Not-for-profit & education print & digital services


Tailored approach for every client

We offer creative services to help you engage with your audience and operational capacity to deliver stakeholder communications and campaigns to your target audience. Most importantly, as a multi-discipline supplier, our thorough understanding of print and digital channels enables us to provide impartial advice on the most effective medium to meet your communication goals.

We recognise that all clients are different, so we provide tailored solutions to meet individual requirements. Where only one of our services is required, our understanding of the bigger picture ensures that our service is fit for purpose and offers real value of money.

Dedicated and responsive Account Teams provide you with the simplicity of a single point of contact and secure browser-based online systems ensure all work is delivered on time and budget. We operate a transparent, open book pricing model that validates value for money, reports against agreed key performance indicators and supports any audit requirements. 

CDS: A trusted supplier

As a supplier to HM Government, CDS offers the reassurance of being certified to the latest BSI standards including environmental and quality management, information security, cyber security and business continuity. We are also registered with the Information Commissioner to handle personal data and our credentials allow us to handle information classified up to Top Secret.

We take our Corporate Social Responsibility commitments very seriously - developing specific action plans to meet our clients’ goals and to meet our own long term corporate objectives.

We trade ethically with our partners and support local initiatives, helping to drive a sustainable economy that delivers equality, diversity and inclusion through jobs and apprenticeships. We also provide support through corporate fundraising, staff events for charitable causes and pro-bono design work.

I wanted to record a proper thank you for all the hard work to date on our Skills, Jobs, Growth report – it is one of the most important reports in the skills and employment fields in recent years. CDS played a blinder in getting us across the finish line and thanks are due to all those involved.

Barry Lee-Potter, Head of Corporate Communications

UK Commission for Employment & Skills

CDS work with Queen's University Belfast

Case Study: Online web2print for Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast, uses Template Central, CDS ‘self-service’ online web2print solution to improve the efficiency of communications work and control costs.

Their Marketing and Creative Services team designers were getting increasingly involved in repetitive work, instead of concentrating on new communications. This led to more and more work being placed with external agencies – incurring unwanted additional expenditure.

CDS recommended that they move regular publications, like newsletters, flyers and postcards, to Template Central, improving efficiency and saving money.

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Customers and Portfolio

We work with a variety of clients within a wide range of sectors.

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Template Central has been a great asset for Queen's University Belfast. It has streamlined a substantial amount of marketing collateral into one central repository, enabling the University to manage its brand identity and messaging easily and centrally.

Tracey McKinney, Publications Manager

Queen’s University Belfast

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