Friday, 26 Jul 2019 15:40 GMT

The rising stars of print

Recent political events have meant that the House of Lords has been met with reports of chaos and uncertainty, however a recent event held was met with a much more positive response.

The Print Futures Awards took place at a reception at the iconic London venue in which 93 winners were presented with their award.

Hosted by Lord Black of Brentwood, Deputy Chairman of the Telegraph Media Group and President Emeritus of The Printing Charity, the event marked ten years of the Print Future Awards.

The scheme, which is the largest of its kind for people aged 18 to 30 in the UK printing, paper, packaging, publishing, and graphic arts sector, saw a record number of awards presented.

Speaking at the event, Lord Black of Brentwood reflects on the industry: “In some ways this is the worst of times with the huge pressures of commercial and structural change in our industry as we feel the full impact of the digital revolution, but in so many other ways this is the best of times for young people like you joining the industry.

We have a lot of new faces and companies involved this year, so my call is to please pass on the message to encourage more organisations to get involved

“The opportunities are literally endless for those with the skills, energy, and determination to succeed, not least through a commitment to lifelong learning. These awards are important because they celebrate those opportunities and your successful start to what I hope and know will be long and distinguished careers.”

The tenth year of the awards was a particularly positive one as it received a record number of entries from the North, meaning that the judging process went to Leeds for the first time. The event also received almost two-to-one applications from women.

Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s chief executive adds: “These awards have grown exponentially in the last few years. We’re thrilled to help you find new routes, undertake extra training, and develop your careers. We have a lot of new faces and companies involved this year, so my call is to please pass on the message to encourage more organisations to get involved.”

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