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BPIF AND NAPM TO HOLD JOINT PRINT AND PAPER SUPPLY CHAIN FORUM

BPIF AND NAPM TO HOLD JOINT PRINT AND PAPER SUPPLY CHAIN FORUM

06 September 2012

The BPIF and NAPM have joined forces to organise a unique print and paper supply chain event this September that will bring print customers, print manufacturers and paper suppliers together for the first time.

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BPIF world first for Colour Quality Management

04 September 2012

Now the first certification body has gained UKAS accreditation for the BPIF ISO12647-2 Colour Management Scheme, 40% of surveyed* printing companies are planning to implement the scheme in the next 12 months.

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Outstanding shortlist for Excellence Awards

Outstanding shortlist for Excellence Awards

20 July 2012

Following an overwhelming number of entries for the 2012 BPIF Excellence Awards, a panel of judges made up of print industry experts, have drawn up a shortlist of an exceptionally high calibre.

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BOSS Federation and BPIF extend their successful Association Management Contract

BOSS Federation and BPIF extend their successful Association Management Contract

26 June 2012

In 2007 the Boards of both the British Office Supplies & Services Federation [BOSS] and the British Printing Industries Federation [BPIF] agreed a five year Association Management Contract between the two Federations. Whilst each retained their separate legal status with two separate Boards of Directors, BOSS outsourced their administration, support, products and services to the BPIF.

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BPIF's Carton Conference Promises a lot more than "Just a Minute"

BPIF's Carton Conference Promises a lot more than

15 June 2012

The star speaker at the Carton Conference Gala Dinner in October organised by BPIF Cartons at London’s Business Design Centre, will be the well-known TV and radio personality, Gyles Brandreth.

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The BPIF's EcoPrint London Project Reaches its Targets

The BPIF's EcoPrint London Project Reaches its Targets

26 April 2012

The BPIF is celebrating reaching its ERDF targets to provide over 150 London Printers with fully funded environmental advice and accreditation.

The BPIF had identified that many smaller printing companies in the capital were in danger of losing business from existing customers or were struggling to get on suppliers lists, because they couldn't demonstrate they were taking environmental issues seriously.

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BPIF criticises Home Office plans to rely on internet to publish information on police commissioner election candidates

26 April 2012

The BPIF has criticised Home Office plans to rely solely on a central website to host information about candidates for the forthcoming Police Commissioner elections, warning that they will disadvantage people who have low levels of internet access such as the elderly and those who live in rural areas. In a letter to Policing and Criminal Justice Minister Nick Herbert MP this week BPIF CEO Kathy Woodward urges the Home Office to reconsider this proposal, which it describes as "ill-advised" and "to the detriment of due democratic process".

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BPIF Budget Reaction

BPIF Budget Reaction

21 March 2012

Although there are some things to cheer in this year’s budget statement there is much that will disappoint

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BPIF joins forces with marketing and advertising trade bodies to press for VAT clarification for direct mail

20 March 2012

Trade bodies representing the printing, marketing and advertising sectors have come together to make a joint submission to HM Revenue & Customs to clarify the VAT position for companies supplying printed matter for marketing purposes, such as direct mail and mail inserts.

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The Print Futures Awards 2012 are now open for entries!

The Print Futures Awards 2012 are now open for entries!

22 February 2012

Applications welcomed from people already working or intending to work in the UK print, publishing and graphic arts industries

The three sponsors, Unite the Union, The Printing Charity and the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) are calling for entries to the Print Futures Awards 2012. The closing date for entries is 31 May 2012. See www.printfuturesawards.com

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National Apprentice Week- Kathy Woodward and MP's visit the apprentice's at Precision Printing

National Apprentice Week- Kathy Woodward and MP's visit the apprentice's at Precision Printing

14 February 2012

Last week throughout the country events have been held to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.

On Friday 10th February 2012 BPIF Chief Executive Kathy Woodward met with local MPs Stephen Metcalfe and Margaret Hodge at Precision Printing in Barking to celebrate their three latest apprentice entrants and to support a campaign on behalf of the BPIFs three hundred apprentices to raise awareness of the printing industry to local MPs in all of the constituencies where they are employed.

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BPIF PRINTNG OUTLOOK SURVEY RESULTS INDICATE SLOW START TO 2012

BPIF PRINTNG OUTLOOK SURVEY RESULTS INDICATE SLOW START TO 2012

09 February 2012

Printers saw some measure of improvement in trade in the final quarter of last year with both demand and output rising on balance, according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey results covering the three-month period from October to December 2011.This positive result is qualified by the survey’s finding that both indicators remain below the levels previously forecast.

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New BPIF Board Members Announced

New BPIF Board Members Announced

30 January 2012

The BPIF kicks off the new year with their newly appointed President and Board Directors held their first Board meeting in the BPIF’s new offices at 19 Hooper Street, E1.

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Computype Europe Opens New State of the Art Manufacturing Facility

Computype Europe Opens New State of the Art Manufacturing Facility

03 January 2012

The new larger site will enable the Hull, UK based labeling solutions company to expand its product portfolio and improve service to customers globally

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Chris Smith receives this year's BPIF Outstanding Contribution to the UK Printing Industry Award

Chris Smith receives this year's BPIF Outstanding Contribution to the UK Printing Industry Award

28 July 2011

Outgoing President Rupert Middleton presented the 2011 BPIF Outstanding Contribution to the UK Printing Industry Award to Halstan Chairman Chris Smith at the President’s Lunch on 14 July.

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Market weakens as demand slips - more positive predictions for third quarter

28 July 2011

Activity within the UK print trade slowed during the second quarter of this year and was below previous expectations, according to the BPIF's Printing Outlook survey published this week.

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Nine Winners for the Print Futures Awards 2011

Nine Winners for the Print Futures Awards 2011

26 July 2011

Now in their eighth year of helping young people train for a job and future career in the UK printing, publishing and graphic arts industries

London, England, 18 July 2011: This year’s shortlisted applicants so impressed the judging panel that it decided to award nine Print Futures Awards under the annual scheme sponsored by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), Unite the Union and The Printing Charity.

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Adobe - Design for Print - An Expert Guide

Adobe - Design for Print - An Expert Guide

22 July 2011

Create your best ever work using Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Design Standard

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BPIF announces 2011 Excellence Awards winners

BPIF announces 2011 Excellence Awards winners

20 June 2011

Eclipse Colour and AJS Labels celebrated their success as BPIF Company of the Year 2011 winners at the BPIF Excellence Awards last night (15 June). As winners of the over £5m turnover and up to £5m turnover categories respectively, the two companies received their trophies at a spectacular awards ceremony held in the stunning and exotic surroundings of London’s Café de Paris, where guests were entertained by author and comedian Mark Steel, the brilliant celtic/rock band Bags of Rock, and the legendary burlesque dancers for which the venue is famous. 

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User-friendly Redundancy Calculator now available online to BPIF members

23 May 2011

The BPIF is pleased to announce the launch of its online redundancy calculator, an easy to use and user-friendly online service tool which will assist members to make the necessary calculations with regards to redundancy pay.

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