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Survey of Card Issuers – February 2012

Posted: 29th February 2012

At the end of February Plastic Card Services conducted an informal survey among card issuing companies/bodies. The target sample included organisations of all sizes ranging from independent retail outlets to multinational corporations; from small charities to local government authorities. The results were collated over the following two weeks and are presented in the following report. […]

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Local firm nominated for national recognition

Local firm nominated for national recognition

Posted: 28th January 2012

Plastic Card Services nominated by David Rutley MP for nationwide ‘Made By Britain’ scheme Local firm, Plastic Card Services (PCS), has been chosen to represent the Macclesfield area as part of a national scheme designed to highlight the best of British manufacturing and industry. Constituency MP David Rutley has nominated the company’s biodegradable plastic card […]

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ISO 27001 Certification drives business for PCS

ISO 27001 Certification drives business for PCS

Posted: 22nd December 2011

Leading commercial card manufacturer, Plastic Card Services (PCS), has achieved the coveted ISO 27001 accreditation. ISO 27001 is internationally-recognised information security management system (ISMS) standard. It sets out a framework of best practice measures for safeguarding any information a company may handle and store. This covers everything from computer databases to physical records in the […]

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UCAS goes green with PCS

UCAS goes green with PCS

Posted: 15th December 2011

Commercial card manufacturer, Plastic Card Services (PCS), has retained its contract to produce biodegradable cards for UCAS, the organisation which manages applications to higher education courses in the UK, for the third year running. The Cheshire-based manufacturer has already produced 560,000 UCAS cards, which give applicants information on higher education, universities and colleges they’re interested […]

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Popularity of key fobs sees upsurge in production at PCS

Popularity of key fobs sees upsurge in production at PCS

Posted: 2nd December 2011

With the six-millionth plastic key fob rolling off the production line this week, Plastic Card Services, (PCS), has revealed a growing trend in the use of the product in loyalty and reward schemes. Sales in key fobs have increased dramatically during the past six months, resulting in nearly £1 million worth of new business for […]

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PCS shortlisted for KBA Excellence Award

PCS shortlisted for KBA Excellence Award

Posted: 1st December 2011

Plastic Card Services (PCS) was shortlisted for a KBA (UK) Ltd 1814 Production Excellence Award, for its usage of the KBA Genius 52UV in its project for Coop Danmark, Denmark’s largest supermarket chain. This annual award, which commemorates the commissioning of the first ever power-driven press in November 1814, recognises landmark achievements by UK printers […]

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PCS wins at Macclesfield and Wimslow Business Awards

PCS wins at Macclesfield and Wimslow Business Awards

Posted: 11th November 2011

Plastic Card Services (PCS) has won the Business of the Year Award at the Macclesfield and Wilmslow Business Awards 2011. The award, which was won in the category for companies with a turnover of up to £5 million, acknowledges ‘companies that demonstrate all-round excellence in business’. Other businesses shortlisted for this award were BlueCoffee Networks […]

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Membership Plus and PCS roll-out the UK’s biggest theatre membership scheme

Membership Plus and PCS roll-out the UK’s biggest theatre membership scheme

Posted: 10th November 2011

Membership Plus has partnered with commercial card manufacturer, Plastic Card Services (PCS), to produce over 75,000 membership cards for the UK’s biggest theatre membership scheme. The leading print and mailing solutions provider worked with PCS to develop the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) Theatre Card, which was launched this week at London’s Piccadilly Theatre. ATG Theatre […]

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PCS gets commendation at Print Week Awards

PCS gets commendation at Print Week Awards

Posted: 26th October 2011

Plastic Card Services has won a commendation in the SME of the Year category at the 2011 Print Week Awards. Named as runners-up and only narrowly missing out on the top spot, the judges said that “PCS’s ability to shine in the face of strong competition from China made sure they had a hard time […]

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PCS wins contract for new Holland & Barrett loyalty Scheme

PCS wins contract for new Holland & Barrett loyalty Scheme

Posted: 30th September 2011

Plastic Card Services (PCS) has won a contract to produce five million cards for Holland & Barrett’s new loyalty scheme. The scheme, called ‘Rewards for Life’, will be rolled out across the UK from today. The Cheshire-based card manufacturer will produce loyalty cards and key fob cards, which customers need to present at point of […]

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