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  • Grand Prix

    Fujifilm
    Fujifilm UK supplies a wide range of award-winning solutions for the newspaper industry all designed to help improve production performance. Due to an unprecedented investment programme in plate R&D and manufacturing, Fujifilm is now able to offer the most complete, high quality, environmentally-friendly range of CTP plate products in the industry. Fujifilm UK’s Brillia range of CTP plates for the newspaper industry now comprises violet and thermal versions with both processed and chemistry-free derivatives available. This means there is a Fujifilm plate solution to suit the specific needs of any newspaper printer. Underpinned by a world-wide support infrastructure and plate manufacturing capability, Fujifilm has developed a platform to build on its position as the number one plate supplier in the market. It is not just through consumables where Fujifilm adds value. Fujifilm UK’s Elara software allows newspaper publishers to improve the quality and efficiency of image optimisation in busy newspaper publishing environments, and working together with leading suppliers, Krause and FFEI, Fujifilm UK offer plate setters designed specifically for the most demanding newspaper environments. For more information, visit: https://www.fujifilm.eu/uk/products/graphic-systems/newspaper-printing
  • UPM – Print Production Achiever of the Year

    The UPM Premier Award
    UPM Communication Papers is the world's leading producer of graphic papers, offering an extensive product range for advertising and publishing as well as home and office uses. The high performing papers and service concepts of UPM add value to our customers’ businesses, while actively fulfilling demanding environmental and social responsibility criteria. With headquarters in Germany, UPM Communication Papers employs approximately 7,000 people.
    More about UPM Communication Papers and its products at www.upmpaper.com

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    Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year

    The Aktrion Atalian Servest Premier Award
    Aktrion, now part of the multinational Atalian Servest group employing in excess of 125 000 people worldwide with annual turnover of 3 billion Euros, has been an innovator in the development and delivery of cost-effective support services to Newspaper and Commercial Printers since its establishment in 1993. A unique combination of business improvement skills, management expertise and a partnership approach means Aktrion deliver excellent performance faster and over sustained periods. Long term Customer relationships have resulted, and as Customer needs have changed, Aktrion has focussed on the continued development of skills, breadth and depth of capability to meet those challenges with its Customers. We have an extensive knowledge of the print production process and the associated maintenance requirements across a wide range of production equipment. Working flexibly to meet individual Customer requirements Aktrion deliver a range of solutions from single tasks or services to a fully managed integrated solution. All underpinned by externally validated Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Management Systems. Change management activity is adopted to ensure higher productivity and a consistently high quality of service. Our people are key to delivering excellence and we provide training and development opportunities and appropriate career paths. We have extensive experience of managing people through the process of TUPE transfer without having any negative impact on the production environment. Services include: Transport Management, Planned Engineering Maintenance and Projects, Reel Intake, Plate Making, Pressroom Support, Bindery Management, Mailing, Despatch, Materials Handling, Facilities Management, Professional Services (Health, Safety and CDM, Fire Safety, Compliance and Value Engineering, Training and Consultancy) www.aktrion.com
    Newspaper Printer of the Year

    The Agfa Premier Award

    More value for the entire newspaper printing business

    In this hugely competitive market the newspaper industry is always looking for ways to minimise their production costs, whilst also looking at new sources of revenue. Agfa investment in the development of leading edge innovations to help the newspaper market respond to the challenges of the sector is unrivalled with the continued focus to bring new services, software, hardware and plate technologies to the market. Agfa Graphics’ ECO³ program for newspaper printers makes a printer’s business more ecological and more cost-effective and profitable, with systems that are easier to operate and maintain. To maintain profitability, Agfa´s ECO³ solutions aim to reduce operating costs, to increase efficiency and process automation, to lengthen the maintenance cycles of clean-out units, to achieve the first sellable sheet as soon as possible, and finally, to enable ink savings. The ecological aspect of ECO³ includes the elimination or minimization of chemistry, reduction of waste (paper as the critical factor), water and energy consumption, and the possibility to re-use consumables. Spiral Screening adds a whole new dimension in quality for the customer with new screening capable up to 150 LPI Agfa can also provide hosted software services, from full cloud based systems to colour manipulation and storage, with no hardware at site and 24 hour seven days a week coverage and support. We are continually looking at our plate technology to allow the best fit for our customers with new products like the zero heat Avatar plate. So, all in all Agfa has the entire newspaper market covered.
    International Newspaper of the Year

    The Resolute Forest Products Premier Award
    Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry with a diverse range of products, including newsprint, specialty papers, tissue, market pulp and wood products.

