Nursery Today magazine

Tracey becomes stationery 

Editor of Nursery Today's sister title Greetings Today honoured with admission to 600-year-old Livery Company

Tracey Bearton, editor of Nursery Today's sister title for the greetings and stationery industry, Greetings Today, became a Freeman of the Worshipful Company Of Stationers And Newspaper Makers.

Established in 1403, they are one of the original Livery Companies of London, working for the communications and content industries with members involved in paper, print, publishing, packaging, stationery, office products, newspapers, broadcasting and online media.
As a long-time newspaper journalist and now editing the largest circulation trade magazine for the greetings industry, as well as being one of the judges for the National Calendar Awards, Tracey was asked to join the company with Stationers Chris Leonard-Morgan, founder of the London Stationery Show, and NCA organiser Pat Batley agreeing to be her sponsors.

The Freedom Ceremony took place on Monday, 19 September in the historic Stationers’ Hall off Ludgate Hill in London, just across the road from where the guild was formed by itinerant manuscript writers and illustrators who had decided to set up stalls or stations alongside St Paul’s Cathedral.

As one of the 900 Liverymen and Freeman who make up the current Stationers’ Company, Tracey joins Greetings Today columnist and Giftware Association Chairman Henri, who is also an independent retail advisor specialising in stationery.

She was admitted earlier this year to the organisation that is unique for a 600-year-old company as more than 90 per cent of the members are actively involved in the relevant industries.

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