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Worldmark at CES 2014

Worldmark will be exhibiting at the Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas from 7th to 10th January 2014. We will be demonstrating several new products including the latest in 2014 branding and materials sciences technologies. Please visit us in the…

A major win for Worldmark Academy

On November 7th 2013at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London, Worldmark Academy, the global elearning and communication system of Worldmark International, won the Gold Award for Best Use of Synchronous E learning

These e learning awards were created by E- Learning Age, the leading European magazine and website for e-learning users and for the e-learning industry. There were over 200 entries for these awards from prestigious companies such a PwC, Vodafone, Virgin Media and Inter Continental Hotel Group, as well as universities who rely on distance learning to support their global student populations.

Stuart Miller, Global IT Director, Worldmark International, was proud to accept the trophy on behalf of Worldmark, the first major win for the newly developed Academy.

Worldmark Shortlisted for National E-Learning Awards

Worldmark places great emphasis on training, learning and development for its 2000 employees who are located across 17 countries and approximately 45 sites. The recent development of a bespoke in house e learning system ensures that every single employee has access to high level learning opportunities.

It has just been announced that Worldmark has been short-listed for two national awards, the first being the E-learning Awards for the best use of synchronous e-learning. The other shortlisted place is for the Digital Entrepreneurs, an award for Technological Advancement - Most Creative Use of Technology.

The Award winners will be announced in London in November.

Worldmark Win Celestica TCOO Award

Worldmark are delighted to announce that in June 2013 they were the proud recipients of the Celestica TCOO (Total Cost of Ownership) award ceremony in Toronto, where Anthony Keaney and James Wood accepted the award on behalf of Worldmark for best TCOO score for Europe.

This marks the seventh year of Celestica’s TCOO Supplier Awards program, which evaluates and recognizes the top performers in Celestica’s global network of over 3,000 suppliers. Celestica’s TCOO system is focused on evaluating supplier performance by measuring the total cost to produce, deliver and support products and services beyond the supplier invoice price.

Paul Blom, Chief Procurement Officer, Celestica said, “We are pleased to recognize these distinguished companies for their exceptional performance and ongoing commitment to our company’s strategy. Delivering innovative solutions to our customers in today’s dynamic business environment requires an agile and flexible supply chain, and I would like to thank our supplier award winners and honourees for their support throughout 2012.”

Worldmark Wins Rebrand Awards at annual 2013 Transform Awards Ceremony

In June 2012 Worldmark unveiled its new website that was born out of a strategic review of the brand and its repositioning to reflect the fact that our Materials Sciences sit at the heart of everything that we do.

On March 19th 2013 the annual Transform Awards Ceremony took place in London. Worldmark had been nominated in two categories in recognition of the successful rebranding exercise and we were delighted on the night to win the gold award for the best corporate rebrand to reflect changed mission/values/positioning. Not only that, Worldmark won the silver award for the best creative strategy. Worldmark was represented on the night by Stuart Miller, Global IT Director, and he was delighted to accept the awards on behalf of the company.

Worldmark wins Flextronics Best Supplier GAM - Asia Region

At the Flextronics Supplier Conference held in Shenzhen on 27th September 2012. It was announced that Worldmark has been awarded the Flextronics Best Supplier GAM - Asia Region. Flextronics is the second largest EMS company in the world, with a team…

**PRESS RELEASE** British company opens design centre in Silicon Valley

Worldmark, a leading technology company, has this week opened a state-of-the art design and prototype centre in Santa Clara, Silicon Valley, employing 20 people including chemists, electronics designers, engineers and materials scientists.

The centre has been opened in order to support its customers – leading brand names in smartphones, tablets and laptops – as a problem-solving unit. Worldmark is helping overcome the challenges of making digital devices both thinner and more elegant but with ever-increasing power and capabilities.

Recent successes include new developments in materials for thermal management within a smartphone, optically clear adhesives and anti-smear glass screens on tablets.











Silicon Valley is Worldmark’s sixth design centre, adding to those in Scotland, Mexico, Canada, China and Taiwan. The main activities include prototyping of new concepts, application testing, local support and experts as well as a materials library facility to give customers ideas of possibilities.
















Bill Graham, Chief Executive at Worldmark, said: “We are helping our customers achieve better, faster, slimmer, more powerful digital technologies. Examples of the challenges we are currently working on include new ways to light smartphones and tablets; in-mould decorated products – essentially providing colour and patterns on the plastic parts of digital devices – and optical laminations.

“In this extremely competitive market, innovation and speed are key. The Silicon Valley centre is just across the road from our customers, whose engineers can pop in to discuss ideas and solve problems. We can prototype in the design centre and then send to our facilities in China or Mexico for volume manufacture.”

