The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry. BPIF strives to ensure its members’ requirements come first and through listening to their needs have developed an unrivalled range of products and services that go well beyond those provided by a traditional trade association.
BPIF provide the highest standard of support and training for printers to grow and develop healthy, sustainable and profitable businesses, aiming to provide an environment geared towards their businesses success.
As a strong supporter of the print industry for over 30 years, Close Brothers Asset Finance is proud to sponsor the Customer Service Team of the Year - SME award. Over the years, they have helped many organisations maintain and improve their profitability by offering them a suite of flexible finance products suitable for nearly any purchase.
Operating nationwide, they provide flexible finance options for SMEs in the print sector. Their finance model values the assets of a business and allows customers to tailor their repayments and their profile to the expected lifecycle of the machinery.
Close Brothers Asset Finance has a well-documented history of lending through all economic cycles and it is something they pride themselves on. Their team of industry experts work closely with businesses, understanding their needs and providing tailor-made finance solutions for business growth.
As an ardent supporter of SMEs and a strong believer in the importance of customer service, it is only fitting that Close Brothers Asset Finance sponsors the Customer Service Team of the Year - SME award.
At Compass, we’re passionate about the success of your business. We want to see businesses grow, innovate and thrive, and we’re here to support your aspirations with flexible and competitive funding solutions. Having worked consistently with SMEs across the sector, we know that your time is finite, so we make the process as easy and straight-forward as possible by removing all unnecessary complexities.
Over the past couple of years, Compass Business Finance has worked with companies from across the print and packaging sector, providing them with funding support to tackle challenges and seize opportunities. The resilience and creativity of the people in our industry has been inspiring, and that’s why we’ve chosen to sponsor the SME of the Year Award – success should be celebrated!
Denmaur has been an established name in both the print and publishing sectors since 1983. Today, Denmaur Paper Media has become one of the leading specialist paper merchants in the UK, supplying innovative and sustainable papers for printers, publishers, designers and commercial end users.
Our company comprises of two divisions: Denmaur Paper, a stockist paper and board merchant servicing the UK's commercial print sector; and Denmaur Media, providing a completely managed paper supply to for companies and organisations who recognise the benefits of sourcing their own paper for print.
Combined, Denmaur Paper Media is equipped to provide the paper requirements for traditional and modern processes and a tailored service that ensures we live up to what we claim, a company that offers intelligent paper solutions and a company that is better connected to print.”
EFI is a global printing technology company with the mission to inspire the world with spectacular imagery on any material. Leading the transformation from analogue to digital imaging, we are passionate about fueling customer success with products that increase competitiveness and boost productivity. To do that, we develop breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalised documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process.
Digitisation is changing printing, opening up new and exciting opportunities and demanding new ways of working and new skills. There has never been a more exciting time to be in print. In sponsoring the Trainee of the Year award, Heidelberg hopes to encourage printers to foster development and excellence in their workforce. Attracting and keeping staff, training and developing them for tomorrow’s world, is critical to success. In the words of Richard Branson: “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to.”
Heidelberg supplies equipment, workflows, consumables and support services and it has in recent years collated data that enables it to advise printers on how to achieve Overall Equipment Efficiency, to maximise output. This goes beyond the technology itself (though that is vital) to working practices and that highlights the importance of process discipline but also people power for top production and business performance. Well-trained staff with a can-do attitude and an understanding of good working practices are good for efficiency, for reputation and for profitability.
Our vision is to create technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere — every person, every organization, and every community around the globe. This motivates us — inspires us — to do what we do. To make what we make. To invent, and to reinvent. To engineer experiences that amaze. We won’t stop pushing ahead, because you won’t stop pushing ahead. You’re reinventing how you work. How you play. How you live. With our technology, you’ll reinvent your world.
Infigo is the leading provider of personalised print and e-commerce solutions, successfully delivering an innovative web-to-print platform that is supported by a world-class team. Our fully configurable and scalable solution allows businesses in a wide range of industries, including printing, packaging and labelling, to create uniquely branded e-commerce storefronts with a powerful personalisation editor. Our aim is to simplify the entire ordering and fulfilment process, through partner integrations and automation.
