According to Printing Industries General Manager, Robert Fuller, a large number of high profile companies have nominated and registered their participation at the event, which is expected to attract 300 guests, from printing companies across NSW.
“We have had a great response from all sectors of the industry and it’s now up to our judges to put in the hard yards selecting the best entries,” says Fuller.
This year entrants to the awards, will have the opportunity to get further recognition, with the chance to win an award in a new category called the ‘Business of the Year Award.’
Selected from one of the winners of the 10 award categories, the Business of the Year Award 2006, will be given to one outstanding entrant demonstrating the best overall presentation across all of the print and business criteria.
“All finalists will be eligible for selection as Printing Industries Business of the Year 2006, which is a new award recognising whole-of-business excellence. The Award will be presented by Guest of Honour, NSW Opposition Leader, Peter Debnam MP,” says Fuller.
With most companies booking tables of 10, printers are advised to book soon. Among the exciting entertainment at this year’s awards are, The String Divas, and popular dance band Mojo.
Also to be recognised at this year’s awards ceremony, are 10 distinguished members for their long standing 25 and 50 years membership of Printing Industries.
The Award categories and respective Judges for this year’s awards are:
Innovation in Business Award
Judge: Tony Ashton from Red Paper Group
Education and Training Initiatives Award
Judge: Allan Wetherell from TAFE
Environmental Initiatives Award
Judge: Andrew Doig from Australian Environment Business Network (AEBN)
OHS Initiatives Award
Judge: Lila Bates from Netsafe
4 Colour Print (or less) Award
Judge: Greg Grace from Heidelberg Australia
5 Colour Print (or more) Award
Judge: Warwick Roden from Roden Print
Judge: Henryk Kraszewski from Fuji Xerox Australia
Judge: Peter Munro from Agfa Australia
Wide Format Digital Award
Judge: Dean Cox from Agfa Australia
Judge: Barry Grant from Anitech Australia
Judge: Joe Crolla from Pack Creations
Judge: Max Haoui from Printers Post