Our congratulations to Court Assistant Carol Tullo (seen here second from the right in the Cakes and Ale procession to St Paul's on Shrove Tuesday) who with Daniel Hurst, MAI Strategy Analyst, BAE Systems, has won the Whitehall & Industry Group Leadership Impact Award. Carol is Director of Information Policy and Services at The National Archives. Click here to read about the awards which were presented at a ceremony at Guildhall.
Freeman Nina-Sophia Miralles writes:
Last Monday, 20 March 2017, was the Stationers annual lecture, an event that sounds most serious. But the word ‘lecture’ is a really misnomer here. There was nothing dry about it… unless we’re talking about the wine! As with all evenings at the Stationers', it was much more of a celebration, a homecoming, with melt in your mouth canapes to match. And of course the main ingredient - what truly makes ours such comfortable and enjoyable evenings - the Stationers themselves.
Many of our longstanding as well as our newest members gathered in Stationers’ Hall on Monday from 6pm. The familiar faces welcomed the new, with a distinct air of bonhomie to suit the occasion. We took our seats for the lecture, which, in an era experiencing “fake news”, was deliciously topical. The Director of BBC News and Current Affairs, James Harding, announced their new focus on Slow News. The intention is to provide in depth stories tailored to give the reader all the details, but with added context that is sometimes lacking in a world of go, go, go.
This set the course of the conversation for the sumptuous dinner that followed. In the spirit of the announced ‘Slow News’, look out for more details in the summer issue of Stationers' News.
You can click here to reach the text of James's Lecture.
An attendee, Jessica Morgan covered the lecture in the London Evening Standard. Click here to read the full article.
In the photo (photography by Robert Pocknall) you can see from left to right James Harding, the Master and Liveryman Peter Day who moderated the event.
At the Master and Wardens meeting this morning, Monday 20 March 2017, three people were made Free of the Company. They are, from L-R in the photo above:
Ruth Jones - Director Business Development, Ingram Content Group
John Rogers – Retired Graphic Designer
Christ Waterhouse – Managing Director, iDi Pac Ltd
We look forward to welcoming them to events in the near future.
At 6 pm on Monday, 13 March Stationers’ Hall filled up with publishers from across the world who had come to London for the London Book Fair. The event was designed principally with networking in mind and to celebrate independent publishing. Court Assistant Oliver Gadsby issued a warm Stationers' welcome while Stephen Page, Chief Executive of Faber & Faber, one of the UK’s foremost independent publishers, and Lorenzo Ribaldi, Managing Director of Rome-based La Nuova Frontiera both spoke and stressed the importance of independent publishers in these difficult times and the value to be had in the creation of this forum for them to meet together. Look out for further coverage in the summer issue of Stationers' News.
At a special Master and Wardens’ meeting on Monday 13 March the Master welcomed two new Freemen into the Company. They are (from L-R in the photo):
Lauren Harris, Journalist, North Devon Journal and a recipient of a Stationers’ Financial Award
Annabel Karmel MBE, CEO, Annabel Karmel Group Holdings
After the ceremony, as part of their welcome and indeed to welcome any of those who had been made
Free since the Autumn there was a short drinks reception which then flowed into the reception for the Publishing Media Group event. In the photo above (Steve Burden Photography) new Freeman Lauren Harris and her guest Jackie Harris can be seen talking to Freeman Tracey Bearton.
Members will be delighted to know of yet more Inter-Livery success. On 6 March the Company fielded three teams in the Inter-Livery Bridge Tournament run by the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards. Full details, including news of tournament WIN, can be found on the Inter-Livery Competition News page.
Liveryman Robert McClements is keen to have a good turnout at The Visual Media Conference will be returning to the Rose Bowl in Leeds on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 – this truly innovative and inspiring event is sure to be a treat!
Please click here for more information and to book VIP tickets.
Some 180 Liverymen and their guests filled the Hall yesterday for the Livery Lunch. It was, as usual, a very happy occasion. Past Master Kevin Dewey plus Court Assistants Kit Van Tulleken and Sue Pandit, all of whom are Stationers' Governors of Stationers' Crown Woods Academy (SCWA), were there as was Norman Doyle who is Head of Arden Sixth Form at SCWA. They, and all who attended, listened attentively to, and were greatly inspired by, Sixth Form President, Jessica Inaba, who addressed the gathering. Look at the Clerk's blog for more details about what she had to say!
The February “Shout” was made at the Livery Committee themed banquet of “Sherlock Holmes”:
1st Prize Stuart Behn
2nd Prize Harry Waterworth
3rd Prize Peter Edwards
4th Prize Maureen Hodgson
5th Prize Gordon Newing
Members will be pleased to know that the Stationers’ Company performed well at the Inter-Livery Swimathon which was organised by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors and held last night, Thursday 2 March, at the RAC Club in Epsom. Please click here to be taken through to the Inter-Livery page of the website for full details.
The team which represented the Stationers’ Company can be seen in the photo above taken by Moira Sleight and from left to right they are: Deborah Rea, Nick Alexander, Charles Hewitt, Colin Wells and Simon Elliott. On the far right you can see Ivan Elliott who is doing a great job rounding up sponsorship and who with Moira Sleight (who counted every length) provided wonderful poolside support. Please consider sponsoring the team either online here or by completing the sponsorship form (please complete all the boxes if you wish to apply gift aid to your sponsorship) here and returning it with your cheque made to the Stationers' Foundation if you have not already done so.