Congratulations to Kayleigh Munn, a Graphic Design student at UWE Bristol, for winning the 2019 British Book Design and Production Awards’ Best Student Book category for her book, Vegas Baby.
As well as being presented with a trophy at the awards event in London on 21 November, Kayleigh received a cheque for £500 and will be given the opportunity of work experience with a designer, publisher or printer.
Describing Kayleigh’s entry as a truly deserved winner this year, the judges commented on ‘the huge level of maturity and professionalism’ and the outstanding ‘innovative style and illustrations’ of her book.
We were proud to sponsor the British Book Design and Production Awards’ Best Student Book category for the third year running as part of our continuing commitment to championing the sector’s rising stars.
The European Flexographic Industry Association (‘EFIA UK Ltd.’) is calling for entries to its prestigious print awards as it looks forward to hosting its annual gala dinner at another, soon to be announced, grand location.
One of the most prized award evenings in the flexo calendar, the EFIA Print Awards Gala Dinner takes place on March 19, 2020 and will play host to the brightest and best across the flexo packaging industry. The event will celebrate the successes and impressive advancements of the sector, whilst highlighting individuals that make such progress possible.
The judging panel is made up of industry experts and includes James Cleghorn of Interflex Group, Rob Dawson of Saica, Matthew Bates of Macdermid, Robert Bruce of Esko, Paul Larkin of Hamilton Labels, Sheridan McLean of Waitrose and Kerry Gilligan from Coveris, who was Student of the Year in 2019.
Debbie Waldron-Hoines, Consultant CEO of EFIA, said: “The awards enable companies to showcase their capabilities and judges will be seeking entries which demonstrate superior quality, true innovation and technical ability, as well as efficiency and sustainability.”
The deadline for submitting entries is January 17, 2020.
For more information on the benefits of EFIA membership or to enter the awards, please visit www.efia.uk.com or contact Debbie Waldron Hoines on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests at our 192nd Annual Luncheon at Stationers’ Hall, London, on 14 November, enjoyed an enlightening speech by Sir Peter Bazalgette, non-executive Chair of ITV.
As well as reflecting on the event being held at a time of remembrance, including those who gave their lives in the 18th century for press freedom, and the tradition of free speech on which the printed word was founded, Lord Black of Brentwood, Deputy Chairman of the Telegraph Media Group and President Emeritus of The Printing Charity, introduced our guest speaker, Sir Peter Bazalgette, as someone who, in so many ways, personifies the UK’s creative industries.
In his speech, Sir Peter noted that two of our past Presidents, Disraeli and Gladstone, both towering figures of the nineteenth century, had links to his great-great-grandfather, Sir Joseph Bazalgette, by lending him money to build London’s sewage system and effectively ending London’s cholera epidemic. He said that people should have the confidence to invest in great projects such as Crossrail and a super digital highway as a legacy for future generations, emulating the Victorians’ flair for public works that are still used today.
Jon Wright, our Chairman, reported on the significant progress the charity made in the last year. We helped nearly 1,750 people, up by one third year-on-year. Welfare support was given to 820 people, which included nearly 200 people supported through redundancy in 13 companies, while 830 people received support through our education and partnership activities.
He also spoke about the emotional support the charity provides on the phone to beneficiaries being highly valued and this year we have started to work with industry partners to offer practical and emotional support to their employees. This is an exciting development for us and one we will be talking more about in 2020.
Christmas is coming, so it’s time to warm up those vocal chords for the annual Carols for Printers. Carols for Printers, which is the annual Christmas event of the BPIF in conjunction with The Printing Charity, The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, the St Bride Foundation and Unite, will take place from 6pm on Tuesday 10 December at St Brides Church, Fleet Street, London.
We will hear a series of readings from the Nativity from industry representatives, and the St Bride’s choir, along with the congregation, will sing both traditional and modern versions of Christmas carols.
The service will be followed by festive drinks and nibbles next door in the Bridewell Hall at the St Bride Foundation, home of our London office, from 7pm until 9pm.
This is a great opportunity for networking with others in the industry whilst celebrating the start of the festive season over a glass of mulled wine or two. Why not bring along your loved ones?
Thank you to our sponsors and supporters – Halstan & Co Ltd, The Printing Charity, The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, the St Bride Foundation and Unite.
We look forward to seeing you there.
For more information or to register your free attendance, please contact Georgina Cox at email@example.com