Final call for Stationers’ Innovation Excellence Awards

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The Stationers’ Company is making a final call for entries to its 2019 Innovation Excellence Awards. These awards celebrate the contribution the UK communications and content industries make to the UK economy.


The closing date for entries to be emailed to is 5 April 2019.


Companies, trade associations, charities, individuals, educational institutions and public bodies, including museums, libraries, galleries and archives are invited to enter their designs of novel products, services or business processes.


Entries will be evaluated on the novelty of the innovation, their economic performance or economic potential, and overall social impact in the UK.


This year’s judging panel is:


  • David Allan (Master of the Stationers’ Company), Chairman, Ian Allan Publishin
  • Vida Barr-Jones, MD, Focus 7 International Ltd
  • Peter Day, former BBC Business Correspondent
  • Helen Esmonde (Past Master of the Stationers’ Company), Publishing Director, Esmonde Publishing
  • Jonathan Kingsbury, Head of Digital Economy & Creative Industries at Knowledge Transfer Network/Innovate U
  • Tim Webb, former CEO of PICON
  • Nick Mockett, Head of Packaging Mergers and Acquisitions, Moorgate Capital
  • Kit Van Tulleken, Principal, Strategic Adviser, Publishing and Data companies M&A, Kit van Tulleken LLP
  • Jill Jones, former CEO Cengage Learning EMEA and MD, McGraw Hill Education EMEA


Chair of the Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards, Jill Jones, says: “These annual Awards, which are free to enter, are not only a fantastic opportunity for entrants from small and large organisations to gain valuable publicity for their achievements, but also demonstrate the innovation and creativity across a diverse range of business sectors.”


Winners of this year’s Awards, sponsored by Mathys & Squire, intellectual property attorneys, and PICON, the Printing Industry Confederation, will be announced at an Awards lunch and exhibition of selected entries at Stationers’ Hall, London, 25 June 2019.


The closing date for entries to be emailed to is 5 April 2019. For details and entry forms, please see

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