The IPIA has created a ‘Lite’ membership to widen its scope.
Originally formed to represent the interests of, and support the relationship between, print management and trade printers, the IPIA has developed a suite of benefits for companies that do not offer trade services.
“Allowing non-trade companies to join us opens a core of our benefits up to so many more businesses," said newly appointed general manager Brendan Perring. “The Association is fiercely committed to supporting its membership and championing the print industry and print out to the wider market. This activity is as relevant to a printer serving local businesses as it is to the trade suppliers who may offer that company an outsourcing service.”
The IPIA has changed radically since CEO Marian Stefani took over in 2015. Businesses joining under the new ‘Lite’ membership category will pay £25 per month for access to a selection of services such as a legal helpline and support, credit checking and debt. They will also get discounted rates on the IPIA’s training and events.