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PrintWeek Awards 2019

The die is cast; after two arduous judging days our panels have come up with a shortlist of the brightest and best the UK print industry has to offer.

Congratulations to all of the companies that made the grade this year, being shortlisted for one of PrintWeek’s prestigious ‘Prisms’ is a fantastic achievement.
The task of separating the great from the good is something that the 20-plus Awards’ judges, all leading print buyers or independent experts in their field, took incredibly seriously.

So I must thank our teams of judges, who had the unenviable, but hopefully enjoyable, task of assessing the hundreds of entries submitted.

Thank you to all of this year’s Awards sponsors too.

But a special thank you has to go to everyone that took the time and trouble to enter - especially those of you that didn’t make the shortlist this year

I hope that you take solace in the well-placed pride you showed in your business by simply entering. And I hope to see you back next year, stronger than ever, securing your place on the 2020 shortlist.

For those of you that were lucky enough to make the shortlist this year, tickets for the Awards ceremony are available now.

And even if you didn’t enter this year, the PrintWeek Awards is the perfect place to celebrate everything that is great about print and catch up with friends, rivals and some of most influential UK print buyers, all while you enjoy a fantastic evening of entertainment.

I look forward to seeing you in the Great Room at the Grosvenor on the 21 October for what I know will be another night to remember.

Viva your business! Viva your people! Viva print!

Darryl Danielli

Editor and Publisher

PrintWeek

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Why should you enter the PrintWeek Awards 2019?

The PrintWeek Awards are the industry’s flagship Awards scheme and culminate in the largest awards dinner in the industry, where the winners are unveiled before 900-plus guests.

The Awards are independently judged by more than 20 leading print buyers and industry experts. Our valued sponsors simply support the awards because they believe in celebrating the best the industry has to offer, they have no input in the judging process. And because we think an entry should be judged on a body of work, not just one sample, entries consist of four different samples.

This is why the PrintWeek Awards are the most credible in print, but don’t take our word for it – ask your customers.

The benefits of entering
● It boosts morale among staff to know their employer is proud of the work they produce
● Customers and prospective customers will know that they are working with a company that aspires to the highest standards

The benefits of being shortlisted
All of the above plus:
● Your name is published in the Awards shortlist, online and in print, where it can be seen by thousands of potential customers
● You can use the PrintWeek Awards shortlisted company logo on your website and all marketing material online and in print

The benefits of being highly commended
All of the above plus:
● Your company name, a write-up on your entry and your contact details are published in PrintWeek Awards brochure in print and also online – which singles out your company to thousands of potential customers as one of the leading companies in your field
● You can use the PrintWeek Awards ‘Highly Commended’ company logo

The benefits of winning an Award
All of the above plus:
● You are beyond any doubt recognised as the leading company in your field bar none
● You are lauded in front of 900 peers and potential customers at the October Awards dinner
● You receive one of PrintWeek’s hallowed ‘Prism’ trophies
● You can use the PrintWeek Awards Winner logo
● For ever more, you will be a PrintWeek Award winner

Shortlist

Bespoke digital printer of the year


Amberley Adhesive Labels

CPI Colour

Hobs Group

Park Communications

Pureprint Group

Screaming Colour

Bespoke magazine printer of the year

Sponsored by:


Geoff Neal Group

Hart Press

Park Communications

Pureprint Group

Taylor Bloxham

The Westdale Press

Book printer of the year

Sponsored by:


Boss Print

CPI Colour

Empress Litho

Generation Press

Kingsbury Press

Park Communications

Pureprint Group

Brochure printer of the year

Sponsored by:


A3 Design & Print

CPI Colour

Empress Litho

Geoff Neal Group

Hampton Printing (Bristol)

Kingsbury Press

Pureprint Group

Company of the year


Buxton Press

Curtis Packaging

Fox Group

Proco

Rapidity

Route 1 Print

Customer service team of the year

Sponsored by:


