Monday, 8 August 2011

Richard Edward on the Discovery Channel!!!!!!

We are so pleased and excited to announce that Richard Edward will be featured on 'How Do They Do It' on the Discovery Channel on Wednesday 10th August @ 8.30pm!!

Make sure you tune in and find out how our wonderful factory and wonderful people work, here in South London!!

Let us know what you think!!

If you have any enquiries, please call 02083118888 or email us at enquiries@richard-edward.com

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Monday, 23 May 2011

Holiday season approaching...

Summer is on its wayyyyyy....

Whether you're a jet setter ready to fly off to a worldwide destination or you're one to stay in the UK for a more traditional British Summer, what do you pack as an essential in your handbag, preparing for the long flight/car journey ahead?

We carried out a survey and asked 100 people what they classed as their holiday handbag essentials... 3 in 10 people said "Playing Cards" were a great little game they can fit perfectly in their bags that bring numerous of games to make those usually boring long hours of travelling into something much more fun & enjoyable.

See our stunning packs of Green Cards - http://www.redwoodcards.co.uk/ to buy your very own pack, dispatched the same day in time for your holidays. At just £3.99 and FREE DELIVERY they wont dissappoint!

As well as featuring unique illustrations, these cards are ECO FRIENDLY, made with 100% recycled/recyclable paper with vegetable inks, you're also doing your bit for the enviornment, how good will you feel!!!??!!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Our Royal Wedding Playing Cards on ABC's 'The View'

Tune in tomorrow morning to American channel 'ABC' to watch the special episode of 'The View" (USA's answer to Loose Women) to see our exclusive Royal Wedding Playing Cards.

If you still havent got your pack, please give us a call on 02083118888. These limited edition double packs feature stunning engagement photo's with a beautiful gold border and gold gilt edging.

You will not find a more beautiful souvenir to mark this momentus occasion. - £25RRP



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Thursday, 7 April 2011

Another favourite of ours...

Paul C├ęzanne’s famous paintings of peasant card players have long been considered to be among his most iconic and powerful works.  Shown at the Courthauld Institute in early 2011, and now on show at the Met in NY, Richard Edward were honoured to be asked to produce a set of souvenier playing cards containing the card player series of paintings.
 
 
The playing cards were on sale in the gallery gift shop, and we're told they were in hot demand....
 

Friday, 1 April 2011

Business Heroes blog!

Take a look at our blog on the Business Heroes website, written by our Marketing Director, Louisa Moger.

http://www.business-heroes.co.uk/

Limited Edition Royal Wedding Playing Cards!

Richard Edward, the UK’s leading manufacturer of playing cards have produced a Limited Edition Double Pack of Playing Cards to commemorate the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on 29th April 2011.

The double pack of bridge- sized playing cards feature stunning engagement photographs.


These Limited Edition playing cards are enhanced with beautiful gold gilt edging, a perfect souvenir to mark this momentous occasion.

The packaging is contemporary with a white background featuring the official Coat of Arms of HRH Prince William of Wales.

Louisa Moger, Marketing Director at Richard Edward said; “These cards are a wonderful way to mark the Royal Wedding. As a UK manufacturer, producing them is a great honour for us. Playing Cards are a timeless product; we are sure people will love them, just as we do.”

RRP £25 per pack

If you are interested in buying a pack, please call us on 02083118888 or email enquries@richard-edward.com

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Monday, 7 March 2011

Richard Edward is ISO14001 certified

Richard Edward is proud to announce we are now certified to ISO14001 quality standards


Impact to the environment from business activities continues to be an issue.
As a UK manufacturer, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and meeting out clients needs when it comes to the environment.

Richard Edward is now accredited to ISO14001 standards. This is a great addition along with our other environmental certificates including ISO9001, FSC, Carbon Smart, Greenmark and the Investors in People certificate.

ISO14001 accreditation is designed to address the balance between maintaining profitability and reducing environmental impact. With commitment from our entire organisation we are able to achieve both these objectives.

