At the Young Stationers’ Annual Dinner on 8 July 2019, Amy Hutchinson, recently appointed CEO of BOSS, was awarded the Young Stationers’ Prize for 2019. In announcing the award Ella Kahn, Chairman of the Young Stationers' (YS) said:
“The judges were unanimous in their choice of Amy Hutchinson, who has demonstrated impressive achievement and extraordinary promise in her career! Amy has recently been appointed as CEO of the British Office Supplies and Services Federation, moving from her role as Marketing Director for the British Printing Industry Federation. At BPIF, she has played a key and leading role in developing, leading and implementing their highest profile projects, including a complete redesign and modernisation of BPIF’s online presence and driving their rebranding process. This resulted in dramatically increased traffic and engagement, leading to a spike in new membership applications and significant additional revenue. Notable achievements include her work on the National Apprenticeship Campaign, managing and designing all BPIF member communications, running multiple events a year – and again, significantly increasing engagement – and finding some spare time to consult for the Stationers’ Company’s Marketing Advisory Committee to boot. She takes up her role as the first female and youngest ever CEO of the 114-year-old BOSS Federation this week.”
In the photo below you can see, from left to right, the Master, Amy Hutchinson, Freeman Dr Shane Tilton (last year's winner handing over the award) and Freeman Ella Kahn, Chairman of the Young Stationers.
In addition to the Young Stationers' Prize four Sector Awards were made
The award for the Office Products and Supplies sector went to Dan Coshall. Ella said:
“Dan is the Managing Director of Office Oracle, having worked his way up from an apprentice to becoming one of the company’s three partners in just 8 years. He single-handedly engineered Office Oracle’s ISO 9001 accreditation in 2017 and let the company through a successful review earlier this year. He is a passionate and caring leader and even finds time to do a boxing challenge to raise money for Cancer Research. The judges were impressed by his energy, enthusiasm and expertise, as well as the extremely high regard in which his colleagues and peers clearly hold him."
In the photo below you can see, from left to right, Dan receiving his certificate from the Master.
The award for Publishing, Digital & Design went to Dhara Snowden. Ella said:
“Dhara is a Senior Commissioning Editor at Rowman & Littlefield where she works on Politics, International Relations, and Security. She has made it a cornerstone of her publishing programme to give a platform to feminist, BAME, and non-Western scholarship for a wider audience in order to offer new perspectives, ideas and debate to issues facing our society, setting up a number of series including ‘Feminist Studies on Peace’ and publishing titles such as ‘Justice Unbound: Voices of Justice for the 21st Century’. This ambition extends beyond her day job; Dhara also acts as a Non-Executive Board Member for 404 Ink, an award-winning alternative, independent publisher established in 2016. The judges were impressed by her global outlook, the strength of her convictions and the positive, practical impact this has had on her publishing achievements, helping her team’s sales grow by nearly 50% in 2018."
In the photo below you can see, from left to right, Dhara, the Master and Ella.
The Print, Paper and Packaging award went to Freeman Lewis Stevenson. Lewis is the Head of Sales, Design and Marketing for Leeming Brothers Fine Stationery and has been running the company for nearly 5 years, having started his apprenticeship in fine stationery at parent company Empress Design & Print in 2010. His passion for keeping the arts of letterpress, die-stamping, and engraved stationery etc alive has led to him growing Leeming Brothers’ turnover and profits by 40%, and claiming new high-profile clients such as members of the Royal family, the Ritz, Chanel, and several of the Livery Companies! I am also honoured to call him my colleague on the Young Stationers’ Committee, where he ably supports our activities as well as sitting as a Young Stationers’ representative on the Livery Committee and the Industry Committee. The judges were impressed by his self-starting attitude, his dedication to providing a personal and professional client service, and the quality of his products."
In the photo below you can see Lewis Stevenson with his certificate.
Finally the award for Journalism and Communications was given to Freeman Neil Barrett. Neil is the founder and director of Enbecom, a company delivering web technology and communications services to clients in the UK and internationally. A notable client is TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, for whom Neil ran the communications campaign for their award-winning European Day Without A Road Death initiative in 2018, culminating in a 9 day, 8 country road trip across Europe to promote awareness of the campaign and road safety matters. He has also recently been making inroads into journalism, writing technology features for Good Motoring magazine. The judges were impressed by his entrepreneurial spirit, his ability to build relationships, and his commitment to innovation."
In the photo below you can see ,from left to right, the Master, Neil and Ella.
We congratulate Amy and all the Award Winners and wish them continued success in their careers.