New Judges Join The Stationers’ Company Award Panel

Polymer tech and media experts, Dr Sally Beken and Andy Wilson have joined the Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence 2022 Awards panel this year.

Dr Beken holds a degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Polymer Science. She has been in tech transfer for over 15 years and has built numerous collaborations and supported companies accessing funding for innovative projects with expert knowledge of polymers. She founded and currently heads up the UK Circular Plastics Network and leads on the Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging activity at KTN.

With over 17 years of working on red button interactive television services, broadcast innovation, early BBC iPlayer, product management and digital rights for the BBC, Andy Wilson joined Dropbox from leading the growth and technical delivery of the Digital Production Partnership, where he led the development of a new international format for exchanging video content and commercials.

Jill Jones, chair of the Awards this year, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome new judges Dr Sally Beken and Andy Wilson, who bring a wealth of innovation experience to the panel.

“Their experience is especially relevant as it brings additional expertise to the team, and past entries have included a range of disruptive innovations right across the spectrum of our industries – such as the media campaign from ‘Turn on the Subtitles’, the Internet of Things from Heidelberg, and revolutionary coatings developed by DataLase.” 

Entries for the Awards close on 8 April. Click here to find out more and submit an entry.