Bonacia

Fox Group

Go Inspire Group

Impress Print Services

Printed.com

Route 1 Print

Windles Group

Direct mail printer of the year

Sponsored by:


Fox Group

Geoff Neal Group

Go Inspire Group

The Lettershop Group, part of the YM Group

Plastic Card Services

Environmental company of the year


Deltor Communications

Impress Print Services

Park Communications

Prinovis UK

St Austell Printing Company

Windles Group

Fine art printer of the year


Boss Print

Generation Press

Pureprint Group

FMCG packaging printer of the year


Atlas Packaging

Clifton Packaging Group

CS Labels

Curtis Packaging

Midland Regional Printers

The Sherwood Group

High-volume Publications Printer of the Year


Pindar, part of the YM Group

Precision Colour Printing

Walstead Roche

Walstead Southernprint

High-volume Digital Printer of the Year


Communisis

Go Inspire Group

Paragon Customer Communications

The Lettershop Group, part of the YM Group

Plastic Card Services

Label printer of the year

Sponsored by:


Amberley Adhesive Labels

CS Labels

Label Apeel

The Label Makers

Mercian Labels

Luxury packaging printer of the year

Sponsored by:


Boss Print

KMD Company

Pureprint Group

Saxon Packaging

Screaming Colour

Marketing campaign of the year

Sponsored by:


·         Geoff Neal Group

·         Impress Print Services

·         Resource

·         Systematic

·         VR Print

Newspaper printer of the year


·         Iliffe Print Cambridge

·         Mortons Print

·         Reach Print Services Westferry

·         Reach Printing Services Watford

Out-of-home printer of the year

Sponsored by:


·         Augustus Martin

·         Omni Colour

·         SMP Group

Point-of-purchase (PoP) printer of the year


·         Augustus Martin

·         Imprint, part of Pureprint Group

·         SMP Group

Post-press company of the year

Sponsored by:


·         Curtis Packaging (Specialist Finishing Division)

·         Empress Litho

·         Inky Little Fingers

Report & accounts printer of the year


·         CPI Colour

·         Empress Litho

·         Geoff Neal Group

·         Park Communications

·         Pureprint Group

SME of the year


·         CS Labels

·         Nationwide Print

·         PH Media

·         Printroom Group

·         Resource

·         Severn

Social stationery printer of the year


·         Loxleys

·         Midland Regional Printers

·         The Sherwood Group

·         Windles Group

Trainee of the Year

Sponsored by:


·         Callum Cusack, Reach Printing Services

·         Jayleigh Price, Precision Colour Printing

·         Paisley Woods, Northern Flags

The Ceremony

Details about the event

The PrintWeek Awards are the most prestigious event in the printing industry’s calendar, boasting the biggest number of print buying and print production professionals.

The gala dinner and awards presentation will take place on Monday 21st October, at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

Your ticket price includes champagne on arrival, a three-course meal, and, of course a night jam-packed with top-quality entertainment and an after-show party. The event is typically hosted by a leading light from the world of comedy, with previous hosts including Dara Ó Briain, Jimmy Carr, Gyles Brandreth and Miles Jupp.

Book now: Table bookings are now open, please click here to book your table! For any other enquiries please contact shakira.browne@markallengroup.com

Date: Monday 21st October 2019
Venue: The Great Room, Grosvenor House Hotel, London
Dress code: Black tie

Please see below for approximate timings for the 2019 ceremony.
Time Event
18:45 Drinks reception
19:30 Dinner
21:30 Awards ceremony
23:00 After party
02:00 Carriages

Prices

Print week awards early bird and standard tickets

Prices Until 6 Sept - Early Bird price After 6 Sept - Standard price
Premium Table for 10** £3,600.00 £3,600.00
Standard Table for 10 £2,300.00 £2,550.00
Standard Table for 12 £2,800.00 £2,980.00
Individual Seat £250.00 £270.00


*Early bird booking rate expires on 6 September.

