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.
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.
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 Stationers' Company Archive has now been digitised and you can take a look at the online resource here.
This will shortly be available for FREE for members of the Stationers' Company through a portal on the website after they agree to the terms and conditions of use.
The website development which will allow access is currently being developed. Further information will be available in due course.
Earlier this year the Horners’ Company invited participants from fellow Livery Companies to its annual 'Bucks and Does' clay pigeon day in aid of the Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch Charity the ABF (Army Benevolent Fund) and we were delighted when two relatively recent Freemen, Bev Steele and Phil Elder volunteered to represent the Stationers' Company at the event on 25 September.
Court Assistant Carol Tullo has brought to our attention the contribution of Liveryman Doug Wills to a programme on BBC Radio 4 called Press for Diversity (click the link to listen). It is a fascinating insight into diversity, or the lack of it, in our newsrooms and the effect that this has on the way in which stories are reported. Doug features three times and some reference (not enough?) is made to the Evening Standard Media Diversity Bursary Scheme which the Stationers’ Company supports.
We are delighted also to have had an insight into this scheme from a participant, Safeeyah Kazi, which you can read by clicking here.