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BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, February 06, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A primary cost for most companies, including Birmingham based, GM Business Communications, is paper. Using double sided printing practices as well as new media options has enabled many businesses to cut costs in the current economic climate. "My company was printing countless amounts of documents every day, so we started using double sided paper as well as using media such as power point, for training conserving paper usage. This has helped reduce costs by nearly 5%" says Luke Mayes, Managing Director of GM Business Communications.
Setting a printers default to mono limits ink usage and reducing font decreases the amount of paper needed; both of these are simple enough to do and can easily become a daily habit. Whilst it is important to reduce paper output, inevitably it is a by-product of a business operation. As such, it is imperative to look at other options to cut costs such as energy conservation. "When printing we always use the fast option to conserve ink, it does the same job for a cheaper price" says managing director of GM Business Communications, Luke Mayes Managing Director of GM Business Communications, Luke Mayes, was astounded to discover that turning equipment off such as laptop and phone chargers, when not in use saved his business 25% in energy costs. According to Management Today, this cost can be further reduced to 50% by simply turning computers off at the end of the day.
Luke Mayes, of GM Business communications also explained how e-mailing, instead of posting documents has made the biggest impact on the companies expenditure. "I e-mail everything its quicker, easier and doesn't cost anything, this gives me more time, and the business runs more effectively" says GM Business Communications, Luke Mayes.
In this current economic climate, it is vital for all businesses to look towards new cost effective practices. If these can contribute to improving the environment, the benefits are doubled. Forward thinking businesses, such as GM Business Communications, are always on the lookout for the next cost saving plan.
GM Business Communications was formed in January 2013 and concentrates on face-to-face, sales through business-to-business, business to consumer and events campaigns. They represent clients in the telecommunication, charity and entertainment industry.
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