    The company owns or operates over 40 pulp, paper, tissue and wood products facilities in the United States and Canada and power generation assets in Canada. Marketing its products in close to 80 countries, Resolute has third-party certified 100% of its managed woodlands to at least one of three internationally recognized sustainable forest management standards.

    Resolute is a leading global producer of top-quality newsprint with mills strategically located to serve major markets throughout North America and abroad. The company also produces a wide spectrum of Super-Brite and uncoated mechanical papers that offer an attractive solution for practically any commercial printing application. Its hardwood, softwood, recycled and fluff pulps are a renewable and biodegradable resource that can be transformed into a host of everyday products.

    Finally, Resolute is a major producer of lumber and other wood products for the residential-construction and home-renovation markets, as well as for specialized structural and industrial applications. The company has received multiple national and international awards for its leadership in corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, as well as for its business practices. Visit resolutefp.com for more information
    National Newspaper of the Year

    The manroland Goss Web Systems Award
    manroland Goss web systems is the world leader in the creation of innovative and highly productive newspaper, commercial web offset printing and digital finishing solutions together with new innovative packaging solutions. The manufacturer’s market-leading position has been emphasised recently with the introduction of Market – X e-commerce trading platform providing printing companies and suppliers an efficient online parts ordering and supply system.

    manroland Goss web systems can provide the complete newspaper package with its “Total Solution” initiative. This begins with overall factory design and includes a full range of products in planning, plant design and management. manroland Goss web systems provides its PECOM-X features and workflow management via MasterQ to integrate all of the sub-supplier systems involved in production from booking ads through to printing, finishing, mailroom and delivery.

    manroland Goss web systems is the world leading supplier of heatset web offset presses from 16pp to 96pp and every format in between.

    manroland Goss web systems has recently introduced the industrial digital folding solutions FoldLine and FormerLine for the production of format variable and pagination variable products. From books to newspapers to commercial applications manroland Goss web systems legendary folding performance is now available for 24/7 digital print production at the highest accuracy and output levels.

    The service portfolio of manroland Goss web systems is the broadest available. It provides customised 24/7 service, maintenance packages plus integrated services and training measures as well as software products and workflow management systems. The company provides consultancy services covering all aspects of investment and building planning, organisation, management, systems engineering and process optimisation.

    manroland Goss web systems (UK) Ltd also provides the Schur Packaging range of equipment which completes the company’s involvement in virtually every stage of the production process. Products from Schur can be combined to provide a highly automated and highly efficient mailroom for newspaper and magazine publishers. The comprehensive range includes gripper conveyers, inserters, stackers, packaging lines, palletising, loading bay equipment, underwrappers, film wrappers and cross strapping machines. Schur Packaging has over 50 years of experience in providing the very best mailroom solutions throughout the world.

    To be successful you need equipment that performs reliably from a company that provides a complete service solution.

    manroland Goss web systems – your reliable high performance business partner.

    For more information please visit www.manrolandgoss.com
    Weekly Newspaper of the Year

    Weekly Newspaper of the YearAward

    Set up in 1827, The Printing Charity is the UK’s only dedicated charity for the print, paper, publishing, packaging, and graphics sectors. The industry has changed beyond all recognition, but our work is as relevant today as it has always been. Our aim is to help those in genuine need across the sector through practical, emotional, and financial support, as well as championing the sector as a vibrant place to work with a great range of opportunities for young rising stars.

    We’re here to help anyone who might face changes in their personal circumstances, such as ill health, redundancy, or changes at work. For financial support, applicants need to have worked in the sector for at least three years, not necessarily consecutively or for the same employer, or they may be dependants of people who have. We also signpost to specialist services such as debt advice, housing, and counselling.

    Our sector wide free and confidential helpline, offering 24/7 access to practical and emotional support from trained specialists, is being rolling out into companies for employees and their families to use. Get in touch if you think this could benefit you and your employees.

    Along with our core services, we are passionate about the younger generation having access to training that provides both pathways into employment and career progression. Our annual Rising Star Awards offer grants of up to £1,500 to help UK residents aged 18 to 30 years develop their workplace and personal skillsets.

    Please see www.theprintingcharity.org.uk or find us on social media @printingcharity Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram

    National Supplement/Magazine of the Year

    National Supplement/Magazine of the Year Award
    Flint Group offers newspaper printers the ease of mind that comes with working with a dedicated industry leader. With a 250-year heritage and forward-thinking strategies, Flint Group remains fully committed to the news industry and looks forward to continuing to help publishers and printers inform readers across the region.

