At the Livery Lunch today the Master presented the Stationers' Warrants for use in 2019. The products which had been given the warrants were exhibited in the Stock Room and those visiting for the lunch were pleased to be able to view them and understand why the awards had been made. A full list of the Stationers' Warrants for 2019 can be seen here and the Press Release can be read here.
At the Court meeting yesterday the Master cloathed Carol Newman in the Livery of the Company. Carol is a retired stationer and magistrate. She is seen here with her Sponsor (and brother) Duncan Spence. We congratulate Carol on becoming a Liveryman and we look forward to seeing here here at the Hall even more frequently although it has to be said that she has been an assiduous attender as a Freeman!
Sunday 30 September saw Freemen of the City gather to exercise their right (for charity rather than for agricultural purposes) to drive their sheep across London Bridge. Alan Titchmarsh started the proceedings but it is good to know that the Stationers' Company was there too in the guise of Freeman Henri Davis.
We highlighted back in August that Freeman Madeleine Cuff had been shortlisted for the Business sustainability award sponsored by University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability in Leadership in the British Journalism Awards for Specialist Media 2018. The Awards night, held under the aegis of Press Gazette, took place at Stationers' Hall on 17 September and Madeleine who is Deputy Editor at BusinessGreen won her category!
Members will remember that each year Liverymen Janet Bell and Steve Hilleard are part of a team from OPI who undertake a grueling series of climbs in the Lake District in aid of Cancer Research. There can be few of us who have not been brought face to face with cancer either personally or in friends and family. Janet writes: "For nine years, OPI has been proud to help our industry support ICR and, by raising more than £100,000 every year, we hope that we can continue to play a small part in helping develop life-saving treatments.
Many members will remember James Male who was an apprentice bookbinder. His masters were the late Liveryman Douglas East and Past Master Helen Esmonde. James was made Free of the Company on 4 April 2017. James now has further cause for celebration. He and Stephanie were married in St
It is very noisy but essential! The plane tree in the garden has to be pruned regularly to ensure that any branches which might be in danger of dropping are dealt with before they drop on someone. This exercise involves highly-skilled tree surgeons, ropes, chain saws and a branch shredding machine parked in the Courtyard! As you can see in this picture taken by Kerry Pedrick it is quite spectacular to watch. To know that the tree is safe and healthy is worth the few hours of noise!