The Stationers’ Company Warrant recognises excellence within the Communications and Content industries in the form of annual awards. The warrant seal of excellence may be used on products, or to promote products, that meet the highest standards of excellence as assessed by the team of judges. Each product will be judged on its own merits and the Warrant will be granted for use on a product by product basis for the period of one year. Warrants may be re-assessed on a year-by-year basis and, if the standard of the product is judged to be maintained, they may be extended.
Products are judged according to the following criteria:
- industry and product category, with a high level of original design (innovation) and interpretation
- high quality manufacturing/production techniques, use of materials and attention to detail
- thoughtful, appropriate and sustainable presentation and packaging
- environmental credentials (eg FSC, ISO 9000, 14000 and 18000 certification) and compliance with ethical trading guidelines
- Impact, relevance and popularity within its market sector
The new Stationers’ Warrants for 2019 were announced at the Livery Lunch on 8 October 2018. The Master visited each warrant holder at an exhibition which was set out in the Stock Room and presented the certificates. The warrants were awarded as follows:-
Brown Fox, represented by Lewis Stevenson, were awarded a warrant for their fine stationery range.
Collins Debden, represented by Scott Darroch and Shahrazz Hayat, were awarded a warrant for their wool / leather bound diary.
Durable, represented by Suzanne Tiernan, were awarded a warrant for their RFID credit card wallet.
Manuscript Pen Company, represented by Charlie Stockbridge, were awarded a warrant for their ML1856 fountain pen.
The companies that have extended the warrant from previous years where the Judging panel saw further innovation and development of the products are as follows:
EO Group, represented by Paul McManamon and Alina Fisher, extended their warrant for the Office Power Dealer network programme
Gopak, represented by Tony Riley and Tony Ash retained their warrant for Ultralight Staging
Victor Stationery, represented by Nick Gosling extended their warrant for the Rhino Notebook.
Office Club, represented by Alan Calder, retained their warrant for Cool Earth Paper.
The judging for the 2020 Stationers warrant will commence in March 2019, with Sammy Bartley as Chairman.
The 2018/2019 Stationers' Warrants programme is now launched and the online nomination form is available here. Entries must be received by 20 July 2018.
The 2018 Stationers' Warrants programme is now launched and the online nomination form is available here. Entries must be received by 16 June 2017.
The 2017/2018 programme is now closed but please keep an eye out for details of the 2018/2019 programme which will be available in June 2018
(From L-R: David Orr, Dynamic; Richard Sinclair, Euroffice; Jason Strange, Acco; Anita Glithero, Acco; Suzanne Tiernan , Durable; Sven Reimann, Sigel; The Master; Gareth McClay, Victor Stationery; Anna Kirk, Slightly Foxed; Mike James; Ian Buckley, Prima Software; Steve McLaughlin, Prima Software)
On Monday, 10 October, the Master awarded the following 8 companies with Product Warrants for 2017:
Dynamic for the Ergo Chair
(From L-R: David Orr and the Master)
Euroffice for the Office Power Concept for independent Office Product dealers
(From L-R: Richard Sinclair and the Master)
Acco for the Rexel Auto Feed Shredder
(From L-R: Jason Strange, the Master and Anita Glithero)
Durable for the Luctra Table Lamp
(From L-R: The Master and Suzanne Tiernan)
Sigel for the Artveum World Map Glass Board
(From L-R: Sven Reimann and the Master)
Victor Stationery for the Flexibound notebook, a renewed warrant for improved product
(From L-R: Gareth McClay and the Master)
Slightly Foxed for the New concept in Publishing
(From L-R: Anna Kirk, Olivia Wilson and the Master)
Prima Software, a renewed warrant for improved product
(From L-R: Steve McLaughlin, the Master and Ian Buckley)
On 29 June 2015 the first seven Stationers' Warrants were presented to the following companies.
Colop UK Limited for The Colop Printer
The Folio Society for The Letterpress Shakespeare
OfficeTeam for EcoTeam A4 White Recycled Laser Copier Paper
Prima Limited for Prima Cloud
Tombow Pen & Pencil GmbH for The Tombow Airpress Pen
Wiles Greenworld Limited for The Court Box
Victor Stationery for the Soft Touch Flexiback Book
A short video of the awards being made can be viewed here
and photos from the event can be seen here.