Brian Pocknall's death on 22 October 2017 has left members and colleagues alike reeling in shock and sadness. He leaves a hole in our lives with which we are going to have to learn to live and that will take a long time. We miss him dreadfully. Please read Brian's obituary which you will find here and hold his family and friends in your thoughts.
In the photo you can see Brian, with the Deputy Clerk, Giles Fagan, 'supervising' the Charter Dinner.
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.