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At the Court meeting on Tuesday 5 February the Master cloathed three new Liverymen.  They are (from L-R in the photo):

Erin Wirz – Key Account Manager,  D S Smith Packaging 
Liz Gill – Freelance Journalist 
Steve Burry – Managing Director, Dennis Maps Ltd 

We wish them well and hope that we shall see them even more frequently at the Hall and enjoying those events and activities which are open to Liverymen.

Past Master Tom Hempenstall has organised a trip to the World War 1 Battlefields on 21-24 May 2019 for a small group travelling by executive minicoach. 

Justine Solomons of Byte the Book has arranged for members of the Stationers' Company to benefit from a special offer on tickets for a special event, Confluence, on 15 February 2019. 

Congratulations to Freeman Fred Fenwick who is out skiing in Morzine for the Company.  Yesterday he came eighth out of 206  in the slalom and Court Assistant Oliver Gadsby caught his  fabulous finish on


The Stationers' ski teams (Oh yes! We have two this year!) are currently out in Morzine skiing their hearts out for the Company. Latest news received from team captain, Court Assistant Martin Woodhead is that in the Team Distance Challenge the Stationers' A team (Freeman Martin de la Bedoyere, Freeman Freddie Fenwick, Court Assistant Oliver Gadsby and Court Assistant Nick Mockett) is in sixth place and the B team is, shall we say, a little further down the rankings. Good luck to them all in the rest of the competition and many thanks to Oliver for the superb photo of Morzine where the temperature first thing on Wednesday  morning was a teeth-shattering -17!

The Trade Association Winter Event is held each year and provides an opportunity for the TAs in the communications and content industry gather to discuss topics of interest generally and to network with each other. Monday, 21 January saw representatives from the Professional Publishers Association, Publishers' Licensing Services, the British Printing Industries Federation, the British Association for Print and Communication, the Confederation of Paper Industries, the News Media Association,

At the first Master and Wardens' meeting of 2019 on Monday, 14 January the Master welcomed seven new Freemen into the Company.  They are, from L-R in the photo:

Christopher Pateman - Freelance Consultant
Louise Steidl - Artist and Graphic Designer
Sharon Hague - Senior Vice President,  Schools of Pearson
Victoria Pickering - Post Doctoral Researcher at the British Museum
Juliet Erridge - Associate Director of David Morley Architects
Christoph Exner - Chief Commercial Office of OPI
Samuel Malin - Chairman of Burkes Peerage



All Stationers will want to join in congratulating both Court Assistant Carol Tullo (on the left in the photo) who was awarded an Order of the British Empire in the New Years' Honours List for services to official publishing and also Liveryman Jessica Kingsley (on the right) who was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to autism.    

At the Court meeting today the Master cloathed Lorraine Shanley in the Livery of the Company.  The Membership process from start through to cloathing is quite involved and Lorraine is to be congratulated on achieving the Livery by fitting the membership steps in with her business visits to the UK.  Lorraine who is President of Market Partners International in New York is seen above with her husband and her sponsor Past Master Helen Esmonde and below after the ceremony  in her Livery gown.DSC 0708    

We’re delighted to inform you that Adam Matthew Digital are now implementing Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) on some of the material in ‘Literary Print Culture’, their resource presenting the digitised documents from our archive.  For more detail about this please visit  the Archive News page of this website by clicking here.

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