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May 2017

Technology Key to Business Success

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The CEO of the Lancashire-based Printed Cup Company, a world leading manufacturer, has said technology is the key element which makes his firm 10 times better than its competitors.

Mark Woodward, who founded the company after being made redundant from a previous managerial role, gradually built technology into the business from websites and CRM systems to its own ERP system which allows customers to track orders.

The Printed Cup Company now employs two full-time coders “which makes us better by a factor of 10 from our competitors”, according to Woodward.

“Without these systems we would not be able to offer a one-hour service, making us the fastest paper cup manufacturer in the world,” he told BusinessCloud.

“I view Lancashire’s role within the Northern Powerhouse as very significant: it has aeronautics and nuclear fuel and is a significant manufacturing base for many companies,” he continued. “The companies I have been to see in the county have invested in technology significantly.”

By providing bespoke accommodation for students and young professionals, Portergate plays a key role in the establishment of Preston and the North-West as a centre of business and commerce.