Experience Key In Nitecrest Sales Director Appointments

Europe’s largest capacity card manufacturer, Nitecrest, are pleased to announce two new Sales Directors will be joining the Group’s retail, commercial and banking divisions.

Barry Bevan and Kevin Friedrich both join Nitecrest, bringing over 30 years’ worth of combined card production experience. They will work with retailers and card issuing banks in the EMEA region.

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Nitecrest invests in card finish technology

Europe’s largest capacity card manufacturer, Nitecrest, have invested over £300k in new machine technology enhancing the company’s special finishes range.

The new machine, claimed to be one of the first in the UK card industry, changes the way special finishes are added to gift and loyalty cards. The new technology alleviates alignment issues when overprinting screen print finishes such as high gloss varnish on logos and text. Commonly plastic card printers experience distortion when laminating sheets which can cause registration issues when applying popular metallic finishes such as gold and silver – Nitecrest’s new high precision printing techniques eliminates the need to guillotine distorted edges by printing directly onto heat laminated sheets, providing market leading, high-quality finishes.

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Nitecrest Scoop Industry Talent Award

It was an award-winning end to this years UK Gift and Voucher Association Conference as Nitecrest won the UKGCVA’s Got Talent competition.

The industry event, hosted annually, concluded with the popular competition allowing contestants to showcase innovation during a strictly timed three minute pitch.

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Introducing Nitecrest Digital

Nitecrest, a card manufacturer and award winning technologist along with Reward Cloud, provider of real-time gift and reward codes technology, are thrilled to announce they have founded a new company, Nitecrest Digital Ltd.

Nitecrest Digital, will provide a turn-key solution for businesses offering “on-line” B2C and B2B gifting from one platform.  This will essentially be an extension of services beyond Nitecrest’s current online physical card and fulfilment offering. The platform utilises Reward Cloud’s pioneering digital gift and reward technology.  A perfect fit for Nitecrest’s 23 year established retail card customer base.

In the Press..

Publications Restaurant Update and PM Today caught up with Nitecrest’s Glenn Cookson and Katherine Roberts respectively.

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Multiple award winning card manufacturer

Multiple award winning card manufacturer and service bureau, Nitecrest Group – including Nitecrest, Tagnitecrest and Simply Plastic Cards (for low volume trade cards)

See our latest video showcasing the Nitecrest Group and how we produce over 800 million cards per year for the retail, telecoms and financial services markets. Servicing over 100 countries Nitecrest is the largest capacity card manufacturer in Europe today.

Nitecrest are continuing to drive change in the industry with market leading machinery and the fastest lead times offering value for our customers.

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Nitecrest have over 25 years experience in the plastic card industry manufacturing cards for gift, loyalty and banking in the UK and exporting to over 140 countries worldwide.

A dedicated gift cardloyalty and membership specialist synonymous with the fastest lead-times and highest service levels in the industry.

Nitecrest have a wealth of paper board card and plastic card printing and manufacturing experience, producing over 5 million cards, on site, on a daily basis, offering a turnkey solution delivered directly to consumer, bulk to stores or via distribution centres.

Operating a 120,000 sq. ft. Visa and MasterCard secure facility in Lancashire, Nitecrest hold the ISO 27001 security stamp and are proud winners of The Queen’s Award for International Trade on two occasions.

Mission Statement

“Our mission is to continue to push boundaries in product innovation and associated technology in our highly penetrated and diverse International markets. Our pipeline of proprietary associated card technology, coupled with cutting edge card and collateral printing techniques is driving change across our industries whilst our passion for customer care remains unrivalled”

Ronnie Hart (Group Chairman and CEO)


Contact the Nitecrest team today to discuss your gift card campaign, and see our award winning fulfilment services.

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Tagnitecrest, is a joint venture business established in the UK to bring together the competence of both Tag Systems, Europe’s leading smart card and mobile payment solutions provider, and Nitecrest, a specialist Prepaid and Fintech led company focusing on payment card production, and State-of-the-art bureau services Europe wide, boasting unrivalled flexibility and leadtimes.

Hall of Fame Award winners

Nitecrest Takes Most Innovative Product Award

Nitecrest are Hall of Fame Award winners in the 2017 UK Gift and Voucher Association (UKGCVA) Awards for their innovative custom cards product.

The new innovation is recognised as one of the most privileged awards in the card industry and Nitecrest were up against a number of leading international businesses.

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Nitecrest’s Latest Innovation – Video Gift Cards

Nitecrest’s latest innovation, Video Cards has been launched to provide retailers with a unique value proposition.

We have diversified our product suite to include a platform for retailers to captivate gift card consumers. Video cards allow the purchaser to record a personal greeting which is viewed via a QR code or a URL printed on the physical card. The recipient can also opt to record a response which provides a unique channel for engagement.