Welcome to my blog! I'm not blogging as often as I did in 2011 but I'm aiming for quality over quantity and to blog about really special things. Do visit the page from time to time and see what is inspiring me, exercising me and amusing me as Company life moves forward.
11 FEBRUARY 2020
Who'd have thought that in my last full year of work, I'd be learning new skills? And yet last week, along with all Stationers' Company staff, I proudly added a new certificate to my portfolio by completing an Action Counters Terrorism awareness e-learning course.
Following the tragic incident at Fishmongers' Hall last November, the subject of security at Stationers' Hall has obviously become a top priority. We have asked a firm of security specialists to review our current procedures and make recommendations for what must improve. In the meantime, we have undertaken risk assessments of every event booked at the Hall in 2020.
All of us here at Stationers' Hall take the safety and security of our members, everyone attending events and all our visitors very seriously. It is never going to be possible to eliminate all risk, but we are determined to do our very best.
9 MARCH 2019
I am delighted to announce that the acting Bishop of London has appointed the Rt Rev'd Dr Stephen Platten as the first Chaplain of St Martin-within-Ludgate (SMWL). As you may already know, Bishop Stephen is a Court Assistant of the Stationers' Company and an old boy of the old Stationers' Company's School. I am sure that you will all join with me in congratulating Bishop Stephen on his appointment.
9 MARCH 2017
All organisations can achieve so much more when they work in partnership with others.
This is something, perhaps, that the Stationers' Company knows only too well; as we rely so heavily on the huge amount of time and effort that so many of our members put into all of our activities.
2 MARCH 2017
It was a great pleasure to represent the Stationers' Company at a barbecue lunch in Leeds on 1 August 2017 to celebrate Yorkshire Day, as well as print, creative and digital success in the north of England. The event was jointly organised by the BPIF and CDI Yorkshire.