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Read our latest annual review and join us at our AGM

Date: September 27, 2016

Category: Industry news


Want to know what we’ve been working on? And what we’re going to be doing in the year ahead? Take a look at our latest online annual review

In June we celebrated a major milestone – we gained our 30,000th member, Taylor Blake. Our continued growth, in our 40th year as a membership organisation, is proof of the enduring value that GS1 standards provide to industry. But we did so much more last year, so why not take a quick look at our latest online annual review? You’ll see some of our highlights, and also the industry challenges we’re working with our members to help overcome.

“It’s been another strong year of membership growth. I’m especially pleased to see how our standards are being increasingly used in new industries – like online marketplaces and apparel. This demonstrates how our open, global standards continue to support our members and help new sectors to benefit from them. But of course we can never stay still. The new GTIN Management Standard and GS1 SmartSearch have both been developed in response to the changing needs of the retail market, driven by the demands of online shoppers.” 

Gary Lynch, CEO, GS1 UK

And don’t forget to book your place at our 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and annual briefing. All members are invited – and it promises to be a fun and informative evening. “I am thrilled by our continued progress in healthcare. There is real momentum now, as everyone recognises the benefits that our standards bring. We’re working hard to support their implementation by every Trust across the country. Helping the NHS save thousands of lives and millions of pounds benefits all of us, and I am proud of everyone at GS1 UK and our many partners who all play a vital role in this transformation.” 

Gary Lynch, CEO, GS1 UK

Oh, and if you’re wondering why we’re talking about new years now, it’s because our financial year runs from June to July.

Read our Annual Review Book your place at our AGM and annual briefing