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February 2016 – The Premier Paper Group, the UK’s largest independent paper merchant with a nationwide network of regional stock holding branches, recently sponsored the 2016 Calendar Awards. The awards were held at Stationers Hall in London on 28th January, and were hosted and presented by media and TV celebrity, Eamonn Holmes. This year, Premier Paper joined together with the UK’s leading calendar manufacturer, Rose Calendars, to introduce the ‘Premier Rose Award’, which celebrates and encourages young creative talent in the industry.

The Premier Rose award is aimed at encouraging young creative talent in the design and creative sector, inviting entries from students. From all the entrees received, many of which were both innovative and creative, the winner was judged to have the most commercial potential. According to the judges, the winning entry comprised of a good design, balancing aesthetics with functionality.

This year’s winner of the Premier Rose Award was Christian Cornall, a student from Blackpool & The Fylde College, who won the award for his, ‘Student Lads’ Survival Calendar. Together with the award, Christian also received a cheque for £250.

Part of the award sponsorship means that his calendar will be put into production and marketed for 2017. The calendar will be printed by Rose Calendars, on paper that has been donated and supplied by Premier.

Commenting on their Award sponsorship, Premier Paper Group Marketing Director, Dave Jones, stated, “New young, creative talent is important for the graphical communications industry. This award helps to recognise and encourage that talent.”

Michael Rose, Managing Director of Rose Calendars, added. “We are proud to sponsor this important new award, and look forward to seeing the winning design go into production.”

The Premier Paper Group is the UK’s leading independent paper merchant and through its business divisions and nationwide branch network, offers a great choice of products and services.

Premier Paper has 40,000 tonnes of paper held throughout its branch network, offering some 5,500 different product items, from many of the world’s leading paper manufacturers, including the UK market’s widest selection of media for digital printing.

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Rose Calendars are the UK’s leading promotional calendars publishing company, having been based in Colchester, Essex, for over 108 years. With a range offering over 140 different designs of calendar, companies can promote their brand through their advertising business 365 days of the year. Using paper from sustainable sources in a variety of weights and finishes, Rose Calendars have green credentials, being the UK’s only solar powered calendar manufacturer.
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