6th June 2002




A go-ahead Gainsborough firm has recruited design students from the University of Lincoln to help make a good impression with its new CD-ROM.


Eighteen first-year National Diploma design students at the Lincoln School of Art and Design took part in a competition to design CD-ROM packaging for AnyanLindis, an industrial cleaning company based in Upton.


Directors Paul and Sarah Anyan-Needham paid a visit to the university today (Thursday) to choose a winner and present the prizes – including a gift of graphic designer’s pens to all the students who took part.


“The students’ work was of a very impressive standard,” said Sarah, who set up AnyanLindis with her husband Paul four and a half years ago.


“This was the first time we’ve worked with the university, and the partnership has been extremely good because they students have listened to what we wanted.


“It’s excellent that business and education are working together.”


Paul and Sarah were unable to choose between the best two designs so two students - Wayne Thornton and Philip Clark – were named as joint winners. Each received a designer’s portfolio holder as first prize.


AnyanLindis is developing a CD-ROM to enable its sales team to showcase the company’s services to clients more effectively.


The company is responsible for cleaning and restoring all the UK’s Tesco stores and has recently worked on cleaning the subways in Gainsborough town centre and the Civic Centre in Milton Keynes.


“People in business tend to look at the present and the short term, but young people look at the future, bringing new ideas and fresh input, so we thought it would be quite a dynamic and forward-thinking idea to work with design students on this project.”


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University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk


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