In February 2012, Glasgow-based Worldmark was listed 21st in the Sunday Times top 100 mid-market private equity-backed companies with the fastest growth in the last two years. The company has achieved 39% growth year on year for the last three years and exports 60% of its UK manufactured products. Worldmark employs 1700 people in 44 centres in the key growth technology centres of the world - UK, Brazil, China, Hungary, India, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan and United States.

In the last ten years the company has transformed from label-printing in Scotland to a global materials science business carrying out the research, design and manufacture of new branding technologies.

**PRESS RELEASE** British technology company expands Chinese operation to Chongqing

Leading technology company, Worldmark, has opened a new state of the art manufacturing facility in Chongqing, western China, with 100 employees and plans to expand to 250 employees within the year. The global business already has facilities in Tianjin, Suzhou and Shenzhen in China and 40 other centres globally.


Chongqing’s 3000 m2 factory has a third of its space dedicated to Class 1000 and 10000 clean rooms. It will manufacture high tech parts which achieve functions such as heat dissipation, brand security and anti-smear features for smartphones, tablets and laptops.



Worldmark recruits locally wherever it operates. In Chongqing, traditionally a farming region and undergoing explosive growth in technology, it recruited a team of 12 a year ahead of opening and has been training them in a range of skills from shop floor operation and engineering to customer service and technology manufacture at its Suzhou plant.



Bill Graham, Chief Executive at Worldmark, said: “We are in China because that’s where our customers are. A year ago a number started opening facilities in Chongqing so we immediately responded by supporting them locally. Our approach to recruiting and training is world-class and means we will be at full pace from day one of opening and within a year of planning the expansion.”

The Chongqing opening coincides with Worldmark opening its sixth design centre in Silicon Valley in the US. The centre has been opened in order to work in partnership with our customers as a problem-solving unit to help overcome the challenges of making digital devices both thinner and more elegant but with ever-increasing power and capabilities.

In February 2012, Glasgow-based Worldmark was listed 21st in the Sunday Times top 100 mid-market private equity-backed companies with the fastest growth in the last two years. The company has achieved 39% growth year on year for the last three years and exports 60% of its UK manufactured products. Worldmark employs 1700 people in 44 centres in the key growth technology centres of the world - UK, Brazil, China, Hungary, India, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan and United States.

In the last ten years the company has transformed from label-printing in Scotland to a global materials science business carrying out the research, design and manufacture of new branding technologies.

Worldmark International – Finalist in National Business Awards

It was announced today that Worldmark International has been named as a finalist in this year’s National Business Awards, shortlisted in the international growth category.

The finalists together represent an annual turnover in excess of GBP135 billion and collectively employ over 700,000. They cover activities as diverse as digital marketing, international road haulage and logistics, water engineering and life sciences: sectors that reflect key areas of UK capability with high potential for international expansion. Worldmark is honoured to have been nominated for a place on this prestigious shortlist.

Baroness Virginia Bottomley, Chair of Judges, said: "This year has been a challenging environment for British businesses: these finalists demonstrate how companies are succeeding in the current climate through innovation, originality and tenacity. It's good to see a broad range of companies both in sector and size - an impressive representation of the potential British businesses have. Congratulations to all our finalists."

Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards, said: "This year's finalists paint a picture of the new landscape of business. Organisations of all shapes and sizes have realised the value of talent; developing the internal entrepreneurs who will create and sustain growth and nurturing a collaborative and creative culture to drive the innovation needed to compete for, and keep, customers at home and abroad."

Bill Graham, CEO of Worldmark, will make a presentation in person at London's iconic Gherkin, in front of expert juries who will decide the category winners, which will be announced at the awards ceremony on 13th November in London.

For further information about the awards, please visit:http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk/Content/National-Business-Awards-Judges-2011/2

Worldmark International Came 4th In The UK For Privately Owned Companies' 3 Year Profit Growth

On Tuesday 19th June Nick Brayshaw, Chairman, and Frank Duffin, CFO, attended the Sunday Times Profit Track dinner in London and were the recipients of the Sunday Times Profit Track Award for 2011. Worldmark International came 4th in the UK for privately owned companies' 3 year profit growth and now have this award proudly displayed in the East Kilbride board room.

Worldmark Makes Sunday Times Fast Track 100 League Table

Worldmark has been named as one of Britain’s top 100 mid-market private equity-backed companies with the fastest growth over the last two years. Of the 100 companies named to the Fast Track 100 League Table, published by the Sunday Times, Worldmark ranked 21st on the list.

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Worldmark Brand Protection Sponsors IQPC 7th Annual Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Event in New York

The 7th Anti-Counterfeiting & Brand Protection Summit took place in New York City, NY, September 26th-27th. This programme featured cutting-edge case studies, in-depth workshops, panel discussions and presentations from brand protection executives…