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Northern-based businesses affiliated with the creative sectors are being invited to a virtual ‘Creative Leaders Festival 2021’ on 25 - 26 May. It will provide advice about support available to the sector and its sub-sectors to help businesses plan and grow.

According to a new report from Xerox, 64% of SMBs anticipate emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic stronger than they went into it. The data is from a study of 1,200 business decision makers from companies from across the the UK, US and Canada with 25 to 1,000 employees.

The World Out of Home Organization (WOO) will unveil a new ‘Creating Global Guidelines for Out of Home Audience Measurement’ initiative at its European Forum on 18 May.

Leeds-based wide-format printer Northern Flags and sister company FaberExposize UK have landed three nominations for the Made in Yorkshire Awards - Manufacturer of the Year (under £25m), Manufacturing Training Scheme and Apprentice of the Year.

Paragon Customer Communications (PCC) is transfering a portion of its annual Apprenticeship Levy funds to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK, and is encouraging eligible companies to apply to access the funds.

Agfa plans to expand its co-operation with the Global Graphics group beyond Rip technology, as its long-term partner in software development now also includes the Hybrid Software.

Chroma, a full-service printer located in Theale, near Reading, has moved into flatbed wide-format production with a Yotta Fr2513-R5 printer and Sinajet DK2513 cutter. The move coincides with the company having doubled its floorspace to around 1672m2 via the addition of a second adjacent unit which now houses an expanding large-format department. Although turnover has slightly reduced during the Covid pandemic, Chroma is expecting to exceed its pre-pandemic turnover with a target of £3m.

Organisers of the postponed InPrint Munich, ICE Europe and CCE International have confirmed the new date of 15-17 March 2022. The shows had been due to take place 22-24 June this year but were cancelled due to the pandemic.

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