On Tuesday 25 June the Company welcomed to Stationers’ Hall nearly all 18 of those companies shortlisted for the Stationers’ Innovation Excellence Awards for 2019. They attended initially to exhibit their innovations and the Court Room buzzed with demonstrations, explanations and certificate presentations!
A lunch followed at the end of which the award winners for the six categories (Business Process, Communications, Customer Experience, Product Design, Product Performance and Service Development) were announced by Liveryman Jill Jones Chairman of the Judges. Each winner was invited to the stage to receive their award from the Master and for a short interview with Liveryman Peter Day, the former BBC Business Correspondent. Our congratulations go to all the award winners and our best wishes for the continued success of their innovations. Finally the eagerly anticipated Innovator of the Year was announced. The Master was delighted to make this award to Heidelberg for their Heidelberg Assistant. You can read the full formal press release here.
Photographer David Jones was in attendance and here are photos (with captions below) of the winners.
Heidelberg UK won Innovator of the Year and the Customer Experience award for its Heidelberg Assistant. In the photo (from L-R) Jim Todd Sales Director and Ian Wilcock, Service Director are seen with the Innovator of the year Trophy.
Contact Originators won the Business Process category for Optimus and their General Manager, Nick Mitchell is seen here with the Master on the left and Peter Day on the right.
Transmedia Storyteller won the Communications award for its Conducttr technology. Nataly Ríos their Creative Consultant is seen here collecting the award from the Master.
Colop UK won the Product Design category for its e-mark® and their Sales Manager Chris Deighton is seen here on the right collecting their award.
SaicaPack North won the Product Performance award and in this photo Steve Mortimer, their Plant Operations Director, picks up their certificate and trophy from the Master.
Auris Tech won the Service Development award for Fonetti® and their CEO Lara Pierce and their founder Kim Antoniou are seen here with the Master collecting their award.
All six award winners will also receive £3000 of time with experts from Mathys & Squire who, along with Picon, sponsored the event. Our thanks go to them for their support.
The brochure containing the shortlisted entries and award winners can be read here.