We start today with a new Master! night's Installation and party was a great moment as the Company thanked Ian Bennett for all his hard work over the past year and hailed Nick Steidl who will see the Company through the next year. After the ceremonial donning of gowns and chains of office the new Master spoke for a few minutes about his intentions for the year ahead. Watch the video of that speech here.
Glorious sunshine welcomed the Northern Stationers to another first - a day at York Races - on Saturday, 17 June.
21 Stationers and guests enjoyed a very successful day of racing in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The private box and hospitality organised by Northern Stationers, overlooked the finishing line and gave a spectacular view of the whole course was appreciated by all present, as was our personal tipster who was provided by the race course to assist with selections. One of the highlights of the day was his
On 20 June 2017 the Hall filled with nominees for the Stationers' Innovation Excellence. They spent the morning exhibiting their innovations in the Court Room and receiving their certificates of innovation from the Master. At 1.00 pm they settled to lunch at the end of which the awards were made. Liveryman Peter Day (seen below with Paul O'Driscoll of Parkside Flexibles and the Master) conducted
After days of drilling, digging and rubble removal by the contractors (no mean feat in the recent heat) the flat in the admin block has today had its new concrete floor poured in preparation for the transfer of the Archive in the autumn. The front courtyard which normally seems so spacious was filled with a huge lorry
At the Master and Wardens meeting on Monday, 12 June the Master made three people Free of the Company. They were (from L-R in the photo):
Mike Daly - Producer, Great Video.co.uk
Jessica Zbinden-Webster - Communications Officer, House of Commons
Andrew Bernard – Managing Director, Tradeweb Europe Ltd
We offer our congratulations to them all and hope to see them regularly at events in the Hall.
As many members will know there is a fantastic exhibition at the Guildhall on the history of the Stationers’ Company. Its official opening was on 1 June. There was a reception and then the Clerk delivered the first in a series of three lectures about the Company.
At the Court meeting on Tuesday, 6 June 2017 the Master cloathed Dr Peter Singleton as a Liveryman of the Company. Peter was made Free in 2005 and has been a regular attender at events. He now has more time to devote to the Company and is looking forward to being even more active as a Liveryman.