SMP Chair and board members make print industry ‘who’s who’

SMP Chair and board members make print industry ‘who’s who’

We are delighted that three SMP board members and our chair appear in this year’s Printweek Power 100 list.

Patrick Headley, from Go Inspire, appears at number 19 while Simon Biltcliffe, of Webmart, takes the number 25 spot. Tony Strong, from Opus Trust Communicationss, is listed at number 71.

SMP chair Judith Donovan CBE is number 99 on the list.

The top spot is occupied by Patrick Crean at Paragon – who was also number one on the 2018 chart.

The Power 100 list is the journal’s 1-100 ranking of the most influential business leaders in the print industry.

Simon Biltcliffe is described as ‘a true futurist who never shies away from leading new advances… a great example of someone who has a clear passion for print and is very aware of how the industry is growing and changing’.

As CEO of Go Inspire, Patrick Headley had overseen a restructure at the Kettering site and was described by a colleague as ‘determined in his belief for the business to achieve its strategic goals’.

In his first year as CEO at Opus, Tony Strong had guided the business to 15 client contract renewals and invest substantially in IT infrastructure.

A highly experienced Non-Executive Director and chair of many public, private and third sector boards, Judith Donovan had worked hard to extend the SMP’s reach in its 10th anniversary year, organising an annual summit that was attended by more than 100 members.

Judith commented: “We are delighted that three of our board members appear in this ‘who’s who’ of the print industry. It underlines the influence that SMP board members have within this sector and it is good to see their commitment acknowledged in this distinguished trade publication.”