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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Print buyers expectations and implementing standards to improve profitability - come hear the BPIF speak at Ipex
20 March 2014
Robert McClements, CEO CDi PrintYorkshire, will be chairing 'An Audience with the Print Buyers - Their Expectations and Challenges' on the 25 March 2015 at the World Print Summit. This session will provide printers with a better insight into what brands are now looking for from printers and the dos and don't of approaching them. It will examine the print buyers challenges and constraints when selecting a printer to work with and will discuss what they are looking for next.
17 March 2014
The use of warnings as a disciplinary tool by employers and the litigation that can sometimes result from this can be a rather confusing area of employment law. This may well be due to the historic alterations in the relevant law.
11 March 2014
Reshoring work back to the UK could create between 100,000 and 200,000 extra jobs in industries such as textiles, advanced manufacturing and R&D, according to new research.
27 February 2014
The Printing Charity, a national charity for the printing, publishing, graphic arts and allied trades, is offering cash grants of up to £250 to help print workers and their families affected by the recent floods.
18 February 2014
The BPIF has been commissioned by one of our Associate members - Neopost - to conduct research into the current challenges and future direction of the UK Printing Industry. This will highlight the debate on where it's going and identify options for developing business models that can capitalise on the changes in the marketplace.
As a thank you for your participation all submitted responses will be entered into a free prize draw* for:
- an iPad mini
- one of two 6-bottle cases of wine
18 February 2014
In everyday life we generally seek to place labels on items which correspond simply to the function or description of those objects, for example in an office kitchen, the labelling of a tub of sugar so as to avoid the making of a round of cuppa's with salt in them.
17 February 2014
A new report published on 27 November last year, entitled Making Good, warns that UK manufacturing is being prevented from becoming 'wholly competitive' by a national industrial culture that discourages companies from investing in vital long-term business drivers such as skills development and technological innovation.
14 February 2014
Since the 2008 financial crisis there has been a significant tightening in credit conditions, with a dramatic reduction in bank lending to small firms. So, as the economy begins to recover, are there signs that access to finance may be improving for printers?
12 February 2014
On the 21st January 2014, 56 year old Alan Dinsdale, Director of Wickford-based screen printer A&S Print Services, died in the workplace, after an incident occurred during a Guillotine blade handling task.
07 February 2014
Confidence is clearly returning within the UK printing sector, according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey.
05 February 2014
Marketing budgets set to rise in 2014
Companies are expected to increase their marketing budgets this year according to the latest Bellwether Report.
24 January 2014
Birmingham-based Pinstripe Print Group has set another landmark first, for both the West Midlands and the UK, by becoming the first wholly sheet fed B2 printer in the UK to be certified to the BPIF ISO 12647-2 Colour Quality Management Scheme.
21 January 2014
Cash grants of up to £1,500 each available for young people aged 16 to 30 years to help pay for any costs associated with relevant education or training courses for a job in printing, publishing or graphic arts in the UK. Entries close Friday, 30 May 2014.
21 January 2014
With just 10 weeks to go, Ipex 2014 (24-29 March) is shaping up to be the definitive international print event in 2014. As print and its role in the multi-channel marcomms industry continues to evolve, Ipex arrives at the perfect time to provide printers of all sizes with the key tools, knowledge and inspiration to ensure a profitable business now and in the future.
17 January 2014
The vast majority of energy broker services in the UK are conducted on a hidden commission basis. In these cases the broker receives hidden commission from the energy suppliers as opposed to being independent, impartial and acting in your best interests. Due to the nature and complexities of the markets, consumers need to call on energy experts to help them make better choices for their business. But consumers should insist upon full disclosure...
10 January 2014
Are you interested to know how best to take advantage of the market for digital printing? You can easily find out by participating in a very important market survey. When you complete the survey you will receive:
Are you interested to know how best to take advantage of the market for digital printing?
You can easily find out by participating in a very important market survey.
When you complete the survey you will receive:
19 November 2013
Colin Bourne a Mediator and Employment Law Barrister is warning via the social media web site LinkedIn of companies who when Googled appear to be linked with the employment service ACAS.
15 November 2013
A networking dinner hosted by the BPIF at the House of Commons last month enabled member representatives to discuss current industry concerns with parliamentarians from all three main parties.
31 October 2013
The third quarter lived up to UK printer expectations according to the results of the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey.
28 October 2013
What do you need to do to comply with current legislation? You cannot eliminate all hazards and risks within the business, but the law requires you to protect as far as is ‘reasonably practicable’, this means that you need to take precautions up to the point where doing more would be judged as grossly disproportionate to the residual risk.