The Stationers’ Company has announced that entries are now open for the 2022 Innovation Excellence Awards.

The awards, which have been one of countless events to be impacted by the pandemic over the past couple of years, will return in a physical form at the newly refurbished Stationers Hall on 13 September 2022.

Entries for the 2022 awards are encouraged from across the spectrum of businesses that make up the communications and content industries including global, SME and non-profit businesses. Start-ups are being welcomed for the second year running. The organisers say that applicants should focus on novel products, services or business processes that have a positive financial and/or social impact on customers and on the environment.

The Awards will be co-chaired by Jill Jones and Linda Drew, a former vice chancellor of Ravensbourne University. Ms Jones commented, ‘We are absolutely thrilled to announce the Innovation Excellence Awards will return as a live event this year, which will allow us to bring to public attention the amazing achievements of the content and communications industries it represents. I am also delighted to be working with professor Linda Drew and drawing upon all the experience she brings in design, creativity and innovation.’

Professor Drew added, ‘In 2021 we had some stunning entries, and look forward once again to hearing more about innovations that improve experiences for customers and communities, help move the dial on inclusion and diversity and address the sustainability agenda.’

Last year the Innovator of the Year Award was won by Henry Warren for his campaign ‘Turn on the Subtitles’ which focused on the use of subtitles to develop reading skills. It was actively supported by celebrities including Lenny Henry and Stephen Fry.