ISO14001:
  • Implement, maintain and improve an environmental management system
  • Ensure and demonstrate conformance with Richard Edward stated environmental policy and with environmental laws and regulations
  •  Seek certification of its environmental management system by an external third party organization
Tolu Akinyede, Project Manager at Richard Edward said, “Our certification to ISO 14001 tangibly demonstrates our commitment to minimising our environmental impacts and facilitate continuous improvement. It also enables us to satisfy the sustainability requirements of our clients.”



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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Royal Wedding Limited Edition Playing Cards

Richard Edward have produced a Limited Edition Double Pack of Playing Cards to commemorate the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on 29th April 2011.

The double pack of bridge- sized playing cards feature stunning engagement photographs.

These Limited Edition playing cards are enhanced with beautiful gold gilt edging, a perfect souvenir to mark this momentous occasion.

The packaging is contemporary with a white background featuring the official Coat of Arms of HRH Prince William of Wales.

Louisa Moger, Marketing Director at Richard Edward said; “These cards are a wonderful way to mark the Royal Wedding. As a UK manufacturer, producing them is a great honour for us. Playing Cards are a timeless product; we are sure people will love them, just as we do.”

Please get in touch if you wish to purchase a pack at cassi.aughterlony@richard-edward.com

RRP £25 per pack



Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Winners of Cisco and Management Today Awards 2011 Business Heroes - True Grit Award

Richard Edward are extremely proud to announce that we have won Cisco and Management Today's Business Heroes Award 2011 in the True Grit category.

http://www.business-heroes.managementtoday.co.uk/index.aspx

‘True Grit’ was about demonstrating resilience at all times but particularly during a downturn.

Richard Edward was recognized, particularly for the organisations robust response to a series of challenges and unplanned events between 2002-2011.

It’s amazing to be recognised for the hard work and effort that continues to be invested in Richard Edward by everyone in the company. This ensures that our resilience, flexibility and adaptive structure is able to respond to the ever-changing business climate.


Louisa Moger, Marketing Director said; “Continued uncertainty in the economy means that trading conditions are very tough at the moment and we have learned to learn from experiences as to how to respond to the challenges and unplanned events to ensure that we strengthen the business year on year. Decision making with little visibility is difficult and requires careful consideration to ensure successful outcomes for the future.”

David Critchley, Cisco UKI director of Small and Medium Enterprise, said: “The winners of the Business Heroes Awards are testament to the fact the UK is full of thriving and innovative SMEs of all shapes and sizes. From technology to sustainability, international expansion to successful start-ups, the quality of this year’s entries has been outstanding and it’s great to see these businesses not only rise to their own individual challenges but thrive in the wider context of a truly testing marketplace. We want to extend our congratulations to them all!”

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Monday, 21 February 2011

Another reason to support UK manufacturing!

Formaldehyde found in playing cards…


As a UK manufacturer of Playing Cards, we were shocked to read that the Republic of China (Taiwan) officials found that 20 percent of randomly picked playing cards manufactured in China, have tested for formaldehyde, a highly poisonous and cancerous agent to humans

The Chinese maximum tolerance for Formaldehyde in board is 75ppm**, however the European maximum standard is 30ppm.

The board that Richard Edward source for use in our playing card products meets the European standard (EN71). However, where this level exceeds client’s requirements, we are able to source Formaldehyde free board.
This reinforces the peace-of-mind, that use of UK manufacturers such as Richard Edward brings to the supply chain.

Richard Edward products are routinely audited to ensure compliance to EN71 standards in addition to social and environmental compliance.

**ppm – part per million = 1mg per 1kg


What is Formaldehyde?
A colourless poisonous gas; made by the oxidation of methanol used in manufacturing and chemical industries, and as a preservative by anatomists, embalmers and pathologists. Being exposed to formaldehyde may increase the risk of developing leukaemia and brain cancer.

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Busy! Busy! Busy!

The last few weeks have been hectic for Richard Edward, exhibiting at 4 different shows, meeting lots of people and launching new products!

Each show has proved to be very successful and we thank everyone who visited us on our stands.

