Unique SDS Guarantees to the Livery and Added benefits

  • All Livery Company clients will benefit from the software already developed with and for the Worshipful Company of Marketors – this includes a comprehensive Search Tool which allows for Browsing and Extraction of any defined data.
  • In addition, whilst any Archive Web Site will be designed to meet each Livery Company’s brand and design rules, the experience gained with working to produce an Archive Website for the Worshipful Company of Marketors will undoubtedly save time and money.
  • SDS Livery has many types of scanning device – designed to enable the capture and conversion of the most complicated and precious data from any paper or paper-like archive, regardless of age, size, condition and binding. No alteration of the original documents will occur and no additional wear and tear will be caused – we are used to handling and scanning the rarest and most priceless documents for many prestigious institutions in the UK and can provide full references.
SDS Livery

Suite 5, Hello House, 135 Somerford Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3PY

Telephone 01202 496513

[The Marketors' Company] - Master's (or Company's) Year Book

Example from the Worshipful Company of Marketors (WCM)

The Master’s Year Book or sometimes called the Company Year Book has been defined for the WCM’s 2014 year as comprising the following segments:

  • Master’s Vignette – 4 page Pictures of the Master/Wardens/Court
  • Master’s review 6 page of the year from his/her prospective view
  • Master’s/Court approved 10 page summary of the Minutes & Record for the year
  • Marketor (the WCM Members’ Magazine) and similar communication media
  • Master’s Blog
  • Great Events
  • Marketor Events
  • City of London Events attended by the Master
  • Other Livery Company Events attended by the Master
  • Other Non-Livery Company Events attended by the Master

The Master’s Printed Year Book was produced from extracted files from the above set of files. Two electronic versions were created by SDS:

  1. The “Full Version” with approximately 200 pages for the first five bullets above and 800-1100 pages for the second five bullets above = circa 1000-1300 pages in total. This is for on-line use only.
  2. The “Printable Version” with approximately 200 pages for the first five bullets above and 300-350 pages for the second five bullets above = circa 500-550 pages in total. This is for both on-line and digital print use.

The “Printable Version” was then extracted as a PDF file and sent via WeTransfer or similar to the Master for his Tablet use. A leather-bound printed book was then ordered via an on-line printer – providing the (by now Past-) Master with a permanent, professional “coffee table” record of his entire year.

In the case of the WCM the decision is that the individual Master pays for any printed version – other Livery Companies are considering whether to go down the same route or whether to present their Past-Masters with these special mementos of their individual year, either partly or fully funded.