and free, next-day delivery making Document XL your one stop office shop.

Many of our customers receive Cash Back in December with Document XL’s Unique Rewards Scheme where companies can receive two per cent Cash Back on everything they have bought from during the year, as a ‘Thank You’ for their continued support.

Our Service Agreements are Easy to understand and you will quickly see why we have built up such a great reputation for offering Clear, Precise, Ethical advice and we look forward to developing a business relationship with you, built on trust, respect, value and integrity.

Adds Steve: “We operate in the murky world of office equipment and office stationery and we often have to compete with ‘hit and run’ sales people who prey on schools, charities and other companies. These dubious characters make false promises, hide behind unethical Terms and Conditions and strive to take advantage of their customers in order to maximise their commissions.

“For more than 12 years Document XL has built up a reputation of being a trusted local supplier. We have an ethical approach to business and, working in partnership with one of the world’s most trusted brands we have become a well-respected, trusted company.

“We provide local charities with free Xerox copiers and printers. We are extremely proud to be long-standing Business Buddies of Springhill Hospice and our staff are heavily involved in other local community projects.

“By sponsoring this year’s Rochdale Business awards we are looking to encourage lots of other local businesses to do what’s right and to support those less fortunate than ourselves.

“We hope to hear about how other companies are giving something back.

“We truly believe that businesses based throughout the Rochdale area have a great deal to be proud of and we aim to spread the word about the true benefits of living and working in this amazing town.”

Steve Rumbelow, the Chief Executive of Rochdale Council, commented: “We are delighted that such a well-respected company as Document XL has aligned itself with the awards, which truly reflect all that is good about the borough’s business community.

“I am convinced the new category with prove really popular and will recognise many of the companies and organisations doing great, unheralded work in Rochdale.”

A word from one of our Sponsors

David Harris, owner of Target Fire Protection has sponsored the start-up business category for the past two years. Speaking at the launch of the 2013 awards David explains why the awards benefit both the sponsor and the finalists;

“The Rochdale Business Awards are a great event and we thoroughly enjoyed it in 2011. So much so that we said we’ll sponsor again in 2012 where we booked an additional table because not only were we trying to promote our business we were also rewarding our staff and making a good night of it.

For not a great amount of money (for the sponsorship) you receive exposure in the paper on a regular basis – I’d like to think that there are one or two contracts we have now because people are now aware that we are here and that we are taking part in promoting other business’s in Rochdale.

Tracing steps (2011 Start-up winners) have benefited from it greatly, and there’s some young business’s that you need to know are there and it’s a good way of them getting the message across that they’re just starting up and taking the risk. They need a little bit of help.

This year it was Warburton Estates that we put forward because we thought what they had done was great. There was others there that we thought maybe we should have a second prize for, because of all the effort they had put in.

When the Rochdale Business Awards first came we needed a feel good factor, we didn’t have it and there was a lot of bad press about rochdale and it’s not true, there are some good people and business’s in Rochdale and it was all about promoting it.”