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North Print & Pack 2013 preview

North Print & Pack 2013 preview

23 April 2013

North Print & Pack 2013, which takes place from 14th to 16th May in Harrogate, will have the widest industry reach ever, with a range of new features and content that offers additional benefits for printers who attend the show. The extension of the long-established event to embrace printed packaging – leading to its rebranding as North Print & Pack 2013 – demonstrates how far the print sector is turning its attentions to packaging as a strand in its success strategy.

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Time to review your investment plans and options?

Time to review your investment plans and options?

22 April 2013

Technology led software solutions have provided some great options to differentiate a business’s offering and place 'Printing' businesses at the centre of data and graphics communications.

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Get closer to your niche market

Get closer to your niche market

22 April 2013

How specialist companies can share information to promote profitability

If you are a business operating in a specialist market or are differentiating your business, you will want to maximise its potential and maintain its momentum. Special Interest Groups (SIG's) are like-minded communities that are keen to ensure their interests are catered for and all relevant knowledge is available. SIG's do not erode your own competitive advantage but provide a forum for gaining relevant ideas and knowledge, leveraging the power of the BPIF to support your corner wherever required.

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Networking opportunities at the House of Lords

Networking opportunities at the House of Lords

22 April 2013

The All Party Parliamentary Print Group (APPPG) was established in 2001 and exists to provide a forum where the issues impacting the printing industry can be debated. It allows printers and politicians to network and share current concerns in a relaxed and informal environment.

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Landfill Tax - a ten-fold increase since it was introduced

17 April 2013

Landfill tax (LFT) rose by a further £8 from April this year, taking the tally from £64 per tonne to £72 per tonne — a ten-fold increase in 17 years. The lower rate for “inert” waste, (building fabric and excavated earth) remains unchanged, at £2.50 per tonne.

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Improving the outlook for carbon reduction costs

22 March 2013

Who wants to save money while also saving the planet? The answer, most would firmly agree, is everyone. And printers are certainly no exception. Which is why signing up to the BPIF's Climate Change Levy Reduction scheme, newly revised and ready for its next phase, seems at first glance to be something of a no-brainer.

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BPIF celebrates print apprentices on London Eye

BPIF celebrates print apprentices on London Eye

21 March 2013

This year the BPIF celebrated National Apprenticeship Week (11-15 March) by treating a group of industry apprentices with a trip on the capital's iconic 'Eye'.

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Budget brings some good news among the gloom

Budget brings some good news among the gloom

21 March 2013

With little room for manoeuvre available to him, the Chancellor has not been able to offer much cheer in this year’s Budget. There is still some good news to report though.

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The Executive Exchange has the potential to save members upto £10,000 on the cost of recruiting

The Executive Exchange has the potential to save members upto 10,000 on the cost of recruiting

21 March 2013

The BPIF's Executive Exchange is designed to support and showcase executives who are unemployed or working their notice and looking for work; and for employers who are looking to recruit quality individuals to join their team.

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Print-related charities join forces

20 March 2013

Eleven print-related charities – The Printing Charity, The Book Trade Charity (BTBS), GPM Charitable Trust, NABS, The Bishop Trust for past employees of Moore Paragon and Lamson Industries, Paper Industry Charitable Trust, The Bookbinders Charitable Society, The Journalists’ Charity, The Stationers’ Foundation, Unite the Union, and the National Union of Journalists Extra – have joined forces to help each other publicise their services to ensure they remain relevant to people in the industry sectors they represent.

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Printing.com to champion the Start-Up Loan Scheme

Printing.com to champion the Start-Up Loan Scheme

18 March 2013

Printing.com, the AIM listed online print company, has become one of the first private sector Delivery Partners for the Government’s Start-Up Loan scheme.

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Safety warning - Collapse of racking system

Safety warning - Collapse of racking system

28 February 2013

The Incident
On the 16 March 2009 Desanka Todorovic, 44, asked a forklift-truck operator to retrieve some flat-pack boxes from racking inside the warehouse.

In order to access the boxes, the forklift operator used his vehicle to lift a pallet, which was positioned on top of the boxes. As he was lowering the pallet, the racking collapsed and several boxes of till rolls fell and landed on Mrs Todorovic, partially burying her underneath.

She died shortly afterwards from crush injuries.

 

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North Print & Pack 2013 free online registration now open

North Print & Pack 2013 free online registration now open

22 February 2013

Free pre-registration for North Print & Pack 2013, which is taking place at the Harrogate International Centre from 14th – 16th May 2013, is now open. By pre-registering at www.printandpack.co.uk, visitors will benefit from fast-track entry and will receive regular email updates from North Print & Pack 2013 on features and events, ensuring that they don’t miss any opportunities to optimise their available time at the show.

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Perfect Open Days

21 February 2013

Towards the end of November, Perfect Bindery Solutions, which provide finishing equipment and advice to the printing Industry, hosted three open days to show off their new premises and demonstrate production of lay flat and oversized books.

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Connecting creative, print & digital and communications businesses

Connecting creative, print & digital and communications businesses

21 February 2013

Media Market Place is an exhibition, conference, speed networking session and much more that facilitates and builds new business partnerships and alliances.

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Guidance on Religious Belief

20 February 2013

You will be aware of the latest decisions in long-running religious discrimination cases, including the woman at British Airways who was not allowed to wear a crucifix.

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Personal Protective Equipment: how do you manage it?

Personal Protective Equipment: how do you manage it?

18 February 2013

Whatever size of production business you have, there is always a need for some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for operatives, but it is all too common to find it lying around the workplace. You may ask yourself; does anyone really know what they should be doing with the PPE and whether they have the correct control measures in place?

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The graduate management programme for Professionals in Print and Media

18 February 2013

The BPIF is delighted to launch its new Management Programme: a dynamic mixture of training, development and networking opportunities, which is rolling out this year with 200 learners on board.

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Demand holds steady and confidence returning

31 January 2013

Domestic demand remained static for most printers during the fourth quarter of 2012 according to the latest BPIF Printing Outlook survey report released this week.

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Print Futures Awards Scheme to treble in size

Print Futures Awards Scheme to treble in size

16 January 2013

The Printing Charity boosts its aid to young people in print to £30,000

The Print Futures Awards, the scheme for young people in printing, publishing and the graphic arts, sponsored by The Printing Charity, Unite the Union and the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) is set to more than treble in potential size.

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