Graphedia are the latest company to achieve EcoMerit Environmental Certification. This leading Digital Design Agency recognises the importance of sustainability in a modern business, and chose EcoMerit as a tool to guide them on their journey, through the Greensave Program with Wexford Chamber of Commerce.
Wexford Chamber alongside Econcertive, Wexford Local Enterprise Office and Wexford County Council have run the GreenSave project. Which aims to provide assistance to Wexford businesses to help them become more sustainable while making savings on their energy, waste and water.
‘It’s all really just common sense’, observed Owner Sarah Reck. ‘We recycle, read our electricity and water meters to help us control our usage and we monitor our business travel. Simple things like making sure we switch off lights and appliances all add up. We avoid printing out documents as much as we can and hence minimise our paper waste.’
The EcoMerit programme helps member organisations across Ireland to measure and improve their environmental performance. Certification Manager Phil Walker said ‘It’s great to work with companies like Graphedia who already have a small carbon footprint but who still seek to make new improvements each year. This year they will implement a policy of buying only sustainably sourced paper. They will also be looking more closely at the impact of their business travel.’
A new mental health awareness campaign was launched this week by Mayor Frank Staples and the Wexford County Council. The campaign takes the form of a series of 4 posters, each poster depicts a person removing their happy-face mask to show their “unhappy face” underneath indicating their true feelings.
The team at Graphedia where honoured to be asked to design up the posters for this campaign, photography by Paddy Donavon. It involved setting the mode, colour and tone of the series of posters and then using photoshop to create 3 dimensional masks out for their happy smiling photos and super imposing these into hands over the sadder darker image of people with depression. See samples above and below
Each poster carries the tag line “ASK, one conversation can save a life.”
If you were to stop people on the streets, around 80 per cent of people would say that they know someone who suffers or has committed suicide, so it touches a lot of people both directly and indirectly.
At the Launch their was fascinating and very open stories of depression from Mayor Frank Staples and Alan O’Mara how it affected their lives, how they carried a mask for years, until it got too heavy to bare, 2 very inspiring stories that let people know it is ok to have depression and to speak about it with others.
So the campaign is for everyone, sometimes to be afraid to ASK for help, and don’t be afraid to Ask someone out there “Are you OK” you might need to say it 2-3 times before they let down there mask.
Well Done, to Frank, Wexford County Council and all the team involved in this truly inspiring campaign for Mental Health.
Graphedia are proud to be one of the sponsors at the 2017 Wexford Business awards, The awards now in their 9th year, the Wexford Business Awards, are county wide awards that recognise the entrepreneurialism, innovation, diversity and talent of businesses of all sizes and across all sectors.
“We were very pleased to be able to support the most prestigious and largest business awards in the South East which has grown in stature and size since its inception, We have been sponsoring the awards for a few years now and it is a magnificent event” said Niall Reck, Director of Graphedia.
The awards honour Wexford’s industry leaders through the acknowledgement of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. Central to the ethos of the Wexford Business Awards is sound environmental and green business practices, as the awards take into consideration the green credentials of all entries, across all categories.
Winners and runners-up in each award category and the overall 2017 Wexford Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Wexford County Council, will be announced at the official Gala Awards Ceremony by host, Hector Ó hEochagáin, on Friday 26th May 2017 in Clayton Whites Hotel.
Launching the Wexford Business Awards 2017 on 6th March was (L-R) Tom Enright, Chief Executive Wexford County Council, Karl Fitzpatrick, President Wexford Chamber, Tracey Morgan, Office & Events Manager Wexford Chamber and Niall Reck, Director Graphedia. Pic: Ger Hore
Seventh Annual Wexford Business Expo Brings Local Businesses Online
On Thursday November 10th, Wexford County Hall became the home for Google and Microsoft as the 2016 Wexford Business Expo provided local businesses with the knowledge and practical advice to establish and develop effective online sales strategies for their products and services.
Featuring many high profile speakers, who discussed the various factors that contribute to creating a successful e-commerce strategy. A particular highlight of this year’s Expo was the Google Digital Garage workshops, which took place throughout the day. The Google Digital Garage, which has been described as the ‘Growth Engine for Digital Skills’, enables users to discover the complete range of Google tools that are at their disposal and how they can be used to maximise the effectiveness of an online presence.
The 2016 Wexford Business Expo was organised by the Wexford Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Wexford County Council, lead sponsors Zurich Insurance and ESET and media partner, the Sunday Business Post.
Graphedia Also produced all the branding for the Expo, from Logo Design, Advertising Design, Posters, website, Banners and the Animated Promotional Video