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 event will be on Thursday 16th October at St George's Park, the prestigious FA Training HQ near Burton-on-Trent.

It is a superb way for trade buyers and trade suppliers to meet in a day of appointments followed by an evening of entertainment and networking. 



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'.


Head of Design at Google was just one of the top speakers at the IPIA 23rd Annual Conference

The event, took place on 11th June at Puckrup Hall Hotel near Tewkesbury and it included the Association’s AGM, Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.

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The IPIA Logistics service is proving popular and profitable for Members at £4.75 for first parcel and £2.85 for subsequent parcels. Next day delivery up to 30kg.

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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