The Print Futures Awards continue to grow with a record 88 applicants and 50 winners this year. The winners were presented with their awards by Lord Black at an event kindly hosted by the Rt Hon Baroness Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde and organised by The Printing Charity at the House of Lords on 19 July.
The Print Futures Awards are grants of £1,500 to help people aged between 16 and 30 years pay for training courses for a career in printing, publishing and packaging.
At the event, Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s Chief Executive and Secretary said: “We are proud of the Print Futures Awards and their continued growth. I believe that both the charity and the sector have more to do to encourage young talent.
“Networking and connections are vital. We are setting up an Alumni programme for this year’s and previous winners. The aim is to stay connected with them, introduce them to industry contacts and enable them to hear from leading thinkers in the sector.”
Lord Black of Brentwood, Executive Director of the Telegraph Media Group and Vice President of The Printing Charity, said: “Printing and publishing are at the heart of the creative industry and we thank The Printing Charity for its work providing pathways for young people into these creative roles.”
The Print Futures Awards are sponsored by The Printing Charity, Unite the Union (GPM & IT Sector), the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF), SAXOPRINT, St Bride Foundation, the Journalists’ Charity, John Crosfield Foundation, and The Book Trade Charity.
For more information about the winners, please see www.printfuturesawards.com
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