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The Packaging Collective are holding a one-day event at Stationers' Hall on Wednesday 6 November 2019 from 9.00 to 4.00 pm.  Members should log in to the Members Only area of this website and then click here for full details of the speakers and of how to book a place. 

Court Assistant Doug Wills writes: Members will be interested in an article which can be found by clicking here (copyright The Times). It is an article in The Times of 7 August  by Jess Morgan. Jess undertook one of the Evening Standard Bursary Diversity Editorial Apprenticeships which were supported by the Stationers' Company. 

Jess came along to a few events at Stationers' Hall  and actually covered the opening of the SCWA Digital Media Centre (which is where the photo was taken) for the Evening Standard (click here to read). 

She completed her two-year apprenticeship with the Standard and now has another editorial post in the industry having passed her NCTJ Journalism Diploma. 

The article appeared in the Times 2 section and she got a picture promotional spot on page 1 of the main paper. It is good to see our apprentices doing well. 

Court Assistant Tony Mash writes:  On 30 July 2019, against the background of torrid weather conditions with heavy rain and wind providing many an excuse for poor play on both sides, the Stationers’ Company golf team battled with the Old Stationers’ Association (OSA) for the annual challenge cup at Aldwickbury Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire.

The competition has been running for 11 years with the Company one up overall.  The challenge cup itself dates from 1921 when it was used for an inter-house competition at the Stationers’ Company’s School.

Despite having fewer players on the field, the Stationers’ Company team led by Liveryman Mike Kerlogue, retained the Cup for the Company.

Kerlogue with challenge cup

Mike Kerlogue receiving the cup from event organiser Roger Rufey

 

As always, the contest was scored in terms of Stapleford points and Past Master Richard Brewster won the runner’s up prize with a score of 36 points.

Breswter award

Past Master Richard Brewster receiving the runner's up award

 

Peter Bennett of the Old Stationers’ Association took the top individual prize with 38 points, and Peter together with Tim Westbrook of the OSA won the awards for nearest the pin.

The day was organised by Roger Rufey of the OSA who was thanked by all for making the arrangements (although he could have done a little better with the weather!). Everyone agreed that they would return the same time next year for the next Company vs OSA Golf Day, when the OSA will clearly have to up their game! 

Summer Works have well and truly started here at the Hall and there is a lot going on.  This week the air is full of drilling and hammering. Hugh and Gary, who look after the woodwork and furniture are in polishing

Hugh and Gary

and generally caring for the Jacobean tables and the electricians and lighting specialists are installing

Samuel Richardson

superb lamps over many of the portraits on the Crush Landing and in the Court Room.  Also….there is a big hole in the Clerk’s office!

Clerks office hole 3 cropped

 Next time you visit the Hall all the noise, dust and smell will be gone and you will just notice how lovely everything looks.  Including, we hope, the Clerk's office!  

On Thursday 1 August the Master and Clerk went up to Leeds to attend the Yorkshire Day celebration of  creative, digital and print industry success in Yorkshire.  This event was run by the BPIF and CDI in association with the Stationers' Company and  Liveryman Robert McClements noted that of the c 80 attendees some 20 were either Stationers, or linked to the Company through Corporate Membership  or guests of Stationers.  Click here for the full BPIF press release from which you will see that Northern Stationers are using every opportunity to recruit new Stationers and that the North of England has plenty of people involved in the Communications and Content industries who are keen to get involved.

May

Nigel Southey - 1st Prize

Tom Randall-Brookes - 2nd Prize

David Hicks - 3rd Prize

Geoffrey Baker - 4th Prize

David Campbell - 5th Prize

June

Rebecca Spence - 1st Prize

Harold Perry - 2nd Prize

P Winter - 3rd Prize

Neville Cusworth - 4th Prize

Jennifer Jones - 5th Prize

July

Ian Bennett - 1st Prize

Peter Edwards - 2nd Prize

Eric Davies - 3rd Prize

Shelia Needham - 4th Prize

John David - 5th Prize

At the Court meeting yesterday, 23 July 2019, the Master cloathed Sir Robert Worcester KBE, DL.  Liveryman Geraldine Allinson seen on the left of the photo was his sponsor.  Sir Robert's huge expertise in the marketing area has already been tapped up by the Marketing Advisory Committee!   

On Tuesday 16 July BOSS held their Members' Day at Stationers' Hall and followed up by sending the Stationers' office a press release about the day. 

It seems to have been a great success and you can read the full press release here

BOSS and the Stationers' Company both have their own areas of interest, spheres of influence and separate work to do BUT it is great to see so many links between the two organisations with Simon Drakeford, CEO of Corporate Members Euroffice, starting his term of office as  BOSS Chairman, Liveryman Phil Lawson, former CEO of BOSS, reporting on the past year's achievements and  Amy Hutchinson, YS Prize Winner for 2019, starting her new role as CEO.  Amongst the speakers was Dan Coshall, MD of Office Oracle Ltd and recent winner of a YS Award in the Office Products sector who took to the stage to talk about about the value apprenticeships (a subject dear to our own hearts!)  and Freeman Steve Robinson, MD of Safescan chaired a discussion panel on Dealer Groups.  That's a lot of healthy links and long may they last!

Court Assistant Martin Woodhead, who acted as her mentor, has sent news of bursary recipient, Rebecca Wojturska.  Rebecca is now working at Edinburgh University Press in their journals publishing team.  Not only that, which is success in its own right, but Rebecca has also launched a publishing imprint, Haunt Publishing (https://www.hauntpublishing.com/) which will focus on Gothic literature. 

The first title, Haunted Voices, will be an anthology of Scottish Gothic storytelling and a great opportunity to read some fantastic spooky stories from some of the best storytellers in Scotland. A very twenty-first century project, it will be an audiobook-led publication (as the source material is largely oral storytelling) but will also be available in paperback and e-book formats and all financed through crowdfunding.  For further details click here.

Archives Rebecca

Rebecca, seen above undertaking research, is very clear that she would not have had the skills to achieve any of this had she not received a Stationers’ Foundation bursary which enabled her to follow the MA in Publishing at Anglia Ruskin. 

This is exactly what the bursaries are meant to do, ie, give young people the skills and qualifications to launch their careers in one of the communications and content industry sectors.  If there are other mentors out there still in touch with their bursary recipients, do please send us, or encourage the recipients themselves to send us, updates on their career progress.   

Would any tennis playing Liverymen who would like to represent the Company in the Inter Livery Tennis tournament please log on as a member and click here for the full details.  Inter Livery events are great fun and you are urged to let the office know if you would like to represent the company at skiing, shooting, sailing, tennis, real tennis, croquet, bridge, etc so that when the office is notified of the competitions it can assist with putting teams together.

 

 

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