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.
It’s time to get a fresh perspective now we’ve got rid of the zombies
If you were to skim through this issue’s news digest, you could be forgiven for thinking the industry is on its last legs – with so many references to insolvencies, cut-backs, overreaches, and a whole...
You can’t please everyone, so focus on what your people want
I suspect becoming embroiled in what many people would dub a ‘woke war’ is not exactly at the top of most print business leaders’ list of things that keep them awake at night. Not with everything else...
U-turn if you need to – there’s no sense sticking with a flawed plan
I’m a little cautious about making references to politics, because, well, as recent calamitous events have proven a lot can happen in a very short space of time.
It’s time to focus on the opportunities that lie ahead
Not for the first time, our sideways look at Printweeks past, From the Archive, has got me thinking about the rapid pace of change in our industry.
We may be knee-deep in the hoopla but, together, we’ll get through it
With everything that’s been going on in the industry in the past few months, especially while many firms are still licking their wounds from the pandemic, I can’t help but wonder: who would want to be...
In such tough times, we should forge closer customer relations
With, rightly or wrongly, Covid restrictions all but ended, you would have thought that we could finally breathe a collective sigh of relief that things, of a sort, can start getting back to normal.
Wishing all our readers a merry Christmas and a prosperous 2022
I’m pretty sure I say this every year – and having checked the archive it turns out I more or less have – so, forgive me, but: How. Can. It. Be. Christmas?
The business case for sustainable production adds up on all levels
With the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 being hosted in Glasgow in a few weeks, sustainability will likely, and rightly, rise up the nation’s and the agendas of all sectors of...
Draw a line under the Polestar years and continue to rebuild
As the curtain draws on the Polestar saga, with the last remnant of what was once the UK’s largest print group being dissolved, I can’t help but wonder if we will ever see its like again?
Magic money tree has propped us up, but it is due to be felled soon
Back in September, a consortium of printing industry trade bodies gloomily wrote to the chancellor Rishi Sunak warning him that 3,000 print business would be at risk of sinking without a trace if...