January 22, 2016

Print Power Seminar Video

Print Power, Two Sides and the BPiF link up to produce an insightful seminar to discuss the future of Print and the impact that it can have.

Print Power Seminar Special Report…Watch the video click the image

The Future Of Print

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October 13, 2015

Support International Print Day 2015!

International Print Day

Wednesday, 14th October.

 

Print and marketing professionals, around the world are being encouraged to participate in International Print Day 2015 (IPD15), a global 24-hour event in which social media will be used to highlight the creativity, importance and power of print and paper.

This fantastic event, where all things print and paper come together in a concentrated burst of activity, aims to get our industry trending worldwide.

Last year’s International Print Day 2014 was a huge success, with 8,683 tweets delivered to 23,023,968 feeds from 1,271 contributors. This year we want to do even better!

To participate, take to your social channels to SHARE information related to Print & Integrated Marketing and include the hashtag #IPD15. The hashtag will be searchable through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, G+, and many other platforms.

The graphic industry in the 28  Member States of the European Union, comprises some 117,000 companies and employs around 640,000 people for a turnover of about €85 billion. The industry throughout Europe consists mainly of small enterprises, as more than 90% of the graphic companies employ fewer than 20 persons.

UK Print Industry Facts

The UK quick view facts and figures courtesy of the British Print Industries Federation (BPiF) is detailed above.

 

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July 23, 2015

My ILM Degree Journey….. by Charlene Plows, Head of Client Services, Romax

BPIF ILM Level 5 Degree Certificate in Leadership and Management

My Journey….. by Charlene Plows, Head of Client Services, Romax

Charlene Plows ILM Graduation 2015

Well what can I say, I started this course two years ago and honestly thought about dropping out on at least a million occasions! No seriously, it was hard balancing work and home life ( not to mention my very busy, hectic and trendy social life –  if only!) BUT would I recommend it? ….Without a doubt!

When I started this course, I was starting out in management and thought there was little improvement I needed as of course, I knew my job – who could possibly do it better, just ask my staff!! WELL, little did I know, that after only my first assignment, I realised I was an impatient manager who micro-managed her staff and expected all my team to all be mini-me’s!!

The ILM Degree Level 5  course…..

The qualification includes BPIF Graduation and the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 5 Diplomas in Management (NVQ) and Principles of Leadership & Management (VRQ).

Throughout this course, you learn about yourself as a manager but more importantly as a person.

The BPIF held several workshops throughout the course. I personally, thought I had the attention span of a goldfish and used to struggle with any meetings over one hour long!!! But hand on my heart, I kept awake for all the workshops – they were informative, lively, interactive and most importantly relevant!

There are five mandatory assignments based on Finance, Critical Thinking, Leading Innovation, Managing Improvement and Managerial Performance; along with these you are also required to pick a couple of optional assignments – these all work towards your diploma.

You are then required to complete functional skills ICT, Maths and English.

Finally the NVQ. There are a number of units including developing operational plans, planning change, providing leadership and working productively. To reach the required standards you need to provide evidence from the workplace which can include: observations, professional discussions, questioning, interviews, witness testimonies and physical products.

Has the course enhanced my work ability…..In short – MASSIVELY!!

As there has been so many improvements, I have simply bullet pointed a few below for you:-

  • Improved managerial accountability
  • Improvement in formal procedures
  • Better understanding of cash flow and how revenue costs are classified
  • Improved presentation skills
  • Understanding different learning styles of employees
  • To include the team more and to slow down

So where am I now…..

I am successfully managing the Client Services team at Romax Marketing & Distribution.

We are hitting targets, the atmosphere is buzzing and have just celebrated a very successful ‘year 18’!!

I truly believe the clear improvement in my management skills, is very much down this course and the journey I have taken.

Through the support of my partner, family, Romax and the BPIF, I successfully graduated on the 2nd July and this was one my greatest achievements and proudest moment of my life.

Please take my advice and sign up – you won’t regret it!

To contact Charlene email: cplows@romax.co.uk

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July 3, 2015

Famous Five – Success Blooms with 5 BPIF ILM Level 5 Degree Graduation

Famous Five – Success Blooms with 5 BPIF ILM Level 5 Degree Graduation

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Congratulations must go out to our Famous 5 of internal candidates who yesterday graduated on their BPIF ILM Level 5 Degree courses.

After a further 2 years following on from their level 3 study courses to attain higher degree status, the graduates were extremely pleased to receive their awards.

Romax sponsored the candidates through the process on the BPIF funded scheme allowing time away from work to study, attend course dates and meet with tutors. The successful graduates, Indre Lukaite, Charlene Plows, Firuz Emin, Simon Pierce and Phil Smith, worked extremely hard committing to the learning programme devoting personal time, evenings and weekends to achieve their well earned success.

All of their colleagues at Romax would like to offer very sincere and heart felt congratulations for their achievements.

The day was a culmination of 180 learner’s hard work across 2 years. Held at One Great George Street in London, fully gowned learners, their proud employers and guests, plus key supporters within the printing industry came together to celebrate learner’s achievement. Following the Graduation, the 7th Annual General Meeting of the British Printing Industries Federation was held for members. The meeting was opened by Gerald White, President of the BPIF, who gave an overview of how print has fared over the past 12 months and how the BPIF has continued to play an important role in supporting the industry. Chief Executive, Charles Jarrold, then reviewed the BPIF’s performance over the year, and spoke about the activities that are being undertaken to support members in the future.

BPIF Graduates

May 27, 2015

Meantime Brewery Tour and BPIF Visit

 Romax tour the Meantime Brewery

Meantime Brewery

Touring the Meantime Brewery in Greenwich, after hosting members of the BPIF South Eastern Board Members for a tour of Romax and our facilities seems like a particularly good idea and many of the respondents to the invite agree!

A craft beer brewing specialist, Meantime Brewery which is just around the corner from Romax and the O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula, is a (relatively) frequent haunt of Romax and our staff and clients alike when they visit us. You could almost imagine that the location was predicted – Romax was here first by the way so we can only suggest that is why the brewery located so close!

If you’re in the neighbourhood and fancy a beer – under the strict caveat of discussing direct marketing and your next mail campaign – then just let us know!

The BPIF (British Print Industries Federation) is the voice of the Print Industry in the UK, the South East Regional Board is made up of industry leaders from the South Eastern region. Robin Sumner, Managing Director at Romax is currently the South East Region’s Board Chairman.

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December 1, 2014

Robin Sumner Romax MD starts tenure as BPIF South East Board Chairman

Chairman Robin Sumner
Chairman Robin Sumner

Robin Sumner MD of Romax Starts his 2 year tenure as Chair of the BPiF’s (British Print Industry Federation) South East Region Board.

Paying Tribute to the outgoing Chair, Andy Skarpellis from Precision Print, Robin praised the work that Andy and the rest of the board did and stated that he was looking forward to being available to all members of the BPiF in the South East.

Working with Bob Davies, Regional Secretary, Robin is keen to hear from and meet as many members as possible, to understand their concerns for the Print Industry regionally and to enable him to report nationally to the representative body that lobbies parliament and works to secure the future of the print industry in its many forms.

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 businesses 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. This is all delivered by individuals and teams of highly skilled and experienced print industry specialists.

If you would like to review the current board members please click here BPiF South East Board

To contact Robin Sumner, regarding the BPiF in the South East, please email rsumner@romax.co.uk

Robin formed Romax in 1997 as a Direct Mail Print and Fulfilment House, for more information on Romax please click here

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