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The Netherlands may be flat, but organisers are hoping Fespa Global Print Expo - in Amsterdam, 12-15 October - won’t be. travel restrictions may have been eased, but how can we expect to see what is normally a ‘must attend’ event pan out this time around?

Decisions are the lifeblood of a business, which makes it all the more remarkable that we make so many of them in a disjointed, ad hoc and impulsive fashion. The good news, as American billionaire Warren Buffett likes to point out, is that you only have to get a few of them right, as long as you don’t get too many of them wrong. This guidance might help you improve your success rate.

The new Display and POS 2 Recycling Scheme has been developed to help you trim your waste and expand your recycling rates. So should you be weighing it up?

Earlier this year MacroArt appointed a non-executive chairman to help it realign and grow its business. The Covid pandemic having caused so many PSPs to reassess their operations, I talked with MD Michael Green about the value of bringing in non-executive directors. 

JKN Digital in Preston was formed in 1988 and is now a full service exhibition and events graphics specialist, and a trade printer. It was an early adopter of HP latex technology and now runs only such printers - three L570 roll-to-roll printers and an R2000 flatbed machine. So why all the investment in HP kit? 

Before you write off investment in finishing kit this year, just consider what’s being introduced to fill the gaps in the market.

Increasingly, inkjet printer manufactures are extending their reach by adding industrial printers to their offering?  But, what do they mean by ‘industrial’, and do machines matching that definition have any place within graphics sector PSPs?

Do you know much about the Made Smarter Leadership programme - and have you considered joining it? If you want to mix with business chiefs from across different sectors to glean insight on smarter manufacturing impacts, perhaps you should.

Given it’s autumn 2021, spring 2022 May seem some way off. But don’t get caught out. Now’s the time to start readying for the new tax, which comes into force next April.

Long Covid - how much of a disability could it prove, and what does it mean for your business? Employment lawyer Anna Bithrey of Taylor Walton explains your legal responsibilities.

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