Bill Offer elected Chairman of The Printing Charity for a second term

Bill Offer was unanimously elected Chairman of The Printing Charity for a second term at the charity's Annual General Meeting held at Southwood Court, Basildon. He has been on the charity's Board of Trustees since 1998.

He says: "I'm looking forward to continuing my long association with the charity and working with it to achieve the ambitious target it has set to help 2000 people nationally by 2017. We need more people to know that the charity exists to help people financially in the printing and publishing industries."

Bill is the third generation of his family to work in the printing industry. He began his printing career in the Bindery at Odhams Press in 1956, followed by five years as Bindery Manager at the Shenval Press. In 1968 he was appointed a lecturer at the London College of Printing and in 1979 he became Deputy Dean of the School of Printing Technology, a post he held for over 30 years.

The charity's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2010 were also approved by members at the AGM. They show the charity has a balanced budget and helped over 540 people financially, up from 349 in 2009.

Stephen Gilbert, the charity's Chief Executive, adds: "We're delighted to have Bill as our Chairman for a second term. Many people in the industry know him from his LCP days, so his help making more people aware of the charity as a leading national charity for the printing and publishing is invaluable."

For further information, please contact Stephen Gilbert, Chief Executive,
The Printing Charity, 01293 542 820, stephen@theprintingcharity.org.uk www.theprintingcharity.org.uk