Press release

Minesoft was invited to the launch on Monday at Westminster Abbey of a new publication, “The Story of Parliament: Celebrating 750 years of parliament in Britain”, published by St James’s House Media in partnership with the History of Parliament Trust.

Guests assemble in the Cloisters

More than 300 VIP guests, including prominent historians, politicians and senior public figures, gathered to mark the publication of The Story of Parliament: Celebrating 750 years of parliament in Britain at a champagne reception in the Cloisters of Westminster Abbey.

The publication celebrates the 750th anniversary of Simon de Montfort’s Parliament of 1265—a key moment in the origins of parliament – and coincides also with the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the document that is widely believed to have established the foundations of parliamentary democracy, liberty and human rights.

Minesoft Director Ann Chapman & Marketing Manager Katy Wood preview the book

Minesoft is profiled in the book which, alongside presenting a comprehensive illustrated account of the history of parliamentary politics, contains chapters on key areas of life in modern Britain including successful British businesses. As a recent recipient of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, Minesoft was invited to feature in the historic publication to give an insight into how their Intellectual Property software solutions drive innovation in Great Britain and globally.

Phil Allan, Katy Wood and Ann Chapman of Minesoft

Richard Freed, Director at publishers St James’s House, welcomed guests to the evening reception in the beautiful setting of the Cloisters, and formally presented the book to Lord Cormack, the Chairman of the History of Parliament Trust whose research project shaped the publication. Speaking to the guests at the launch, Freed said “Westminster Abbey was the perfect venue for the launch of a book that celebrates the incredible impact parliament has made through the centuries, from its origins through to the modern day.”