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Innovation Excellence Award for Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems

Innovation Excellence Award for Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems

15 July 2014 Award Release

Innovation Excellence Award for Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems

British Coatings Federation member Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems was presented with the Stationers’ Company’s Innovation Excellence Award at a lunch held at Stationers’ Hall on Monday 30th June.

Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems (Fujifilm SIS) secured the accolade having been nominated for the Stationers’ Award by the British Coatings Federation (BCF) following their entry to BCF’s own Sustainable Innovation Award in 2013. The Stationers’ judging panel, which included representation from the Stationers’ Company, The Technology Strategy Board (within the Business, Innovation and Skills Department of the UK Government) and the BBC, evaluated entries on the bases of creativity, economic prospects, social impact and sustainability. The judges commented that the entry put forward by Fujifilm SIS, of zero waste to landfill and significant cost reduction, showed the skilled deployment of a well engineered change programme, and a great example of manufacturing best practice at work that ensures survival in a tough market place.

Colin Boughton, European Operations Director of Fujifilm SIS based in Kent, remarked "We were absolutely delighted for our hard work and determination in the field of sustainable innovation to be recognised in this way, and enjoyed the opportunity to be interviewed by BBC In Business presenter Peter Day at the Awards lunch. We are grateful to the British Coatings Federation for nominating us for this Award. "

Tom Bowtell, BCF’s Chief Executive was equally delighted, adding "Our huge congratulations go to the Fujifilm SIS team. This is the first Innovation Excellence Awards Programme run by the Stationers’ Company, which serves the £75 bn communications and content industry, and we look forward to being able to nominate BCF members in the future, based on their entries to our own awards, presented in November."


Further information available from Ali Brown at the British Coatings Federation,, tel 01372 365989.