The Stationers’ Company awarded the Young Stationers’ Prize for 2019 to Amy Hutchinson at a dinner at Stationers’ Hall on Monday 8 July.
The judges awarded the prize to Hutchinson based on her stellar professional achievements. She was appointed CEO of the BOSS Federation recently, and is the first female and youngest ever CEO of the 114-year-old BOSS Federation. She moved to the BOSS Federation from her role as marketing director for the BPIF, where her work had resulted in a spike in new membership applications and a significant rise in additional revenue. She has also worked on the National Apprenticeship Campaign.
The judges made extra awards recognising achievements in four sectors of the Communications and Content industries. Winners of the four Sector Awards were:
The Award for the Office Products and Supplies sector went to Dan Coshall, managing director of Office Oracle. Dan worked his way up from an apprentice to become one of the company’s three partners in just eight years. He single-handedly engineered Office Oracle’s ISO 9001 accreditation in 2017 and led the company through a successful review earlier this year.
The Award for Publishing, Digital and Design went to Dhara Snowden, a senior commissioning editor at Rowman & Littlefield, where she works on Politics, International Relations, and Security. She has made it a cornerstone of her publishing programme to give a platform to feminist, BAME, and non-western scholarship for wider audiences. Dhara also acts as a non-executive board member for 404 Ink, an award-winning alternative independent publisher established in 2016.
The Print, Paper and Packaging Award went to Lewis Stevenson, head of sales, design and marketing for Leeming Brothers Fine Stationery. He started his apprenticeship at parent company Empress Design & Print in 2010, and his passion for keeping the arts of letterpress and die-stamping alive has led to him to growing turnover and profits by 40%, and attracting new high-profile clients such as members of the royal family, the Ritz and Chanel.
The Award for Journalism and Communications was given to Neil Barrett. Neil is the founder and director of Enbecom, a company delivering web technology and communications services to clients all over the world, including TISPOL, the European Traffic Police Network, for whom Neil ran the communications campaign for their award-winning European Day Without A Road Death initiative in 2018. He has also recently been making inroads into journalism, writing technology features for Good Motoring magazine.