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Are you proud of the calibre of your managers?

19 December 2006

In 2001 the DTI recognised that only 20% of directors and managers running the UK printing industry had received any management training. In the last three years, Vision in Print has also experienced that a lack of suitable supervisory skills are preventing companies from fully exploiting the benefits of lean manufacturing and process improvement.. Without good management our industry will never be able to realise its full potential.

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Pre-budget report slim for UK businesses but Leitch report vital for training

12 December 2006

There was not a lot for most UK business, let alone print, in the Pre-Budget Report. A stable macroeconomic outlook was announced to date. There were no shifts on corporation tax or business rates however there was an increase in landfill tax and fuel costs. It all equated to another; steady as she goes; offering from the PM-in-waiting it did not even go as far on environmental measures as expected.

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95% of BPIF Training customers would recommend programmes

12 December 2006

BPIF Training's bi-annual survey of apprenticeship trainees and their employers show that 95% of employers and 89% of trainees would recommend the courses to others. In addition 93% of employers felt that the training programme delivered the skills that their businesses required.

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Adult learning inspectorate (ALI) names BPIF as one of the leading training providers in the UK.

12 December 2006

After a gruelling inspection at the beginning of June 2006, the ALI announced on 12 December that BPIF Training has been listed as one of the country's top adult training providers. The ALI's Chief Inspector David Sherlock said...

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Training standards upgrade as technical certificate exams go online

05 December 2006

Three years since it was brought in as a key part of the Modern Apprenticeship programme, the Technical Certificate has been updated with about 20% changes in content and it is also the first unit to be examined entirely online

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Professional Certificate in print Management: a graduate speaks

14 November 2006

Having foregone a university education for the financial benefits of a paid job in the printing industry, Loughborough University graduate Andy Read describes how the Postgraduate Certificate in (Print) Management has improved his business skills.

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Fight Back on Paper Price Increases

14 November 2006

With the recently announced paper price increases in mind, there has never been a better time to embark on a rapid Paper Waste Reduction Programme. Let ViP show you how to save up to 5% of your material spend.

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Practical Training for Managers

07 November 2006

If you want to make the most of your people and grow your business why not send them on our Team Leader Training course, designed by printers for printers.

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Customer Service Workshop - back by popular demand!

26 September 2006

Being held on 25 October in Wakefield this workship is perfect for senior staff who manage customer service teams, to plan structured improvement programmes based on best practice examples and proven processes.

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Cost Recovery and Productivity Workshop

19 September 2006

BPIF & Vision In Print are jointly presenting a workshop for guidance on the practical steps to Cost Recovery and Productivity.

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BPIF Training Satisfaction Surveys

05 September 2006

If you are a candidate or employer currently participating in BPIF NVQ training programmes, you will be receiving a Satisfaction Survey in the next few days.

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BPIF Training ISO Re-Certification

05 September 2006

Yet again BPIF Training Business have completed a successful assessment against the ISO9001:2000 standards and renewal of certificate approval has been recommended for the next three years by Lloyds Register.

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Are your supervisors helping you to make most of your workforce?

29 August 2006

The third Team Leader Training programme starts on the 26th September and comprises 4 two-day residential modules over the next four months.

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Benchmark your cost structures today

01 August 2006

Download the BPIF's quick cost structure benchmark tool, enter your company data to the excel file and see instantly how you compare with UK and German industry averages.

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ALI recognises significant improvement at BPIF training

01 August 2006

After a gruelling inspection week at the beginning of June 2006, the ALI confirmed on 28 July that BPIF Training has achieved an overall score of Grade 2 for its delivery of apprenticeships and adults programmes to the printing industry.

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PrintIT! now registering schools & signing up twinning printers for year 2

25 July 2006

PrintIT!, the nationwide scheme created by Picon to encourage young people to consider the printing industry as a career, has launched its 2nd year with more than 300 schools registered for the programme.

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Make more sales! Book onto Getting the Sale for Wednesday 2 August

06 July 2006

The BPIF quarterly survey of trends, ‘Directions’, published in July 2006, reported that 41% of respondents considered that their order books were worse than normal. Our Getting the Sale course is a great way to reinvigorate the sales focus in your organization and to teach new practical skills that can make all the difference to your sales effectiveness.

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2005 Winners say the Scholarships can make dreams happen

06 July 2006

Several of the winners in 2005 have volunteered their experiences and the value of the award to their careers and that the scholarships can really make dreams happen.

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Five collect £2500 BPIF Educational Scholarship bursaries

06 July 2006

BPIF President, Dominic Walsh, presented five bursaries of £2500 at a ceremony held alongside the BPIF AGM in Sheffield on July 4.

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Sales Management training offered at discount rates for members

22 June 2006

Introduce and develop best management practices into sales management at a one day sales course being held on the 29 June at the BPIF London office. This course is available to members at a special price of £195.

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