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George decided to go one step further than offering sponsorship to TV presenter Helen Fospero when she announced she was going to lead a trek in the Arctic in aid of Barnardo’s. George was at the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards last November when host Ms Fospero asked for support from the firms in attendance. He set himself the challenge of a lifetime by signing up for the Finland adventure himself.
“It was my birthday the day we set off,” said George. “It was certainly the first time I’d spent a birthday like that, and not something I’d usually do. “If I have got away on my birthday before, it will have been to a five-star hotel and not to a hut with bunks and a group of other people. “But we did celebrate it, and I did get a birthday cake.” The trip was organised by Discover Adventure and the itinerary included cross-country skiing, showshoe walking and husky sledding, all based around the unspoilt region of Kuusamo, in northeastern Finland.
Cobus and KRL, are working together to introduce and provide their customers with an enhanced product range.
Telecoms firm Cobus Communications Group and print specialists the KRL Group are building on their combined foundations, shared goals, reputation for exceptional service and strong technical expertise through their own engineering and support teams to help their customers by introducing the very best of what each other can offer.
Both are highly respected and recommended in the region and across the UK and pride themselves on providing the right solution, form a myriad of proven and available options, that best meets their individual customer’s need and not simply shifting boxes like some others.
The challenge involves 5 days Cross Country Skiing, Husky-Sledding and snow shoeing across the frozen wilderness of the Arctic.
Barnardo's is a fantastic UK based charity that helps children from all walks of life. Regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour.
George is taking on the challenge with TV Presenter Helen Fospero from the BBC's Watchdog and The One Show.
Ms Fospero revealed that she was leading the 140-mile Finland trek in her role as an ambassador for Barnardo’s, and asked for business sponsors to help support the expedition. KRL already supports many sporting and community causes, so George was more than happy to lead his support and become the first member of Helen's team.
George has already started going to gym in preparation for the challenge. “I am excited about it, to be honest,” he said. “We leave on March 7, which is my birthday, it will hopefully raise lots of money for the children and we are a company that tries to put back.”
Any donations are welcome, large or small will make a difference to a child in the UK. Donate here to George's Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/KRLGeorge
It is a real pleasure for Samsung to be associated with KRL Group Limited knowing that we will be represented both with integrity and professionalism at all levels throughout the organisation.
With Samsung’s integral reliability and KRL Group Limited’s customer care programme, clients can look forward to the benefits of using critically acclaimed devices coupled with industry leading account management.
Focussing further on after sales support, as an authorised Samsung partner, KRL Group Limited are fully supported by our UK technical team and have their own dedicated regional specialist to call upon as necessary. Additionally, our European Support Centre is UK based and KRL Group Limited can also invoke their expertise when required.
In summation, Samsung is proud to be a valued partner of KRL Group Limited and we look forward to further mutual success.
Managing Director of KRL Group, George Baker, said, “due to high demand, I felt it was necessary to open this new branch to serve the local business community.” “We will continue to offer great customer service, and now that we are Microsoft accredited; we are able to assist business with the total office solution.”
For a free consultation, please contact our local representative, Dave Tucker on 01723 339908.
The Yorkshire International Business Convention (YIBC) plays hosts to some of Yorkshire’s leading businesses, one of which, KRL Group were at the convention to demonstrate pioneering technology that allows a user to print directly from a smart phone and tablet. The team also handed out World Cup banners printed from the Konica Minolta C224 on display, even handing one out to Elvis who was so impresses he was ‘all shook up’.
The YIBC also brings some of the biggest names from the worlds of business, politics and television with talks from former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, F.W. De Klerk being a particular inspiring highlight.
Representing KRL Group at the convention were Directors Glenn Parrish and Mark Gladstone and sales people David Tucker and Karel Newlove.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with over 400,000 in the UK being diagnosed every year and KRL Group were more than proud to sponsor a team representing Bradford City on there way to raise money for a great cause.
