Fespa UK Next Generation Initiative

Next Generation Workshop at Zund HQ

“The Next Generation Network is a project designed to encourage the growth and enjoyment of young people in print, providing them with opportunities to speak into key business challenges and developments.”
Jay Burfield, Fespa UK

Why did Compass decide to support the Next Generation Initiative in 2023?

Attracting, supporting and retaining young talent within the industry is vital, not only for the future but also for today. Having a diverse industry, in all respects, increases the strength, resilience and creativity, of the industry enabling it to offer even better products to businesses throughout the UK, and further afield.


How did supporting the initiative benefit both Compass and young people in the industry?

Compass enjoy being part of this initiative because of its belief in building a stronger industry – we know that many successful businesses have been started by people within this age range, including our own. It’s exciting to meet and encourage members of the Next Generation Network, to hear their ideas and to learn more about their perspectives.


What Compass is most looking forward to about supporting the initiative this year?

In 2024, we look forward to seeing the network grow and develop further, particularly as it seeks to raise its profile outside of the industry and shine a light on the wide ranging career opportunities available for younger people.

For more information visit fespauk.com/thenextgeneration or email Jay Burfield at FESPA UK.

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