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.”

 

2017 Print Futures Awards winners celebrate their success

2017 Print Futures Awards winners with Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive

The winners of this year’s Print Futures Awards received their awards, which are grants of up to £1,500 to help people aged 18 to 30 years pay for training, at an event kindly hosted by The Rt Hon. the Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde and organised by The Printing Charity at the House of Lords on 20 July.

Baroness Dean, The Printing Charity’s 2017 President, said: “The awards have gone from strength to strength, with a record 275 applications and 78 winners this year. It renews my faith in the industry to see so many talented young people joining a very old industry but one that is now wide-ranging with modern technologies.”

Lord Black of Brentwood, Executive Director of the Telegraph Media Group and President Emeritus of The Printing Charity, said: “The winners are coming into an industry with a bright future. The speed of change is not only exciting but producing so many opportunities across the media sector for people with dynamism and a commitment to lifelong learning.”

Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive, said: “Our reach this year has been incredibly diverse, with winners from the Shetlands to Cornwall and industry sectors ranging from pre-press and papermaking to graphic design. This fantastic result has been achieved in partnership with colleges, universities, industry and trade associations. We believe in the sector’s future and that is what the awards are all about.”

At the event, The Printing Charity’s Chairman, Jon Wright, paid tribute to Terry Ulrick, the driving force behind the Print Futures Awards, who sadly passed away this year. Setting up the awards in 2003 to help young people train to work in print, publishing, packaging and graphic arts was one of his proudest achievements in a 50-year-plus print career.

This year’s winners are: Ben Abbiss, Jennifer Acton, Mary Ashcroft, Dieter Ashton, Amy Banda, Josh Bartholomew, Phyllida Bluemel, Laura Borrelli, Lily Bowden, Julia Bradley, Catriona Brazendale, Lucy Bryant, Catherine Buckmaster, Jodie Burr, Samuel Callard, Fiona Callingham, Lauren Campbell, Michael Cassidy, Ben Chamberlain, Szu-yun Chang, Hamish Chapman, Katharine Charleson, Benjamin Charman, Yin Yu Chen, Daniel Clark, Charlotte Coldwell, Emily Collis, Charlotte Cox, Stephanie Cox, Nicola Crane, Sarah Crookes, Costanza De Luca, Camilla di Liberto, Cecilia Dinwoodie, Jay Drinkall, Talitha Duncan-Todd, Rhea Evers, Charlon Flynn, Brandon Hartley, Alexandra Holmes, Kayleigh Hope, Georgina Hopkins, Lucy Hutchinson, Rosemary Iles, Georgia Irving, Emma Irwin, Gabrielle Keepfer, Susannah Keogh, Laura Lindley, Hamza Loonat, Julia Marco Campmany, Hannah McAdams, Jonathan McIntosh, Jordan Mellor, Adam Miller, Samantha Miller, Sofia Niazi, Natasha Onwuemezi, Nina O’Reilly, Linlin Pan, Holly Patrick, Hayley Pearce, Stefan Pintea, Thomas Read, Áine Ryan, Alexander Sharp, Danielle Shaw, Molly Slight, Christopher Smith, Marcroy Smith, Yosef Smyth, Niamh Tierney, Louise Upton, Lucy Vallance, Sam Wallis, Charlotte Whiting, Eleanor Wyatt, and Maria Zygogianni. For more information about the winners, see https://www.theprintingcharity.org.uk/print-futures-awards-2017/print-futures-awards-2017-winners/

Industry recognises young persons of outstanding achievement in Westminster

The awarding of the Victor Watson Trophy for young persons of outstanding achievement took place during the 2017 All-Party Parliamentary Print Group Reception at the House of Lords on 4 July.

The award was created in memory of Victor Watson CBE – a leading figure of the industry who had a passion for encouraging young people. Victor’s own achievements were outstanding – as Chairman of Waddingtons he led the internationalisation of Monopoly. He was President of the BPIF, President of The Printing Charity and Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards.

The BPIF, along with The Printing Charity and Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards created the Victor Watson Trophy in his memory.

Nominations were received from across the country and the achievements were truly inspiring. They covered the spectrum of the industry – in print and allied trades. They were from large corporations, small businesses and some inspirational start-ups.

John Watson OBE, brother of the late Victor Watson, presented the winner’s Trophy to Lauren Sharples, a Project Manager from Ryedale Group. Lauren now has the opportunity to apply for a £1,500 bursary from The Printing Charity.

Lauren said on winning the award, “I was absolutely delighted just to be nominated for such a prestigious award, to actually win was mind-blowing. I can see that there are lots of other dedicated young people in print so it’s a real honour and a privilege to be recognised. I love what I do, it’s not always easy and moments like this help bring perspective. Thank you so much to the BPIF, The Printing Charity and The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards.”

James Buffoni, Managing Director of Ryedale Group, congratulated Lauren after she received the award at the House of Lords: “All of us at Ryedale Group are delighted that Lauren has been acknowledged by her industry for her outstanding achievement and we all congratulate her on winning such a prestigious award. As a family business we are very pleased to work with, develop and celebrate capable young professionals such as Lauren who can evidently cut the mustard amongst the best young people in the industry.”

Highly commended for the Victor Watson Trophy was Josh Levitt-Thomas from Hobbs, who said, “It was a great privilege to be considered for the Victor Watson Trophy and to be invited to an incredible event to receive my certificate will be a moment I will cherish and talk about.”

Robert McClements, CEO of the BPIF’s special interest group, CDi Yorkshire (Creative and Digital Industries Yorkshire), said, “Organising the Trophy showed me how Victor’s extraordinary goodwill prevails. It was a privilege to work with him and this is a most appropriate reminder of the great man.”

The BPIF and The Printing Charity would like to congratulate Lauren, Josh and all nominees.

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