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Mentoring and personal development

Mentoring and personal development

We spoke to Julia Cole, Trustee of The Printing Charity and long term employee of the print sector, to get her views on how to approach personal development. Knowing where to start with personal development can be hard, so why not think about finding a mentor? I'm...

What are soft skills and why do you need them?

What are soft skills and why do you need them?

Sophie Kirby, Head of Education & Partnerships  Soft skills are personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people. They are non-technical skills that help you work effectively, and whilst not a new concept, they are...

Rising Star Awards recognise young industry talent

Rising Star Awards recognise young industry talent

We've rebranded our annual awards championing young talent working in print, paper, publishing, and packaging. Previously the Print Futures Awards, our Rising Star Awards continue the esteemed awards program that has helped hundreds of people develop in their chosen...

12 days of wellbeing

12 days of wellbeing

The festive season is now upon us and it can be a stressful time of year, perhaps more than ever in 2020. We're encouraging everyone to take five minutes for their physical and emotional wellbeing with our 12 days of wellbeing. Day 1: Connect 💙 Christmas is about...

The art of sending seasons greetings

The art of sending seasons greetings

Greetings card, John Callcott Horsley, 1843, England. Museum no. MSL.3293-1987. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You.” That was the message on the first Christmas card in London, sent over 80 years ago in 1843. ...

“My mobility scooter will transform my life”

“My mobility scooter will transform my life”

Paul is retired from the print industry and was referred to us by the charity Turn2Us. After hitting a rough patch financially, we have helped him gain his independence.  Paul chose a mobility scooter to allow him to go to the doctor, optician, collect his...

Debt advice and financial support services

Debt advice and financial support services

The festive season can be a hard time of year when it comes to money. There can be a lot of pressure to overspend, but you don’t want to be left in financial difficulty. Always know your budget Creating a budget is a great way to plan how much you can spend. Citizens...

The Annual Luncheon 2020

The Annual Luncheon 2020

It comes as no surprise that we have had to cancel this year’s Annual Luncheon. The event, which would have been the 193rd, is a cherished opportunity to raise a glass to those working within the industry.   This cancellation becomes the second time the Annual...

Get into Book Publishing with New Writing North

Get into Book Publishing with New Writing North

We’re pleased to be partnering with New Writing North to sponsor their upcoming workshop, Introduction to Book Publishing. This free, online workshop for young people will introduce jobs in the publishing industry to those interested in a career in books. Produced by...

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Kayleigh Munn scoops the 2019 BBD&PA Best Student Book Award

Kayleigh Munn scoops the 2019 BBD&PA Best Student Book Award

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...