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BPIF names Wilton as new president

The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) appointed vice president Ian Wilton as its new president.

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Ian Wilton is currently vice president of the BPIF and operations director at communications agency CDS

Wilton, who will replace Darren Coxon following a four-year spell in the role, is currently operations director at communications agency CDS.

Wilton has worked in print all of his career, having taken on an apprenticeship at a local printer after leaving school. He has held a number of management roles throughout his career, including at director level for the past 10 years.

“I believe the role of the BPIF is very important to the industry that has been able to provide such great support to the businesses that I’ve worked with over the years, and I now have the opportunity to give something back, and to ensure it continues to develop its support and services for the industries future,” Wilton says.

“I, alongside the non-executive directors will continue to challenge the executive team to ensure the members are at the foremost of all the decisions we make.”

I believe the role of the BPIF is very important to the industry that has been able to provide such great support to the businesses that I’ve over the years

BPIF chief executive Charles Jarrold adds: “I’d like to thank Darren for all the support, advice and challenge that he’s given as president.  He steps down from the role of President with the BPIF a strong organisation, able to support the sector now and in future, and that’s a credit to his leadership of the board.  

“I’m looking forward the next stage of development under Ian’s Presidency, where we’ll benefit both from his huge industry experience, and knowledge of the BPIF and the role it can play.”

Confirmation of Wilton’s appointment came at the BPIF’s virtual AGM this week, where it also BPIF announced plans to increase engagement through increasing its focus on sectors interest groups.  

The BPIF also plans to continue to develop and strengthen its training efforts, including the Apprenticeship Training division.

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