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.”
eProductivity Software (ePS) is a leading global provider of industry-specific business and production software technology for the print industry. Our integrated and automated software offerings and point solutions are designed to enable revenue growth and drive operating and production efficiencies.
ePS offers a broad range of solutions that target every segment of the printing industry, including digital printers, in-plant print centres, commercial, publication, direct mail, retail signage, and super-wide format printers.
As organisations look to scale for growth, modernise their operations, and diversify their service offerings, we believe that we’re uniquely positioned to serve as a trusted technology partner every step of the way and for years to come.
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.
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 is the driving force behind the world’s most meaningful customer experiences. By focusing on three key solution areas, Intelligent Communication Automation, Parcel Locker Solutions and Mail-Related Solutions, Quadient helps simplify the connection between people and what matters. Quadient supports hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide in their quest to create relevant, personalised connections and achieve customer experience excellence.
Our award-winning Customer Communication Management solution, Inspire, helps companies around the world design, manage and deliver personalised, accurate and compliant communications across all channels, all from one centralised platform.
We are extremely proud to sponsor the ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year’ award, celebrating marketing teams across the UK and their ability to creatively interact with their prospects and clients, building powerful and meaningful connections that last.
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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