Expert speakers

Our ProCo SPARK events are led by some of the best brains in the business.

And though some of our expert speakers are lucky enough to be our ProCo colleagues (well who wouldn’t want to work with us?!), we mean the print business in general. Here you’ll find out who they are, and why we think they’re good enough to help you learn more about the world of modern digital print – and everything that goes with it.



John CharnockJohn Charnock

Owner and Director, Print Research International


John’s involved in many aspects of the print industry. He sits on a number of advisory panels working to improve standards in the industry, develop talent and discover new routes to market.


His consultancy business, Print Research International (Pr-int), specialises in helping organisations with business and staff development, and technology adoption.


Before Pr-int, John was the Group Technical Director at St Ives PLC, and sat on the executive board of the group. He introduced innovation and strategy at all levels of the business, and was heavily involved in group investments like Clays, SP Group and Service Graphics.



Jon Bailey

Jon Bailey

CEO, ProCo


Ok, we’re not cheating, honest. Yes, he’s our CEO, but Jon also has over 20 years’ experience of cutting edge digital print technology.


He sits on the global advisory council for digital print technology and is a founding member of DSCOOP, the world’s largest digital print user group with over 7,000 members.


Jon’s passion for and experience in print, combined with his approach to leadership and culture, make him a sought after addition to print and marketing conference programmes around the world.



Giles Bowes

Giles Bowes

MD, ProCo


Another of our own, Giles presided over the development and growth of digital printing house Concept Communications Group, from its inception to the £2.5 million outfit ultimately purchased by ProCo in July 2016. During that period, Giles maintained a firm focus on quality and delivery, while ensuring CCG positioned itself at the leading edge of the progression, change and innovation that the print industry has seen in the last decade.


With hands on experience of high quality digital print delivery, Giles has overseen numerous innovative digital print-led solutions for customers, from blue-chips to sole traders.

Unflinching in his dedication to the exquisite service, advice and solutions that customers demand, Giles’ experience means he has a clear understanding of the financial and commercial requirements needed to deliver profit to the bottom line.