"Promoting the Value of the UK Paper & Board Merchant"
The NAPM supports:
Dissolution of the Association
is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the dissolution of The
National Association of Paper Merchants.
a Policy Group meeting held on Wednesday 11th December 2013 it was
decided that the NAPM could not continue without PaperlinX and Antalis being in
membership. These two companies had, for various reasons, given notice of their
intention to withdraw from membership effective from the end of 2013. Without
these two companies continuing to support the NAPM it was decided that the
Association could neither be truly representative of the UK paper merchanting
industry nor be viable as a going concern.
decision was therefore made to “dissolve” the Association with an effective
date of 31st December 2013 in line with Rule 65 of the Constitution
the NAPM will formally cease to function as a trade association on 31st
December 2013 I will be pleased to continue to be available to former members in
the months to come to give them any help or advice requested with regard to the
previous activities of the Association, or indeed, to answer any queries
relating to the dissolution.
NAPM was formed in 1920 but the industry is having to change rapidly,
particularly with regard to making cost savings, as it confronts the continual
onslaught in the decline of the consumption of fine and graphic papers through
the UK printing industry. This, coupled with the ever-present spectre of
competition law requirements, due to our industry now having two companies each
with a very significant market share, has not made it easy for the NAPM to
continue to hold meaningful meetings.
I can still be contacted on the NAPM email address for a few weeks as I wind-up the financial affairs of the Association. See new contact details below.
Orchard House, 39a Burlington Road
Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2GR
Tel: +44 (0) 115
Fax: +44 (0) 115 9609595
Mob:+44 (0) 7774 702220
PLEASE NOTE: The "NAPM" logo is a Registered Trade Mark under No. 2452299 dated 12th April 2007