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Following the success of the Publishing Sector's  get-together after one of the days at the London Book Fair in the Spring, it was decided that a similar event should be tried at the Print Show for the Print Sector.  Liveryman Bettine Pellant in her capacity as the Stationers’ Company’s Champion of Sector Champions was able to secure a space in the Exhibition Hall at the end of yesterday’s show and so it was that some 30 Stationers, potential Stationers and friends of the Company gathered at 17.00 yesterday and enjoyed

Court Assistant Martin Woodhead writes: This CCF unit is a wonderful example of what the Stationers' Company has been able to contribute to SCWA. Through its existing relationship with the Royal Marines and Leigh Academies Trust, and developing a new relationship with Greenwich Hospital, a Royal Navy charity since 1694, the Company was able to drive forward the proposal that a new Royal Marines CCF might be established at SCWA. 

On Monday, 17 September 2018, at the Master and Wardens' meeting, the Master made nine people free of the Company. They are, from L-R in the photo:

Graham Pyefinch - Retired
Anne Dolamore - Publisher at Grub Street Publishing
Mark Daisley - MD of ExaClair Ltd
Stephen Neiman - Chief Executive of the Hanover Band Foundation
Brieuc Geuzaine - Avocat and Research and Teaching Assistant
Ian Fagelson - Pro Bono Consultant at Reed Smith LLP
Gary Grajcarek - Business Development Manager of Compart
Bryony Woods - Literary Agent and Director of Diamond Kahn and Woods Literary Agency Ltd
Jade Wilson - Sales Director of Highlands

It was great to see such a large Freedom ceremony and we hope to see all the new Freemen at events, both Industry Committee events and social events, frequently. Do introduce yourselves to them and give them a warm welcome.

The Tri-Livery event on 3 September 2018 fulfilled two important objectives. 

Firstly it brought together a panel with legal expertise, knowledge of IT risk handling across financial sectors, and expertise in direct marketing to discuss the merits (or otherwise!) of GDPR and some of the consequences including the upsurge of direct mail campaigns.  There were questions from the floor which highlighted that GDPR is about valuing personal data as an asset to be safeguarded and therefore good for the consumer.  At a time when everyone is a bit exhausted from dealing with GDPR is was good to have some positivity.

Look what Leigh Academies Trust says about Apprentice 18!  Members should by now have received the September Bulk mailing and will have noticed that Stationers' News has devoted a lot of space to this important event.  Do take the time to look at it because it is a great example of the work the Company does to ensure the supply of appropriately skilled people who will ensure the future of the communications and content industries.

Congratulations to Liveryman Richard Coward who in June had his election to the role of President of the Confederation of Paper Industries  confirmed.  For the past 3 years he has served as Vice-President and now takes over the role of President from Patrick Willink.  Richard’s task will be wide-ranging but one area he is keen to achieve even more in is that of Health and Safety in the UK’s Paper-based industries. 

The office at Stationers' Hall  today received a list of those journalists shortlisted for the Press Gazette British Journalism Awards for Specialist Media 2018.  The awards ceremony will be held at Stationers' Hall on 17 September and while we look forward to hearing the names of the award winners in each category  right now we congratulate all those shortlisted. 

Yesterday saw the celebration of print, and the creative and digital industries in the North at an event in Leeds.  It was organised by the BPIF, CDi, and BOSS in association with Stationers' Company and the attendance list showed that a good number of Stationers had made their way to Leeds including the Clerk and the Master who gave a short speech in which he summed up the Company's emphasis on  innovation

The July Shout:

1st Prize Jani Levänen   

2nd Prize Dr R Millington  

3rd Prize Janet Attwood   

4th Prize Stanley Vaughan   

5th Prize Alan Brooker    


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On Friday, 27 July, Court Assistant Robert Flather chaired a meeting of Globalprint (Globalprint is the Global Association of National Trade Machinery Associations) at IGAS, the Japanese trade show in in Tokyo. There were delegations present from Japan, India, China, USA, Germany and the UK. 

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