We are currently carrying out show follow ups, contacting everyone we met and dealing with all the quotes and queries!

The next show we will be exhibiting at is 'Marketing Week Live' in June. So if you missed your chance to see us this time, please come and visit us at Olympia, on stand E240 on 29th-30th June!

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Monday, 7 February 2011

Happy Families launch at Spring Fair!

The launch of Happy Families is going great at Spring Fair this week!

We've just received our first ever order!!

Don't miss out... come down and see us in Hall 5, Stand H58!

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Friday, 28 January 2011

What a wonderful week....

Richard Edward have had such a brilliant week! Exhibiting at the Trade Only Show and the London Toy Fair!

We've met a lot of great people within the toys and games industry who we look forward to hopefully working with in 2011!

Thanks to everyone that came down to see us at either shows!

...and don't forget we will be at the International Toy Fair, Nurenberg 3rd - 8th Feb in Hall 10.1, Stand D22 AND Spring Fair, NEC, Birmingham 6th - 10th Feb in Hall 5, Stand H58!!

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Monday, 24 January 2011

Richard Edward - Shortlisted for Management Today's True Grit Award 2011

We are proud to announce that Richard Edward have been shortlisted in the final 6 for Management Today's Business Hero's - True Grit Award 2011!


The category True Grit was about us demonstrate resilience at all time but particularly during a downturn. This category is for businesses that have stared adversity in the face – and won.


We look forward to finding out the final results of this competition!

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Friday, 21 January 2011

Richard Edward Exhibiting dates and venues!

Just a quick reminder that Richard Edward will be exhibiting at the following shows between January to March 2011

London Toy Fair at Olympia - Stand D100 - 25th - 27th January 2011
International Toy Fair - Nuremberg - Stand D22, Hall 10.1, 3rd - 8th February, 2011
Trade Only - Ricoh Arena, Coventry - Stand C16, 26th - 27th January 2011
Spring Fair - NEC Birmingham, Stand H58, Hall 5 - 6th - 10th February, 2011

We will be exhibiting a range of new products that we have manufactured on behalf of games companies and promotional marketing campaigns, as well as launching Redwood Cards new product, Happy Families.
Its also a great chance to look at our recycled playing cards, 'GreenCards'


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Monday, 10 January 2011

Richard Edward supports the Two Sides campaign

Richard Edward is delighted to announce their support for the Two Sides campaign. 
'Two Sides' is an initiative by companies from the Graphic Communications Supply Chain including forestry, pulp, paper, inks and chemicals, pre press, press, finishing, publishing and printing. Our common goal is to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper, and dispel common environmental misconceptions by providing users with verifiable information on why print and paper is an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium.
 
Our committment to environmental performance is unwavering, and we feel that the principles of the campaign mirror our values towards promoting sustainability and environmentally sound thinking in the use of printed matter. http://www.twosides.info/
 
 
 

Card games featured in Channel 4's Top 100 Toys!

Channel 4’s Top 100 Toys!!

We were delighted that so many card-based games were featured in Channel 4’s Top 100 Toys, announced on 10th December.

Traditional card games are obviously still a hit with both adults and children, which is brilliant to see.

Congratulations to two of our clients, which featured in the list…

Hasbro featured at number 2 with Monopoly.

Winning Moves featured at number 32 with Top Trumps.

To see the full list, please visit http://www.channel4.com/programmes/100-greatest-toys-with-jonathan-ross/articles/the-vote

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Here at Richard Edward, we hope you all had a Happy Christmas, whether it was eating ‘til your bellies were ready to pop, playing with those new gadgets you received for Christmas, or simply enjoying quality time with family and friends, we hope you enjoyed yourselves!

If, like us, you had Green Cards at the ready for when those traditional card games are played over the Christmas period, we’re almost certain you had fun!

If you’re missing out and you’ve not got yourself a pack already, visit http://www.redwoodcards.com/

We will be also launching a new card game, Happy Families, at Spring Fair International, NEC, Birmingham, 6th-10th February 2011, come and see us in Hall 5, Stand H58!!