Amy Hutchinson has been named as the winner of the Young Stationers’ prize for 2019 as she begins work as the new chief executive of the Boss Federation.
The former BPIF marketing director became the first female and youngest-ever chief of Boss, after starting work at the stationery and office supply industry body yesterday (10 July).
The award, which celebrates individuals of note under the age of 40 across the Stationers' sectors, was presented on 8 July. Hutchinson’s work with the BPIF to increase membership applications and revenue, as well as her work on the National Apprenticeship Campaign, were named as key contributions to her win.
Young Stationers’ committee chair and 2016 prize winner Ella Kahn, who is a literary agent for DKW, said: “Amy was the unanimous choice for the prize this year.
“To be the first female and youngest-ever chief executive of a major federation is an extremely notable achievement and it was clear from her application what high regard her colleagues hold her in.
“We have an open nomination period in the spring in which candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by colleagues, and the majority were nominated by colleagues this year. We award achievement and potential by looking at things like career progression, entrepreneurial activity and any work done outside the day job to promote their sector.”
For the second year, a further four awards were given out in sector-specific categories to fairly represent the various sectors which fall under the Stationers’ Company’s remit.
The prize for print, paper and packaging went to Leeming Brothers Fine Stationery head of sales, design and marketing Lewis Stevenson.
Office Oracle managing director Dan Coshall was awarded in office products and supplies, Rowman & Littlefield senior commissioning editor Dhara Snowden won for publishing, digital and design, and Enbecom founder Neil Barrett won for journalism and communications.
Prize winners benefit from the prestige of the award, alongside free membership to the Stationers’ Company which brings with it opportunities for development, engagement and networking.