ACPME membership is fantastic value for money

Only £150 per year* can save your University weeks of wasted time, boost productivity, engage staff and save very significant sums of money. We have over 100 members from over 75 educational organisations across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. All our members are directly linked to the delivery of creative and print solutions within their organisations.

Membership will also offer industry-specific career development opportunities, provide opportunities to showcase what you design and print in-house and help your teams tackle the unprecedented challenges facing the HE sector.

*£150 per year includes up to three associate members.

Join for the first time and save £150 on our Annual conference fee.

Read how ACPME membership helped shape one member’s career
Mark Willey, Print Services Manager

Falmouth Exeter Plus University

Probably the best £150 you’ll ever spend

ACPME membership will provide:

  • Immediate access to network of knowledgeable and support through experienced design, photography and print professionals
  • Access to CPD training
  • The opportunity to attend conference
  • Networking and personal profile development
  • Opportunities for travel (potentially to Australia or New Zealand through NIPPA or to America through ACUP)
  • Higher motivation for you and your teams – experience says delegates/members enjoy and value their membership

You’ll feel supported – our members have collective expertise and experience in:

  • Delivering managed print/MFD strategies
  • Different financial models (some operate full cost recovery, others have to generate income, some are centrally-funded) Balancing financial objectives and decisions about what to keep in-house vs what to outsource
  • The real value and behaviours of a very large network of suppliers for many universities across areas of major spend (paper, MFDs, print, design)
  • Collectively influencing and bargaining with suppliers
  • The effectiveness of various purchasing consortia and insights into the effectiveness of different kinds of frameworks
  • Print and design specific systems, such as Print MIS including linking to Agresso
  • Developments in technology to support integrated marketing campaigns and brand awareness through intelligent delivery of relevant collateral
  • More than print. Digital design, photography and video
  • Pros and cons of how others manage external suppliers (designers, photographers, printers, merchandise suppliers) Tender evaluation and marking
  • Predicting/anticipating IT requirements
  • Industry-related areas such as copyright, image consent, environmental issues, disability and equal opportunities, Health & Safety and COSHH, Data Protection Act, VAT

Working in-house can feel like a vacuum. ACPME membership will change that. You’ll have:

  • An opportunity for you to showcase what you can do through ACPME awards and rate your team’s profile – within your University and within the sector
  • Immediate access to network of knowledgeable and support through a network experienced design, photography and print teams
  • Access to industry-specific CPD training
  • Special Interest Groups on creative technologies, software and techniques
  • Opportunities to network with creatives from other institutions
  • A more energised and informed manager
  • An opportunity for you to showcase what you can do through ACPME awards and rate your team’s profile – within your University and within the sector
  • Better understanding the role of design and print in brand positioning/management

ACPME memberships helps ensure that your university is saving money. Our members have vast collective experience and expertise in:

  • Delivering managed print/MFD strategies
  • Different financial models (some operate full cost recovery, others have to generate income, some are centrally-funded)
  • Balancing financial objectives and decisions about what to keep in-house vs what to outsource
  • The real value and behaviours of a very large network of suppliers for many universities across areas of major spend (paper, MFDs, print, design)
  • Collectively influencing and bargaining with suppliers
  • The effectiveness of various purchasing consortia and insights into the effectiveness of different kinds of frameworks Print and design specific systems, such as Print MIS including linking to Agresso
  • Developments in technology to support integrated marketing campaigns and brand awareness through intelligent delivery of relevant collateral More than print. Digital design, photography and video
  • Print portals and web-to-print storefonts
  • Pros and cons of how others manage external suppliers (designers, photographers, printers, merchandise suppliers)
  • Tender evaluation and marking
  • Predicting/anticipating IT requirements
  • Industry-related areas such as copyright, image consent, environmental issues, disability and equal opportunities, Health & Safety and COSHH, Data Protection Act, VAT

Find out more

To advertise in our magazine, ‘pages’, please contact 
Darren Lewis, Communications Officer: 07872 417028 | comms@acpme.ac.uk 

To discuss membership or annual conference please contact 
Roy Stares, ACPME Administrator: 07860 722552 | admin@acpme.ac.uk

Or feel free to contact members of our Board
Details here

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