Intelligent Finishing Systems' managing director Tony Hards has been clothed as a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers.
The cloathing ceremony, during which liverymen receive their official gowns, took place on 24 July at Stationer’s Hall.
Hards was sponsored by Douglas Bristowe, a fellow liveryman, and seconded by Alden Group’s William Alden, the clerk of the The Stationer’s Company.
To become a liveryman, Hards also had to become a Freeman of the City of London, a title that he received in April following consultation at Guildhall.
Hards said: "It is something I should have done a long time ago.
"Stationer’s Hall is one of the best livery halls in London and a good meeting place to speak to those allied to the industry."
Hards was presented before the court of Stationer’s Hall, which includes an immediate past master, upper and under master, wardens, a treasurer, and 23 court assistants, who all approved his position. He was ultimately initiated by Kevin Dewey, who became master of The Stationer's Company in July.
The Stationer’s Company communications manager Deborah Rea said: "To become a Liveryman is the highest level of approval given by The Stationer’s Company."blog comments powered by Disqus