Welcome to the BPIF membership magazine. In this issue, we include information on the BPIF's argument for print in an inquiry into the long-term sustainability of British manufacturing, launched this February by the Manufacturing Commission. We look at how to bring down the rising costs of green energy, and how to reduce all energy bills with buying power. There is an examination of the dangers of airing views on Facebook and other social media. And we report on insolvency and the responsibility of directors. We tell you how to prepare for changes to ISO standards for Environmental Management.
The new version of the standard is due for publication in September 2015, but there is likely to be a three year 'honeymoon' period for making the necessary changes.
There's the usual round-up of the industry's financial hopes and concerns. We reveal how details of how the first Conservative-only legislative programme in nearly 20 years is likely to affect the print industry. We explain how you can make your staff happier and healthier with three refreshed services from BPIF Consultancy Services that are core to any high functioning workforce. We offer advice on finding funds with BPIF's Fund Finding service. The shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards is announced. And we introduce the Inprint app, an app edition of this publication that enhances the reading experience. Events to look forward to include The Print Show at the NEC, the Power of Print Seminar, Duplo - London Calling, and the much anticipated British Book Design and Production Awards. In inclosing our CEO, Charles Jarrold gives his personal view on pre-packs.
Finally we would like to draw your attention to our UK Printing - The Facts and Figures brochure. We sent this to you in August but would just like to clarify that on the Regional UK Printing page the turnover figures are portrayed in thousands of pounds (£000s). We have included an updated copy for you and hope you will use the detailed information on our industry to promote the use of print to your customers.
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