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Jonas Sjostrom from Sweden has been named the winner of Fespa’s World Wrap Masters Series.  Second and third prize went to Martynas Bertulis from Ireland and Ruan Greef from South Africa respectively. All three received cash prizes.

Hampshire-based Anton Visual recently helped to transform specialist builders’ merchants Strukta Group’s Andover-based headquarters with the design, production and installation of a suite of graphics including walls, flooring and signage applications.

An £62m MBO of Metamark (UK) from founder shareholders Mark Bateson and Mike Stuart has been led by Paul French with Ian Simister and the senior management team and backed by private equity firm Primary Capital. 

Martyn Eustace of Two Sides - the initiative that promotes the attractiveness and sustainability of print and paper - has been awarded the Gold Medal by the Paper Industry Gold Medal Association for his longstanding contribution to the industry.

Orafol has extended its 970 Premium Special Effect Cast car wrapping film to include two new glitter colours: Mandarin and Intergalactic Blue. The new colours are available with a glossy surface, and in both a standard version and a RapidAir version.

Antalis’ Digital Academy is to run a Digital Breakfast Seminar this summer and has revealed new workshops/locations, including a Wallcoverings Application Workshop for large-format PSPs.

Nominations are being sought for an award to recognise a young person of outstanding achievement in print - an award launched in memory of Victor Watson CBE DL. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday 20 June 2017 by 5pm.

Zund Plotting Systems (UK) has become a subsidiary of Zund Systemtechnik. Tim Taylor, founder and commercial director of the St Albans-based operation - which has been an official distribution and service partner of Zund Systemtechnik since 1993 - will remain with the company, heading up UK sales. Newly appointed managing director, Stuart Cole, will oversee daily operations.

PM Theresa May has visited Octink in Brentford, the second visit by a Prime Minster to the company in under six years - David Cameron visited in 2011. Brexit, apprenticeships and the importance of family owned businesses to the economy were discussed at the latest meeting. May sat in on a round table event before undertaking a factory tour and a Q&A with staff.