Rising star: Geneve Gurr, fabrication finishing, Moss

Geneve carried off the Trainee of the Year Award at this year’s Printweek Awards. She’s 32 and has been working in the industry since 2021.

Q&A: Chris Pertwee, production director, Baddeley Brothers 

Chris has worked in print since 1992. He started at the Financial Times newspaper aged 21 “which was quite the experience and baptism of fire into the world of print!”

Becky Young, apprentice pre-press operator, J Thomson Colour Printers

Medicine’s loss is print’s gain! Becky is 19 and has been working at Glasgow-based J Thomson Colour Printers since April 2022.

Rising star: Paul Bisland Offset press operator, Tradeprint

Paul was highly commended as a finalist in the Trainee of the Year category in the Printweek Awards 2023. He’s 36 and has been working at Tradeprint, based in Dundee, for just over a decade. 

Q&A: Gill Tress, Business services director, SF Taylor

Gill recently celebrated a special landmark – 40 years of working at SF Taylor. She’s married with one son, Dominic, and her hobbies include travelling, socialising with friends, trying new foods and...

Rising star: Jack Pearson, sustainability manager, Bluetree Group

Jack is 30 and has been working at Bluetree Group since 2021.

Q&A: Monica Moody, sales manager, Minuteman Press Coventry

Monica says that she thinks being Italian helps with sales: “If you can understand my accent, but I have improved it since marrying an Englishman and living in this country since 1995.

Printweek editor Darryl Danielli

Putting people first could remedy print’s age-old issue with old age

For more years than I care to remember we’ve talked about the print industry’s ageing workforce as a ‘ticking time bomb’ that will be our undoing.

Aged, but not out

The UK has managed to avoid recession for the moment even though it’s suffering an unpleasant bout of inflation.

Print remains stubbornly a pale and male sector

Despite some increase in the number of women employed in the industry, print continues to stand out as a particularly non-diverse sector. But why? And what should be done?