Thank you to our 2024 sponsors

Our 2024 Sponsors

Close Brothers Asset Finance

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.

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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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Take a fresh look at Fujifilm. We’ve changed in many ways over the last 80 years, but our core values of trust, innovation and sustainability, remain the same. We develop best-in-class, innovative analogue and digital production solutions for all types of print business, and this breadth of expertise makes us the ideal partner for those looking to transition to digital print production and all its creative possibilities.

We’re proud to sponsor the Bespoke Digital Printer of the Year Award, recognising print businesses that have delivered the highest and most consistent standards of digital print.


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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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 Tecnau. 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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PCL Labels by Avery

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.

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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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Printweek is the most widely read printing industry brand in print and online, serving a true cross-section of the industry, ranging from small and medium enterprises to the largest and most printing companies in the UK.

It has an unrivalled reputation for the best stories in printing and associated sectors and 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.

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, Printweek has it covered.

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