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Leading organisations unite in call for the Government to do more to tackle late payment

03 January 2012

A group of leading organisations have joined together to urge the Government to tackle the growing problem of late payment in order to help small firms survive, grow and drive economic recovery.

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Countryside Book Is This Year's Winner!

18 November 2011

The British Book Design and Production Awards were unveiled on 8 November at a spectacular Alice in Wonderland-themed event at the Lancaster London Hotel. Guests were entertained all evening by characters from this well known children's book. Comedian Tony Hawks, author of Round Ireland with a Fridge, presented the awards to each delighted winner.

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Important new cross-media survey needs your input

15 November 2011

The Ghent PDF Workgroup (http://www.gwg.org/) is an international organization made up of graphic arts users, associations and developers building best practices for publishing workflows.

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Rupert Middleton resumes role as BPIF President as Andrew Pindar stands down

Rupert Middleton resumes role as BPIF President as Andrew Pindar stands down

15 September 2011

BPIF announce today that with immediate effect Rupert Middleton, Past President will resume his previous role as BPIF President, as Andrew Pindar stands down. 

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Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2011 - Call for Entries Published

Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2011 - Call for Entries Published

25 August 2011

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2011 are now open for applications. Outstanding UK businesses of all sizes and from any industry sector are now being urged to apply for The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2011 – widely regarded as the UK’s highest honour for business success, and the equivalent of a company knighthood.

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Government introduces deregulatory measures to help SMEs access equity financing

23 August 2011

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mark Hoban MP, has announced that two deregulatory amendments to the EU Prospectus Directive have been brought into effect a year early by the UK to help small businesses access equity finance more cheaply and effectively.

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OFT launches online distance selling resources for traders

23 August 2011

The OFT has launched a new online resource to help businesses comply with the law when selling goods and services at a distance – such as website or mail order sales.

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Eleven new Enterprise Zones announced

23 August 2011

The locations of a further eleven Enterprise Zones, designed to boost local growth and create over 30,000 new jobs by 2015, have now been announced by the Chancellor.

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Government support for business following recent public disorder

23 August 2011

The Government has introduced a multi-million pound support package for local firms and communities following the recent incidents of public disorder across England. 

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Market weakens as demand slips - more positive predictions for third quarter

28 July 2011

Activity within the UK print trade slowed during the second quarter of this year and was below previous expectations, according to the BPIF's Printing Outlook survey published this week.

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BPIF comments on proposals for changes to rules on pre-packs

01 July 2011

The Insolvency Service (IS) has announced proposed changes relating to the rules covering pre-packs and administration sales. These take the form of a draft statutory instrument for amending the Insolvency Rules 1986.

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Advice on Phasing Out of Cheques Released

01 July 2011

The UK payment industry is phasing out the cheque card guarantee scheme from 30 June. The Cheque and Credit Clearing Company (C&CCC), backed by the UK Payments Council has issued some advice to businesses about alternatives to accepting guaranteed cheques.

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Government publishes consultations on Patent Box and R & D Credits

27 June 2011

Earlier this month the Government published consultation documents on the Patent Box and Research and Development (R&D) tax credits as part of its plans to make the UK’s tax system the most competitive in the G20 and to make the UK the best place in Europe to start, finance and grow a business.

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Kathy Woodward has taken over as BPIF Chief Executive

01 June 2011

Kathy Woodward started her new role as BPIF Chief Executive last week. Taking over from Michael Johnson on 1 June, Kathy is delighted to be commencing the job she was appointed to at the end of last year.

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Smarter 2 Project

23 May 2011

Smarter 2 Project
On my visits to members I am often told that they face difficulties getting on or staying on customers preferred supplier lists if they can not demonstrate their companies environmental credentials, and for many the cost of implementing an environmental standard is prohibitive in terms of money and time.

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YMP VISIT TO NEWSFAX

11 April 2011

Wednesday 30th March saw eighteen members of the group visit Newsfax in Rainham Essex. The group were met by Andy Willcocks, senior production manager at 3.00pm and were given a brief history of the Newspaper Company. 

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BPIF welcomes Budget measures that will 'help economy return to growth'

29 March 2011

The Chancellor didn't have much room for manoeuvre this year but has made a number of helpful interventions that will help the economy return to growth. 

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Creatives come together - Media Marketplace Exhibition

Creatives come together - Media Marketplace Exhibition

25 March 2011

The first Media Marketplace has been hailed a success by both exhibitors and visitors, with hopes it might become an annual event.

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Printable Electronics

10 March 2011

Three very successful networking meetings held recently, in West and South Yorkshire and the Tyne Tees area, celebrated the innovation happening in the industry with the use of printable electronics.

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News on the YMP Organisation - W & G Baird trophy

08 March 2011

The YMP organisation has just celebrated its 82 years in existence and has proved a valuable tool in developing people during that time in our industry. Over the weekend 27/28th February I attended the National Conference in Blackpool. It was a busy weekend, including a full day's training.  A group task centred around marketing, giving each group a product and they were asked to start from the ground floor upwards and produce a marketing plan. Things to consider were where and what was the potential market; how big; ROI; logo; strap line; promotional literature etc. The results were then presented to investors of the product. Finally we were given video cameras and asked to produce a one minute advertisement for the product, film it, voiceovers and edit. The results were presented at the Gala Dinner that evening.

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