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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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BPIF announces record number of entries for 'Night of the Year' event - The Excellence Awards

20 May 2011

The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) has announced that it has received a record number of 82 entries for its Excellence Awards 2011, an event which is already being billed as the “Print Industry Night of the Year”.

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Latest issue of Invision is online - another jam-packed essential information bulletin

20 May 2011

The BPIF has announced the release of the second edition of Invision, its new three minute information video that goes out to BPIF members, keeping them up to date by covering everything from news to events, awards and courses.

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Does your website use Cookies?

20 May 2011

The BPIF is warning industry companies that the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations are changing on 26 May 2011. The major changes relate to cookies, the need for public electronic communications service providers to report personal data breaches, and the powers the Information Commissioner has to enforce these regulations.

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BPIF launches cutting edge training academy to grow sales expertise in the print industry

20 May 2011

Sales training across the print industry has been a long-term problem.  The cost of training coupled with the time spent out of the office has meant that sales training has always been challenging for the industry. Yet sales training is critical if our sector is to grow and succeed. 

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BPIF Printing Outlook Survey shows better than expected start to 2011 but weaker second quarter in prospect

20 May 2011

The printing industry was in better shape than envisaged during the first quarter of this year but there are signs that market may be slowing, according to the BPIF’s Printing Outlook Survey published this week. The latest industry trading trends survey report covers the first quarter of 2011, ending 31 March. The survey was carried out online during the period during the period 1-15 April 2011, and consists of 102 companies employing 8,752 people with a turnover greater than £1 billion.

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Darren Shepherd welcomed as new Chairman of the BPIF North-East

20 May 2011

The BPIF, the UK’s principle printing, packaging and graphic communication business support organisation, has recently welcomed Darren Shepherd as Chairman of the North East region.

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New Business-Friendly Competition Proposals Announced

21 March 2011

A single competition authority to boost growth and streamline processes for business will be set up under proposals to improve the UK's competition regime, Business Minister Edward Davey announced today.A Competition Regime for Growth: a consultation on options for reform' sets out proposals to create a single Competition and Markets Authority by merging the competition functions of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) with the Competition Commission (CC). The UK already has a globally regarded competition system but Ministers are determined to make sure that it supports growth while simplifying the existing system for business.

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BPIF lobbies Francis Maude on public print procurement

14 March 2011

We wrote to Paymaster General Francis Maude MP earlier this month to propose improvements to public print procurement. The meeting follows a meeting with the Minister on 4 March during his visit to BPIF member company Foundry Press in Horsham, where he is constituency MP.

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Important changes to Corporation Tax (CT) filing and payment to come into effect next month

14 March 2011

From April 2011, all Corporation Tax payments will have to be made electronically, and all company tax returns must be filed online for accounting periods ending after 31 March 2010. The returns will also have to be filed using a specified data format, known as Inline XBRL or iXBRL.

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BPIF urges UK Government to vote against permanent tariffs on imports of Chinese paper

14 March 2011

We have written to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) urging the UK Government to vote against the introduction of any anti-dumping or anti-subsidy measures in relation to Chinese imports of coated fine paper (CFP) into the European Union.

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Postcomm consults on the removal of bulk mail from the universal service

14 March 2011

Postcomm has published the first in a series of documents which set out initial views on the building blocks for a new and sustainable regulatory framework for 2012 and beyond. They launched a consultation on 1 March to seek views on whether bulk mail should be removed from the universal service and how Royal Mail's licence should be clarified in relation to the existing composition of the universal service. Postcomm is not otherwise conducting a fundamental review of the universal service. This consultation, and the supporting papers published alongside, are aimed at facilitating discussion and resolution of some key issues prior to the anticipated handover of regulatory responsibility to Ofcom later this year.

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BPIF responds to Government's Advanced Manufacturing Growth Review Framework

25 February 2011

The printing industry possesses all the characteristics of an advanced manufacturing sector says the BPIF in its response to the Government's Growth Review Framework for Advanced Manufacturing.

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2011 Print Futures Awards Open for Entries

2011 Print Futures Awards Open for Entries

24 February 2011

The annual Print Futures Awards, sponsored by the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), Unite the Union and The Printing Charity, are now open for entries. The closing date is 12 April 2011.

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

11 February 2011

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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