October Court Of Assistants Meeting
It was a busy meeting for the Court of Assistants’ during the 6th October session, with many items of business under discussion, such as finalising the Guild ordinances, reports from the badge committee, and updates on the early stages of our charity arm formation
During the meeting Alderman Robert Hughes-Penney was appointed as Upper Warden, with Eoin Murray taking the role of Middle Warden. Vincent Camerlynk was selected as the Chair of the Membership Committee, whilst Fyona Knight took the same role for the Events Committee.
The court also discussed various industry groupings with whom we have reached out to, including The Diversity Project, Women in Banking & Finance, City Hive, LGBT Great.
Event Report: Lord Mayor's Show
Events Committee Update
The sun made a welcome appearance as Guild participated for the very first time in the Lord Mayor’s show.
Master Mark and Clerk Biagio were delighted to be given the opportunity to parade with the other Modern Livery Companies, and enjoyed waving to the crowds as they competed the three mile route from Mansion House to Embankment and back. The origins of the show can be traced back to 1215 when the City was first permitted to select its own Mayor, and now includes over 7,000 people, 200 horses and around 150 floats.
Make sure you mark your diaries for next year’s parade!
The events committee convened earlier this month, and agreed on an exciting programme of events for the first half of 2019.
Beginning with a Burns Supper in January, the Guild is planning to host several industry briefings, plus a number of formal livery events, dinners, and socials. Booking will open once event details have been finalised.
Keep checking our website Events page to see the latest programme.
Livery World News
Have you heard of the Financial Services Group (“FSG”) of Livery companies? They support the Lord Mayor in his overseas visits, his meetings in the City with overseas delegations, and in promoting "the City" brand of UK financial and other business services.
The FSG announced recently that Guilds may be accorded Observer Status within their group, allowing Guilds to attend meetings and contribute to Group activities. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to get involved in important and high-level work for the City, and we will be lodging our application to be considered for this status before Christmas. Further news to come in the New Year.
We invite you to join the Master and form a team for the annual 5k Santa Run on 6th December 2018, a festive charity dash past some of the most iconic locations in the City, dressed as a Santa!
We are raising funds for the Sheriff's & Recorder's Fund, which provides small grants to ex-prisoners to provide tools and training for a new life.
Come and have fun with your fellow members, and help the Guild community contribute to a worthwhile cause.