Why we exist

Originally formed in 1978 to help gain acceptance of the on-demand end of the Print market, the BAPC has grown into a major representational body to the print and creative industry. Most of the industry is made up of small companies without a collective voice or the financial leverage to access dedicated expertise that can help businesses grow and get recognised. The BAPC is a body that can speak on behalf of everyone in the business and offer every business the benefit of help and assistance across the spectrum of business advice and services.

We pioneer new ways of working, promote latest technologies and represent the interests of our members at the highest national levels. As well as helping our member and associate members to improve the way they work, we’re also out there attracting new talent into the industry and new challenges and motivations for those already in it.

We’re also in touch with fellow national associations round the world and able to offer a global perspective on print and creative issues. Whether you’re a small local firm or a multi-national corporation, the BAPC can add value to your offering.

Membership of the BAPC has been a real lifesaver for us as a way of finding out what’s going on.

John Birmbaum, Ashford, Kent

Benefits we offer

One of the benefits of being such a large trade association is that we have the leverage to bring in a host of expert advice and services to help our members. Not just in print and creative issues but from every business related field from Legal, Financial, Marketing and HR to Training, Environmental and the Internet. Every member can access all these services for just £1 a week membership fee:

  • Arbitration
  • Business Advice
  • Credit Checks
  • Debt Recovery Service
  • Display Materials
  • Environmental Consultancy
  • Equipment Assessments
  • Events
  • Health and Safety Guide
  • Industry Bulletins
  • Industry Insurance

  • Arbitration
  • Business Advice
  • Credit Checks
  • Debt Recovery Service
  • Display Materials
  • Environmental Consultancy
  • Equipment Assessments
  • Events
  • Health and Safety Guide
  • Industry Bulletins
  • Industry Insurance

Having your legal help line made sure we were able to sort out our staffing issue before it ever got to be a problem.

Laurence Bowman, Carlisle