The Print Futures Awards 2018

The Print Futures Awards 2018

The Print Futures Awards 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Print Futures Awards, who were honoured in a ceremony last month held at the House of Lords in London.

The event is set up by The Printing Charity, and recognises young people in the printing, packaging and publishing sectors. As a leading integrated office solutions provider with a core belief in developing young talent, these awards are very close to our heart, and we were delighted to see just how many print professionals aged 18 to 30 across the country have been recognised for their achievements.

Lord Black of Brentwood, President Emeritus of The Printing Charity and Deputy Chairman of the Telegraph Media Group, hosted the event, which picked out 91 winners from a very strong applicant base of 302 entries.

From apprentices to those who have already made great strides in the industry, despite their lack of experience, it is heartening to see that our sector is fundamentally healthy at its foundation, and this can only bode well for the future.

Passion and dedication to their work will always be important facets for any young print professional, and these are the qualities which the winners have demonstrated in front of a panel of judges.

This year’s awards came after the passing of Brenda Dean, Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, who was a huge supporter of the event over the years.

Lord Black said: “The Print Futures Awards are always a great cause for celebration, but this year it also one tinged with great sadness as for many years it was hosted by Baroness Dean. We all feel her loss terribly, she was an icon in the industry and an energetic champion of young people. Brenda would have been particularly thrilled that there is no gender gap here and 70% of the winners are women.”

Among the perks for Print Futures Awards winners are grants of up to four figures which can help them in their future careers through training and development schemes. Those who are shortlisted are required to go through an interview process.