The Printing Charity appoints Dr Mark Johnson as Helps and Futures Manager

The Printing Charity appoints Dr Mark Johnson as Helps and Futures Manager Dr Mark Johnson has joined The Printing Charity as Helps and Futures Manager to help the charity increase the number of people it supports year-on-year.

As well as managing the charity’s day-to-day Helps programme of financial support for individuals, he is responsible for developing long-term relationships with organisations and other charities to increase uptake of the charity’s services by individuals.

Johnson’s career has spanned some 20 years in the Third Sector in management and leadership roles, as well as in self-employment providing training, development and support for a number of organisations. He has also studied at the University of St Andrews, writing his Ph.D. looking at the relationship between Theology and the Arts and the power of the imagination.

Dr Johnson says: “I am looking forward to playing a part in helping those who benefit from The Printing Charity’s support and in building new working relationships. The charity has such a long, rich history and positive outlook for the future that it is clearly an exciting time to become involved.”

Stephen Gilbert, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive, says: “We’re pleased to welcome Mark on board. His expertise will be invaluable both on a day-to-day basis managing our grants and at a strategic level taking the charity forward.”

Media contact:

Stephen Gilbert, Chief Executive, The Printing Charity, T: 01293 542 820,

E: stephen@theprintingcharity.org.uk or see printingcharit.wpengine.com

Calling for entries to the 2015 Print Futures Awards

Press Release

23 March 2015

Apply for a cash grant of up to £1,500 to help pay any costs associated with relevant training courses for a career in printing, publishing or graphic arts!

The annual Print Futures Awards – sponsored by The Printing Charity, Unite the Union GPM Sector, The John Crosfield Foundation, the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), and St Bride Foundation – are open for entries.

These annual awards are open to people aged 16 to 30 years who are resident in the UK and intend or are already studying for a career in printing, publishing or graphic arts in the UK.

Entries are also welcome from people who are already working in those sectors in the UK and would like to undertake courses or training sessions as part of lifelong learning and development in the workplace.

Interviews will be held in London on 15 and 16 June and the Awards will be presented on 23 July at a special event in London.

For more information, please contact Terry Ulrick, Awards Secretary, on 07850 105027, email terryulrick@tucommunications.co.uk or see www.printfuturesawards.com where application forms can be downloaded.

Completed applications need to be emailed to awards@theprintingcharity.org.uk by the closing date of Friday, 29 May 2015.

 Media contacts:

Stephen Gilbert, Chief Executive, The Printing Charity, T: 01293 542 820, E: stephen@theprintingcharity.org.uk

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