Taking part for Bradford City were Steve Hawthorn-Emmett (Head of Marketing), Billy Bingham (Synergy People Solutions), Luke Gallagher (programme editor) and Louis Horne (ex Player).
The team started the challenge on the 6th of June and arrived in Amsterdam on the 8th, raising a brilliant £5000 for the charity along the way.
Once again KRL Group would like to send our congratulations to Steve, Billy, Luke and Louis for raising money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK and we are very proud to have sponsored such a great cause.
Together with MD George Baker, sales directors Glenn Parrish and Mark Gladstone took guests on a tour of new office spaces, board room, service section, show room and large storage area.
Our special guest for the event was former Hull City striker Dean Windass. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to have one of Hull’s biggest heroes usher in this new era for KRL. During their visit our guests were also able to view the new luxury 2013 Jaguar XF Type on show by Hatfield’s Jaguar of Hessle.
A hectic week in June saw MD George Baker in Singapore as guest of Konica Minolta, to receive a plaque as 13th in their league table of suppliers reaching 400% of their target week.
After quick flight back from Singapore we went down to Wembley to see Bradford City beat Northampton 3.0 and gain promotion to League One. As main sponsors of Bradford City for eight years it was wonderful to see their well deserved success.
The winning organisation - which could be a public body, SME, academic institution or large company - will be committed to the renewable energy sector. They could, for example, be a leader in their field, or be making a critical contribution to the region's renewable future, whether through investment, job creation, innovation or high levels of service or skill.
As proud official sponsors of Bradford City Football Club KRL group were pleased to sponsor one of the match day mascots for the clubs game with Barnet on Saturday 15th September. Two year old Lily May Cooke led the team out. The Club took a 3 – 0 victory.
In 2009, KRL, a photocopier and office solutions specialist, underwent a management buyout. In tough economic times, this was a brave move but the company is now celebrating after the final payment from the £1.38 million sum has been paid to the previous directors – six months earlier than expected. The Willerby company, which employs 25 people, has Over the past two-and-a- half years, Mr Baker, who is in partnership with sales director Glenn Parish said the company has put nearly £200,000 back into the business – a dealer of Konica Minolta and Ricoh – to help its continuous development.
The company has recently added Kyocera to its list of manufacturers it works with and this has helped the company gain new contracts, Mr Baker said: “There are some unique opportunities in Hull at the moment. “We want to be closer to the motorway network and we will try to continue getting big contracts.” As well as the company’s plans to expand, it also wants to develop its training and employ more apprentices to add to the three it currently has.
Staff from KRL Group were delighted to be invited to this year’s MWS charity lunch which took place on Friday 4th May and was in aid of the Smile Foundation. Guests were treated to an insight into the life of cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott followed by a question and answer session with the man himself.
As a proud official sponsor of Bradford City Football Club and player sponsor to Captain Michael Flynn, KRL Group were delighted to attend the club’s Player of the Year awards, organised by the Friends of Bradford City Football Club on 24th April.
The relationship between us and the club grows stronger year by year and is great way of entertaining the large client base we have over in the West of the county.
Barry who has spent a large part of his career managing the Administration departments across three of the regions Crown courts is fast becoming an invaluable member of the KRL team in his role as Operations Manager. This role is the vital liaison between the Administration and Technical support teams and ensures we are always striving to provide a better customer experience.
As a continued club sponsor of North Ferriby United, members of the KRL Group sales team supported the club’s annual Sportsmans Dinner held in February, to help raise funds for the club. We will also be sponsoring the first tee in this year’s Golf Am-Am for the second year running.
KRL Group are committed to giving back to the community and way we can and so for us we are proud to be associated with The Villagers.
We would also like to wish all of the players and the manager a massive well done on winning the Doodson Sport Cup this weekend with a fantastic score of 4-1 against Rushall Olympic! Great result!
MKM have been a valued customer of the KRL Group for some years now and so we were delighted to support their Young Entrepreneurs evening held at Hull’s Guildhall.
Two years have now passed since George Baker and Glenn Parrish took the big step of purchasing KRL from its existing owners. They could both see the potential in the company and wanted to drive it forward to the next level.
