Baroness Dean to speak at our 190th Annual Luncheon

Baroness Dean to speak at our 190th Annual Luncheon

 

We are pleased to announce that The Rt Hon. the Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde will be our guest speaker at our 190th Annual Luncheon on Thursday 23 November 2017, at Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London.

Baroness Dean says: “The Printing Charity does a great job and I’m proud to be its 2017 President. I’ve enjoyed continuing my association with what is now a wide-ranging industry, as well as supporting the annual Print Futures Awards. The charity’s Annual Luncheon is a brilliant networking event for people in the industry.”

Baroness Dean started her working life in the Trade Union movement and was subsequently elected General Secretary of the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades (SOGAT), the printing, publishing and paper trades union. She was created a life Peer in 1993 and a member of the Privy Council in 1998.

Her current appointments include Chairman of Empiric Student Property plc, Chairman of Residential Secure Income plc and an independent member of the Business Oversight Board of the Law Society. She is a Vice President of The War Widows’ Association, President of the Abbeyfield Society charity, and a Trustee of University College NHS Hospital Foundation Cancer Charity.

Past appointments include that of Chairman of the Housing Corporation, Chairman of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, member of the Royal Commission on the Future of the House of Lords and the House of Lords Appointments Commission.

Tickets for the Annual Luncheon cost £95 per person. To order tickets, please call Lucy Phillips on 01293 649 367, email luncheon2017@theprintingcharity.org.uk or book directly through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/190th-annual-luncheon-tickets-35076649202

The Printing Charity becomes a funding partner of the Journalism Diversity Fund

The Printing Charity becomes a funding partner of the Journalism Diversity Fund

The Printing Charity has become one of the funding partners of the Journalism Diversity Fund administered by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

The fund provides bursaries for people from socially or ethnically diverse backgrounds, who otherwise would not have the financial means to fund their journalism training. Supported by the industry, it also works to help make newsrooms better reflect the communities they serve.

Since its launch in 2005, the Journalism Diversity Fund has awarded 238 bursaries, totalling £1,474,887. On average, 23 students on NCTJ-accredited training courses receive funding each year. Applicants need to demonstrate a genuine commitment to journalism and the potential to succeed.

Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive and a frequent member of the fund’s interviewing panels, says: “Our involvement with the fund reinforces the charity’s long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of our national welfare and education work helping beneficiaries across the UK. It also connects into our own Print Futures Awards, providing funding for training to help new talent enter or progress within the UK industry.”

Joanne Butcher, Chief Executive of the National Council for the Training of Journalists, says: “We are delighted to be working with The Printing Charity to build the capacity of the Journalism Diversity Fund to help even more people from all walks of life become journalists. Partnerships with respected, prestigious and like-minded organisations to tackle issues of mutual interest mean we can all be much more effective than working on our own.”

 

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