A bit about

the IPIA

Formed in 1990 the IPIA is a not-for-profit Trade Association that is focused on helping its Members grow and develop their businesses.

There are Member companies in 3 categories:

  • Trade buyers
  • Trade manufacturers
  • Associates

Our core aim is to give Members a return on their subscription investment through:

  • The creation of sales opportunities
  • A range of Member benefits that take cost out of their business

Click here or give the team a call on 0844 90 20 214 to find out how we achieve those aims.



IPIA Annual Meet the Trade Buyer

This year's 'Meet the Trade Buyer' was a huge success with 563, 20 minute appointments generating a lot of business activity and quote requests on the day.



to the IPIA

Helping Members take cost out of their business with such Membership benefits as:

  • IPIA Logistics – preferential rates for parcel deliveries
  • IPIA Credit Checking, Legal Letter and Debt Collection Service– included in Membership fee
  • IPIA Business Support Helpline - included in Membership fee
  • IPIA Tender & Bid Preparation Support - included in Membership fee
  • IPIA VAT Advice - included in Membership fee
  • IPIA Events & Travel - included in Membership fee
  • IPIA Machinery Breakdown Warranty Programs – Guaranteed 10% saving off Members current rates

Plus a lot more..


IPIA event

Spark of Genius

Discover the power of print and marketing innovations in the digital age.


Training success - LinkedIn workshop

gets people thinking about linking

'Many thanks for an excellent day, much appreciated and did learn a great deal to help with Linkedin'.

'Nice people and the day was very well organised, Sarah was excellent and did help everyone who attended this training event'.


Networking works

IPIA Christmas Networking Lunch gets results

'It is always good to meet people outside of a specific work meeting to develop a broader working relationship as well as meet new trade partners. The IPIA has yet again brought together a great mix of like minded print suppliers and managers together – well done!'


Meet the Trade Buyer

Meet the Trade Buyer at THE PRINT SHOW 13th-15th October 
NEC, Birmingham
For details call 0844 9020214 or email info@ipia.org.uk


Wednesday 14th October 2015
Call 08449020214 for details

This month's featured Membership Benefits

VAT Advice Member Benefit

Zero-rating, single sourcing, charity concession, the package test, the 25% rule, cost apportionment, reverse charge.

Is this all jargon or important legal compliance and potential business-winning savings for your clients?

The IPIA VAT Advice Member benefit provides access to professional support covering the VAT treatment of all types of printed matter and associated services.

Tender and Bid Preparation Support Member Benefit

  • Do you need to evaluate your bid strategy and ability to win new contracts in 2014?
  • Are you having a run of coming second in the awarding of tenders?
  • Do you have lots of tender opportunities but not enough resources to complete them?
  • Do you need someone to work on a specific tender submission but don't want the continued overhead once it is delivered?

If the answer is 'yes' to any of these questions then this IPIA Member Benefit can help.

IPIA Credit Checking, Legal Letter and Debt Collection Member Benefit

Given the current climate, it has never been more important to keep a close eye on your cash flow. Ensuring you do business with the right kind of companies (those that pay!) should be at the top of your priorities.

The IPIA is pleased to offer IPIA Members complimentary Credit Checking, Legal Letter and Debt Collection facilities to support your business in this critical area.

Print Machinery Breakdown Warranty Programs Member Benefit

The IPIA are pleased to offer market-leading breakdown warranty programs for print press, pre-press and finishing machinery & equipment.

IPIA Members receive a guaranteed MINIMUM 10% savings on existing policies.

Business Support Helpline Member Benefit

Whether you require a guiding hand or a second opinion the IPIA Business Support Helpline offers IPIA Members immediate, unlimited access by telephone to expert tailored advice on areas such as:

  • Employment and personnel
  • Health & Safety
  • Tax & VAT
  • Payroll
  • Commercial, contract and company law
  • Consumer protection and licencing
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Copyright and patents



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