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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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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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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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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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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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BPIF responded to Scottish Procurement consultation on outline proposals for their £10m framework agreement

11 January 2013

Scottish Procurement - Design, Print, Publishing and Associated Services (DPPAS)

Scottish Procurement has identified several areas where it is seeking views. These represent important issues with regard to developing the final strategy for DPPAS framework arrangements.

View full details of the BPIF's response to this request for infomation

 

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Two Sides take on Google with there "Go Paperless in 2013" campaign.

08 January 2013

Two Sides sends open letter to Mr Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google in response to the newly announced ‘Go Paperless in 2013’ campaign.

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Darren Coxon, Managing Director of Pensord, joins the BPIF Board.

19 December 2012

The BPIF are delighted to welcome Darren Coxon to the BPIF Board. CEO of the BPIF Kathy Woodward said ‘‘it is fantastic to have such a multitude of experience and diversity of skills on the BPIF Board. I feel the appointment of Darren will help add to this and ensure the BPIF Board’s effectiveness this year’’.

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AD Communications to support Two Sides and Print Power with PR services

AD Communications to support Two Sides and Print Power with PR services

17 December 2012

14th December 2012, London, UK – AD Communications, the specialist agency with long term experience of the Graphic Media industries has announced that it will be assisting the UK Two Sides and Print Power organisation to develop its communication channels and spread the story of print media’s effectiveness and sustainability.

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The BPIF has successfully reduced the governments Climate Change Agreement targets for the printing industry by 30%.

17 December 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has listened to arguments put forward by the BPIF and reduced the target requirements for the new climate change agreements scheme due to start in January.

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Octopus Find The Winning Recipe

Octopus Find The Winning Recipe

21 November 2012

The British Book Design and Production Awards were unveiled on 20 November 2012 at a glittering event at the prestigious Grange St Paul's Hotel. The evening's speaker was journalist, editor, media commentator and novelist, Eve Pollard, who has justly been dubbed ‘the first lady of Fleet Street'. Throughout the evening she kept the audience in check and presented the awards to the delighted winners.

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Clients reassured that data security is a top-priority

15 November 2012

BPIF INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT & ISO 27001 SUPPORT

Information is the life-blood of the business. If vital data were lost, corrupted, damaged or stolen, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to operate without the robust processes and procedures which ISO 27001 certification has assured.

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