The Master, the Clerk and a goodly number of southern-based Stationers made their way to Yorkshire yesterday, 18 October, to meet up with the Northern Stationers and enjoy a visit to the Hockney Gallery at Salt's Mill. In the photo below you can see them enjoying lunch in Cafe into the Opera at Salt's Mill.
At the Master and Wardens’ meeting on 16 October there was a Freedom Ceremony at which the Master made five people Free of the Company. They were (from L to R in the photo):
- Tomas Mateos Werner, Partner of Kazakhstan Kagazy jsc
- Rafael Pittman, a Freelance Researcher, Writer and Artist
- Edward Trippier, a Freelance Digital Editor
- Martin Reid, Managing Director of Egan Reid Ltd
- Anthony Clayton, Director of Alpha to Omega
We wish them sell as they start their life within the Company and hope to see them at the Hall again before too long.
At the Livery Lunch yesterday the Master presented the Stationers' Warrants for 2018. Nine companies received warrants and full details can be read here. In the photo above you can see from Left to right:
James Hall of Alamy, Jennie Harrison Bunning of Slightly Foxed, Tony Ash of Gopak, Nick Steidl Master of the Stationers’ Company, Mark Gibbard of EO Group, Toby Robbins of Office Club and Philip Walker of PCS. Inserted bottom left, Geoffrey Betts of Stewart Superior and inserted bottom right, Ian Buckley of Prima Software.
In January 2016 the Government Statisticians reckoned that the UK’s Creative Industries are now worth £84.1 billion per year to the UK economy. As a Company we often quote such figures to impress upon our audiences at events, etc, how important the sectors we cover are to the UK. A press release (click here to read) received from Liveryman Mark Allen gave us pause for thought.
Members will be delighted to know that at the recent Livery Autumn Dinner Michael Hancock was presented with the Company’s Silver Medal. The Silver medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional service of considerable significance to the work of the Company.