Members will be keen to read of activities and achievements at SCWA during the last month of the school year all of which are recorded in the latest issue of Crown Life. Please click here to go to the SCWA page. Of especial interest will be the report on the Finance Fortnight. The Stationers' Foundation provided a grant in support of this important initiative aimed at Key Stage 3. It certainly seems to have lit a competitive fuse as at least one team are already plotting how to win next year's competition! It also brought them up sharp in the face of the reality of fraud and credit card debt.
Members will be interested (perhaps on behalf of younger friends and relatives) to hear that Freeman Ella Kahn (right in photo ) and her business partner Bryony Woods (left in photo ), the 2016
YS prize winners are, through their company, Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency, sponsoring a place on the Get Into Book Publishing Summer Course to be held at UCL from 29th August – 1st September 2017
On Monday 25 July the Young Stationers held their annual dinner at Stationers' Hall and Dr Simon Heffer was their guest speaker. A great time was had by all and during the course of the evening the name of the winner of the YS prize was announced. Members may be aware that there was a superb shortlist as follows:-
‘W H Smith is not the only famous stationer’
Liveryman Robert Sanger reports:-
As part of the Stationers’ Company Summer Exhibition at the Guildhall library, on the evening of 18th July Margaret Willes, Liveryman, spoke beautifully to a very full house about famous Stationers throughout the six centuries of our Livery Company’s existence.
Members wishing to contribute to the Shrieval Chain Appeals in respect of Sheriff Elect Alderman Timothy Hailes JP (on the right in the photo) and Sheriff Elect Neil Redcliffe JP (on the left in the photo) should click here to go through to the Members' Notice Board for full details.
The DMG seminar on Monday 10th July explored the impact of the European Union’s GDPR and the UK’s matching Data Protection Act. Around 50 Stationers attended and heard Liveryman Robert Bond (on the left in the photo), a specialist in e-commerce and data protection law, say: “There is no quick fix to this challenge. Woe betide anyone who ignores it.”
Jonathan Chan (on the right in the photo), a director of the legal technology solutions company Anexsys also issued dire warnings saying “I cannot over-emphasise the importance of a forensic digital response to a breach of information systems”. There will be fuller coverage in Stationers’ News in due course.
We start today with a new Master! night's Installation and party was a great moment as the Company thanked Ian Bennett for all his hard work over the past year and hailed Nick Steidl who will see the Company through the next year. After the ceremonial donning of gowns and chains of office the new Master spoke for a few minutes about his intentions for the year ahead. Watch the video of that speech here.
Glorious sunshine welcomed the Northern Stationers to another first - a day at York Races - on Saturday, 17 June.
21 Stationers and guests enjoyed a very successful day of racing in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
The private box and hospitality organised by Northern Stationers, overlooked the finishing line and gave a spectacular view of the whole course was appreciated by all present, as was our personal tipster who was provided by the race course to assist with selections. One of the highlights of the day was his