The BPIF is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry and is one of the country's leading trade associations. We are a not-for-profit-distribution organisation.
21 May 2013
The 8th annual PrintIT! Awards, held at North Print in Harrogate this month, were the culmination of a year’s work involving nearly 100 schools.
15 May 2013
The BPIF launched its Graduate Management Programme for professionals in print and media on the 30 of April at The Tower - A Guoman Hotel in London. 160 learners attended the day event which was deemed a success by all. Ellis Watson, CEO of DC Thomson & Co Ltd and motivational speaker, urged all learners to be ‘just that bit better and enthusiastic, dynamic and candid in the workplace’. Learners were introduced to their mentors and the programme was explained in detail.
21 March 2013
This year the BPIF celebrated National Apprenticeship Week (11-15 March) by treating a group of industry apprentices with a trip on the capital's iconic 'Eye'.
13 September 2012
The British Printing Industries Federation is delighted to announce that a bid prepared in conjunction with Berforts Plc representing the Eastern Regions of the BPIF has been successful (subject to due diligence) in securing over £1m of funding for a new cross industry Degree Level Graduate Training and Development Programme.
06 August 2012
The hunt is on to find young printing apprentices with the skills to secure the Gold in The Skills Show, organised by worldskillsuk.
Click here for a copy of the event brochure.
Heidelberg is being supported by the BPIF, Sappi and X-Rite in the quest to ensure the graphic arts industry is well represented at this new showcase of vocational training which takes place at the NEC from 15 to 17 November.
28 July 2011
Dear valued YMP member
As you are undoubtedly aware the printing industry has gone through many turbulent times over the last few years, resulting in the loss of many companies along the way. The loss of those companies in this economic climate has had a considerable effect on the membership of our trade organisations.
18 April 2011
The only marketing workshop designed specifically for printers!
"The main benefit is to get away from the distractions of your own business and invest the time to really consider what to do and how to do it, and review with other like minded people which good ideas to adopt - particularly with a focus on customers" Philip Dodd, Managing Director - Healeys Print Group
16 September 2010
Apprenticeships reward companies with motivated and competent employees, whilst providing Apprentices with demonstrable skills in their chosen career.
27 January 2010
Michael Johnson goes ‘back to the floor’ for National Apprentice Week
As part of this year’s National Apprentice Week (1 - 5 February 2010), British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) Chief Executive, Michael Johnson is becoming an apprentice for one day. On Monday 1st February, Michael is swapping jobs with Christopher Head (pictured at work), who is currently an apprentice at Pepper Communications in Plymouth. In his naval days, Michael ran the Devonport Naval Base.
Michael will be heading to Plymouth to take on Christopher’s duties at Pepper Communications, working alongside the team that trains Christopher on a daily basis. This will include an introduction to bindery operations and running a Heidelberg Speedmaster 74 printing press.
Guidance is today being published to inform employers about the new right for employees to request time for training.
25 January 2010
The guidance for employers is being made available through Business Link and is being published 12 weeks before the right comes in on 6 April 2010.
Guidance is also being published today on the DirectGov website to inform employees about how they make a request under this new right.
12 February 2008
Entries close on March 31 for this year’s BPIF Educational Scholarships. Twelve Scholarships to the value of £2500 each are available to young people aged 16-30 to help fund their their education and training in pursuit of a career in the UK printing and graphic arts industries.
The Scholarships, now in their fifth year, are sponsored by the British Printing Industries Federation, Unite the Union and the Printers’ Charitable Corporation. Full details and application forms are available from the Scholarships Secretary – Terry Ulrick on 01444 831918 or email@example.com
20 November 2007
PCC And Unite once again join the BPIF in co-sponsoring vital help for young people in our industry.
Joint sponsors BPIF, PCC and Unite the Union announce the launch of the 2008 BPIF Educational Scholarships programme designed to assist young people in funding education and training in pursuit of a career in the UK printing and graphic arts industries.
The Scholarship Scheme comprising 12 awards of £2500 each is open to all young people aged 16-30 who are resident in the UK. Applications are made in writing on official application forms and a shortlist is then invited for interview.
19 December 2006
In 2001 the DTI recognised that only 20% of directors and managers running the UK printing industry had received any management training. In the last three years, Vision in Print has also experienced that a lack of suitable supervisory skills are preventing companies from fully exploiting the benefits of lean manufacturing and process improvement.. Without good management our industry will never be able to realise its full potential.
12 December 2006
There was not a lot for most UK business, let alone print, in the Pre-Budget Report. A stable macroeconomic outlook was announced to date. There were no shifts on corporation tax or business rates however there was an increase in landfill tax and fuel costs. It all equated to another; steady as she goes; offering from the PM-in-waiting it did not even go as far on environmental measures as expected.
12 December 2006
BPIF Training's bi-annual survey of apprenticeship trainees and their employers show that 95% of employers and 89% of trainees would recommend the courses to others. In addition 93% of employers felt that the training programme delivered the skills that their businesses required.
12 December 2006
After a gruelling inspection at the beginning of June 2006, the ALI announced on 12 December that BPIF Training has been listed as one of the country's top adult training providers. The ALI's Chief Inspector David Sherlock said...
05 December 2006
Three years since it was brought in as a key part of the Modern Apprenticeship programme, the Technical Certificate has been updated with about 20% changes in content and it is also the first unit to be examined entirely online
14 November 2006
Having foregone a university education for the financial benefits of a paid job in the printing industry, Loughborough University graduate Andy Read describes how the Postgraduate Certificate in (Print) Management has improved his business skills.
14 November 2006
With the recently announced paper price increases in mind, there has never been a better time to embark on a rapid Paper Waste Reduction Programme. Let ViP show you how to save up to 5% of your material spend.
07 November 2006
If you want to make the most of your people and grow your business why not send them on our Team Leader Training course, designed by printers for printers.