Please note all prices exclude VAT

**Premium Tables

This year we have a limited number of premium tables available. Why not treat your team to a night they never forget with a branded meeting point on arrival, two bottles of champagne on ice, on your table and guaranteed prime table position. Make your organisation stand out and your team feel exceptional.

Sponsorship

How to gain sponsorship with us?

The PrintWeek Awards are the industry’s premier award scheme.

The awards are completely independent, and are judged by professional buyers of print and leading, independent experts in the fields of finance, the environment and customer service.

This is exactly why they are so coveted by printers and respected by buyers; in short winning a PrintWeek Award means something and by sponsoring an award category you are aligning your business with not only the best of the best, but also signalling the fact that your business understands and supports printers who go the extra mile.

By becoming a sponsor you’re guaranteed months of exposure, leading up to the industry’s night of nights when you and your guests are guaranteed a prime table in the Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House hotel.

As well as conventional category sponsorships, there is also a whole host of other bespoke opportunities. We relish the challenge of coming up with innovative partnership opportunities that not only give your brand peerless exposure but also help make the PrintWeek Awards night ‘the’ event in the print industry’s calendar.

To find out more about how your business can benefit from being associated with the PrintWeek Awards, please contact our sponsorship team on 0207 501 6692 or by email at: james.cockburn@markallengroup.com

FAQs

Frequently Asked questions

Please see answers to some frequently asked questions below. If your question is not answered here, please get in touch with the awards team on 0203 915 9454, who will be happy to help.

The final closing date will be 11.59pm on Monday 29th July 2019. Please note that samples must reach us by Thursday 1st August 2019.

Please note that there is an early-bird entry rate of £140 +VAT per entry, this rate expires on Friday 7th June. For entries submitted on or before Friday 5th July, the entry fee is £170 +VAT per entry.

The early-bird entry rate is £140 +VAT per entry, please note this rate expires on Friday 7th June. For entries submitted on or before Friday 5th July, the entry fee is £170 +VAT per entry.

Performance Awards - April 2018 to the end of March 2019
Quality Awards – entries must have been printed since 1st July 2018

Yes, you can enter the same work into as many relevant categories (only one entry per category though). Remember, each category has different criteria so your written submission may need to be amended accordingly.
The PrintWeek Awards are open to any UK-based print business directly involved in the production of print. Equipment manufacturers are not eligible. If you have any queries relating to your business’s eligibility – please contact the awards team.
No – upload your entry online, and send in the relevant printed material and a printout of your confirmation email to the PrintWeek Awards at: 

PrintWeek Awards
Mark Allen Group
Unit C1
Dinton Business Park
Catherine Ford Road
Dinton
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP3 5HZ
No - PDF documents can be submitted as long as the entry does not exceed 50MB.
Just one copy of each sample.
No. Please do not mark your samples in any way. That includes company logos, sticky labels or anything that could identify you to the judging panel.
If you would like to discuss which category to enter, please contact Shakira at shakira.browne@markallengroup.com
Supporting materials will not be returned, but you can arrange a collection. If you would like to collect your samples please ensure that you’ve specified this on your entry document. Supporting material will be held until Friday 15th November 2019, after which it will be disposed of.Please note entries to the Point-of-purchase Printer of the Year category cannot be returned.
The word limit for the Performance Awards is 500 words, and 250 words for the Quality Awards. You won’t be penalised for exceeding the word limit, but it is advised you try to stick within the limits as much as you can!
You can amend any existing entries or add another entry to an existing booking by logging in with your registration details. You will be able to do this until the closing date.
The final shortlist will be announced in the 16 September issue of PrintWeek. Emails will also be sent out to notify entrants of the shortlist.
All submitted material will remain confidential to the judges and the judges cannot remove any material form the judging venue. However, winning entries will be published in the Awards brochure. So, please highlight on your entry any sensitive information that should not be reproduced.
The judging will take place in August 2019.
The results are announced at the Awards show on Monday 21st October. For more information please see the ‘Ceremony’ tab.
Terms and conditions can be reviewed by clicking here.
Booking terms and conditions can be reviewed by clicking here.
That is entirely up to you (see above), but most likely your client will be chuffed to know that you were so pleased with their job you have entered it into award – so why not?

