FOUR names have made it to the shortlist for the Young Stationers’ Prize 2017, the annual award run by the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers to applaud achievement in all sectors of the communications and content industry.
The shortlisted candidates for the 2017 award are:
• Dr Alice Curry – founder of Lantana Publishing, specialising in children’s books produced by members of the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
• Anthony Cond – managing director of Liverpool University Press, increasing annual production more than 10-fold during his tenure, all the while maintaining consistent profitability.
• Ian Buckley – managing director of Prima Software, producers of award-winning software for the office products industry, and where he took the lead in launching its cloud-based platform.
• John MacPherson – co-founder and director of Bright Red Publishing, producing educational resources for the Scottish school sector.
“The entries to this year’s prize were of an exceptional level and demonstrated to the judges the range and quality of the work being done by young professionals across the livery’s trades,” said Dominic Graham, chairman of the Young Stationers.
“We had to narrow down the entries to this shortlist and we look forward to announcing the winner at our gala dinner on Monday 24 July.”
The prize, a trophy donated by The Worshipful Company of Pewterers, will be presented by last year’s joint winners, Ella Kahn and Bryony Woods of Diamond Kahn & Woods literary agency, at the Young Stationers’ annual dinner in Stationers’ Hall.
The evening will also feature journalist and political commentator Dr Simon Heffer, who is also a Liveryman of the Stationers Company, host of the Shine School Media Awards, and mentor to a number of aspiring young journalists.