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About Us

About Us
Eco Policy
About Us

Situated in the heart of England, Novalecterns is a family owned company founded in 1984. 

As members of the Guild of Master Craftsmen and the FSB, as well as participants in the Rural Growth Network we utilise the best balance of up to date machining equipment with time honoured skills based in over 60 years experience in design and fabrication. 

All our products are produced on our premises and undergo a rigorous quality control process.

Eco Policy

Novacrylics Engineering will engage in business practices that will generate economic growth for the company while balancing the needs of our community and impact on the environment.

  1. Novalecterns commitment to full compliance with all applicable environment regulations, legislation, and licensing.

  2. Ongoing efforts to quantify & manage our sustainability and reduce waste material production via active reuse, reclaim and recycling.

  3. Implementation of green processes and technologies that will reduce pollution and the consumption of fossil fuels, with measured and published performance.

  4. Work with our suppliers, customers and contractors for shared methods of reducing our overall environmental impact, giving due regard to product quality.

  5. Foster a work culture that demands continuous improvement in Novacrylics' overall impact on the environment through employee education and awareness programs.

  6. Environmental stewardship will be the responsibility of every Novacrylics' employee. It is Novacrylics' belief and commitment that we will not be profitable today at the expense of tomorrow.

History of the lectern


The word "lectern" is derived from a Latin word "legere," meaning to read. A lectern is a stand that serves as a support for the notes or books of a speaker, it is also sometimes referred to as an ambo, a rostrum or a reading stand. Sometimes lecterns are incorrectly called pulpits, a pulpit is a raised platform upon which a speaker stands upon, as opposed to behind.

First recorded use

First recorded use of a lectern was for use in religious ceremonies where the lectern was used as a place for the speaker to stand while presenting religious teaching during a church service. The sloping top of the lectern provided a convenient place for the speakers scrolls, script or book, typically the Bible.

Lecterns today

Today, in education establishments such as schools, colleges and universities lecterns are used by teachers, and college professors, when presenting to their students. A wooden, metal or modern acrylic lectern provides the perfect place for the speaker place notes, books and cards at a convenient level for reading to a classroom of students.

In law, courtrooms commonly have lecterns that sit atop tables in addition to full-sized freestanding lecterns for clerks, lawyers, magistrates and attorneys to stand behind. Political figures use lecterns to hold manuscripts and visual aids while speaking. The president of the United States has a lectern which has a bullet-proof cap that provides some personal protection against a potential assassin.

For the professional public speaker the lectern provides a formal platform from which to address the audience.

Modern Lecterns

Modern lecterns may have to accommodate a multitude of technical items other than just the speaker's notes. Items such as lighting, Audio Visual equipment, computers, networking equipment, autocue and remote control.

History of the Lectern
Privacy Statement
We absolutely love the lectern, it’s a much better build quality than our previous ones. It looks more robust, and sturdy. It will definitely work for us.

Heather Brenner  |  Astro Lighting

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