Over 100 print industry professionals gathered to celebrate this year’s People In Print Awards and Rising Stars of Print Awards at Sorrento in the Park on Maungakiekie One Tree Hill, Auckland.

A stormy night did not deter guests from enjoying themselves and giving the awardees ovations as Ruth Cobb, chief executive PrintNZ and New Zealand Printer editor Bruce Craig called out the award winners names.

Matt Ashman, managing director of Platinum Sponsor Durst Oceania, warmly welcomed everyone and explained how the awards aligned so well with Durst, still a family-owned operation after almost one hundred years in business.

This celebration could not happen with the sponsors and we thank Durst Oceania and our Gold Sponsors, Computaleta, Cyber, Konica Minolta, and Wholesale Print along with Currie Group, our drinks sponsor.

The People In Print Awards and Rising Stars of Print Awards demonstrates the wide range of talent, skills, knowledge, experience, and diversity across our print community, which covers so many sectors including commercial print, signage, packaging, labels, letterpress, finishing, and prepress to name but a few.

Ruth Cobb spoke about the importance of promoting our industry and explained how busy and important these few weeks are for print with these awards; the Pride In Print Awards judging; naming the Apprentice of the Year top 10; and the upcoming Training Graduation Ceremonies in Christchurch and Auckland.

Check out our photo galleries and winners pics from the night.

The winners of this years People in Print Awards and Rising Stars of Print Awards are below. They are not ranked but simply listed in alphabetical order:

People In Print Awards

David Atkins, SCG
Bridget Batchelor, Caxton Print & Design Excellence
Aidan Bennett, Benefitz
Aaron Buist, Beacon Print
Tony Cheetham, Labelshop
Brian Cornes, Beacon Print
Jill Cowling, Blue Star
Bryce Coulbeck, Leading Label
Sonia Dench, Spectrum Print
Shane Devlin, Graphix Explosion
Sharon Devlin, Graphix Explosion
Christina Drummond, Windmill Press
Chris Else, Image Concepts
Lawrence Evans, Wholesale Print
Rachel Foye, Eamar
Dave Gick, Logick Print
Craig Harrison, SCG
Mike Horler, NZME
Tim Houlden, APC Innovate
Andrew Jackson, Labeltec
Graham Judd, Inkiana Press
Brent Kale, Kale Print
Sam Kay, Labelmakers
Raymond Kho, Banner Express
Brian Landry, SCG
Tessa Lawrence, Kale Print
Josh Lindsay, Be Direct
Craig Lothian, Permark Industries
Peter Lloyd, Kale Print
Alistair McEwen, Fuzed
Alan McMillan, 5 Digital
Denyse McQuoid, Contact labels
Kirabuke (Keyz) Mareko, Auckland Copy Shop
Matt Mills, Fuzed
Tegan Mills, Fuzed
Khushboo Mehta, Fivestar Print
Tim Morris Laserfoil
Suresh Mudundi, Fivestar Print
Angela Nauck, Torque Digital
William Olsen, Labelmakers
Fred Soar, SCG
Caro Sparkie, Printrun
Mark Sparkie, Printrun
Glenn Taylor, Artrite
Jo Thomas, Torque Digital
Dave Trotter, StudioQ
Liesl Trotter, StudioQ
Stephen Walmsley, Easy2C
Sarah Wharfe, Blue Star
Dan Wheeler, Freedom Plus
Russell Wieck, NZME

Rising Stars of Print

Steven Anderson Torque Digital
Paul Coe, MCC Christchurch
Tammy Connolly, The Big Picture
Vanessa Hooton, Kale Print
Madhu Lekkla, Torque Digital
Catriona Mellows, Display Associates
Waka Ropiha, Sealed Air Hamilton
Jamie Watson, Printcraft
Saxon White, Stuff Wellington
Brock Wymer, Labelmakers
Hayden Wymer, Labelmakers

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