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IPIA Gala Awards Dinner – 12 October 2016

Posted on October 19, 2016

This years IPIA Annual Gala Award Dinner was a superb evening of entertainment, networking and frivolity!

Below are the Nominees and Winners of each category. Congratulations to everyone nominated and of course to our winners – truly well deserved.  If you would like a copy of any of the images, please email

Trade Manufacturer of the Year sponsored by Antalis

Given to the manufacturer who overall, throughout the year, has provided the Membership with excellent service. The main measures being innovation, consistent quality and service, response to queries and the professionalism of their staff.

Winner: Wirralco
Highly Commended: Spin Print and Harrier LLC

Other Nominees:
Print Solutions
Spectrum Plastics
Print Evolved

Print Manager of the Year sponsored by Tall Group

The company who fosters close working relationships particularly with regard to innovation and working as a partner to jointly win business.  They should be easy to deal with in all business aspects, for example: ingenuity, clarity of paper work, the professional and technical knowledge of their staff.

Winner: Cyan Group
Highly Commended: Mosaic Print Management and Systematic Print Management

Other Nominees:
Essential Print Services
GPS Document Management
PMG Print Management

Best Associate Member of the Year sponsored by The Print Show

The company who has fostered close working relationships, providing the highest standards of service, generating innovative and original ideas and cost savings.  Ideally they will be working as a supplier partner to jointly develop business, both with manufacturers and distributors alike.  They must be easy to deal with, offer a high level of representation both externally and internally, for example: clarity of paper work, the professional and technical knowledge of their staff.

Winner: Premier Paper
Highly Commended: ICSM and Antalis

Other Nominees:
Red Live Media
Mitsubishi HiTec Paper

Personality of the Year

This person will be an individual who is held in the highest esteem in our industry, successful in his or her own right, but always prepared to help and develop others without exception.  They should always be prepared to share their experiences with others and be known throughout the industry as a person of high integrity.  We are looking for a unique individual with an outstanding character and a special personality.

Winner: Glyn Hall of Commercial Forms Ltd

Other Nominees:
Kath Doran of Spectrum Plastics
Peter Melkowski of Print Solutions
Yvonne Gorman of Essential Print Services
Steve Webb of Premier Paper
Brian Garson of Mitsubishi HiTec
Paul Scanlon of CDP Print Management
Dan Brook of Spin Print
Simon Biltcliffe of Webmart

IPIA Honorary Life Membership Award

Winner:  Paul Scanlon of CDP Print Management

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