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Awards

Accreditations, Certifications & Awards


At Eight Group we pride ourselves on delivering consistent high quality at every stage.

From print production through to data services we ensure we excel above the industry standard. Our tried and tested processes are highly efficient, secure and trusted enabling us to deliver to deadline without compromise.

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Our Awards

Eight Group - EDWPS and Eight Plus win customer service team of the year at printweek awards 2024

Printweek 2024 Customer Service Team of the Year – Large enterprise

Continuing to provide world-class customer service as the norm rather than the exception whilst growing has been noticed at Printweek 2024 awards.

Where the judges noted, “our results speak volumes, and our approach to delivering added value is truly commendable.” Results speak for themselves and their approach to adding value is really impressive”.

Winning this award in the large enterprise category, following our previous win as an SME, underscores our steadfast commitment to exceeding expectations. Read more about our customer service award win in our news story.

Printweek 2024 awards highly commended for sustainability, trainee of the year and company of the year for large enterprise

Printweek 2024 Highly Commended – Large enterprise

As a newcomer in the Large Enterprise category, we’re thrilled to have earned highly commended for Sustainability, Trainee of the Year, and Company of the Year.

Recognised for our sustainability efforts, highlighting our committed to making a positive impact across all aspects of our business.
Achieving recognition as Company of the Year underscores our rapid growth and determination to excel in the print marketing industry. Additionally, Gabby Solarek, received high commendations for Trainee of the Year, highlighting our commitment to nurturing talent and delivering exceptional service.

SME national business awards 2023 - gold winner for Business of the Year - Less than 50 Employees

SME National Business Award for Business of the Year – Less than 50 Employees 2023

Winning The SME National Business Award for Business of the Year – Less than 50 Employees, is a remarkable business achievement. Competing against a host of UK businesses across a wide range of industries and sectors for the first time. Safe to say we were unsure what to expect.

Bringing home the Gold is a true credit to our team’s expertise, our inspirational leaders – Lance & Karen for our continual innovation. While also shining a spotlight on the mail and print industry.

Award trophy for EDWPS for Manufacture of the Year 2023

IPIA Recognising Excellence Awards Manufacturer of the Year 2023

We are incredibly humbled to have been awarded the IPIA Manufacturer of the Year 2023 at the Recognising Excellence Award gala. To have not only competed against our print industry peers but for them to have voted for us too is truly heartwarming.

Highlighting our ongoing improvements in sustainability from becoming B Corp Certified to achieving carbon-neutral status. All while delivering first-class customer service. A forward-thinking business striving for excellence and best practise.

Printweek 2022 Award winner logo for Customer Service team of the year

Printweek Awards
Customer Service Team
of the Year 2022

We’re thrilled to have been recognised by one of the print industry’s most prestigious publications and in such a crucial category. Excellent customer service is something we’re committed to and have built our business on.

Judges were impressed by the advice and solutions provided in our award submissions along with the clear benefits in terms of audience engagement, cost saving and increases in revenue we offered our customers

Printweek 2022 Award winner for SME of the Year Logo

Printweek Awards
SME of the Year 2022

To be declared SME of the Year in 2022 topped off a fantastic 12 months for us as a business. Not only was it a difficult trading year for some of our customers, we also had significant changes behind the scenes too. The judges commented

“An MBO last year, significant investment and still delivering the numbers against the backdrop of a pandemic. Wow – a very worthy winner.”

The strategic Mailing Partnership Platinum Envelope Award winner 2021

SMP Awards – Platinum Envelope Winner 2021

We are delighted to have been recognised in direct mail and awarded the overall Platinum Envelope Winner 2021. The SMP Strategic Mail Performance Awards judges said it was “completely clear that in both golden envelope winners, innovation and results were entirely down to the mailing house and no one else.

“Demonstrates that Mailing Houses can originate as well as deliver under instructions.”

The strategic Mailing Partnership Golden Envelope Award winner 2021 for Hillier Garden Centres New Build mailing

SMP Awards – Golden Envelope Winner 2021

Awarded for Hiller Garden Centres, New Build Mailing which was a targeted customer acquisition campaign. The judges highlighted that we utilised “data led insights as a solution to a client challenge” and we delivered “complete synergy of concept and creation.”

The strategic Mailing Partnership Golden Envelope Award winner 2021 for Eastons Holidays 2021 Brochure mailing

SMP Awards – Golden Envelope Winner 2021

Eight Days won another Golden Envelope Winner 2021 for Eastons Holiday, 2021 brochure mailing. The voting panel commented that Eight Days provided “a complete transformation of a communication strategy, with complete overhaul of a data and targeting.” Which resulted in a 400% uplift in daily bookings, whilst delivering “a holistic solution of mail pack design, environmental concern elimination and lower price.”

