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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Insurance for BPIF Members

24 October 2014

Members from the United Kingdom have access to a range of business insurance products designed specifically for the printing industry which feature exclusive benefits for BPIF members. 

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Congratulations to PrintWeek Awards Winners

24 October 2014

The PrintWeek awards were held at The Grovesnor Hotel in London, at a glittering event hosted by Jimmy Carr, celebrating the best in thte UK printing industry.

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The Changing Shape of UK Manufacturing

The Changing Shape of UK Manufacturing

24 October 2014

The BPIF represented the UK Printing Industry at recent conference coordinated jointly by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).  It featured a range of talks from users, producers and suppliers of business statistics, not just from central government and the devolved administrations, but also local government, media, industry representatives and researchers.

The day included engaging discussions about how manufacturing has changed in the UK, highlighting current trends, and how the ONS are measuring these changes.

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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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HRH The Duke of York, KG encourages print companies to develop their businesses through apprenticeships

20 October 2014

Senior staff from The Printing Charity and other businesses in print-related industries met at Hackney Community College where they took part in a discussion led by HRH The Duke of York, KG on the benefits of hiring apprentices.

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Environmental law change as of 1 January 2015

14 October 2014

Important notice to all members regarding changes to Environmental Law  

From January 1st 2015, new UK waste regulations will require all businesses to separate recyclable material (paper, plastic, metal and glass) from other waste. This amendment to the EU Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC is to ensure improvement to the quality and quantity of recycling across the UK.

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Carbon Footprint Calculator

14 October 2014

This tool will enable a company to measure its site company footprint and the footprint of an individual product. And by changing substrates it can potentially offer one product with alternative footprints; something else to talk to a customer about rather than purely price.

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Climb of Life 2014

24 September 2014

It's that time of year again for some 120 trekkers to battle the British elements and climb an array of mountain peaks (with many of the stronger groups attempting High Street from several different angles) in the Lake District in aid of the Institute of Cancer Research.

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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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EU Business Trends and Transformation

EU Business Trends and Transformation

11 September 2014

InfoTrends are conducting a survey of the European Graphic Industry in co-operation with the BPIF and Intergraf.

InfoTrends is a market research firm specialising in the printing industry. They are conducting a survey of print services providers to better understand your current business condition, future software investments, as well as workflow and business development needs.

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Drupa reports results

Drupa reports results

10 September 2014

  • Changing demand for print but strong opportunities for growth remain
  • Success of mass customisation of print
  • Increasing adoption of interactive print in packaging

Out in October 2014: Global study “The Impact of the Internet on Print – The digital flood” 

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The British Book Design and Production Awards 2014 Shortlist

28 August 2014

Brought to you by BPIF, Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association, the British Book Design and Production Awards remain the premier recognition event for British book design and production.

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Auto-enrolment workplace pensions - all employers have to be in

28 August 2014

During late June and July, BPIF Pension advisor, Meridan Financial LLP held a number of informative seminars for BPIF members at our regional offices. Meriden Financial are are appointed advisers to the Printing Industries Pension Scheme (PIPS) and Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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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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Neuroscience demonstrates the unique impact of direct mail

21 August 2014

Virtual media has seen huge growth in recent years, while physical media, including print and direct mail, has declined. Wanting to understand whether there are any differences in the communications effectiveness of physical and virtual media, Royal Mail commissioned some unusual research.

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ClimateCalc: The first online print specific carbon calculator

21 August 2014

ClimateCalc enables you to measure your total carbon footprint or the carbon footprint of a specific job. It is more accurate than other more generic tools because it uses data on paper, inks and plates from across Europe.

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Reforming the BPIF's Constitution

19 August 2014

This September we will be running three consultation meetings on proposed changes to the BPIF Constitution and Rules*. These meetings are open to all member and associate member companies to attend.

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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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ESOS means mandatory energy auditing for larger organisations

31 July 2014

The government has completed its consultation process and has now published its draft guidance on implementing its new Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS).

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