Visual Media 2016 Partners


Success hinges on consistency of leadership, focus, execution, and most importantly, great products and services. We know where we need to go, and we’re making progress. We continue to drive product innovation in our core markets, with a focus on cloud, security, and big data. We see big opportunities ahead, and we are well positioned to take advantage of these opportunities with our remarkable set of assets and strengths. We have the people, the plan, and the foundation in place to help us succeed on the next phase of the journey.

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Once a local traditional print company in Sheffield, ProCo has been transformed into a 140 strong. ProCo is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading marketing operations specialists, embracing the latest marketing techniques and advances in technology to offer a wide range of solutions to your marketing operational needs. They use proven techniques, the very latest innovation and technology and many combined years of experience to help make you more productive, and your entire marketing operations more effective and more efficient.

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Jaywing is an award-winning top-10 UK agency, home to over 650 of the best thinkers across creative, technology and data science who help clients make sense of our increasingly complex, ever shifting world. Every day, handpicked teams collaborate to respond to hugely diverse challenges across a whole host of sectors to connect powerful ideas, rich data and new technologies. Blending key specialisms, including brand communications, digital, content, social, search and data analysis, Jaywing is uniquely able to turn data into value, fuel brands, connect on customers’ terms and reimagine businesses.



Blippar is the leading visual discovery app, harnessing augmented reality and artificial intelligence technologyiesto bring the physical world to life through smartphones. Once the Blippar app is downloaded, people can blipp (“scan”) objects they’re curious about and unlock useful and entertaining content. Since launching in the UK in 2011, Blippar has expanded rapidly, partnering with some of the biggest and most exciting brands and media owners in the world, including Condé Nast, TIME Inc., Unilever, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Nestlé, Heinz, Coca-Cola, Anheuser Busch, L’Oréal, Universal Pictures and Jaguar. Blippar is a global company with 14 offices around the world from San Francisco to Tokyo.




Celloglas is the UK’s leading specialist in decorative print finishing. With a wealth of experience across a number of markets, we offer a wide range of solutions including decoration, protection and enhancement. Celloglas add value to printed matter for brands, retailers and publishers, often working directly with printers, print management or designers.

Some of the finishes include screen varnishing, lamination, foil blocking, high speed coating, die cutting and folder make up, plus special finishes like glow in the dark, light reactive ink, heat reactive ink, silver scratch off ink and glitter varnish. Mirri is a division of Celloglas, Mirri is a world leading brand of metallic paper and board, used for packaging, POS, social stationary, craft and commercial projects.



Visual Media 2016 Organisers

CDi Yorkshire – Creative and Digital Industries

CDi Yorkshire (Creative Digital Industries Yorkshire) is an initiative to inform and support the supply chain that links brands to consumers for the creative and digital industry in Yorkshire. CDi Yorkshire aims to ensure that the Creative and Digital Sector in the region maintains its position as a major national player. CDi Yorkshire incorporates the key elements of the marketing and communications media by engaging the brand owners, creative and digital agencies, printers, big data managers and consumer behaviourists.

Through practical advice and support on training and development, grants and business networking, as well as marketing and communications. We will increase regional collaboration, better develop supply chains, increase productivity and innovation with the application of new techniques and create greater regional strength in the creative and digital industry.



The British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) is the principal business support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry, and is one of the country’s leading trade associations. The federation strive to ensure their members’ requirements come first. Through listening to their needs they have developed an unrivalled range of products and services that go well beyond those provided by a traditional trade association. They provide the highest standard of support for printers to grow and develop healthy, sustainable and profitable businesses, aiming to provide an environment geared towards their businesses success.



Visual Media 2016 Supporters


The Centre for Process Innovation is a UK-based technology innovation centre and part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. They use applied knowledge in science and engineering combined with state of the art facilities to enable clients to develop, prove, prototype and scale up the next generation of products and processes. Their open innovation model enables clients to develop products and prove processes with minimal risk. CPI provides assets and expertise so customers can demonstrate the process and prove it is feasible before investing substantial amounts of money in capital equipment and training.



CyanX is a major supplier of Press room consumables, Sundries, Spray Powders, Anti-marking, Washup Supplies, Press room equipment & Servicing, and much more. With the distinctive ‘X’ branding, CyanX have a presence in pressrooms throughout the UK and Europe. Their philosophy of “quality products backed by professional after sales support” remains at the core of everything they do. CyanX are now expanding into new markets but continue to maintain the quality standard for their customers as this is vital for continued success.


Glossop Cartons

Glossop Cartons is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of carton board packaging products. The award-winning company, based in Stockport, is also home to world’s first Highcon Euclid Digital Cutting & Creasing Machine and is the first in the UK to offer bespoke, digital personalised packaging.

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Leeds City Region LEP

The LEP promotes the Leeds City Region’s interests on a national and international scale, helping business and enterprise to thrive by unlocking potential through partnership. The LEP’s vision is to unlock the potential of the City Region, developing an economic powerhouse that will create jobs and prosperity. They aim to do this by being a relevant, essential and enabling partner to growing businesses within the City Region, and by opening the door to a new relationship with government


Prolific North

Prolific North Ltd. is an independently owned publishing company based in Manchester, whose first title is The company commenced publishing in January 2013, and have since made a significant positive impact to the Northern environment.

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Smart Directions

Smart Directions is a union between suppliers and printers who want to invest into the future of the printing industry; giving printers ideas that will help grow their businesses. A year long period of activity that will include regular features within Digital Printer magazine, a dedicated website, a comprehensive stand alone publication showcasing new ideas in February and a conference in May will set the tone for an ever changing industry.

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UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports. We encourage and support overseas companies to look at the UK as the best place to set up or expand their business. We have professional advisers around the UK and staff across more than 100 countries.