Thank you to our 2022 sponsors

Our 2022 Sponsors

Compass Business Finance

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!

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Denmaur Paper Media

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.”

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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.

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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.

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Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS)

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.

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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
power generation.

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.

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Media Partner


Printweek online is the premier website for the print industry. An indispensable hub for anyone working in or connected with print, the site brings you up-to-the-minute news, in-depth analysis and comment and features covering all aspects of the print sector in the UK and across the globe.

Averaging more than half a million page views read by in excess of 90,000 readers each month, it dominates its market.

It also boasts a global audience.

The site offers a comprehensive range of free email bulletins, delivering breaking stories and sector-specific information direct to your inbox. It's also the best place to track down the latest new jobs in the industry.

Whether you want to read the biggest breaking stories as they happen, hunt for the top jobs in the sector or just stay connected with colleagues and friends in the industry, has it covered.

Printweek magazine
Printweek is the most widely read printing industry title in the UK, providing a true cross-section of the industry.

Every month, Printweek is sent to more than 8,350 printing professionals, ranging from small and medium enterprises to the largest and most influential printing companies in the UK.

It has an unrivalled reputation for the best stories in printing and associated sectors, including paper and pre-media.

It provides key decision-makers with more news about contracts, plant and technology than any other title. Equally it is recognised for its incisive comment on key industry issues, as well as informative and entertaining features. Printweek is also invaluable for classified recruitment and equipment advertising.
Along with the flagship UK title, Printweek has a licensed MEA edition, Printweek MEA, and works closely with a variety of partner publications including Printweek India and Druck + Medien (Germany).

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