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The Printing Charity chief executive Gilbert retires

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Ben McCabe

Written on 02/02/2016 | Posted 1 year 4 months 25 days ago

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At the time of writing Gilbert's successor has not been announced At the time of writing Gilbert's successor has not been announced

Stephen Gilbert has made the decision to step down from his role as chief executive and secretary of The Printing Charity, after twelve years in the role.

During his tenure, the organisation has rebranded itself and received a second, supplemental royal charter in 2014. It has also expanded its collaboration with other charitable causes in the sector, notably becoming involved in the Print Futures Awards, which aims to support young people looking to move into print, publishing, packaging and the graphic arts. 

Last year was one of the most successful in the charity's history, with its total number of people helped topping 1,000, almost double what it achieved in 2014.

"I'm grateful to the trustees for the opportunity to retire a year early," states Gilbert. "I have enjoyed the twelve years I spent with the Charity and I'm delighted to be able to leave on a high. I feel now is the right time to pass the Charity on to the next generation to cherish and protect and deliver the vital work that it provides.

"I will miss all the people I have worked with and who have made this achievement possible. I would like to say thank you to the team I worked with who have helped me make this happen: I'm so proud of them and everything that they have done and we have achieved together."

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