The Business Secretary has appointed Vikas Shah MBE and Stephen Hill OBE as non-executive members of the BEIS Board, following an open competition for the roles. You will find the full report from this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vikas-shah-and-stephen-hill-appointed-to-beis-board In addition, Court Assistant Professor Vikas Shah has received [...]
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Past Master Derek Hirst Presentation by the Norwegian Ambassador
Master takes great pleasure in sharing the Annual Christmas Carol Service which was held on Thursday, 3rd December at Southwark Cathedral led by our Honorary Chaplain, The Very Reverend Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark. Master hopes you enjoy the recording as much as all those present enjoyed the Service.
As the new Master, the first event in the diary was a Cocktail Party at the Headquarters of the Royal Logistic Corps in Deepcut on 4th July with The Band of The Royal Logistic Corps providing musical entertainment.
Senior Warden, Major Jack Strachan MBE was installed as Master Launderer on Monday, 1st July 2019. Forbes MacDougall becomes Deputy Master, Kenneth Cupitt becomes Senior Warden and Sarah Lancaster is Renter Warden. The Installation Ceremony at the Hall was followed by a dedication at the [...]
I was charmingly hosted at the magnificent evening at the Mansion House for the Glaziers' Annual Banquet by Past Master Duncan Gee. Most interesting speeches notably Sir Vince Cable with fun musical entertainment from the challengers of Post Horn Gallop. A most enjoyable and memorable [...]
GLASS SELLERS: SPRING EVENSONG (St James Garlickhythe) AND DINNER AT APOTHECARIES HALL: 13 June 2019
By invitation of the Worshipful company of Glass Sellers, the Clerk and I enjoyed a wonderful Service at St. James Garlickhythe followed by dinner at Apothecaries Hall to celebrate their Summer Court Meeting. A fabulous musical interlude provided by the winner of their Beethoven Prize [...]
The gathering at the cradle of the industrial revolution of nearly all the Livery Company Masters and their consorts including some from the regions too, along with the Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress and both Sheriffs. A fascinating collection of museums along the River Severn at [...]
This year the Annual Banquet was hosted at Drapers' Hall, one of Master's favourites of all the Livery Halls of the City. As the beneficiary of our charitable giving, students of Christ's Hospital School, provided us with fantastic music and principal guest, Headmaster, Simon Reid, [...]