Contact Us

Don't hesitate to get in touch with us...

James Cockburn

Sponsorship Enquiries

james.cockburn@markallengroup.com

020 7501 6692

Angela Koduah

Sponsorship Enquiries

angela.koduah@markallengroup.com

020 7501 6685

Shakira Browne

Event Manager

shakira.browne@markallengroup.com

0203 915 9454

Bianca Banoo

Event Executive

Bianca.Banoo@markallengroup.com

0203 874 9223

By taking part we are also delighted to support PrintWeek who tirelessly report, reflect, encourage and support the many facets of our innovative, exciting but, at times, frustrating industry! The PrintWeek Awards celebrate the power, diversity and creativity of our industry and offer a unique opportunity for companies of all sizes and from all sectors of print to be nationally recognised by their peers for their significant achievements and industrial endeavours. Winning one of the coveted Pr

Kirk Galloway, managing director, Buxton Press

2015 was the first time we entered the PrintWeek Awards and we were really chuffed to win two categories. Whilst giving us the feel good factor, winning has also resulted in a lot of new business enquiries. The print industry still has a lot to offer and we should all do our bit to promote this amazingly diverse industry and celebrate what we do. The PrintWeek Awards is a great place to start.

Fenton Smith, director, Boss Print

The awards are a great way of publicising and providing independent endorsement of the exceptional standards our team have achieved in service, quality and environmental management. A nomination or win gives recognition and a thank you to our team for the skill, hard work and commitment which has been fundamental in enabling us to reaching these standards.

Alison Branch, managing director, Park Communications

Winning two 2015 PrintWeek Awards and receiving a further commendation has been great for both internal morale and external business at DST; re-assuring existing clients they are with the right partner, whilst helping re-enforce our credentials and generate discussions in any new business pitches.

Jeremy Walters, chief executive, DST

award then it is PrintWeek award that you want to win because so many businesses enter them. Being able to show perspective new clients that you have won awards gives another reason for that business to start to trust you and give you that first chance. And it is just a great evening as well! - Sam Neal, managing director, Geoff Neal By taking part we are also delighted to support PrintWeek who tirelessly report, reflect, encourage and support the many facets of our innovative, exciting but, a

Mike Freely, managing director, Octink

We enter the PrintWeek Awards to challenge ourselves, and let our clients know what we can do. Augustus Martin has size, great logistics, great equipment and systems that allow our customers to react quickly when required; but we see these awards as an opportunity for our staff to show their passion and expertise. It’s great to see them recognised for their dedication and ability by experts in our industry.

Lascelle Barrow, joint managing director, Augustus Martin

Winning one of Printweek’s prestigious awards has a positive impact both on employees and clients alike. For the team at Screaming Colour it is recognition for the creativity, hard work and determination that everyone puts in throughout the whole year. For clients and potentials clients it helps differentiate Screaming Colour as a company who consistently produce work that is of a quality and specification well beyond the norm.

Iain Moring, managing director, Screaming Colour

Being the winner of Industrial Digital Printer of the Year at last year’s PrintWeek Awards has propelled our profile throughout the industry. With the technology being groundbreaking and new we could not have had a better launchpad for getting it out there than this award. It has certainly changed a number of our clients minds on what is now possible to achieve in print from the data they hold. We have found that winning a PrintWeek award has been a door opener and one that we can be proud of.

Ian Lamb, sales director, Gask & Hawley

If you want to win an award then it is PrintWeek award that you want to win because so many businesses enter them. Being able to show perspective new clients that you have won awards gives another reason for that business to start to trust you and give you that first chance. And it is just a great evening as well!

Sam Neal, managing director, Geoff Neal