Anyone for Tennis?

We’ve some talented tennis players at ec2i so when we were asked to sponsor Tennis24 in aid of Parkinson’s UK, staff were tripping over balls to sign up!

What is Tennis 24? A 24-hour doubles tennis match starting at noon on Friday 26 August and finishing at noon on Saturday 27 August with all proceeds, from players and sponsors, going to Parkinson’s UK.

The event is being organised by Kent Elms Tennis Club, just along the road from us. If you want to be a part of it or become a sponsor, please take a look at the Tennis24 website.

Good luck to you all!

London Calling!

It’s official! We’ve landed in London… Kennington to be precise… just a two-minute stroll from Oval underground station.

ec2i has partnered with the creatives at 3Objectives Photography so we can now bring you a London base offering -

  • Fashion, beauty & product photography
  • Look Book shoots
  • Creative styling
  • Full proof viewing facilities
  • Quick turnaround for urgent jobs
  • ec2i’s online approval and asset management tools
  • Meeting facilities
  • Video & filming
  • 15% off any new job placed in London during May and June. Ask for a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

Take a look at the London site and some of the work at

This is in addition to the facilities we already offer here at our HQ close to London Southend Airport which includes -

  • 3 ready-to-go room sets
  • in-house stylists
  • Hair & make-up
  • 4 cameras
  • Product video
  • 3,000 sq ft studio with natural light and roller shutter access
  • secure produce storage

St George's Day Luncheon Club

Our very own Julia Elwick got to represent ec2i at the annual St George's Day Luncheon Club, held at The Landmark London hotel.  Organised for and on behalf of the printing, paper and publishing industries and now entering its 21st year, the luncheon celebrates everything that is English whilst also raising funds by way of silent and not-so-silent auctions for selected charities.  It's a rousing occasion with much singing, flag waving and frivolity, where the wine flows and very few guests depart in the refined manner in which they arrived! 

Our London Landing!

After much searching for the right opportunity, we've landed in London and formed a partnership with photographic studio, 3Objectives (, just across the Thames in Kennington, a 2-minute walk from Oval underground station.  We've installed full proof viewing facilities in the studio and added our job management systems so we can provide an even faster service to those clients who need that immediate turn-around.  This modern building also has a cafe and meeting rooms on the same, ground floor so we can take briefs and present proofs should you not want to experience our superb seaside hospitality in Southend!

We're hosting a launch party (by invitation only) on Thursday, 28 April from 5pm till late.  Let us know if you'd like to be on the invite list! 

Tiddlywinks for Sport Relief

Friday 18th March: ec2i's boardroom turned into a playroom when just about every member of staff took part in a Tiddlywinks tourament across the lunchtime slot to raise money for Sport Relief.  Organised by our general all-round everything guy, Steve Tate (fully qualified referee), teams of two attempted in true Tiddlywinks tradition to squidge their winks into the pot within a 3-minute time frame.  With just a tad of foul play and some very sly strategic moves, and cakes and other sustenance made and donated by staff, over £200 was raised with cries of "when can we do this again?".  Maybe in the summer...