BPIF Regional Boards
North East

Member Downloads

North East Regional Board


Richard Walker

Managing Director of Harlow Printing Limited, South Shields. Over 40 years of experience in the printing industry, from sweeping floors to chairing AGM’s.

“I see my role on the Regional Board as someone who will represent & communicate your concerns or suggestions to the North East and/or the National board.”

James Buffoni

Managing Director of Ryedale Group, his main areas of responsibility are setting the strategic plans and ensuring their effective implementation, through which takes a special interest in the continuous improvement of people and processes.

“I am a Non-Executive Director of the British Printing Industries Federation, whose overall vision is to make its members more successful.”

Mark Hunter-Purvis

Mark has over 36 years in the print packaging industry, beginning as a litho print apprentice at Waddington Labels in 1981. 

"I like to think I represent the digital side of the print business as well as the SME companies and I do enjoy meeting and networking with other print industry professionals."

Richard Pinkney

Commercial Director of Celloglas with over 25 years within the print industry.

"As a specialist print finisher to the print trade I regularly meet with printers and I'm therefore able to get a unique insight into their issues and concerns.

Mark Roberts

Mark is the Managing Director of Acorn Web Offset Ltd with 30 years' experience within the printing industry. Within the BPIF he is the current Chair of the NE region and serving Non-Executive on the BPIF Board. 

"My job is to support the work of the BPIF and its members within the region and represent these at a national level."

William Roberts

Managing Director of Roberts Mart & Co Ltd.

Pamela Wainman

Managing Director of Jadan Press Limited Digital, Lithographic Print & Design.


Being a full-time parent with two amazing children, along with working a three-day week decided on gaining qualifications so in 1998 started a part time Business Degree – qualified 2004 BA Honors. In between this time 1999 I was employed to run Jadan Press, when the then owner emigrated to Australia. Further challenge to learn a business in PRINT I knew nothing about, bring it on. Two years later when he needed more financial backing in Australia it was time to possibly get out or get in I loved it so much, I bought the company! 

Zenna Parfaniuk 

Commercial Director of The Label Makers Ltd


With 35 years’ experience in the print industry and still excited and passionate about it. 

The Label Makers has grown to become one of the most successful independent print companies in the UK. Creators of award-winning, stunning on product labels both conventionally and digitally.

If you would like to ask the Regional Board a question or give some feedback on the industry please click here
Regional Board Meeting Minutes 17.11.22 - Size: 287Kb Download
You might also be interested in:
Become a member today

The BPIF is the printing industries champion. By becoming a member you join a diverse and influential community. We help you solve business problems, connect you to new customers and suppliers and make your voice heard in government.

01676 526030