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Stationers' Innovation Excellence Short List 2024 is announced

Published: 01 Jul 2024

The best of the Communications and Content industries announced in prestigious annual Innovations Excellence Awards shortlist.

Expert judges at The Stationer’s Company have now whittled down their top picks of the brands going above and beyond in 6 categories ranging from Start Ups to Education Technology.

The ultimate winners will be announced at a champagne reception and lunch on 11th October 2024, at the historic Stationer’s Hall in London, where some of the communications and content industry’s big hitters will come together to find out who has been honoured with a coveted trophy from the Innovation Excellence Awards, now in their 10th year.

Judges review a rigorous set of criteria, including how the innovations improve customer experience, how the innovation meets an unmet need in the market, strength of customer response and scalability for start-ups. This ensures that brands that make the shortlist are the best in their field.

This year the judges also looked closely at how brands are performing when it comes sustainability and introduced a new category – Education Technology – to acknowledge the increasing contribution this area is making to the whole industry.

The 6 categories are Business Process, Communications including marketing, Customer Experience, Education Technology, Product Design and Start-Ups, categories designed to complement existing Industry awards.

The awards are a unique opportunity for businesses or individuals to celebrate innovation excellence in their fields and to raise awareness for their company or brand. Through the awards, the Stationers’ Company recognises the key role the Communications and Content industries play in the UK economy, highlights outstanding innovation in the sector and offers the opportunity to share best practice.

Vida Barr-Jones and Kate Howell, the awards co-chairs said:

“The Innovation Excellence Awards celebrate the best of the Content and Communications industry in the UK today.

Innovation is distinct from invention, as it does not necessarily entail the creation of

something entirely new. Instead, it focuses on introducing novel ideas or enhancing existing

ones to meet the needs of customers, industry demands, and societal changes.

Innovation is a vital means for organisations to remain relevant, competitive, and responsive in their respective industries and we want to celebrate it.

We want to extend a huge congratulations to all the shortlisted brands and companies - they should be very proud of themselves.”

Shortlist in full by category and in alphabetical Company order:

Business Process

Communications including Marketing

Customer Experience

Education Technology

Product Design


The 2024 awards are sponsored by Pearson and Picon.

Notes to editors:

For further information please contact:

The Stationers’ Company, 
Stationers’ Hall
Ave Maria Lane

About The Stationers’ Company

The Stationers' Company is the City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content industries. The Company’s mission is to be the most effective independent forum in the UK Communications and Content industries, actively contributing to the strategic development, success and education of these industries. The majority of our members work in or supply the paper, print, publishing, packaging, office products, newspaper, broadcasting and online media industries.

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