25 SEPTEMBER 2023
On Monday 25th September Stationers' Hall was delighted to welcome the shortlisted entries for the Innovation Excellence Awards. These formed an exhibition prior to the lunch after which the awards were announced.
A-dapt International was named Innovator of the Year for its Ms Rose, an Adaptive Media Math Tutor. This a new method for video-based learning, powered by human factors such as attention, positivity and learning engagement.
It adapts to the pace of the individual and is the first ever video format where answers can be inputted and assessed directly in the video enabling pupils to follow the right learning pathway.
A-dapt International also won the award In the Start Ups category for Ms Rose, Adaptive Media Math Tutor.
Business Process: Contact Originators for PrintHQ, a automated digital shim printing technology process.
Customer Experience: Xerox for CareAR which addresses customer needs with a simple point and shoot solution overlaying Augmented Reality on video which facilitates swift troubleshooting and delivering solutions to cutomers simply.
Communications including Marketing : Rose Calenders for sustainable calendars ussing solar power and vegeatble inks.
Product Design: Parkside Flexibles for paper recyclable flexible packaging for Iceland's North coast range of seafood which uses water-based coatings to give freezer-proof functionality to paper which removes the need for plastics packaging in the frozen food sector.
Service Development: Glassboxx for Glassboxx whose service enables publishers to make direct sales where the UX optimises the customer journey in bringing new titles to market.
In the photo you can see the Master presenting the Innovator of the Year award to A-dapt International Ltd's Co Founder, Matthew Mayes with sponsor Mathys & Squires's James Pitchford.
15 SEPTEMBER 2023
Yesterday we had another sell out and very most enjoyable literary lunch with Stig Abel being superbly interviewed by Freeman Georgina Brown. Stig who is now the early morning presenter on Times Radio ( where he is an executive director) talked about his previous roles as head of the Press Complaints Commission and Editor of The Times Literary Supplément however what captivated the audience most was his absolute passion for books. He takes at least 6 hard back books on every holiday!
Stig then went on to talk about his own new book “Death Under a Little Sky” which has received great reviews. Mike James is pleased to report that Stig donated several copies and all were sold which with the profit from the lunch we raised over £650 for The Hall Charity “
15 SEPTEMBER 2023
Thinking of You Week is promoted by the Greeting Card Association and aims to remind everyone about the joy of sending and receiving cards. A handwrittten message in a card is a pleasure to send and a joy to receive. So, particularly in this week dedicated to messages of all sorts in greeting cards, why not reach out with a card to someone. It doesn't need to mark a birthday or a wedding or any of the traditional events which require a card - it can be as simple as "Hello"!
You can read a lot more about the programme on the GCA website here.
14 SEPTEMBER 2023
The first major Company event to be held back at the Hall was last night's Livery Autumn Dinner.
Around 80 Liverymen and their guests enjoyed a superb dinner and then heard from Michael Binyon , a writer for The Times. His audience found him informative, fascinating and thought provoking.
12 SEPTEMBER 2023
At The Court meeting on Monday 11th September 2023, the Master admitted four new Freeman. They are (from L-R in the photo):-
Michael William Dymond, International Business Development Executive at Codemarking
Sarah Mary Faulder, Chief Executive of Publishers’ Licensing Services
Tania Louise Gibson, Director of Ebsco Information Services
Chiara Yorke Wilkinson, Chief Features Writer at Time Out Magazine
We congratulate them and look forward to seeing them at events soon.
6 SEPTEMBER 2023
Later this month, as part of the Wren300 celebrations, St Bride’s Church will play host to the world-premiere of WREN – ORNAMENT FOR ETERNITY, a dramatized celebration of the life of Sir Christopher Wren, featuring music from the St Bride’s Choir and Endelienta Baroque, along with poetry read by journalist and broadcaster, Giles Coren.
St Bride’s would be delighted if our good friends from the Stationers could join us for what promises to be a truly wonderful evening.
The event, supported by Fleet Street Quarter, will be taking place on Friday, 29th September, at 7.30pm, and all money raised from ticket sales will go directly to St Bride’s, as the church looks ahead to the many challenges faced in maintaining the fabric of Wren’s masterpiece.
Tickets can be booked online via this link, where you’ll also find more details about the event: www.stbrides.com/events/wren-ornament-for-eternity/
24 AUGUST 2023
Tuesday, 22 August 2023 saw the first of three, free, lunchtime performances by Troubadour Stageworks at Stationers’ Hall (three other performances are being staged elsewhere within the Fleet Street Quarter).
7 AUGUST 2023
The weather on the evening of 3 August was remarkably kind given the squalls of the previous days. Freemen, Liverymen and friends gathered at the London Pétanque Club (LCP) in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens for the 2023 Inter Livery Pétanque Tournament which was organised by the Worshipful Company of Distillers.
3 AUGUST 2023
On 1 August the Master and several members of the Company made their way to Bowcliffe Hall, Bramham to celebrate Yorkshire Day.
3 AUGUST 2023
The Master has, with the help of Freeman Bivas Ambasada, made a film, the first in a series, in which he talks about forthcoming events. Please do click the image below to view it.
26 JULY 2023
At the Court meeting on Tuesday, 25 July, the Master cloathed four new Liverymen. They are (from L-R in the photo):-
Edmund King MBE, formerly Head of Newspaper Collections at the British Library
Anthony Davis. retired solicitor with expertise in antiquarian book collecting,
Jo Howard, Executive Search Consultant and Coach in the Publishing Industry and
Rob Whiteman CBE, Chief Executive of CIPFA
We congratulate them and look forward to seeing them at Livery events very soon.
26 JULY 2023
The Master and Court Assistants Jon Drori, Linda Drew and Jill Jones all of whom are current or past Chairmen of the Stationers’ Innovation Excellence Awards Committee, were delighted to see the Innovation Excellence Awards Honours Board up in the third floor meeting rooms at Stationers’ Hall. This board recognises all the winners of ‘Innovator of the Year’ since 2014. We are looking forward to the announcement of the 2023 Innovator of the Year which will come at the Awards Ceremony and Lunch at Stationers’ Hall on 25 September. Tickets can be booked via the Stationers’ website.