At Court on 4 April 2017 the Master cloathed four new Liverymen. They are from left to right in the photo above Duncan Jeffery, Head of Communications at Westminster Abbey, David Kirkby a Retired Printing and Publishing Consultant, Glyn Jones, Publisher - Social Science Books at Elsevier, and Mary Ann Kernan, Programme Director - Publishing Studies at City University. Congratulations to them all.
At the Court meeting on 4 April 2017 the Master conducted a ceremony which turned James Male over from his initial Master, the late Douglas East (under whom he studied the craft and skills of bookbinding), to his new Master, the IPM, Helen Esmonde. He has completed his apprenticeship and so he was also made Free of the Company by servitude.
Members visiting the Hall will have spotted Samantha Fahy conducting site visits on behalf of Chester Boyd with a view to selling the Hall as a venue. They may also have spotted her 'growing presence' and it was mixed feelings that the staff gathered to wish her well as she moves off prior to having a baby! We were both sad to see her go and excited for her as she sets on this new phase of life. She was presented with a basket of goodies, a bottle of bubbly and a card signed by all the team!
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.
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.