    Newspaper printers choose Flint Group’s conventional, and eco-friendly news inks for many reasons, including: Reliability of products, support and security of supply; Continuous Improvement that drives the company’s efforts to continually increase customers’ ease of doing business, improve safety, process innovation and efficiency, and reduce product complexity, waste and costs; and Trusted, committed leadership backed by an expert team of employees who are undaunted by technical challenges and collaborate with customers to help them manage their total cost to print.

    Flint Group’s vision is clear: to be the leading printing ink supplier to heatset, coldset and sheetfed segments, offering the best quality and reliable service at the lowest possible cost, creating a sustainable future for the company and its customers.

    While coldset ink has been a staple of Flint Group since their early beginnings, the company offers many other products as well, including: a vast range of conventional and energy curable inks and coatings for most offset, flexographic and gravure applications; pressroom chemicals, printing blankets and sleeves for offset printing; photopolymer printing plates and sleeves, plate-making equipment and flexographic sleeve systems; pigments and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. With a strong customer focus, unmatched service and support, and superior products, Flint Group strives to provide exceptional value, consistent quality and continuous innovation to customers around the world.
    The ICNN Independent Community Newspaper of the Year

    Sponsored by Google News Initiative
    Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. The Google News Initiative, launched in March 2018, is Google's effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in a digital age. The GNI will advance solutions across 3 major pillars where the news industry faces challenges and opportunities today: elevating and strengthening quality journalism, evolving business models to drive sustainable growth, and empowering news organisations through technological innovation.
    The ICNN Independent Community Newspaper of the Year


    The Independent Community News Network (ICNN) is the voice of over 100 community news outlets. From the Shetland Islands to the Southern tip of Cornwall, from Northern Ireland to north Wales, our members span the length and breadth of the UK.

    ICNN is the UK representative body for the independent community and hyperlocal news sector. We are committed to supporting and championing new sustainable forms of local digital and print journalism. Our focus is at the local and hyperlocal level; the place where journalism is most valued, but also most at risk.

    Our mission is to promote quality journalism, help address the democratic deficit in news poor communities and help create more jobs in journalism at the local and hyperlocal level.

    Our objectives are to increase recognition of community publishers, make representations on their behalf to policy makers, regulatory bodies, third sector funders, businesses and other organisations, and fight for opportunities and fair treatment.

    In addition to lobbying and advocacy work, the network will draw upon the Centre for Community Journalism’s ongoing research in order to inform high-quality journalism and sustainability in the local and community news sector.

    We broker collaborations with industry partners such as the BBC, Nesta, and the NUJ to contribute to sustainable and innovative development within the sector.

    We offer free consultancy services to start-ups and established publications alike on issues concerning media law guidance, funding, and new media.

    ICNN is free to join. Our members are independent of commercial, political and religious interests. They are community focused and are producing contemporaneous news content. All uphold high professional standards, including accuracy, transparency, integrity, accountability and fairness.

    They have committed to adhere to Ipso’s Editor’s Code of Practice or the Impress Standards Code and all demonstrate a clear and transparent management/ownership structure.

    Our members are fully inclusive of all ethnicities and backgrounds and are non-discriminatory.
  • Brand Partnership of the Year

    The Newsprinters Award
    Newsprinters delivers tailored print, logistic solutions to the UK publishing industry. In a challenging market, we believe working with other publishers ensures that greater efficiencies are achieved in getting publications to market and unnecessary costs are removed from the supply chain. Newsprinters, offer three-world class print facilities located at Broxbourne, Knowsley and Eurocentral. Newsprinters strive to be the best newspaper printer in the world. Every day we ensure that many of the UK’s best-selling national newspapers reach their audience including The Telegraph, Metro and London Evening Standard. We also print a significant number of regional and local newspaper titles for major publishing groups. Our commitment to progression and improvement is unyielding, as demonstrated by our numerous awards. In addition to our Newsprinter of the Year awards, we are ISO 9001 and BS 18001 accredited, and the only organisation in the news industry worldwide to be awarded the prestigious Shingo Prize for operational and manufacturing excellence.
  • Reach Printing Services
    Reach Printing Services Limited (RPS) is the manufacturing arm of Reach plc, formerly known as Trinity Mirror plc.  With four print sites, conveniently located throughout the UK, RPS offers print solutions for internal and external clients with the expertise and facilities to provide a range of formats and finishing options. Representing a large part of all our print activity, our external contract portfolio includes: independent publishers, brands, retailers, agencies, councils, universities, print buyers - just about anyone who requires print! Alongside our print options, we offer a range of distribution services via our internal and external providers including newsstand sales or free pick-up for independent publishers and insert advertising to door-to-door distribution for a regional or national marketing campaign. Having invested heavily in all our print sites, RPS can offer a competitive, reliable and comprehensive print and distribution solution.