We are constantly pushing the boundaries of technology, and investing in our systems as well as in our teams to ensure we continue to exceed our customers’ needs and expectations. We decided to sponsor the ‘Large Volume Digital Printer of the Year Award’ as we want to celebrate businesses that demonstrate creativity and innovation to not just survive but instead thrive, especially following the unprecedented challenges we’ve all had to face over the past 18 months.
Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS) is one of the leading suppliers of finishing equipment in the United Kingdom and Ireland. IFS have established a broad portfolio of finishing solutions. These systems are widely recognised as among the finest in their sectors and include highly automated, easy to operate, market leading choices from key manufacturers Horizon, Foliant, Durselen, Petratto, Perfecta, SCS, and Technau. Collectively they deliver business winning solutions in many of the key finishing disciplines – including folding, perfect binding and saddlestitching. IFS is the definitive point of reference for quick-response professional finishing solutions for every print need from digital on demand runs-of-one to high volume litho work.
PCL Labels is one of the UK’s leading providers of high quality labels – offering one of the widest ranges of materials, sizes and applications to meet the dynamic needs of Commercial Printers and Paper Merchants.
Our customers are always at the heart of everything we do, and we have proudly served them for over 25 years. The last eighteen months have been a challenge for everyone, and our resilient team at PCL have continued to support and deliver our customers’ requirements, no matter how big or small.
We are proud to sponsor the Label Printer of the Year award to recognise and commend printers who have consistently delivered the highest standards of print and production quality and flexibility through the use of technology, especially during a very challenging time. We continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you in helping drive industry standards and success.
Premier is part of the OVOL Group. Owned by Japan Pulp & Paper, the OVOL Group comprises 112 companies, operating in 21 countries.
The OVOL Group is the world’s leading specialist paper trading company which also has interests in other diverse sectors such as ICT systems, real estate and
Premier has close and strong working relationships with the major global paper producers and is now the preferred merchant partner for many of the world’s
leading paper mills.
Quadient, a Neopost Digital Company, provides technology that enables organizations to create better experiences for their customers through timely, optimized, contextual, highly individualized, and accurate communications for all channels. Our solutions are used by thousands of clients and partners worldwide to activate their organizations in the name of customer experience.
With headquarters in Tokyo and part of the Ricoh Group, Ricoh Graphics Communication division has been empowering digital transformation in print for years, understanding shifts in our customers’ businesses and providing products and services which help them evolve and digitise. We have the breadth of experience to look at the big objective and help create a system that takes a business closer to realising its purpose. Helping at a much smaller level: we can consider the purpose of every process, every document, every touchpoint in the business; we can find ways to do them better, and to maximise their contribution towards attaining the wider purpose. This makes Ricoh an organisation that has a far more profound purpose of its own than simply selling things. Instead we are value adders. We help customers implement their own digital transformation.
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Two Sides is a not for profit, global initiative promoting the unique sustainable and attractive attributes of print, paper and paper packaging.
Our industry has a great sustainable story to tell. Our key raw material, paper, made from trees, is a natural and renewable resource. Despite consumer perceptions that print and paper is wasteful and bad for the environment, forests in Europe are growing in size, the equivalent of 1,500 football pitches every day, with an enviable paper recycling rate of 74% in Europe (83% paper packaging).
Supporting the SME of the year award, Two Sides recognises and champions that the industry must continue to innovate in design and manufacturing to reduce our impacts and unnecessary waste. We must also be able to explain to brands and consumers our commitments, achievements and our role in the circular economy.
For more infomation on print, paper and paper packaging's great sustainability story, visit www.twosides.info
For more than 100 years, Xerox has continually redefined the workplace experience. Harnessing our leadership position in office and production print technology, we’ve expanded into software and services to sustainably power today’s workforce. From the office to industrial environments, our differentiated business solutions and financial services are designed to make every day work better for clients — no matter where that work is being done. Today, Xerox scientists and engineers are continuing our legacy of innovation with disruptive technologies in digital transformation, augmented reality, robotic process automation, additive manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things and cleantech.