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BAPC lauds the best-of-the-best

The British Association for Print and Communications (BAPC) has once again celebrated the hard-work and excellence of the UK print industry at its annual awards ceremony, which for 2018 were sponsored by digital printer manufacturer Ricoh.

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The winners gathered together along with sponsors Ricoh and Two Sides, while proud BAPC chairman Sidney Bobb looks on from the top of the stairs (right)

The gongs handed out at the event have become highly coveted, as the BAPC remains an organisation that—headed by its highly-respected chairman Sidney Bobb—works very hard to further the interests of the UK print industry and contribute to its long-term health.

With a cohesive focus some of the key awards were for ‘Business of the Year’, ‘Supplier of the Year’, and ‘Environmental Printer of the Year’. But the surprise award of the event was the Honorary BAPC Life Membership presented to Simon Tabelin, managing director of It Has to Be Brilliant.

“This is such an unexpected honour,” stated Tabelin on receiving his award, he added: “I came here thinking that I was representing BAPC Council. I am delighted at receiving such wonderful recognition.”

Bobb, who presented the award, said: “We wanted to recognise Simon for all the work he does on behalf of the BAPC. He devotes time and energy in helping other members and is happy to share his good and bad experiences with others. He is always available to give a helping hand and is happy working within the community and highlighting the benefits in working within this industry.”

Print4UK finally won the title of BAPC Business of the Year after being shortlisted in 2015 and 2016. It was founded in 2008 by Adrian Ford and Chris Brady. The former production and pre-press directors respectively at a litho company, joined forces to create a digital print business that addressed the market trend for smaller run lengths.

Print4UK’s Adrian Ford and Chris Brady collected the award. Ford said: “We believe our ‘Partners in Print’ ethos was pivotal in this achievement. It provides clients with the feeling of having their own in-house experts on hand to oversee all of their requirements. One has even said ‘You deliver pain-free print’.”

He is always available to give a helping hand and is happy working within the community and highlighting the benefits in working within this industry

The Magic Touch was named Best Supplier. The operation has been supplying peripheral equipment and goods to the industry more than 25 years. Jim Nicol collected the award with his sister Alison Nicol.

Severnprint was chosen as Environmental Printer of the Year—the award category sponsored by Two Sides—thanks to its reputation of being very environmentally-aware and its solid sustainable marketing credentials. Director David Pealing received the award on behalf of the company.

Bobb added: “This year was another fantastic demonstration of the expertise and industry excellence that exists. Too often businesses can lose sight of this all-important element of the business. Print4UK clearly values its message of cherish your customers to grow your business.” 

He continued: “I also want to thank Ricoh for its generous support which enabled this year’s celebration of leading industry operations to take place.”

Chas Moloney, Ricoh UK and Ireland's marketing director, added: “It is an honour to sponsor such an amazing event that acknowledges so many positive aspects of the industry. It is fantastic that some of the great work being undertaken by operations, day in day, out is recognised with these prestigious accolades.”

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