WTTB and IPIA launch industry support initiative
Published: 24 February 2021 | No comments yet
Where the Trade Buys CEO Gary Peeling says the events of the last 12 months have proven the value of collaboration
Where the Trade Buys has announced that its Rockstar customers will be able to receive business support services from the Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA) in addition to the existing benefits on offer.
‘The Covid crisis in 2020 showed the value of working together – the IPIA is an excellent example of how shared resource and support can be the difference between success or failure,’ explained Gary Peeling, CEO at Where the Trade Buys. ‘Perhaps more important is the help and support that results from member to member via the network.
‘Also, as we were all trying to navigate the complexities of government and local business support, the IPIA provided clear and concise advice and even coordinated lobbying for the industry.
‘I am also aware when the business environment is challenging this critical IPIA support may be considered discretionary spend, so we are very happy to assist IPIA members and to introduce and support new members to support the Association – because we all do better when we work together.’
Graeme Smith, chairman of the IPIA and managing director of Cyan Groproup added, ‘Where the Trade Buys and its parent company Precision Proco Group are dynamic, forward thinking and customer-centric organisations.
‘I can say this, not only because they are a very pro-active member of the IPIA, but because I have first-hand experience as a customer and beneficiary of its Rockstar programme.
‘Our core ethos at the IPIA is to support print industry businesses to thrive in uncertain times, and this collaboration with Where the Trade Buys is a perfect expression of that focus.’