Don’t miss out on the Print Growth Roadshow

Last few tickets remaining for this landmark event – London – Tuesday 24th October 2023 – 10am to 4pm

Created by Colin McDermott, aka The Online Print Coach, The Print Growth Roadshow is a new series of events designed to empower business owners and key decision-makers within the printing industry. The roadshow aims to enable greater support and collaboration by bringing together industry professionals, introducing them to valuable trade suppliers, and equipping them with the necessary tools and knowledge to drive business growth.

Eye on Display has talked to Colin to learn more…

The Print Growth Roadshow is designed for business owners and key decision-makers within the printing industry. “The structure is based on a model I created in my previous life running B2B events, and I wanted to utilise this experience and adapt it to bring value to our industry,” says Colin, adding, “The main objective is to bring people together through networking, introduce them to trade suppliers that can aid their business, and arm them with all the right tools and knowledge to help grow their business. I want delegates leaving the event feeling inspired, feeling part of a community, and feeling like they have lots of fresh ideas to go back and work on that will drive growth.”

What to expect from the day

Attendees can expect a value-packed day of seminars, workshops, demos with an opportunity to connect or reconnect with a handpicked selection of some of the best trade suppliers in the industry. “As The Online Print Coach, I see this as a great opportunity to address some of the fundamental challenges facing many of the print businesses I work with and hopefully change the way people think about their approach to business,” he says.

He continues, “If you’re a business owner or key decision-maker in a print-related business, this event is absolutely for you. I am expecting people from commercial printers, print brokers, copy shops, signage companies, and embroidery businesses. There will be plenty of opportunities between seminars and workshops to speak with our industry peers, exhibitors, and speakers. Without their support, events like this would simply not be possible, and it’s important that we learn from each other and become stronger together as an industry.”

Something a bit different

The Print Growth Show offers something different to the print industry. Colin explains why, “There are only so many people you can speak to in a day, which is why I have designed the roadshow to be small and compact. We want to ensure people leave feeling like they have made lots of new peer connections that they can work on and develop over time. This also makes it affordable and levels the playing field for smaller suppliers to stand side by side with the more established suppliers. Our aim is to reach some of the businesses in the industry that often logistically struggle to make it to some of the other events.” 

Colin also believes these events should be fun and will be hosting an after-show party. If weather permits, this will be on the beautiful rooftop terrace overlooking some iconic London landmarks.

He concludes, “This first Roadshow event will kickstart a series of events throughout the UK and Ireland, and discussions are already in place with venues in Cardiff, Derby, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. We have a great lineup for this first event, and visitors will be in for a real treat. Personally, I can’t wait, and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone in London for the first event.”

To register for the event, please visit

Latest details of seminars and workshops below:


11:15 – 11:40 – Colin Sinclair McDermott

“Unlocking Success Through a Systems and Processes Mindset”

11:55 – 12:20 – Jack Gocher

“Telling your story and spreading the word. How to stand out in our competitive market”

12:35 – 13:00 – Sam Armstrong

“The Signage Advantage: Leveraging New Opportunities for Print Companies.”

14:00 – 14:25- Colin Sinclair McDermott

“The Art of Competitive Immunity: Making Your Business Invulnerable” 

14:40 – 15:05 – Chris Davies & Luke Stoneham

“From Vision to Success: Lessons Learned Building the UK’s Largest Print Focused Event”

15:25 – 15:50 – David Bunker MBA

“Optimising your Business Assets: a holistic approach to increase the favourability, flexibility and amount of finance that you can access to build or diversify your business.”


11:30 – 12:00 –  Gavin De Boos:  

Showcasing the VB Media ECommerce Platform 

12:30 – 13:00 –  Matt Hanley: 

Attracting & Retaining Talent

14:30 – 15:00 –  Nate Duckworth: 

Showcasing the Artworker Platform 

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