Liveryman Robert McClements writes:
In the photo you can see from left to right Freeman Mark Schofield, Liveryman John Buffoni, Liveryman Michael Gardner and Freeman Richard Walker - just some of the Northern Stationers at their April Committee meeting in the salubrious surroundings of the Drivers’ Club at Bowcliffe Hall. There’s an open invitation if you’d like to join them at 9.30 for a breakfast meeting Monday 8 July. Please contact Robert McClements 0785 5959372.
On 25 March Freeman Simon Fox, CEO of Reach Plc (seen in the main picture with the Master) delivered the Stationers' Annual Lecture. He took as his theme The Power of Print and (having wowed his audience with a very impressive magic trick which involved shredding a newspaper before shaking the torn shreds and revealing an unshredded newspaper!) he developed the argument that, although print-based businesses faced continuing challenges in the face of the digital onslaught, there was
room for both print and online services especially where the delivery of news was concerned.
At the Master and Wardens' meeting on 18 March 2019 the Master made twelve people Free of the Company. They were from left to right in the photo:-
Mike Kerr - Writer and Creative Director, A J M Kerr
Lindsey Pearson- Managing Director, Whitmar Publications Ltd
David Phillips - Operations Director, Paragon
George Cattle - E T F Analyst, Bloomberg LP
Mark Fox - Deputy Chairman, Reaction Digital Media
Gurdev Singh - Managing Director, Northwolds Printers
Orson Francescone - Director of Events, Haymarket Media Group Ltd
Hermione Ireland - Marketing Director (Acting), Hachette UK
Geoff Jenkins - Managing Director, Domarn Ltd
Antony Cooper - Founder/Director, Firefly Digital
Jonathan Ishee - Partner, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
Peter Thomas - CEO, Thomas Crouch Developments Ltd
We offer our congratulations to them all and look forward to seeing them at Company events very soon.
On Monday, 18 March 2019 the Master cloathed Alderman Vincent Keaveny, Sheriff of the City of London, in the Livery of the Company. Past Master Tom Corrigan OBE (seen on the left of the photo) was Alderman Keaveny's first sponsor. They are seen in the photo in the Stock Room in their gowns.
The Court Room looked stunning (see main photo) as the Company welcomed all but three of its current Corporate Members to the annual CEOs' Dinner. Liveryman Sir Tony Baldry spoke on BREXIT and what the various sectors of the Communications and Content Industry needed to look out for to ensure the best possible transition especially where VAT and copyright issues were concerned and then he fielded an excellent series of questions from around the table with wit candour and humour!
The BPIF are delighted to bring you the 6th Visual Media Conference (VMC), a free to attend one-day event providing vivid insights into marketing communications. Organised by CDi, a special interest group of the BPIF, this year the VMC will return to The Rose Bowl, Portland Crescent, Leeds LS1 3HB to explore how businesses can be truly sustainable in all areas by having an innovative and creative mind-set.
Members may be interested in an invitation to Treloar’s upcoming Charity Golf Day on Wednesday 29th May 2019.
The award-winning Cowdray Park has hosted the Golf Day for many years and provides an excellent day’s golf at one of the most scenic and challenging courses in the South of England. Any Stationer keen to participate should log in to the members only area of this website and click here to find full details including how to book.
Members will be interested to know that they have been sent a complimentary ticket to the ABA summer Fair exhibition "Highlights from The John Wolfson Rare Books Collection" which will take place in Battersea Park from 7-9 June. For full details and to access the ticket please log in and click here
Following the Latest News item last week Court Assistant Doug Wills writes:
Phew. I did it. Somehow my old bones got me around the Big Half. For the doubters, pictorial evidence herewith (above with David Cohen, London Evening Standard campaigns editor and below with a Finishers badge!) and my official time texted by Vitality was 2:09:46.
The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators is working with Thames Water, the City of London Corporation (and its Plastic Free City campaign) and Thames 21 to organise a series of events to highlight and celebrate World Water Day, which this year will be held on Friday 22 March.
Members should log in and click here for more details