Stephen R. Hill, Paper Consultant
Paper and Paper Making In Europe
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Steve R. Hill, FInstSMM, FInstPPP

Paper Consultant & Environmental Conservationist

Stephen (Steve) Hill is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management; Fellow of the Institute of Paper, Print & Publishing; Member of the (U.K.) Paper Industry Technical Association, with over 30 years in the paper industry, almost all in sales & marketing, and procurement rôles. From hand-made artists’ papers to humble (though very good) copier, plus graphical printing papers and boards, from mills in Scandinavia down to Italy.

As a founder member of the British Association of Paper Historians I have closely watched the demise of many mills that have lapsed into history from active production, yet I am just as  keenly interested in those mills whose ancestry has been built upon and currently flourish, e.g. Whatman at Springfield Mill in Maidstone since January 1st. 1807; Papeteries de Lana in France since 1590; Tervakoski, Finland 1818, and the list goes on. As a further sign of my being a paper anorak, I also collect papers from old (and modern) mills, especially their watermarks, and other paper mill related ephemera. I really should get out more!

Vice President (European Affairs) Grade Finders, Inc. responsible for creating a European paper and board classification system and putting as many brands and their technical information onto the growing database as I can get hold of information on. Go to for a free 3 month trial -- you will be amazed! Just remember to hit the Europe radio button before searching. Meantime, anything you need to know just e-mail me at

Please also have a look at my blog 

For urgent enquiries feel free to call me on +44 (0)1233 611 479, 10.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.(U.K. time!) or you can use snail mail to P.O. Box 133, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5WY, Great Britain.