Amy Hutchinson was awarded the Stationers’ Hall the Young Stationers’ Prize for 2019 at a dinner on 8th July. Amy was recently appointed CEO of the BOSS Federation, becoming the first female and youngest ever CEO of the 114-year-old organisation.
Previous to working at BOSS, Amy worked as Marketing Director for the BPIF where her work had resulted in a spike in new membership applications and significant additional revenue. Other notable achievements include her work on the National Apprenticeship Campaign.
The judges also 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 becoming one of the company’s three partners in just eight years. He single-handedly engineered Office Oracle’s ISO 9001 accreditation in 2017 and let 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 grow turnover and profits by 40%, with 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.