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Court Assistant Martin Woodhead is delighted to let members know that this year they have a great team representing them at the 9th Annual Inter-Livery Ski Championship which is organised by the Ironmongers' Company  It will take place in Morzine, Portes du Soleil, France on Thursday, 25 and Friday,  26 January 2018.   Our team is as follows:

In the 2018 New Year's Honours list it was good to see that Liveryman Colin Morrison, who is currently chairman of Great Golf Media,  has been awarded an OBE for charitable services to vulnerable young people.  In the coverage in InPublishing (click here to read in full) Colin generously acknowledges that the award reflects the input of the many people he has worked with.  The Stationers' Company congratulates Colin on this hugely-deserved award and wishes him well as he continues both this valuable work and indeed in all that he does for traditional and new media.


The December Shout was announced at the Court Christmas Luncheon:

On Thursday, 14 December, as a fitting close to Company events in 2017, the church of St Martin within Ludgate filled with Stationers, local business people and representatives from other Livery companies including the Turners’ Company, the Arts Scholars’ Company, the Guild of Human Resource Professionals, the Framework Knitters’ Company, the Environmental Cleaners’ Company and the Insurers’ Company for a service of lessons and carols.  The service was taken by Court Assistant the Right Rev’d Dr Stephen Platten, Chaplain at the church, and the Lexis Nexis choir sang The Sussex Carol and Harold Darke’s version of In the Bleak Midwinter as well as leading the congregation in several of the traditional Christmas favourites. A lunch in the Hall followed.  

This is a very busy season at the Hall for Christmas lunches,  We have already had the Trade Christmas lunch which saw Court Assistant Martin Randall seat attendees in every feasible corner of the Hall.  The Members' Christmas lunch is next week and yesterday it was the turn of the Court and their guests to celebrate.  All the attendees were delighted to welcome back the SCWA choir (pictured) who sang Once in Royal David's City, Silent Night and Hark the Herald Angels Sing wonderfully.  They then led the gathering in what inevitably turned into a somewhat raucous rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas!  There is no doubt that the choir's musical input was hugely appreciated by all at the lunch.  After the choir left the stage Court Assistant Tony Mash took to the piano and accompanied what, thankfully, was an appropriately hearty (but not raucous!) O Come All ye Faithful

At the Court meeting on 5 December the Master cloathed Philip  Elder Managing Director of Xenon Technology Ltd and made Tyler Carey, Director of Business Development of Westchester Publishing  in the US Free of the Company.  It was an exceptionally busy day for ceremonial as two other important events took place. Liveryman Gerard Heanue was made a Court Assistant and the Beadle, Carl Gilbert, confirmed his oath of allegiance.  In the photo you can see from L-R Tyler Carey, Gerard Heanue and Phil Elder.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 saw the office products world gather at the Tower Guoman Hotel to hear the announcement of the 2017 BOSS Awards. The full list of award winners can be read here but our especial congratulations go to Liveryman Ian Buckley of Prima Software who was named Professional of the Year, to Freeman Anita Glithero and Freeman Tina Russell both of whom were named Unsung Heroes and to Bob Geens who was given the Outstanding Achievement Award.

It hardly seems two minutes since the 2017 Inter Livery Swimathon but already the details are in for 2018! The fundraiser will again be held at the RAC Epsom on Thursday 22 February 2018.

This event is organised by the Chartered Surveyors’ Company and is aimed at raising funds for charity. We usually send half the proceeds to the Lord Mayor’s charity and half to the Stationers’ Foundation. This year the funds raised from the Lord Mayor’s Appeal will support Place2Be, OnSide Youth Zones and Samaritans. More information can be found out about them here.

This is not a competition and if we have five or six reasonably strong swimmers we can also accommodate those who are willing but who have less stamina!

This fundraiser is a really fun evening and all those who have taken part over the last few years have had a good time. We need a team of at least five but more would be better! We hope very much that some of the newer members will also want to join in. For more information please click here.

Please let Deborah Rea know as soon as you can if you will be able to swim on Thursday, 22 February 2018 certainly by 10 January 2018 by emailing or calling 0207 246 0998.

The Adam Matthew digitisation  of the Stationers' Company Archive from 1554 to 2007 is now complete and  Published as  Literary Print Culture: The Stationers' Company Archive 1554-2007. 

Last night Stationers' Hall saw one of the Company year's glittering occasions as the Master was joined by the Lord Mayor, Alderman Charles Bowman, and the Lady Mayoress, Samantha Bowman for the Civic Dinner.

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