The acquisition took place during some challenging economic conditions but Konica Minolta actively supported them throughout the process. Neil Dingley was delighted to welcome George and Glenn to Konica Minolta’s HQ in Basildon to discuss future opportunities. George commented “It just goes to prove what can be achieved if a dealer and a manufacturer are honest and open and have the desire to work with each other to achieve the end goal”
KRL Group are very pleased to be the newest members of the Hull City 1904 Members Club.
Working with the club gives us an excellent platform to market our company and also connect with many of the other local and respected companies in the city.
Friday 27th January sees KRL Group as the gold sponsor of the Annual Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce dinner. Around 350 local business people will be attending the event along with speaker Alan Johnson MP. This is a very prestigious event and KRL Group are absolutely delighted to have been chosen to take part at such a high level.
Kevin has a wealth of experience in the trade, starting out over 20 years ago as a workshop engineer and then moving out into the field. Customer support is key and Kevin’s knowledge on KRL Group’s three main brands, Konica Minolta, Ricoh and Kyocera Mita will only make the service team even stronger than it was previously.
Managing Director, George Baker said of the move, “Hull is our core area and as our customer base is growing and we are taking on more and more new accounts each month, we want our customers to be safe in the knowledge that the excellent service levels they have been accustomed to will not drop.
Our customers get to know their local service technician as each of them covers their own territory. Working like this means the customers build a relationship with the technician and as they are based locally it means they can get to any faults quickly, so customers have minimal downtime".
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It is celebrating its 30th year in business and the word on KRL Group’s lips just now is “acquisitions”. This successful Hull company, which supplies photocopiers and other associated equipment to more than 2,000 customers, is looking to enhance its offering on the south bank of the Humber and in West Yorkshire.
THE expansion of a print and IT specialist has resulted in the construction of a mezzanine floor at its headquarters.
Biofuel firm Brocklesby Ltd ran out as winners of the Large Business of the Year award, sponsored by KRL Group, over Vivergo Fuels and Transwaste Recycling and Aggregates.
A COPIER and print specialist firm has broadened its expertise by offering IT services to its customers.
A SUCCESSFUL copier and print specialist has relocated to larger premises, as it looks to expand and grow its business.
PROMOTING Hull’s green credentials can help blow the city’s stereotype as a “fishing village” out of the water, according to the supporter of an awards event for the renewable industry.
Across East Yorkshire, many businesses are working hard to use their local suppliers, employ people from the region and work together to developand expand their business.
A COMPANY’S dedication and determination to succeed has helped it hit a major milestone. In 2009, KRL, a photocopier and office solutions specialist, underwent a management buyout.
By George Baker, managing director of KRL Group Ltd, one of the largest copier and print specialists in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
KRL Group is a photocopier and print specialist which has adapted from solely providing mechanical services to clients to offering consultancy work aimed at helping customers establish the most cost-effective ways of meeting their print requirements. The company underwent a management buyout in November 2009.
25th year has certainly been an eventful one, not only due to the continued external turbulence caused by the economic downturn, but also due to an office move from Hull to Willerby, a change of name from Kingston Reprographics Ltd to KRL Group and the change of management.
KRL Group is one of the north’s leading suppliers of print and document imaging system solutions.
KRL Group, specialist suppliers in the document imaging market, is celebrating its 25th birthday.
KRL Group know that every customer’s needs are different which is why they tailor a print management strategy to suit your needs – helping you to plan ahead and consider the bigger picture.
Investment from Finance Yorkshire is helping a photocopier specialist that has been trading for more than 25 years to modernise.
IN LITTLE more than six months photocopier and office solutions specialist KRL Group has been completely reinvented. The prime movers of an MBO have completely transfor med the firm, dramatically cutting non-productive costs while significantly increasing investment and training spend.
With more than two decades of experience in providing mono and full colour copiers, printers and document management systems to offices across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, KRL Group Ltd has become one of the biggest businesses of its kind in Hull.