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Nottinghamshire Business Awards – Outstanding Growth Award 2022

We are so pleased and proud to have received the Nottinghamshire Business Awards 2022 for Outstanding Growth. Everyone at Eight Days has worked incredibly hard, and this award is in recognition of that, and our journey of growth, which is ongoing. The judges were extremely impressed by our exceptional levels of growth in sales, profit & market share over the past 12 months.


ISO Accreditations

ISO 45001 Certification Number 20057

ISO 45001

ISO 45001 is a specification for an Occupational Health & Safety management system (OHSMS).

Introduced in March 2018 it is a significant step forward in the overall effort to improve occupational health and safety (OHS) worldwide.

​Awarded to us in 2022, this certification assures our dedication and commitment to the highest levels of Heath & Safety. It is intended to improve the safety and health of both our employees and other personnel who visit our business.

ISO 27001 Certification Number 20057

ISO 27001

ISO 27001 is a specification for an information security management system (ISMS).

An ISMS is a framework of policies and procedures that includes all legal, physical and technical controls involved in an organisation’s information risk management processes.

Awarded to us in 2016, this certification assures our dedication and commitment to the highest levels of information security.

ISO 9001 Certification Number 20057

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard. A powerful business improvement tool, ISO 9001 Quality Management certification helps us to:

  • Continually improve and streamline operations and reduce costs
  • Recognise & satisfy more customers’ needs
  • Be more resilient and build a sustainable business
  • Demonstrate to our clients we have strong corporate governance
  • Work effectively with our stakeholders and supply chain
ISO 14001 Certification Number 20057

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 is the certified criteria for an environmental management system. To achieve this certification EDWPS have implemented the required framework for an effective environmental management system.

By gaining ISO 14001 we can provide assurance to our clients, company management and employees that our environmental impact is being continually measured, monitored and improved.


Partnerships

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JICMAIL
Platinum Partner

Platinum Organisational Accreditation is the highest accolade given by JICMAIL (the Joint Industry Currency for Mail).

It has been awarded to businesses who have demonstrated a level of proficiency with JICMAIL beyond its basic application.

This includes evidence of JICMAIL data being routinely applied across planning & sales together with case study evidence that JICMAIL is being systematically used to retain or grow business

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Cyber Essentials Certified

As part of our commitment to cybersecurity for our business and customers, we have assessed ourselves against five core security controls.

A qualified assessor verifies the information we have provided, ensuring the processes and measures we have in place provide protection from a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks.

With these controls in place our business is less vulnerable to targeted attacks from cybercriminals.

Mail Made Easy 

As a premier partner within Royal Mail’s ‘Mail Made Easy’ program we are a trusted associate within the Royal Mail network of service providers.

As a result Royal Mail are happy to refer customers to Eight Days with their Direct Mail challenges ranging from new customer acquisition, testing of new ideas or increasing the volume of their mail communications.

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IPIA Member

Established in 1990 The Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) is a not-for-profit Trade Association focused on helping its members grow and develop their businesses.

​As a member of the IPIA we’ve signed up to their code of conduct. It assures our prospective and current customers of our good business practice and is a recognised mark of a company that understands the trade nature of its relationships with customers and suppliers alike.

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Xerox Premier Partner

As a member of Xerox’s Premier Partner we appear in their global directory of print & marketing providers.

Anyone looking for a quality print partner, anywhere in the world, can find one in seconds by keyword search or by selecting specific criteria.

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Strategic Mailing Partnership

The Strategic Mailing Partnership (SMP) is a professional body that represents and protects the interests of mailing houses across the UK.

The SMP facilitates the sharing of best practice amongst its members and champions mail manufacturing processes that help to drive the industry forward and deliver ‘better mail’

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce for Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire

East Midlands
Chamber of Commerce

We’re a member of the leading business representation organisation in the East Midlands.

The Chamber is renowned across the region for enhancing Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire businesses and communities.

B Corp Certified

We have joined a buzzing global community of like-minded businesses, we are thrilled to share our story of making a positive impact while doing business.

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Two Sides

We’re a member of Two Sides, part of an initiative to promote the sustainability of the print communications supply chain and dispel common environmental misconceptions.

They provide users with verifiable information on why print and paper is an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium.

FSC and PEFC paper accreditation

Forest Stewardship Council® & Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes

We support independent third-party audited Chain of Custody certification of forestry & forest products and recognises this as the best way of demonstrating good environmental management. We hold PEFC and FSC® Chain of Custody certificates and are members of PEFC UK.

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Carbon Neutral Company

We are proud to partner with
Carbon Neutral Britain™ to measure and offset our carbon footprint, becoming certified as a Carbon Neutral Business.

Our SBTi targets mean EDWPS is in alignment with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C

Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi)

Eight Days is dedicated to combating climate change in alignment with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C – in line with the Paris Agreement goals. By joining the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), we’re ensuring our climate action stays up-to-date with the latest science. Urgent action is needed to address the climate emergency.

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