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.
We look forward to hearing more about Richard’s achievements and to working with him and Andrew Large the Director General through our work with the Communication and Content Industries’ Trade Associations.
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.
However, we will be keeping our fingers especially tightly crossed for Freeman Madeleine Cuff, Deputy Editor at BusinessGreen, who has been nominated in the Business Sustainability category. Madeleine, a Stationers' Foundation bursary recipient, read for a Masters in Journalism at City University London in 2011 and was made Free of the Company in 2012.
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 (and how the top award at the Stationers' Innovation Excellence Awards had twice gone to companies based in Yorkshire!) and on educating young people for the future of our industries. Richard Stuart-Turner had summed up the event beautifully in PrintWeek Online has agreed that we can link through to his article here. Do click through and catch his full coverage of the event.
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.
At the reception afterwards it became clear that most countries had sent delegations of two or three, and yet there were four Stationers at the meeting. It was the biggest Group! Gerard Heanue and Bettine Pellant were representing the UK. Kai Buntemeyer was part of the German delegation and Robert was there as President - although his term finished at the meeting. As Robert commented "Surely this demonstrates the global reach of Stationers!"
In the photo above you can see from left to right Court Assistant Robert Flather Liveryman Kai Büntemeyer, Court Assistant Gerard Heanue and Liveryman Bettine Pellant.
Members will be thrilled to learn that Stationers' Hall has been shortlisted in the London Venue Awards 2018 in two categories: "Best Livery Hall or Historic Venue" and "Best Venue Space in the City" - we couldn't be prouder!
The awards ceremony takes place in early October, so wish us luck and we'll keep you posted!
At the first Court Meeting of the Master’s year he cloathed three new Liverymen. They were (l-r in the photos) Vinzenz, Baron von Stimpfle-Abele, Senior Partner at Newcleus Communication Gmbh, Kai Büntemeyer, Managing Partner at Kolbus Gmbh and Peter Bothwick, recently retired from Burgo UK Ltd. We congratulate them all and look forward to their further integration in to the life of the Company.
The May Shout:
1st Prize Michael Barnard
2nd Prize Ernest Large
3rd Prize Kevin Dewey
4th Prize Terry Shapland
5th Prize Donald Trelford
The June Shout:
1st Prize Gillian Allan
2nd Prize David Pitman
3rd Prize Brian Cranwell
4th Prize Russell Fisher
5th Prize Kenneth Wilson-Beales
For more information on how to join please click here.
Members will be interested to know about the 40th Annual conference on Book Trade History which is organised by our Honorary Archivist Emeritus, Robin Myers MBE together with Michael Harris and Giles Mandelbrote and in association with the Antiquarian Booksellers Association Educational Trust. There is an impressive list of expert speakers from the UK, Canada and the US. Full details are available in the Members' Only area of this website and can be accessed by logging in and then clicking here.
Tuesday, 17 July saw the Stationers' Company field a strong team at the Stationers' Crown Woods
Academy Sports Day. The outgoing Chairman of Governors, Past Master Kevin Dewey was there as was the incoming Chairman of Governors Court Assistant Sue Pandit and so of course was the Master. Their sporting prowess however was limited to firing the starting gun which they all did with great aplomb!
The Master also undertook trophy presentation duties.
He commented later that commented that the whole event was "a wonderfully competitive and happy occasion."
Many thanks to Sue Pandit for the photos.