We are delighted to announce that Robin Sumner, our Managing Director, has now accepted the position of Non-Executive Director for the BPIF. Other non-executive directors who also joined the board are Doug Kinsman, Operations Director of SG World; and Mark Roberts, Managing Director of Acorn Web Offset.
Robin Sumner is Managing Director of Greenwich-based, £4million turnover, Romax. He has been helping marketing professionals with their print and personalised communication requirements for over 20 years, supplying data-driven printed marketing services, and direct mail. Robin is a massive advocate of print as part of the marketing mix and challenges anyone to have a frank discussion around the need to include quality, tangible print within any marketing campaign for best results.
BPIF President, Darren Coxon, said, “I’d like to welcome Mark Roberts, Robin Sumner and Doug Kinsman to the Board of Non-Executive Directors, all of whom are highly credible appointments and will – I am certain – add huge value. In addition, I’d like to congratulate Ian Wilton on his appointment as Vice President. In my short time as President, Ian has been a great support and we’ve worked very well together. These appointments strengthen the Board still further and will ensure the BPIF is in secure hands moving forward.”
Charles Jarrold, BPIF CEO, commented, “I’m delighted that Robin, Doug and Mark are joining our Board as Non-Executives. Each of our Non- Executives combine extensive industry experience from a diverse range of businesses with the familiarity of the scope of the BPIF’s activities, and will play an active and valuable role in helping our Executive Team develop the BPIF’s support for UK Print.’’
The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF)
The BPIF is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry. It is one of the country’s leading trade associations. The Federation strives to ensure their members’ requirements come first.
Through listening to their needs they have developed an unrivalled range of products and services that go well beyond those provided by a traditional trade association.
They provide the highest standard of support for printers to grow and develop healthy, sustainable and profitable businesses, aiming to provide an environment geared towards their success. The BPIF offer practical, value-adding solutions for all areas of a print organisation, ranging from Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality issues; with the implementation of HR requirements; provide resolutions of technical or legal issues; as well as advice and support on marketing, sales and finance. BPIF Training is able to support members develop their employees at all levels, with qualifications ranging from entry-level apprenticeships to Masters Programmes.