The Stationers' Company
The City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries



To apply for the Warrants Scheme, please read these notes and then click the link at the foot of the page for the application form. 

What is a Stationers’ Warrant?

The prestigious Stationers’ Company Warrant launched in 2014 and was established as a mark of recognition to highlight excellence within our industries. In the last 10 years the Stationers’ Company has recognised a breadth of industry excellence spanning:
• Quality leather and bookbinding materials
• Service reviewing publisher content for students for its inclusivity and diversity
• Digital typographical and branding design for a website
• Multitouch sensor solution using traditional print industry production processes for
new markets and applications
• Pioneering programme addressing problems of waste in the papermaking industry
with a zero-waste goal
• Pen Manufacturers
• Technology Platforms

A warrant for your product or product range or service provides a unique opportunity to showcase your quality offering and differentiate you from others in your Sector.

What does a Warrant reflect? 
The Warrant is about recognising either a single product or product range or service that meets the following criteria:
▪ Original design and interpretation of service or product
▪ High quality manufacturing/production techniques//digital techniques/digital design
▪ Effective use of materials/technology and attention to detail
▪ Appropriate and sustainable packaging or presentation suitable for its method of sale
▪ Environmental credentials and compliance with ethical or relevant trading guidelines
▪ Relevance to its industry or market sector

Each application will be evaluated against the criteria above by our judging panel.

What are the benefits
As well as being able to use the Stationers’ Warrant crest, you will also benefit from the extensive promotional and communications campaign from the Stationers’ Company across industry press and through an active PR campaign about the event and the recipients, as well as harnessing the Warrant for your own marketing.
Two representatives from successful recipients will be invited to the Stationers Livery Lunch on 4th March 2024 at Stationers’ Hall. Since 2014 28 Companies have been recognised with a Stationers’ Company Warrant a selection of our recent recipients are:

Hahnemuhle UK
• Evening Standard
• Westchester Publishing Services Ltd
• Novalia Ltd
• Harmatan and Oakridge Leathers 2008 Ltd
• G.F Smiths
• Richard Chapman Ltd
• Downey
• Office Power
• Manuscript Pen Company
• PrintIQ
• Victor Stationery

How can a Warrant be used?
The Warrant crest and badging can be used on the product itself, its packaging and to promote a single product, product range or service. It can also form part of marketing and promotional activity and professional letterhead and email. The Warrant applies to a single product or product range or service not to a company. A company can apply for Warrants
for more than one product, product range or service.

Who can apply for a Warrant?
Any company, whether a member of the Stationers’ Company or not, that represents one of our industry sectors can apply.
Our Industry Sectors cover:
Archive/Library/Conservation Bookselling and Distribution Digital Media & Software Education
Equipment Supplies and
Print Machinery
Magazine Publishing National Newspapers Office
Packaging Paper PR/Advertising/Marketing
Stationery & Greeting Cards Writers/Journalists/Broadcasters

The Warrant is granted to a single product or product range or a service which does not need to be new to enter but must denote quality.

What does it cost to apply?
If an application is successful, after shortlisting and completion of the judging process, there is a non-refundable fee as detailed in the attached Terms and Conditions for each product or service successfully presented with a Warrant. We would encourage you to approach us to discuss the suitability of your product, product range or service before you apply.

How do I apply?
Please click on this link to complete your application by 30th November 2023. No applications will be considered after this date.
Alternatively, you can request an email copy of the Application form and the terms and conditions from the Chair of the Warrants’ Committee Mrs Chris Geer at or directly to Once completed please send your application form to: Mrs Chris Geer, Chair of Warrants’ Committee, Stationers Hall, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD.
If appropriate you should also send a product sample and any accompanying certifications or other materials that are relevant to support your application. 

When will recipients be informed?
Successful recipients of the Stationers’ Company Warrants will be announced at the end of 2024. Presentations will be made at The Livery Lunch on Monday 4 th March 2024. The Warrant will be available to be used for the start of the calendar year and the formal certificate will be presented at the Company event. There will be an opportunity to showcase the product or service that receives Warrant status at this event.
How long does it last?
• The Warrant is awarded for the calendar year. It can continue to be used in conjunction with promotion of the Product Range or Product or Service, providing reference is made to the year of being a Warrant holder.
A Company that has been awarded a Warrant can submit their product or service to have their Warrant renewed. Details of this process can be found in the Terms and Conditions

Who sits on the judging panel?

Christine Geer, Chair, Warrants Committee and Business Systems Consultant
Jill Jones Chair, Industry Committee and Non-Executive Director Consultant
Carol Tullo, Chair, Library and Archives Committee and Legal Counsel and Consultant
Doug Wills – Under Warden and Managing Editor of The Evening Standard / Independent
Mike James – Court Assistant and M.D. of Dundale Associates
Amy Hutchinson – Chief Executive BOSS Federation
Robert Wilding, Chair, Young Stationers and Marketing Manager Duckworth Books
Steve Harrop – Head of Commercial Nectare

Current and past  Warrant Holders 

past  Warrant Programmes    

2024  application form