Is the BPIF Right?

The British Print Industry Federation (BPIF) voted to prohibit pre-pack companies from its organisation.

Peter Wise, director of Minuteman Press Bristol, said that he was more than happy with the decision and called for more organisations to do the same.

“It would be great if other organisations like the Federation of Small Businesses and the Direct Marketing Association followed suit, or even something like the Forest Stewardship Council could go that way,” said Peter.


Minuteman Press Bristol is UK Marketing Company of the Year

Bristol’s very own printers Minuteman Press have won a national print award in the British Printing Industry Federation’s (BPIF) Excellence Awards 2008 – 2009.

Following a day of judging by a panel of print industry experts, Minuteman Press Bristol were voted winners from a shortlist of four finalists including the £18 million turnover SMP Group PLC.

The award was presented at the London Hilton, Park Lane. A further presentation was hosted in Bristol by The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Bristol Councillor Chris Davies who commented “The award is wonderful news for Bristol and has already added value to the city”.

“These awards celebrate best practice in managing print businesses, highlighting the very best in class”. Michael Johnson, Chief Executive BPIF.

Bristol Printers Reach Final of Printing Industry Awards 2008

Minuteman Press Bristol have been announced as finalists for a national print award in the Printing Industry Excellence Awards. Following a day of judging by a panel of industry experts, Bristol printers Minuteman were selected to be in the final shortlist of four (the long list was 19) in the Marketing category. The Printing Industry Awards are presented annually to UK based firms operating in the printing and supply of printed materials.

“These awards celebrate best practice in managing print business, highlighting the very best in class.” Michael Johnson, Chief Executive, British Printing Industry Federation.

“During my work as editor of Printing World and PrintBuyer I see marvelous examples of all kinds of print. Excellence awards give companies a chance to measure performance against peers and competitors.” Alison Carter, Editor, Printing World and PrintBuyer.

The result will be announced at the London Hilton, Park Lane on 30 June 2008.