The Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) is a not for profit organisation that connects Trade Print buyers and suppliers within the Association and out into the wider market.
The Association actively promotes Print and Print Management to buyers in Brand, Agency, Design and to the wider business community.
PICON is a leading industry trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers to the Printing, Papermaking and Paper Converting sectors. PICON is dedicated to providing unmatched service support and business advice to their diverse range of members, from small SMEs to large multi-nationals, who form an inspiring community of experts.
For manufacturers seeking a host of networking opportunities, business support, consultancy, representation & lobbying, exhibitions & exports, PICON offers an unrivalled, professional solution.
The printing charity aims to help make life better for people working in or connected to printing, publishing, packaging and the graphic arts.
The printing charity offers practical and emotional support, helps people realise their potential and is the only dedicated charity for people working in or connected to printing, publishing, packaging and graphic arts.
Debbie Waldron-Hoines, Consultant CEO of EFIA, is a judge at its annual Print Futures Awards, which funds training to enhance skills and build networks for rising talent in our industry.
The British Coatings Federation is the sole UK trade association representing the interests of the decorative, industrial and powder coatings, printing inks and wallcovering manufacturers.
Coatings are critical to UK industry, with 300,000 workers relying on our members’ products every day, and the UK is a net exporter of coatings and inks. BCF members represent 95% of the UK sales of coatings, inks and wallcoverings.
The BPIF is a trade association offering training, health and safety and HR support in the print, packaging and graphic communication arena.
The Stationers’ Company is the City of London Livery company for the communications and content industries. Members work in or supply the paper, print, publishing, packaging, office products, newspaper, broadcasting and online media industries.
Activities range from formal dinners, informal lunches, lectures, seminars and intimate round table sessions to online reports and discussion fora.
FIAUK puts forward innovation award winners to the Annual Innovation Awards at Stationers giving our member companies more visibility.
The WCPC helps print businesses to identify and rectify issues relating to the manufacturing process and supply chain. It offers companies advice and assistance providing access to expertise that is not available in-house, as well as access to its facilities.
Collaborative research: The WCPC is always willing to work with industry and collaborate on research projects that involve one or more partners and are mutually beneficial to all parties involved.
Project objectives and potential benefits are clearly defined at the start with each partner contributing to ensure a successful outcome. Within any project the WCPC encourages the transfer of technology and exchange of ideas as this helps develop the technical skill of all those involved.
*(Research projects can be blue sky or industrial and can involve grant support.)
Associate Research and Partner Programme: The Centre runs a company associate programme that provides support for industry and opportunities for networking, webinars, conference attendance as well as discounts on WCPC activities.