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Happy Christmas ...


Happy Christmas

We hope you all have a very Happy Christmas and a relaxing seasonal break.


Christmas Last Order Times As Follows ...

We will try to ensure you receive orders (subject to stock availability) in time for Christmas, but please note last orders as follows:

  • Packages @ £6.95 carriage + VAT (our courier service): last orders by lunchtime on 20th December – Chop Service must be ordered earlier to allow items to be prepared for last delivery;
  • Packages being posted  @ £3.50 + VAT (Royal Mail parcels):  last day for sending is 14th December - orders please before noon


Store Closing Times

Closed from 4.30pm, Friday 23rd December until 9.00 am on Wednesday 28th December and ...

Closed from 4.30pm on 30th December 2011 until 9.00 am Tuesday 3rd January 2012

Courier services will be operating between Christmas and the New Year.

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Dates


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Our last December event is our Open Day at High Wycombe on the 9th December. Straight after Christmas we return to Cambridge with Leicester shortly afterwards. February sees us return to Manchester, where we will also be running a Fabric Framing training day, rounding off the month with a visit to Newcastle Upon Tyne. In March we will be at Focus on Imaging 2012 at the NEC and host another Business Development week starting on 17th March.  Do remember that, as well as discounts for booking the full week, you can also book individual training days.


Don't forget we have a full training programme at High Wycombe (HQ): the first in 2012 are 14th & 15th January.

 

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Open Day Reminder


DIYframing Open Day Dec 9thWe look forward to seeing you all at our Open Day, Friday 9th December.  Here’s a last chance to book a place at our FREE seminar, CHRISTMAS DECORATION - there are still a few places for the afternoon session.

 

REMEMBER there will be discounted prices on a whole range of items; bargains to be had with ex demo kit; special offer mouldings; a chance to see all new Logan kit and much more. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Christmas Present


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And if you can’t get to our Open Day we would hate you to miss out on any deals completely. So, we will be issuing a £10 voucher (valid for 3 months) on all orders placed online, which exceed £100.00 excluding carriage, on 9th, 10th & 11th December 2011.

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Farewell Jan


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We are sorry to say that Jan Doyle, one of our trainers, is leaving us.  As a star pupil from DIYframing, herself, she has led training sessions in the south and east for several years and has earned a reputation for being an excellent teacher and a thoroughly well liked personality.  Whilst she may yet put in a few guest appearances now and again, on behalf of everyone at DIYframing and all her past students, we wish her well and want her to know she will be truly missed.

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Welcome Aza


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Aza Adlam will be joining the training team at the UK School of Framing in the New Year.  Whilst she will have similar responsibilities to Jan, the geographical area her designated courses cover will be slightly different, including more of the south-western venues.

Aza has been involved with picture framing since 1986 when she set up her own business in Bristol called “Decent Exposure”.   This became an increasingly busy, successful venture right up until 2001, when she decided to sell up and complete a Graduate Diploma in the Conservation and Restoration of Ceramics:  later she went on to teach at Earnley Concourse, near Chichester, running residential short courses.   When they needed someone to teach picture framing, Aza stepped in and became their regular framing tutor, later adding Miniature Painting and Stained Glass to her repertoire. READ FULL ARTICLE

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Thank you for your continued support.

Until next time...

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December 2011

This is a chance for me to add my own "Happy Christmas & Seasons Greetings" to all of you, hope that you have a great holiday and thank you for your continued support and custom through an exciting year in our new premises. 

 

I also want to add a personal thank you to Jan Doyle who has been such an asset to the training team and good friend to DIYframing as it has evolved: she will be missed.  And of course a warm welcome to Aza Adlam, who joins the team, with such a strong background in picture framing and arts training.

 

This newsletter, then, has a range of useful reminders and essential information .... well, in other words, news! See you in the New Year, if not sooner.

Duncan

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