Welcome to the 11th annual PrintWeek Power 100
Congratulations to everyone who has made it onto our
11th annual rundown of the industry’s most influential individuals, but a word of warning: with great power comes great responsibility.
Coming on the back of several years of massive structural change, accelerated by tough trading conditions, many of the individuals featured in the following pages not only have the burden of steering their own companies through these turbulent times, but also the added weight of having a duty to the industry at large to not only prove success is achievable, but also to blaze a trail for others to follow.
The good news is that this is exactly what many of the industry’s leading lights are doing. And, of course, with the ranking coming out just a week before a certain high-profile event, it seemed only right that we adopt a sporting theme for this year’s Power 100 and create our very own ‘Team PW’ to celebrate print’s pacemakers.
Measuring an individual’s ‘power’ isn’t an exact science though, which is what makes putting together our list of the great and good such a challenge, but thankfully we don’t have to do it alone. So, thank you to everyone who took part in our online poll, which garnered a record-breaking 3,500 votes this year, and congrat ulations to Angela Hurst of Ten Alps Publishing who won the iPod Touch that was up for grabs.
Sadly, in the same way that not everyone can win an iPod, not every deserving individual can make the Power 100. However, I hope that this year’s ranking sparks as much debate in the wider industry as it did here and, more importantly, serves as a reminder that print has a lot of firms and individuals to be immensely proud of. Go Team Print!