Self Adhesive Sheets

Aztec

For HP Indigo Machines,
and all leading digital colour printers

Charta Digital Paper & Board

Creator

Digital Papers
Text & Cover Papers

DCP

Smooth uncoated papers &
boards for all leading dry toner
colour printers

DNS ® colorprint

Inspira Paper & Board

LumiSilk & LumiArt

Paperfect

Premium super smooth
uncoated papers & boards
for all leading dry toner colour printers

Pro-Design

Rey Office

Rey Text & Graphics

Hi-Bulk Silk & Gloss

Stellar

target plus pre-print

target plus offset 135 - 350

Trophée

ABOUT AIMS GROUP

Formed in 1982, the AIMS Group* is a Purchasing and Marketing Consortium representing eleven independent paper merchants in the UK and Ireland, working together in unity to the benefit of the Group, other members of the Group and themselves, under collective direction and agreed objectives

AIMS PURCHASING STRATEGY

To maximise the collective Group’s purchasing leverage through Group deals and agreements

To source quality products from global, market-leading suppliers

To support our suppliers

To demonstrate loyalty to those suppliers who reciprocate this loyalty

To obtain the best possible overall deals with suppliers

To ensure meaningful rebates are available, recognising that these act as the ‘glue’ which holds the deals together

Unless exclusivity is granted, to source, where practical, two (or more) lines of supply for complementary products without diluting purchasing power to ensure competitiveness

To work with key suppliers to ensure that together we maximise opportunities

To work with suppliers to identify key markets and, with mutual support, ensure a presence in these markets

To support suppliers’ marketing activities and promote products in the AIMS portfolio

AIMS MARKETING STRATEGY

To generate appropriate sales collateral cost effectively through supplier sponsorship and collective economies of scale, providing members with tools that could otherwise be cost prohibitive working individually

To collaborate with suppliers in developing marketing initiatives for subsequent Members’ approval

Where required, to conceive and develop own brands to meet specific, identified Group needs

To support suppliers’ marketing activities and promote products in the AIMS portfolio

* AIMS is an abbreviation of Associated Independent Merchant Stockists Limited

DIRECTORATE

Chairman
Mike Windett

Director
Steve Gould
David John Papers

Purchasing Director
Doug Bishop

Marketing Director & Company Secretary
Peter Blakeley

Director
Nigel Ovenden
Ovenden Papers