Local firm’s national award

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AN ARBROATH-based graphics company has been rewarded for its business excellence by achieving Altius Vendor status.

Keillor Graphics Limited had to undergo a rigorous independent assessment and accreditation process to be awarded the certificate.

It now means that Keillor Graphics can forge links with many well known blue chip businesses including the Acardia Group Ltd., Carphone Warehouse, Scottish & Newcastle UK and William Hill, amongst thers.

Gary Plant, managing director of award winning Altius Vendor Assessment, said: “Keillor Graphics Limited has demonstrated to our expert assessors that it’s a top supplier.

“This provides complete assurance that it is in sound financial health, with all the necessary health and safety systems, insurance coverage, and other requirements in place to be a competent supplier to large corporate customers.

“We are delighted to welcome the team as one of our assured contractors.”

Ken Drysdale, director of Keillor Graphics, said: “Achieving this recognised standard proves our high level of competency. It will enable us to compete nationally for major contracts and boost our reputation as a quality supplier.

“The major corporate businesses who are partnered with Altius can have confidence in our abilities, and it gives us a golden opportunity to increase our sales.”

“Founded in 1984, Keillor Graphics has continued to grow and develop through their reputation for quality and efficient service in all areas of the design, media and sign industry.

“We are proactive and always looking for new technology and ideas to keep our company ahead of the game,” added Mr Drysdale.

“The long-term stability of our staff gives our customers a comfort and confidence in dealing with us. We provide a service to all business sectors from small medium enterprises to the large corporate clients.”

Altius Vendor Assessment helps companies to assess, improve, monitor and assure their supply base to reduce their risk and liability and increase performance.

The robust online supplier accreditation and management system, which is free to clients and main contractors, takes a thorough evidence-based approach to checking the competences of suppliers.

By working with suppliers to develop and assess their competences, Altius enhances their status and performance – opening up opportunities to win major contracts with some of the UK’s leading businesses.

Suppliers can also raise their performance further by developing and proving their customer service, environmental and corporate social responsibility credentials to achieve Altius Elite Vendor status.