ACPME Annual Conference | Carden Park, Cheshire | 2–5 June 2019

Blueprints for creativity

For #ACPMEConf19 we’re heading to the glorious venue of Carden Park in Cheshire.

The 2019 theme is ‘Blueprints for creativity’. At an increasingly challenging time for the HE and FE sector, we’ll focus on being positive and seeking creative opportunities.

We’ll be sharing each others’ successes and how they were achieved – highlighting best practice and looking at operational business models and strategic plans.

Many of our members are seeking ideas for income generation and new revenue streams. With our heads together, we’ll discuss innovative equipment  and how to plan with ambition and imagination.

For designers and photographers, there’ll be more creative tips and sessions – from capturing amazing stills to producing engaging video and creating effective cross-media campaigns.

We’ll talk about ways to be creative with printing and how to get the most out of equipment and new substrates.

There’ll be a focus on creative ideas – both to raise the profile of your in-house services to best supporting your university’s marketing ambitions and institutional strategy.

We know it’s tough out there. There’ll be sessions to develop free-thinking and top tips to reduce stress – from mindfulness to positivity and taking care of mental health.

As always, there’ll be a range of leading industry professionals exhibiting their latest products and of course time to network – building deeper relationships with your peers and with suppliers to bolster your foundations.

Plan positive and book now.


Thank you to our 2019 sponsors

We’ve got a fantastic line-up of engaging speakers

Kate Hull Rodgers

Kate Hull Rodgers


An international leading authority on the strategic use of Humour in the Workplace. Kate has pioneered work in the fields of laughter therapy, stress management, communication and networking. Her advice has been sought by governments, health organizations and businesses in 29 countries on 5 continents.

Lee Johnstone

Lee Johnstone

Graphic Designer, University of Sheffield

Lee will discuss the University of Sheffield’s winning submission from the 2018 ACPME Creative and Print Awards where they scooped Service of the Year.

He will discuss how their creative service has evolved to meet client demand for digital design – in particular websites due to word of mouth from satisfied clients and the support they are receiving from the Digital Engagement Team in Corporate Communications in recommending our services.

Billy Dixon

Billy Dixon

Professional speaker and Image consultant –

The title of Billy Dixon’s session is: ‘Stripping it Back – Resilient Teams’

Billy provides a bespoke and confidential service for individuals and teams who want to improve their performance, and maximise their potential. Several universities are now using his principals on personal projection in their MBA business courses, and he is a regular contributor and advisor on television and radio.

Ian Wilcox

Ian Wilcox

Design and Printing Services Manager, University of Southampton

Ian will run a hands-on workshop sharing large format tricks and tips that have led to him running one of HE’s largest in-house print units.

Always looking for win win, Ian will share how he always does the best that he can for Southampton, saving and making them money by providing more and more services in-house that the university are buying already at far greater cost from external suppliers.

If you’ve never applied contravision to a window, weeded stickers and have thought large format print is daunting this is a workshop you can’t afford to miss.

Angela Truby

Angela Truby

Operations Manager Student Services, Loughborough University

The title of Angela Truby’s session is: Marketing – friend or foe?

Angela has over 20 years’ experience in Higher Education. She has worked for Bristol, UWE, Huddersfield and Derby Universities in various roles and for the last 4 years has worked for Loughborough. She has worked on numerous marketing campaigns she’s very proud of including the Loughborough ‘golden ticket’ and has led marketing teams including the team who won a HEIST award for marketing the then new Loughborough London campus. For the last 18 months she has worked in Student Services reviewing systems and operation and instigating new ways of working. She is overseeing a series of projects bringing benefit to current students.

Never been to an ACPME conference?
Don’t worry. You’ll fit right in and leave energised with new friends. Read the impressions of first time attendees here

Read more testimonials and get a feel for ACPME in Issue Three of ‘pages’  PDF here


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To discuss membership, sponsorship opportunities or annual conference please contact 
Jennie Mort, ACPME Administrator: 01527 893675 |
Contact address: Seven Elms, Dark Lane, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire B96 6HB

Or feel free to contact members of our Board
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The Association of Creative and Print Managers in Education, a not for profit private company, limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales No. 10244428. Registered address: Seven Elms, Dark Lane, Astwood Bank, Redditch, Worcestershire B96 6HB