Print.IT Reseller - issue 75

Headline news this month is that we have announced a new date for the PrintIT Awards evening. Whilst October is still a few months away, against a backdrop of uncertainty around what will/will not be permitted in terms of banqueting and events – and with ensuring we can host our guests safely and confidently our first priority, we thought it best to act now and firm up a new date in the New Year. The awards evening will now take place on Thursday February 11 2021. Please save the date – we can’t wait to welcome everyone and to celebrate the successes of our industry! This issue features a number of companies who are innovating for success. Office Evolution has diversified its business in direct response to customer demand and has evolved to become a single-source supplier for many of its customers (page 32). PITR also spoke to Simon Chapman who used lockdown to set up a new company – Fever Detect – and develop and bring an innovative new solution to market in a matter of months (page 22). In this issue, Christian Burton, Founder and CEO of Pipeline Upgrade Ltd picks the work tools he uses every day and couldn’t do his job without (page 18). This month’s Q&A is with Simon Chapman, Managing Director, Temple Knight and PITR spent 60 seconds with Mike Nelson, Senior Vice President, PFU (EMEA). If you’ve got any news about your business to share, would like to be included on our monthly VOX POP panel, have a compelling business success story or simply wish to comment on any industry issues, please get in touch with us at: [email protected] Michelle Ryder , Editor PRINT.IT Reseller is published by Kingswood Media Ltd., 10 Amherst House, 22 London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 2BT • Tel: 01732 759725 Email: [email protected] No part of PRINT.IT Reseller can be reproduced without prior written permission of the publisher. © 2020 Kingswood Media Ltd. Design: Sandtiger Media 04 Bulletin What’s new in printers and printing 16 People A round-up of new hires 18 I couldn’t do my job without... Christian Burton picks his favourite work tools 20 One-to-one MPS Monitor CEO Nicola De Blasi, speaks about plans to expand in the UK 22 Company Profile New start-up displays innovation in adversity 23 Sustainability Circular economy disti Flex IT helps the FIA go green 24 Focus on: what’s new A round-up of recent product launches 27 Survey Insight on key outcomes and learnings from the last few months of remote working 28 Zero Trust Quocirca executive briefing examines the concept and its principles 31 Distribution Selectec: technical excellence and innovation 32 Dealer Profile Office Evolution diversifies to add value 34 Cloud Remote working accelerates shift to cloud 36 VOX POP Capturing new opportunities post COVID-19 40 View from the Channel Simon Chapman, Managing Director, Temple Knight 42 60 seconds with... Mike Nelson, Senior Vice President, PFU (EMEA) ISSUE 75 · 2020 Comment Register online To receive your regular FREE printed copy of PrintIT Reseller Magazine simply fill in our online registration form at If you no longer wish to receive PrintIT Reseller magazine please email your details to [email protected] Read PrintIT Reseller online at: Join us : Follow us @PrintITReseller Issue 75 ISSN 2055-3110 (Print) ISSN 2055-3129 (Online) Group Editor: James Goulding 07803 087228 · [email protected] Editor: Michelle Ryder 01732 759725 · [email protected] Publishing Director, Social Media and Web Editor: Neil Trim 01732 759725 · [email protected] Advertising Director: Ethan White 01732 759725 · [email protected] Group Sales: Martin Jenner-Hall 07824 552116 · [email protected] Art Director: Nick Pledge 07767 615983 · [email protected] Advertising Executive: James Trim 01732 759725 · [email protected] COMMENT Certified HDD Erasure Certified WEEE Disposal Consultancy Customer Portal Timed Deliveries & Out of Hours Service Storage Site Survey & Risk Assessments Preparation Installation Relocation Collection Connectivity & Network Installation Tel: 0345 154 0338 [email protected] Fully Insured & SafeContractor Accredited