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Finsbury Green cleans up at SA/NT PICAs

Wednesday, 04 October 2006
By Print21

Finsbury Green Printing picked up a massive 21 awards at the event, including seven gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze awards. The company was also awarded the Best Overall Production award in South Australia for the ‘Interesting Times’ entry.

Steve Osborne, general manager of Finsbury SA, says the company was delighted to be reaffirmed as the leading quality printer in the state.

“The twenty one awards we received this year for the quality of our printing, including the finest quality print job in South Australia on top of the 71 State and National quality awards over the last two years, validate the commitment of skill of the whole team at Finsbury,” says Osborne.

“This peer recognition validates the organisations’ values and recognises the ability of Finsbury to defy the industry trends by achieving sustainable growth in each of its operations in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, in a market consistently reported to be under pressure.”

Presented by the South Australian and Northern Territory divisions of Printing Industries, the PICA presentations were staged at the Adelaide Convention Centre. A crowd of more than 400 people were there (with some of the PICA crowd pictured right) to see 33 Gold, 39 Silver and 28 Bronze awards presented.

The special guest for the evening included Iain Evans, leader of the South Australian Opposition, who presented the Judges Category for Best Overall Production in both South Australia and Northern Territory. Other presenters included Peter Lane, national president of Printing Industries and Philip Andersen, CEO of Printing Industries.

The South Australian branch of the Lithographic Institute of Australia (LIA) awarded its Graduate of the Year Award to Sarah Thomas, Collotype Labels. Sponsored by Heidelberg Australia, it represented the second year in a row that the award was announced at the PICAs.

(L to R, PICA judges: Greg Grace, Bryan Price, Mark Holland, Don Woolman, and Andrew McGowan)

This year Warwick Gregg, a student currently studying an Advanced Diploma in design and communication at TAFE South Australia, designed the promotional material for this year’s event.

As the big winner of the evening, the environmental credentials of Finsbury Green Printing include being a CO2 Natural Printer, an alcohol-free printer, ISO14001 and FSC accredited. It has been recognised though various awards including the Business Enterprise Award for Environmental Best Practice through the United Nations Association of Australia.

(Right: Tony and Magdaline Coleman from Coleman’s Printing in Darwin, awarded Best Overall Production – Northern Territory)

Click www.print21online.comhere for a full list of winners of the PICA awards.

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