BPIF Regional Boards
South East


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South Eastern Regional Board



Michael Burman

Managing Director, F.E. Burman Ltd, London

Michael graduated with a BA [Hons] degree in chemistry from The University of Oxford and a Diploma in Printing Management from The London College of Printing. In business for over 60 years based in central London specialising in data management, pre-press, printing and mailing services for a wide range of blue chip clients.


Ian Conetta - Regional Chairman for South Eastern & Eastern 

Group Managing Director, The Delga Group, Kent

Operating from two factories in Kent, The Delga Group specialises in printed packaging and labels in Rochester. The Maidstone operation specialises in contractual public sector print as well as commercial print.

The group has been trading for 60 years and in recent years has grown through acquisition and product development. Ian has spent over 35 years in the trade having joined it as a BPIF apprentice machine minder!

David Hobbs

Managing Director, Hobbs The Printers, Hampshire

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, David became the 5th generation of his family to run Hobbs the Printers. The Hobbs team of 130 people provide printing and fulfilment services in a number of different markets.


Debbie Mellett

Managing Director, Label-form limited, Berkshire

We are a leading bespoke self adhesive and non adhesive label printers, specialising in label development and production. From single to multiple colour labels and special finishes we are able to cater for all commercial and logistical requirements, in house.

Our client base are from start ups to national and international companies across a vast array of industries and bespoke sectors. 



Robert (Bill) Unwin Optichrome


James Vaughan

Managing Director, Graphic Dealers Limited, Berkshire

James Vaughan has been the Managing Director of GDL since April 2014. Before this role, he held senior positions within the office Products industry gaining over 25 years experiences, with Manufacturers and reseller businesses.

GDL provides a complete support package for our members who are engaged in reselling of wide-format Printer and finishing products and the provision of Wide and Super Wide Print to a wide variety of businesses from SME businesses to globally recognised Brands.

Neil Young

Customer Services Director, Pureprint, East Sussex 

Pureprint Group is an innovative CarbonNeutral® print and marketing services company based in East Sussex and Newcastle, with production facilities covering 220,000 square feet of purpose-built space.

The company offers a wide range of services including design, digital, litho and large format print, packaging development, marketing technology and managed services, all with a commitment to sustainability.


Layne Penrose

D C W Penrose and Company Ltd

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