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!

Our Customer Service Excellence award achievement

We are delighted that Stephen Austin has been awarded the Standard for ‘Customer Service Excellence’.

To achieve such an award is a seal of approval and confirmation that what we do is in the interests of our customers first and foremost. At Stephen Austin, we endeavour to treat our customers fairly, delivering our services on time, providing clear information and demonstrating a professional outlook from the inside outwards. (more…)

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…)

AEA Magazine feature

Arena, the monthly magazine for  members of the Association of Electoral Administrators is out today –interesting reading particularly the report on the Nottingham Seminar, and our cake to celebrate our 250th anniversary.

Well done team!

A big ‘well done’ to the Stephen Austin/GradeMaker cycling team for a fantastic effort this weekend in the London to Cambridge charity ride. Despite the high temperatures, country roads and Hertfordshire traffic, everyone completed the tough 60 mile course.  A fantastic effort by all.    

Support our team! London to Cambridge charity 60-mile cycle ride

On Sunday, 1st July the dynamic cycling team from Stephen Austin in Hertford, and sister company GradeMaker, will tackle the gruelling 60-mile route from London to Cambridge. (more…)