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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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Limited Number of Free Delegate Places for BPIF Members at this years Govtoday Carbon Reduction Summit

15 November 2012

Govtoday presents "Delivering the Low Carbon Future" the Fourth Annual National Carbon Reduction Summit, which will be held on 27th November at The Brewery, The City of London.

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ECHR freedom of association violated by BNP councillor dismissal

13 November 2012

Employers expect employees and clients from different racial backgrounds, sexual orientation and political beliefs and affiliations to work alongside one another in harmony. However where an employer dismisses an employee on the grounds that their views may amount to being a health and safety risk to their clientele, would that dismissal amount to being fair?

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Fiona Morris's work for The Printing Charity recognised

Fiona Morris's work for The Printing Charity recognised

13 November 2012

The Printing Charity, a national charity for the UK printing, publishing, graphic arts and allied trades, presented Fiona Morris, one of its Trustees, with a Pro Merito Award at its 185th Annual Luncheon at Stationers’ Hall, London, on 8 November.

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Pentel Supports Marie Keating Foundation

Pentel Supports Marie Keating Foundation

07 November 2012

Pentel has become an official corporate partner to Marie Keating Foundation, a leading voice in cancer information and awareness in Ireland.

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Health & Safety - How to ensure you have this covered

24 October 2012

There is a direct correlation between the best companies and those that have the most effective Health & Safety Management Scheme. Developing a culture that understands and implements the necessary requirements is not only beneficial for the staff, but will improve the performance of the business. Central to this will be communication and using it as a 'live' document. It should not be shelved and dusted down when an inspection is carried out or for auditing purposes. Its arrangements should be communicated to all staff and a copy made available at all times. The following tips are the main areas of a business that will need to be challenged. Get this right and the rest will follow.

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Are 'without prejudice' conversations safe?

17 October 2012

Are 'without prejudice' conversations safe?

Employer-employee relationships can become strained due to a number of different factors and sometimes both parties wish to amicably part ways and embark on what they term as 'off the record' or 'without prejudice' conversations with a view to entering into a compromise agreement. The Question is; if no agreement is reached can the content of those conversations be admissible in the employment tribunal?

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