Stationers opens 2021 Warrants scheme

Nick Mansley
Friday, October 2, 2020

The Stationers’ Company has opened applications for its 2021 Warrant scheme, which is intended to recognise the hard work, research and quality companies put into their products and services.

Geer: "We believe this year more than ever before that businesses should be recognised"
Geer: "We believe this year more than ever before that businesses should be recognised"

The scheme is open to anyone in the industry sectors covered by the Stationers' remit and applicants do not need to be members.

The Company said: “We feel the time is now right for us to promote an accolade which is designed to recognise and acknowledge excellence within the communication and content industry.”

The Warrants are granted based on a set of criteria including original design and high-quality production techniques, as well as factors such as appropriate and sustainable packaging and relevance to the industry or market sector. The Warrant applies to a single product or product range or service not to a company.

The Warrant crest and badging can be used to on the product itself, the packaging and on marketing and promotional material.

Examples of current and previous recipients include Office Power, Brown Fox, Collins Debden, Manuscript Pen Company, Gopak and Victor Stationery.

According to the company, successful applicants will be able to demonstrate that “your company has a product, products or service that stands out”.

“It doesn’t have to be new, but does have to denote quality as the Warrants are granted as a mark of recognition to highlight excellence,” the company stated.

Chris Geer, chair of the Warrants Committee said: “During these incredibly challenging times, we are seeing many companies adapting and providing products and services beyond their usual remit. We believe this year more than ever before that businesses should be recognised for the quality products and services they offer.

“Warrants are important, in highly competitive markets, they offer the holder a valuable USP and something to differentiate them from the rest of the crowd. We want businesses to come forward and shout about the great things they are doing.”

Applications opened yesterday (1 October) and the application process will be available to complete and submit online from the Stationers’ Company website up until the end of the month. Successful applicants will be informed at the end of the year with a virtual presentation ceremony taking place in January 2021.

Applications can be made online here or in hard copy by emailing warrants@stationers.org for a form. 

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