Supporting St Albans Girls’ School programme ‘Inspiring Women’

We were delighted to be invited once again to take part in the St Albans Girls’ School programme ‘Inspiring Women’ which coincides with International Women's Day (8 March). The School hosts annual ‘speed networking’ format events for students in Year 8, which provide a chance to talk to and learn directly from employers so that they can learn more about the world of work. Two Managers from Stephen Austin, Anne James, Systems and Compliance Manager and Lisa Cooper, Human Resources Manager took part in the event this year sharing their career experiences with the students.

Mental Health Awareness

Stephen Austin recognises the importance of the well being of its employees. In an aim to do more to support our employees and help prevent mental illness in the workplace, two members of our team undertook and passed a specialist training course and are now fully qualified as Mental Health First Aiders. Also in January 2020,  our Managers undertook in-house Mental Health Awareness training. This well-being initiative is being promoted throughout the company with the aim that employees will feel supported and comfortable in reaching out to either their Manager or Mental Health First Aider.

AEA Annual Conference 2020 – ‘Delivering Change’

The  Stephen Austin Elections team enjoyed meeting delegates at the AEA Annual Conference in Blackpool. The AEA once again delivered an informative and well run conference, which will help members to meet the challenges of the year ahead. 2020 will mark the first canvass to be delivered following the reform of canvass processes, changes that will have a significant impact on Electoral Services teams.  There are also potential changes, around overseas voter registration, voter ID requirements, the devolution agenda, UK Parliamentary boundary changes. We are working hard to support Electoral services teams, Please contact us at

Stephen Austin awarded ISO 45001 H&S Standard

We are pleased to announce that Lloyds Register has awarded Stephen Austin the internationally recognised standard for best practice in Occupational Health and Safety ISO45001. This is a great achievement in demonstrating our duty of care as a business to all Stephen Austin employees and indeed to all contractors and visitors to our site. This award comes as one of our continual improvement projects, complementing our other achievements of being Royal Warrant holder to provide Printing Services to HM Queen Elizabeth II, ISO9001:2015; ISO14001:2015; ISO27001:2013; ISO37001:2016; Cabinet Office Customer Service Excellence Standard and Platinum Member of the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF).

AEA Canvass Reform Focus Day

Attending the AEA Canvass Reform Focus Day on Monday, 9th September? It will be an interesting day. In 2020 the way in which the annual canvass is conducted is being transformed in order to reduce the administrative burden on EROs and make the process more citizen focused. The Focus Day will give members the opportunity to consider the changes, look at how best to prepare for them and think about how they will canvass from July 2020. Read more about the day at We look forward to meeting delegates at the event. Please drop by stand 12 for some sweet treats!

Hertfordshire Archives feature Stephen Austin print

Thanks to Herts Archives for selecting a piece of work from Stephen Austin in their collection to feature in the April ‘Archive30’ campaign on Twitter. (more…)

Red Nose Day

Well done to team Stephen Austin! Running a raffle and the guessing games, we raised an amazing £381.00. (more…)

East India College – our printing history

Take a look at Dan Snow’s programmes on BBC2 about the rise and fall of the East India Company, and its role in the development of the British empire.  Available on i-player - BBC 2 (more…)

AEA Conference, Brighton

Association of Electoral Administrators, Brighton Conference 3-6 February 2019

Great to meet so many Electoral Officers and their teams at this year’s conference. A thought provoking, informative and well attended event once again. We were delighted to sponsor the lanyards and badges as usual. If you would like more information about our electoral products and services, please email our dedicated electoral team at Read more about the Conference  

Wear it Pink, for Breast Cancer fund raising

Well done – what a fantastic effort! (more…)