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All-Party Parliamentary Print Group attracts Lords and MPs with topic of trust in democracy

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.

 

 

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Intergraf Economic Report: The Evolution of the European Graphic Industry

Intergraf Economic Report: The Evolution of the European Graphic Industry

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.

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Improvement in print demand continues, with further growth predicted in Q2

Improvement in print demand continues, with further growth predicted in Q2

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. 

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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. 

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Government listens to lobbying and implements a budget to support manufacturing

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.

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Positive feedback for print apprenticeships but their visibility in schools must be improved

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.

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Two Sides UK Quick Fact Sheets Set The Record Straight

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. 

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Output levels at a six-year high - Q1 to be quieter but confidence remains buoyant

Output levels at a six-year high - Q1 to be quieter but confidence remains buoyant

07 February 2014

Confidence is clearly returning within the UK printing sector, according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey.

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Zero To Landfill Project

Zero To Landfill Project

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.

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The Purple Book Paints The Right Picture

The Purple Book Paints The Right Picture

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.

 

 

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Improvement in orders and output achieved - confidence high for a strong seasonal boost

Improvement in orders and output achieved - confidence high for a strong seasonal boost

31 October 2013

The third quarter lived up to UK printer expectations according to the results of the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey.

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Duplo Presents London Calling 5i

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.

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British Book Design and Production Awards to be held on the 4th of November: Shortlist announced

British Book Design and Production Awards to be held on the 4th of November: Shortlist announced

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.

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BPIF publishes version 2 of the BPIF ISO12647 Colour Quality Management Scheme.

BPIF publishes version 2 of the BPIF ISO12647 Colour Quality Management Scheme.

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.

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Orders and output exceed Q2 expectations - forecast now more upbeat for Q3

Orders and output exceed Q2 expectations - forecast now more upbeat for Q3

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.

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BPIF's Members' Day a success for all

BPIF's Members' Day a success for all

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.

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Report on Technical Seminar and golf day 21st - 22nd May 2013

Report on Technical Seminar and golf day 21st - 22nd May 2013

12 June 2013

The event which was supported by the major suppliers to the self adhesive label industry addressed some of the issues relating to the continuing development of flexographic machinery, improvements to repro with the introduction of spotless repro, the effects that incorrect use of anilox rolls can have on quality, the problem of ink migration as well some of the other issues affecting the industry. The technical seminar was brought to a close by Mike Fairley who gave a very detailed review of the industry and some of the developments in worldwide markets. Digital files of all of the presentations can be obtained by visiting the web site www.bpiflabels.org.uk

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BPIF Launch Graduate Management Programme

BPIF Launch Graduate Management Programme

02 May 2013

The BPIF launched its Graduate Management Programme for professionals in print and media on the 30 of April at The Tower - A Guoman Hotel in London. 160 learners attended the day event which was deemed a success by all.  Ellis Watson, CEO of DC Thomson & Co Ltd and motivational speaker, urged all learners to be 'just that bit better and enthusiastic, dynamic and candid in the workplace'.  Learners were introduced to their mentors and the programme was explained in detail.

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Media Market Place attracting international attention

Media Market Place attracting international attention

28 February 2013

With a flurry of returning exhibitors and a host of new companies - a fresh dimension for the Leeds event. The speaker programme and list of exhibitors has attracted the attention of Teresa Presas, director general of CEPI, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, in Brussels. She will attend MMP to investigate the reality of integrated media at the show.

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BPIF Labels AGM and Visit to CPI Sedgefield

BPIF Labels AGM and Visit to CPI Sedgefield

11 February 2013

On 6th February BPIF labels held their AGM at the offices of CPI (Centre for Process Innovation Limited) in Sedgefield. In total 20 label converters and suppliers attended. At the AGM Chairman John Bambery informed those present of the achievements that have been made over the past 12 months. We have held 2 well supported technical seminars and published a definitive Good Manufacturing Guide for the printing of labels and related packaging for the food, drinks and sensitive products sectors. This guide sought to address the issues surrounding ink migration. For the coming year there will be 2 technical seminars which will be incorporated with the 2 annual golf days. 

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