The Great Hall was the setting for a Freedom ceremony for 16 new Freemen yesterday.  Many of them were joined by their First Sponsors and friends and family so it was felt the Hall would be a more practical venue than the Court Room.  The Beadle and Deputy Clerk worked hard to perfect the logistics and I think all would agree that it was a fantastic occasion.

In the photo you can see, from left to right, in the front row: Gurdeep Mattu, Publishers, Linguistics - Bloomsbury Publishing; Michael McDonagh, retired Paper Sales Director; Michael Murphy,  Former Principal - Stationers' Crown Woods Academy; Michael Burman, Managing Director – F E Burman; Beverley Steele, Retired Paper Sales Manager; Anthony Davis, Antiquarian book collector with specialist expertise in bookbinding; Lisa Barnard, Chief Executive - Illustrated London News Limited; Sam Webber,  Senior Communications Consultant - DODS (PoliticsHome) and from Left to right in the back row: The Right Hon the Lord Triesman, Group Executive Director Salamanca Group and Member of the House of Lords; Matthew Bennett Director – The Office Product Network; Nicholas Brealey, Consultant Publisher - Nicholas Brealey Publishers; Robin Smith, Managing Director - Boards Direct; Lewis Stevenson , Head of Sales and Marketing - Leeming Brothers Fine Stationery; Philip Elder, Managing Director - Xenon Technology Ltd; Andrew Goodwin, Former Vice President & General Manager, Platts - McGraw Hill Financial; and James Matthews-Paul, Director and Editor-in-Chief - Output Magazine.  We congratulate them all and look forward to seeing them at the Hall in the months to come.

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