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Brexit Withdrawal Agreement - Northern Ireland perspective

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Brexit Withdrawal Agreement - Northern Ireland perspective

17 January 2020

The latest Brexit deal will take the UK out of the EU on Friday 31 January - what does this mean for Northern Ireland?

UK Printing - Sector Performance 1995-2018

Research
UK Printing - Sector Performance 1995-2018

16 January 2020

A BPIF analysis of newly revised data from the Office for National Statistics provides a detailed product sector breakdown for UK manufacturer sales of printed products.

Invest in the future of your workforce with the BPIF Level 3 & 5 Management Programmes

Training
Invest in the future of your workforce with the BPIF Level 3 & 5 Management Programmes

16 January 2020

The BPIF Management Programmes have been designed to provide an ambitious curriculum to foster, develop and stretch the knowledge, skills and behaviours that are required to be an effective and successful team leader, supervisor or manager – enrol now for February!

AGFA's Anapurna opens new markets for Bedfordshire sign business

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AGFA's Anapurna opens new markets for Bedfordshire sign business

15 January 2020

Owner partners, Sylvia and Bill Islip of Trade & Discount Signs in Sandy, Bedfordshire, are no strangers to Agfa products, having run a wide format Agfa machine for over 6 years. But having just replaced it with a new and faster model, the Anapurna H1650i LED, they've seen immediate benefits for their 30-year old business.

Northern Ireland PMI - Business activity declines for tenth month running at end of 2019

Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland PMI - Business activity declines for tenth month running at end of 2019

13 January 2020

The latest Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI® report - produced for Ulster Bank by IHS Markit - signalled further reductions in output and new orders, but rates of decline softened in December. Meanwhile, companies increased their staffing levels for the first time in a year and confidence regarding the 12-month outlook for activity improved amid reduced uncertainty around Brexit.

Early Conciliation Coming to Northern Ireland

HR
Early Conciliation Coming to Northern Ireland

10 January 2020

From 27 January 2020, following a change in employment law, anyone who wishes to lodge a claim with the Industrial or Fair Employment Tribunal must first notify the Labour Relations Agency and discuss the option of Early Conciliation.

Quarterly Paper & Board Monitor from EMGE

Research
Quarterly Paper & Board Monitor from EMGE

8 January 2020

Further information on UK paper and board demand available to BPIF members from EMGE - paper industry consultants.

Intergraf Newsflash - January 2020

Intergraf
Intergraf Newsflash - January 2020

6 January 2020

See what's inside this month's Newsflash. 

Protect our print apprenticeship

Training
Protect our print apprenticeship

19 December 2019

Print Technician Standard Level 3 programme it finally received full and final approval from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education in May 2019. Just over 6 months later the Institute for Apprenticeships have launched a review of standards and the Print Technician Standard Level 3 has been included in this review.