Welcome to the Women In Print UK group

We want to empower women starting out in their careers to get into print; it is an amazing industry to be part of. We want women in the industry to feel comfortable seizing opportunities and to feel like they belong. This group is also about sharing ideas, opportunities, and advice. We want to create a network of amazing women who love print, will share their knowledge and support each other.

Women In Print UK is founded by the Managing Director of Bonacia Rosie Whitelock


Alyson Hurst

Introducing Alyson Hurst of GF Smith, who has dedicated most of her career to advising printers, graphic designers and brands. Her role has been in the Greater London area where she has been a source of inspiration and encouragement. If you ask any design agency based in London if they know her the answer will […]

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Debbie Waldron-Hoines

My career in print to date – a snapshot With a career spanning over 25 years in the print and packaging industry, I have experienced working in senior positions and in different sectors. My working life started at label producer, Harlands of Hull where my Modern Languages degree proved very useful in dealing with the […]

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Dempsie Giles

My career in print to date – a snapshot My career in print began in 2010, working as a graphic designer / artworker for a large format print company in Wales. Once I gained experience and a better understanding of print, I started Account Managing as well as being a graphic designer/artworker. In 2013 (at […]

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Emma Godwyn

My career in print to date – snapshot I joined IFS in January 2016 as the Marketing Coordinator but was “born into print” as my father Bryan Godwyn has owned the company my entire life! Through my role I have led VIP trips to Horizon in both Germany and Japan, widened the companies social media […]

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Kerry Gilligan

Before moving into print I had no idea how intricate and detailed the process was. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning everything that’s entailed in producing a high-quality product.

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Lynsey Hawkins-Evans

I started working in the print industry when I was 16. I have worked in varied roles from editorial and business admin to despatch, but settled in marketing in 2007 as I absolutely love being a marketer!

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Rosie Whitelock

I have been around print for as long as I can remember, starting when my parents turned our garage into a print shop when I was around 5 years old. That garage print outfit turned into £2 million book printing company over the years and paved the way for me to become the MD of an even larger, growing print business.

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Susan Wright

I am the editorial director and publisher at Earth Island Publishing. I have worked as a journalist, writer, and editor across a variety of printed and online media including newspapers and magazines, both nationally and internationally, and have specialised in magazines, initiatives, and events for the graphic arts for more than 20 years.

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Veronica Heaven

My career in print to date – a snapshot My long career working in the paper industry for many years spans: running the marketing and specification sales teams working with designers, printers, corporates, end-users and government; through to heading up the Corporate Responsibility (CSR) function in a multi-organisation paper distribution business with a combined turnover […]

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Women In Print Award 2019

In partnership with The Solutions Awards

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