Posts Tagged “Picon”

Düsseldorf, 6th June 2016:  Robert Flather, Chairman of Picon, has been elected President of Global Print, the international federation of printing equipment manufacturing associations. 

He succeeds Jiangou Xu, Chairman of PEIAC, the association of Chinese manufacturers, whose two-year Presidency culminated with drupa 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Focus on new prepress, printing, finishing & ancillary products & forging international partnerships

31st March 2016 – Picon, the UK trade association representing print industry manufacturers and suppliers, is supporting 21 British companies in its four Picon Pavilions at drupa (May 31 – June 10).

Covering almost 600 square metres, across four halls, the Picon Pavilions showcase ‘Best of British’ companies offering a variety of specialist equipment and services spanning prepress, printing, finishing and ancillaries.

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Informa partners with Picon and the NEC and establishes Joint Executive Committee to develop IPEX as a premier triennial print industry event in the UK

12th October 2015 – Informa has forged a partnership with Picon and the NEC and created a Joint Executive Committee to shape a new IPEX in 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham.

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7th January 2015 – Bettine Pellant has been appointed Chief Executive of Picon, the UK’s leading industry association for manufacturers and suppliers to the printing, papermaking and paper converting sectors. 

She succeeds Tim Webb, who has stepped down after eight years in Picon’s most senior executive role.

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5th January 2015 – With great sadness, Picon announces the death on New Year’s Day of Peter Morris, a former Chairman of the organisation and a long-time member of the Picon Council.

From 1962 until his retirement last September, Peter spent his whole working life in the printing industry, starting as a teenager in the finishing department of a Birmingham printer.

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27th August 2013 – Bettine Pellant, Picon, has become a Liveryman of the Stationers’ Company. 

She was formally enrolled at a traditional “cloathing” ceremony held in Stationers’ Hall in the City of London.

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20th August 2013 – Bob Usher, Managing Director of Apex Digital Graphics, has been elected as Chairman of Picon, the UK association of print industry manufacturers and suppliers.

He succeeds Peter Morris, CEO of Friedheim UK, who has completed his two-year term.

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23 March 2012- This summer’s big events—the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and Paralympics—may be about to bring the world to the UK, but before they do the “Picon British Pavilions” at drupa will take 18 of the UK’s home-grown print suppliers to the world of print.

From 3rd-16th May the Picon British Pavilions will occupy 800 square metres across five drupa Halls, with Picon-hosted business lounges also available in two Halls.  The participating companies represent the full spread of Picon’s wide and varied membership—litho and digital, prepress and post-press, software and ancillaries—and will all be taking advantage of Picon’s decades of organising similar export-driven joint ventures at major exhibitions.

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Gerry Mulvaney, Affinity + Relationship Director for The Danwood Group Ltd, has been appointed to the Picon Council, the UK association of print industry manufacturers and suppliers.

Commenting on the appointment Peter Morris, Chairman of Picon, said “It’s important that the Picon Council represents our full membership and the broader UK supplier landscape. Gerry brings extensive contemporary digital print industry knowledge and energy and will be a valuable asset to the work we do.”

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4 July 2011 – Peter Morris, CEO of Friedheim UK, has been appointed Chairman of Picon, the UK association of print industry manufacturers and suppliers. Peter was voted in to the two-year post at the Picon AGM on Friday July 1st.

Taking over the Chairmanship from Brian Filler, MD of Screen UK, Peter emphasised the need for manufacturers and suppliers to continue the fight to lobby banks and government to support the UK print industry, and to improve skills within it. “Picon’s members span the full spectrum of industry supplier from large household names to many small to medium specialists. Not only does this give Picon a persuasive collective voice and influence, but it also enables us to take strong and positive practical action to support and develop the industry. It’s important for everyone involved in print to keep up the pressure to improve investment, training, and above all, confidence,” he said. “I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and introducing several Picon initiatives which will benefit both manufacturers and printers.”

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