The BPIF is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry and is one of the country's leading trade associations. We are a not-for-profit-distribution organisation.
Welcome to the BPIF's Press centre. For further information, contact Amy Hutchinson on 020 7915 8373 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
12 September 2014
Please join us on the 16th October 2014 to celebrate Kathy's life and her contribution to our Industry. The memorial will take place at St Brides Church, London, with the service running from 11.30am to 12.30pm, please arrive from 11.00am. This will be followed by refreshments at the Punch Tavern, Fleet Street.
09 September 2014
The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association are proud to announce the shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2014. With 15 categories, each full of high calibre applicants, the awards are set to be a great display of excellence and eye-catching book design and production.
22 August 2014
It is with great sadness we inform you that Kathy Woodward, BPIF Chief Executive, passed away on the 21 August 2014.
Kathy was a phenomenal business woman whose career embraced the IT, Telecoms and Print Industries. Not one to be led, Kathy was unafraid to make waves and consistently strived for both her businesses and staff to reach their full potential.
14 August 2014
Improvement in output and orders continued in Q2 - though not by enough to match the very positive expectations. Almost two-fifths (37%) of printers boosted output in the second quarter of 2014 according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey.
15 July 2014
On the 2 July 2014 BPIF Members' Day returned to Church House Conference Centre in Westminster. It began with a Level 5 Graduate Management Programme workshop for the future leaders of our industry. Kathy Woodward, CEO BPIF, guided delegates through theories of organisational development, encouraging them to analyse their decision-making process whilst looking at the fundamentals of HR, organisation design and strategy through to implementation.
12 June 2014
2014 sees the publication of a wholly revamped and revised version of Intergraf's annual economic statistical report on the European graphic industry.
16 May 2014
Sentiment among printers, on the general state of trade remained positive on balance during Q1, according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey.
BPIF responds to Insolvency Service consultation on strengthening the regulatory framework and fee structure for Insolvency Practitioners
02 April 2014
On 21 March the BPIF responded to an Insolvency Service consultation paper on strengthening the regulatory framework and fee structure for Insolvency Practitioners (IPs). Welcoming the proposed reforms set out in the paper, the BPIF expresses support for the Government's aim of assisting creditors in insolvency situations by simplifying the fee structure to align the interests of IPs more closely to those of creditors, which it believes should increase returns to the latter. It also stresses that the proposed reforms are essential to restoring public confidence in the handling of insolvencies and in helping to ensure that the profession delivers the best possible outcomes for creditors.
20 March 2014
This year's Budget is a good one for manufacturers. Together with other leading trade associations, we argued the case for reducing the rising cost of energy and the Chancellor has responded with a £7bn support package. We have also stressed the need to strengthen the competiveness of UK businesses and this too has been recognised, with other measures announced to boost investment, exports and skills.
12 March 2014
90% of BPIF 16-18 year old apprentices surveyed would recommend an apprenticeship to a friend
It is clear apprenticeship programmes work and provide a viable route to a successful career. They also benefit businesses; 96% of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business. Offering apprenticeships can provide a business with a pipeline of fresh recruits and can ensure that skills and experiences are passed on through your workforce, from experienced employees to the younger generation.
25 February 2014
When it comes to the sustainability of Print and Paper, it is important to separate verifiable facts from opinions and misleading information. Fortunately, Two Sides (www.twosides.info) has the resources that can help.
07 February 2014
Confidence is clearly returning within the UK printing sector, according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey.
18 December 2013
This project that was instigated by BPIF labels and PRISMM Environmental back in April 2013 is now gathering momentum. The project, designed to reduce the amount of production waste going to landfill by diverting this waste to energy recovery, is now showing signs of success.
15 November 2013
The British Book Design and Production Awards were held on 4th November 2013 at a glamorous event in central London at The Grange St Pauls Hotel. The speaker was journalist, author, comedian and producer; Will Gompertz, who kept the audience entertained throughout the night.
31 October 2013
The third quarter lived up to UK printer expectations according to the results of the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey.
03 October 2013
Now in its fifth year London Calling has become a well-established event on the print industry calendar. Duplo has once again brought together a group of key partners from pre- to post-press to share their latest innovations.
12 September 2013
The shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards has been released and is featured below. There were a record number of entries of an exceptionally high standard - so our congratulations go to the shortlisted.
22 August 2013
The BPIF is delighted to confirm that version 2 of the Scheme has been successfully completed, enabling companies from all sections of the industry to obtain full independent certification under the BPIF ISO 12647 Scheme.
07 August 2013
Activity within the UK print trade was more buoyant than expected during the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook report.
09 July 2013
This year BPIF Members' Day took on a new format with the morning comprising of a workshop for all learners on the Level 5 Graduate Management Programme. This programme has been one of the year's successes for the BPIF. As one of only 30 schemes to achieve employer-led funding it has allowed the BPIF to train 250 employees in the printing industry to degree level.