Welcome to the June/July e-edition of Inprint. It feels surreal to think that just 3 months ago, the Marketing team were anticipating the March/April issue landing on our desks. Although we are always interested in looking for any positives in the current situation, we can’t ignore that this has been an extremely difficult time on both an individual and business level.
In this issue, we talk to our CEO Charles Jarrold about COVID-19 and the BPIF's response to it, including what we have been doing to lobby Government on behalf of the industry.
Our Health & Safety team have put together a document on steps to take to be 'COVID-secure' which are detailed on page 6. We touch upon a more positive point on page 7 as we find out the benefits that the lockdown has been having on the environment, and as working from home has become, and will continue to be, the 'new normal' for a lot of people, we share some practical tips on how to be as productive as possible on page 10.
In order to keep you connected and supported during this time, BPIF have held weekly webinars – The Print Network Webinar Series – over the past 8 weeks which are set to continue, to provide you with invaluable information and guidance on a range of topics. Find out more on page 11, including how to view all of our past webinars.
It was vital to us, as soon as lockdown began, to get an understanding of how COVID-19 was affecting you and your business, therefore we put out two surveys on Business Impact and Government Support Schemes. The results of these surveys can be found on page 20.
Inprint will be back in your hands as soon as possible, but for now we hope you enjoy our e-edition and find it useful.
Happy reading and stay safe.
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