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.

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Welcome to the BPIF's Press centre. For further information, contact Amy Hutchinson on 020 7915 8373 or email amy.hutchinson@bpif.org.uk

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Stationers' Company Annual Lecture

Stationers' Company Annual Lecture

13 February 2015

"Riding a tiger": Sir David Arculus picks the rise and fall EMAP as the subject for this year's Stationers' Company Annual Lecture.

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Visual Media Conference to give an insight into marketing communications

11 February 2015

CDi Yorkshire (Creative and Digital Industries) brings you the return of the Visual Media Conference at The Rose Bowl, Leeds on 31 March 2015. This truly innovative, inspiring and international event provides a vivid insight into marketing communications.

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Q4 boosted by seasonal surge in orders - confidence persists but so do the challenges

Q4 boosted by seasonal surge in orders - confidence persists but so do the challenges

10 February 2015

2014 finished on a positive note as both printing output and orders continued to grow in Q4. Orders in Q4 experienced a strong improvement over Q3 and just surpassed expectations for the period according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey.

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The Print Futures Awards are open for entries!

16 January 2015

Cash grants of up to £1,500 each are available to help pay for any costs associated with relevant education or training courses for a career in printing, publishing or graphic arts in the UK. Entries close Friday, 29 May 2015.

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BPIF first Trade Association to own a law firm

12 January 2015

The BPIF is now fully licensed and ready to launch a new entity, BPIF Legal Ltd, which will operate as the BPIF's own law firm.

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BPIF welcomes support for smaller firms announced in Autumn Statement

03 December 2014

Small businesses will benefit from measures announced in today's Autumn Statement, says the BPIF.

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Steady as she goes for output and orders - confidence remains positive despite pricing concerns

Steady as she goes for output and orders - confidence remains positive despite pricing concerns

02 December 2014

Q3 proved to be a positive environment for growth in output and orders – both showed a slight improvement on their Q2 status. Almost half (49%) of printers increased output in the third quarter of 2014 according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey.

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The Sick Rose Blossoms at the British Book Design and Production Awards

21 November 2014

The British Book Design and Production Awards were held on 20 November 2014 at a glittering event in central London at The Grange St Paul's Hotel.

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Creditsafe responds to BPIF concerns at credit rating downgrades

31 October 2014

Creditsafe CEO Cato Syversen has replied to a letter from BPIF in which we voiced concerns at the impact on many UK printing companies of the recent upgrade made to the company's credit ratings model.

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BPIF voices concerns to Creditsafe following credit rating downgrades

27 October 2014

The upgrade of Creditsafe's credit rating model has impacted UK printing companies.

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BPIF seeks forward-thinking CEO

20 October 2014

The BPIF is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry. They are passionate about the industry and their members. 

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British Book Design and Production Awards to be presented by the much acclaimed John Lloyd

20 October 2014

Brought to you by BPIF, Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association, the British Book Design and Production Awards will be held on Thursday 20 November 2014 at the prestigious Grange St Paul's Hotel.

We are delighted to announce the Awards will be presented by the man behind some of the most successful and well-loved TV and radio of the last three decades, John Lloyd.

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Memorial Service for Print's Champion, Kathy Woodward

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.

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British Book Design and Production Awards 2014 Shortlist Announced

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. 

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Kathy Woodward always led from the front

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. 

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Confidence improves as print demand remains positive - orders and output to continue growth in Q3

Confidence improves as print demand remains positive - orders and output to continue growth in Q3

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.  

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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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