Twice a year the Stationers' Company invite the Trade Associations linked to the Communications and Content industries to the Hall. They arrived today, despite the transport difficulties on South West Trains and Eurostar (one of the speakers finally arrived at midday!) and enjoyed a very instructive presentation from Rax Lakhani of Lucre PR on Social Media.
He clarified some areas of the use of Twitter which had puzzled many attendees and several CEO's have gone away thinking hard about how better to use it!
The delay to Tom Bowtell's journey presented Tony Mash, Mike Hancock and the Master with the ideal opportunity to fill our TA contacts in on the 2015 Innovation Excellence Awards, the forthcoming industry report on Packaging and the Stationers' Crown Woods Academy respectively. Then Tom Bowtell presented what he had done at the British Coatings Federation to result in his being awarded by the Trade Association Forum with the TAF “Leadership of the Year” Award. All that before lunch!
The networking and sharing of best practice continued over lunch and at the end there was some discussion about what subjects could form the basis of the next meeting. Finally there was the chance to take a group photo in which you can see from left to right: Edward Milford, IPG, the Clerk, Mike Hancock, Bettine Pellant (PICON) Andrew Stark (PPMA) Sarah Faulder (PLS), Paul Griffiths (IPIA) Chris Pateman (FCS) Mark Barlow (APCM), Owen Meredith (PPA), the Master), the Upper Warden, Debbie Waldron-Hoines (EFIA) Graham Lowe (APCM), Sydney Bobb (BAPC) Dale Wallis (BPIF) Michael Gardner(BOSS) Tom Bowtell (BCF) Tim Webb (in the Chair) and Tony Mash.