About APCOM

APCOM is an organisation for print and communication managers employed within the UK local government sector. Founded in October 1979 by Printing Managers for Printing Managers (formally known as AIM Association of In-Plant Managers). In April 2000 the Association changed its name to APCOM largely to reflect changing times and a membership which not only includes print managers but design, communication, IT and business managers.

Membership is drawn from Local Authorities, Police Authorities, other Public Bodies, including Emergency Services, Schools, Universities and Central Government, with digital copier type facilities to the larger litho print operations.

Mission Statement

APCOM aims to provide an environment that supports personal development and organisational success. We do this by providing the environment and opportunities for networking, education, self-development, and the exchange of ideas and information.”

What do we do?

The broad aims of the association are:

  • Provide managers with the opportunity to
  • benchmark against the industry as a whole and each other
  • share knowledge and expertise and meet others in the industry
  • develop management skills and techniques
  • exchange ideas and information
  • develop, establish and share best practice

Constantly adapting to the challenges of the public sector and responding to members, the association organises:
regular training sessions

  • seminars
  • master classes
  • supplier visits

If you are not a member yet then becoming a member will provide you with a support network that can help you deliver real added value to your organisation, membership is justified for the available training alone. For you the most powerful reason for becoming a member is the verified public sector and nationwide bench marking that is available. For more on this subject click here Apply