PM’s praise for printers’ school links
May 29, 2008
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has praised a Reading printing company for its role in developing education links with a local school.
The Print Room Group, based at Thames Valley Park, picked up an industry gong at the 2008 PrintIT! Awards at Stationers’ Hall in London.
The firm collected the ‘Best Industry Twinner’ accolade for running printing workshops with the Ranelagh School in Bracknell.
Speaking at the awards, Mr Brown said: “It is an excellent example of how work-related learning can help prepare young people for their future working lives and I would like to congratulate the winners.”
PrintIT! is a joint venture between the printing industry, the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and leading charity The Fairtrade Foundation to encourage young people to embark on careers in the UK printing industry.
Simon Lewington, sales director of The Print Room Group, said: “All credit to the pupils at Ranelagh who showed a real commitment to learning about printing.
“The twinning has been a real success.
“We are proud to have won and look forward to continuing developing our education links in this dynamic industry.”
Terry Watts, chief executive of Proskills UK and one of the final judges, added: “The fact that PrintIT! continues to enjoy enormous success is thanks to the support of companies such as The Print Room Group, and I take this opportunity to thank them for their ongoing commitment.”