Association of Print and Communications Managers
British Association for Print and Communication
APCOM is an organisation for print and communication managers employed within the UK public sector. Membership is drawn from Local Authorities, Police Authorities, other Public Bodies, including Emergency Services, Schools, Universities, Charities, and Central Government, with digital copier type facilities to the larger litho print operations. www.apcom.org.uk
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
The British Printing Industries Federation
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 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
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
EFIA (The European Flexographic Industry Association) represents the entire flexographic supply chain from designer to printer and industry suppliers through to brand owners and retailers.
Our Mission is to communicate and celebrate the advancement of the flexographic process and to collectively add value through training education and knowledge. www.efia.uk.com
Independent Print Industries Association
"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. www.ipia.org.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
The Rubicon Network
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
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
The Printing Charity
Two Sides and Print Power are not-for-profit campaigns funded by the Print and Paper industry to promote the sustainability, attractiveness and effectives of print media. Print Power engages media marketing professional on the role and effectiveness of print media in a multi-channel market www.printpower.eu.Two Sides promotes the sustainability of print and paper www.twosides.info
The Printing Charity are the only dedicated charity for the graphics, print and media sector. Proud of their heritage, the Printing Charity have been helping people in need since 1827. They deliver welfare support through financial grants and practical assistance, and work with employers and industry partners to support new and future skills.