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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.

Liveryman David Houseman reports on the Stationers' Foundation Golf Classic held last month:

On a lovely sunny morning sixty or so players assembled at Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey to play in the twelfth Charity Golf Day.

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.

At Monday’s Livery Lunch the Master was delighted to announce that Anglo had become the 21st Corporate Member of the Stationers' Company and hoped that they would have a long relationship with the Company.

In January 2016 the Government Statisticians  reckoned that the UK’s Creative Industries are now worth £84.1 billion per year to the UK economy.  As a Company we often quote such figures to impress upon our audiences at events, etc, how important the sectors we cover are to the UK.  A press release (click here to read) received from Liveryman Mark Allen gave us pause for thought.

Members will be delighted to know that at the recent Livery Autumn Dinner Michael Hancock was presented with the Company’s Silver Medal.  The Silver medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional service of considerable significance to the work of the Company. 

Members interested in an event hosted by the Information Technologists on Cyber Security should log in and then click here go to the Members' Notice Board for full details.

Court assistant Carol Tullo has asked us to let members know about an event in aid of Suited and Booted which is a charity which helps vulnerable, unemployed and low-income men to them get into employment by providing suitable interview clothing donated by companies and professionals. They also offer clients interview advice and mentoring.   It is supported by the City of London Corporation which provides premises for them and other supporters include a number of Livery Companies.  For full details of the event on 20 November, an evening of guitar music from award winning Will McNicol, please log in as a member and click here.

At the Court Meeting on 3 October at the Master cloathed three new Liverymen. They are (from L-R in the photo) as follows:

  • Lord Triesman, Member of the House of Lords and Executive director of Salamanca
  • Anne Foblets, Channel Business Manager at Xerox
  • Lisa Barnard, Chief Executive of Illustrated London News Limited

We congratulate them on joining the Livery and hope that they will continue to enjoy Company life as well as contribute to the work of the committees as is the prerogative of Liverymen. 

The Worshipful Company
of Stationers
and Newspaper Makers

Stationers' Hall
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London EC4M 7DD

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