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Worldwide unveils new direction at conference

Friday, 29 September 2017
By Jake Nelson

Rob Dallimore announces the rebranding at the Worldwide conference.

Worldwide Printing Solutions is rebranding to focus on ‘more than just print’, managing director Rob Dallimore announced at the company’s annual conference and awards.

Rob Dallimore, Worldwide.

Dallimore told franchisees at the national conference at Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast that Worldwide would transition from traditional print to an innovative, technology-driven business. “Significant investments in technology have been made to future-proof our business to ensure we deliver a sustainable model,” he said.

“Our key strategic decision is to reposition Worldwide as a digital, design and solutions business with quality capabilities in print.”

The company will focus on four key areas: integrated marketing solutions, online product management, creative design, and printing solutions. “We are fortunate that we now have a solution to most of our customers’ problems, whether it’s managing print more efficiently, communicating to their customers more effectively, or providing them with affordable high end graphic design and print solutions,” Dallimore said. “We have recreated our logo to demonstrate that we are ‘more than just print’.”

Worldwide’s new logo.

Worldwide joined forces with ‘premier partner’ Konica Minolta for the national conference, which ran from September 14-17. Dallimore says the two companies work together very closely: “It’s not just about equipment – it’s about them working with us strategically to help us grow our franchisees’ businesses, and introducing them to new technologies and opportunities within the digital print space.

“It’s been a very long relationship, they’ve been very supportive of us and the franchisees,” he said.

Colin Johnstone, national manager for franchise at Konica Minolta, said the supplier was ‘delighted’ to partner with Worldwide for the conference. “Our support involved round-table discussions, teambuilding activities, and a supplier showcase which was an opportunity for us to inform franchise owners about our technology and product offerings. The conference culminated with a spectacular awards evening to celebrate leading centre achievements,” he said.

Award recipients on the night included employee of the year Mitch Baker, from Bondi NSW, and franchisees of the year Karen and Graham Norris from Taren Point NSW. The sales and service award went to Madiha Najmi from Melbourne CBD; Joondalup’s Rebecca Higgie received the Graphic Design Award; the Sharon Rosielle Award for most outstanding contribution to the network went to Alston Durham from the production hub; Charlotte Street, Brisbane, won best-presented centre; and Joondalup won the Local Area Marketing Award.

The conference also raised a total of $16,385 for charity, which went to Glen Lazenby, the Root Cause, and Hear and Say.

(L-R) Rob Dallimore, George Bacic, Colin Johnstone from Konica Minolta, Sharon Rosielle Award winner Alston Durham, and Steve Southwell.

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One Response to “Worldwide unveils new direction at conference”

  1. October 05, 2017 at 1:26 pm,

    Flavio
    said:

    Our key strategic decision is to reposition Worldwide as a digital, design and solutions business with quality capabilities in print.”

    You could substitute Snap Kwik Kopy, Minuteman or any other print shop franchise in that statement

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