year’s recent EFIA Print Awards gala dinner attracted more than 500 attendees, with more than 70 award winners from Highly Commended to Gold standard, and raised almost £4,000 for charity.
The event for the best in flexography was held at The Vox, Resorts World, Birmingham, a new location for the annual print awards celebratio, with music, entertainment and a Best In Show presentation.
Leading the winners in 2016, was once again TRM Packaging Ltd, recently acquired by D.S.Smith, which for the second year running won the Best In Show Award, with their Weetabix Breakfast Biscuits pack submission. Silver in the category was achieved by Interflex Group and Bronze went to DS Smith.
Andy Young, Chairman of EFIA said: “This is the second year of the awards under my tenure and I truly believe we delivered an outstanding evening. The feedback has been fantastic with everyone having a great time but more importantly seeing the quality that our industry is now achieving. This year we also showed a video of the judging process which seemed to be received well, demonstrating to members and partners the complexity, dedication and diligence that goes into judging the many categories we have today.”
Debbie Waldron Hoines, Executive Director of EFIA, added: “In response to feedback from members, we will be adding additional flexible packaging categories to the 2017 awards to ensure the full volume of business in the U.K is accurately represented. We see fantastic submissions from across our industry but we want to see more from the high growth flexible packaging area; we’re reflecting that desire with new surface and lamination print categories for flexible packaging printers to showcase their capabilities. We listen to our membership and respond accordingly.”
The host for the 2016 Gala Dinner was Shaun Williamson, formerly of BBC Eastenders and Extras fame, who delivered a comedy half hour, as well as excellent hosting of the awards keeping the audience enthralled.
To find out how you can get involved with the 2017 Print Awards Programme, or join any of the other EFIA events in 2016, please visit www.efia.uk.com or contact Debbie Waldron Hoines on email@example.com