British Association for Print and Communication
The British Coatings
The BAPC represents the Creative Industry, which includes the Graphic Arts, Print and Communication sectors. Run by printers for printers, it provides members with a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience. The Association has concentrated on developing services and facilities that directly help BAPC members succeed. It is the aim of the Association to cultivate a “community of print” that acts as a forum for the industry to work together for mutual benefit. www.bapc.co.uk
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's members represent 95% of the UK sales of coatings, inks and wallcoverings. www.coatings.org.uk
The British Printing Industries Federation
The Confederation of
The BPIF provides the highest standard of support for printers to grow and develop healthy, sustainable and profitable businesses, offering practical, value-adding solutions for all areas of a print organisation. These range from Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality issues; with the implementation of HR requirements; providing resolutions of technical or legal issues; as well as advice and support on training, marketing, sales and finance. All delivered by individuals and teams of highly skilled and experienced print industry specialists.www.britishprint.com
The Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) is the leading organisation working on behalf of the UK's Paper-based Industries.
CPI represents the supply chain for paper, comprising paper and board manufacturers and converters, corrugated packaging producers, makers of soft tissue papers and collectors of paper for recycling. www.paper.org.uk
Flexographic Industry Association UK
Independent Print Industries Association
FIAuk represents the entire flexographic printing supply chain from design to reprographics, printing, converting, retail, waste and recycling. Our Mission is to communicate and celebrate the advancement of the flexographic process and to collectively add value through training education and knowledge. www.fiauk.co.uk
"Creating Partnerships in Print, Media & Marketing"
Connecting Trade Print buyers and suppliers within the association and out into the wider market. With quality networking events, benefits which reduce costs, conferences to inspire and inform, and training that assists with business growth IPIA membership is of real value. It is the association that companies within the print and graphic arts industry turn to find trade services. https://ipia.org.uk
Mail Users' Association
The Mail Users’ Association champions the interests of the UK's major users of mail services and seeks to work with mail operators, Government, regulator (Ofcom) and others to identify and address challenges, establish how operational problems can be overcome and key stakeholders to ensure the needs of major customers and other mail industry businesses are recognised and addressed. Core concerns cover escalating prices, poor quality of service, stagnant competition in service provision and significant market decline.
MUA members are drawn from a wide range of business interests including direct mail, banking and insurance, communications and utilities, publishing and postal related industries. Collectively, it is estimated MUA members generate more than 13% of annual mail volume in the UK. www.mailusers.co.uk
The PPMA Group of Associations (‘PPMA Group’) comprises three specialist trade associations: PPMA (Processing and Packaging Machinery Association), BARA (British Automation and Robot Association) and UKIVA (UK Industrial Vision Association).
With over 500 member companies, the PPMA Group is the voice of the processing and packaging industry in the UK. Its principal purpose is to assist in the sales and marketing of industrial processing equipment, packaging machinery, ancillary products and services, robotics, and machine vision systems, though erudite industry leading events, publications, and regulatory training. www.ppma.co.uk
Printing Industry Confederation
Picon is the business support organisation dedicated to the promotion and ongoing development of UK manufacturers and suppliers to the printing, publishing, papermaking and paper converting industries. Through close association with the industry, Picon is a leading, forward thinking business organisation that meets the needs of its members. www.picon.com
The Rubicon Network
In 2009 a new business network was launched by a group of printing and graphics CEO's called The Rubicon Network. The name contained the ethos of the new organisation which would drive forward with an exciting programme of networking and events at home and abroad. Joining by invitation only, Chief Executives achieve more together than would be possible alone. www.therubiconnetwork.org
Two Sides is a not-for-profit campaign funded by the print, paper and paper packaging industry to promote the sustainable and attractive attributes of print and paper-based media to brands, companies and consumers. www.twosides.info It also includes the Love Paper initiative which, through a national advertising campaign, reaches millions of consumers every year to inform them on the sustainability of print media and paper products in our everyday lives. www.lovepaper.org
The Printing Charity
The Printing Charity are the only dedicated charity for the print, paper, packaging, publishing and graphics sector. They offer practical, emotional, and financial support through a free 24/7 helpline to people who work or have worked in the sector, and work with employers and industry partners to support new and future skills. www.theprintingcharity.org.uk