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At the first Court Meeting of the Master’s year he cloathed three new Liverymen.  They were (l-r in the photos) Vinzenz, Baron von Stimpfle-Abele, Senior Partner at Newcleus Communication Gmbh, Kai Büntemeyer, Managing Partner at Kolbus Gmbh and Peter Bothwick, recently retired from Burgo UK Ltd.  We congratulate them all and look forward to their further integration in to the life of the Company.

The May Shout:

1st  Prize Michael Barnard 

2nd Prize Ernest Large

3rd Prize Kevin Dewey

4th Prize Terry Shapland 

5th Prize Donald Trelford

The June Shout:

1st  Prize Gillian Allan

2nd Prize David Pitman

3rd Prize Brian Cranwell

4th Prize Russell Fisher

5th Prize Kenneth Wilson-Beales

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Members will be interested to know about the 40th Annual conference on Book Trade History which is organised by our Honorary Archivist Emeritus, Robin Myers MBE together with Michael Harris and Giles Mandelbrote and in association with the Antiquarian Booksellers Association Educational Trust.  There is an impressive list of expert speakers from the UK, Canada and the US.  Full details are available in the Members' Only area of this website and can be accessed by logging in and then clicking here

Tuesday, 17 July saw the Stationers' Company field a strong team at the Stationers' Crown Woods


Academy Sports Day. The outgoing Chairman of Governors, Past Master Kevin Dewey was there as was the incoming Chairman of Governors Court Assistant Sue Pandit and so of course was the Master.  Their sporting prowess however was limited to firing the starting gun which they all did with great aplomb!


The Master also undertook trophy presentation duties. 

Master Plus two in purple with trophy

He commented later that commented that the whole event was "a wonderfully competitive and happy occasion."


Many thanks to Sue Pandit for the photos.

At the first Master and Wardens' meeting of the new Company year the Master, David Allan, made three people Free of the Company.  They were (from l-r in the photo) Robert Harding, a Director of Maggs Bros. Ltd, Tim Fright, Communications Lead for Nokia and John Watson who is currently Co-Chair of the Apsley Paper Trail.  We look forward to seeing them at the Hall as the Company's event schedule picks up again in September.

Members will find an invitation to a Champagne Reception and Tour of the Old Bailey on the Members Only area of this website.

The shortlist for the 2018 Young Stationers' Prize has been announced and can be read in full here.  The winners of the prize and five award winners will be announced at the Young Stationers' Dinner on 16 July and booking can be made via this link 

At a special Court Meeting at Stationers' Hall yesterday, 3 July 2018, David Allan was elected Master for the new Company year.  You can read a press release about the new Master here.  Trevor Fenwick was elected Upper Warden and the Right Reverend Dr Stephen Platten was elected Under Warden.  In the photo below taken by Stefan Ferrol you can see, from left to right, the Upper Warden, the Master and the Under Warden in the garden.

Trevor David and Stephen

On 2 July 2018 the Hall filled with enthusiastic students from schools all over the country who had come to enjoy a series of workshops before settling in for lunch followed by the presentation of the awards.

There was a superb array of choice on the workshop front with sessions from Arjowiggins Creative Papers, Copyright Licensing Agency, Google, Hearst, Karen McCombie (a writer), Steve Marchant (Cartoons, see main photo)  and Shepherds Bookbinding.


There were lots of winners across several categories and for a full list of the winners click here. Congratulations to them all and indeed to all who took part as the array of entries (see photo above) was phenomenal.

One entry that was a "first" for Shine was that from Osborne School in Winchester who produced some content in Braille.  Two of their team are seen here with the Master and the Harrison Cup.  This cup was presented to the Company by Past Master Richard Harrison and is used to make an award in the Shine competition for something slightly out of the ordinary and Osborne School certainly deserved it this year.

Osborne School Harrison Cup Winners 2018


 Photos by Ray Schram

Many members will be very familiar with the Climb of Life which members of the Office Products sector (as part of the Business Supplies Sector) take part in each year to raise funds for the Institute of Cancer Research.  Freeman Sean Starkey and a team of volunteers have worked to create another fundraising event to be called Ride of Life. For details please go through tot he Members Only area of the website by clicking here.

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