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16th Oct 2015

Honour for Mike Webb of Repropoint

Mike cloathed as Liveryman of TheWorshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers

Mike Webb, Chairman of Woking based Repropoint was cloathed as a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers at the traditional Cloathing ceremony on Tuesday, 6 October 2015 at Stationers’ Hall in the City of London.

 

 The Stationers' Company is the City of London Livery Company for the communications and content industries.

 

The Company was founded in 1403 when manuscript writers and illuminators formed a guild, taking the name ‘Stationers’ from the fact that they had stopped being itinerant vendors and had set up fixed stalls in St Paul’s Churchyard. At the end of the 15th century, the Stationers had the good sense to embrace printing which was the new technology of the day.  In 1557 they received a Royal Charter in which they were given a monopoly in printing and the responsibility to check and register all books produced in England and they became a Livery Company in 1560.

 

Today the Stationers’ Company has over 800 members, the vast majority of whom are senior executives in the complete range of trades within the visual and graphic communications industries, from office products, paper, print, publishing, packaging, newspapers, broadcasting and online media. Membership is drawn from across the UK and increasingly throughout the world and now includes major companies as well as individual members.