Sophie Smith Apprentice Inrolment - 11 April 2018

Sophie Smith was inroled as an Apprentice of the Company alongside her Apprentice Master, Past Master Simon Imbert, at a meeting of the Court of Assistants on Wednesday 11 April 2018 at Vintners’ Hall. Sophie had been supported by the Company’s Charitable Trust during her two years as a 6th form student at Reed’s School who nominated her for an Apprentice application. Sophie is now studying maths at Exeter University.

The picture shows (l to r), Mrs Sue Smith (Sophie’s mother), the Master, Sophie Smith, and Past Master Simon Imbert.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Dinner - 12 April 2018

On 12 April within the sumptuous ballroom of the RAF Club we held the sixth annual Met Commissioner's Dinner. This was the first occasion that the current Commissioner, Cressida Dick CBE QPM, had attended this event and the interest in her was such that a record number of guests attended. Despite being out on gang raids in north London until 3.00 am that morning, she was generous with her time and unfailingly courteous to all who wished to speak with her. Please click here to read the full report  Metropolitan Police Commissioner's Dinner 12 April 2018 .

Election Court – Wednesday 11 April 2018

Election of Officers for 2018-19

At the Election Court on Wednesday 11 April 2018, the following were elected to the positions shown and will be installed at the Installation Court on Wednesday 6 June 2018 at Drapers’ Hall:

Senior Warden Phillip Hagon QPM to Master

Middle Warden Michael Barley to Senior Warden

Junior Warden Susan Seaby to Middle Warden

Court Assistant Steve Emmins to Junior Warden

At the end of the year 2017-18, the Master, Stephen Anderton, will become the Immediate Past Master for 2018-19 and an Officer of the Company by right.

Election of Stewards

At the Election Court on Wednesday 11 April 2018, the following were re-elected as Stewards for the year 2018-19:

Richard King

Paul Miller CSyP

Shaun Southall

Election of Court Assistants

At the Election Court on Wednesday 11 April 2018, it was confirmed that the following Liverymen had been elected Court Assistants in the year 2018 in accordance with Ordinance 18.

Richard King

Paul Miller CSyP

Russell Penny

Shaun Southall

Michael Thwaites

Andy Williams

Jack Lauricourt Freedom of the City – 29 March 2018

Picture shows Don Lauricourt, Jack Lauricourt and Past Master Don Randall

Jack was one of the first two apprentices nominated by the Bexley Business Academy (now the Harris Garrard Academy) where he was Head Boy.  He was inroled in September 2013 and his indentures signed by Past Master Don Randall as his Apprentice Master.

On the successful completing of his apprenticeship Jack was granted Freedom of the Company at Common Hall in November 2017. On leaving school Jack was recruited as a trainer by Apple and recently head-hunted by Adidas as a master trainer. 

On 29 March 2018 Jack was granted the Freedom of the City of London by Servitude and presented with his certificate. He later commented, “I’ve just received my Freedom for the City of London, with the support of Don Randall (previous CISO for the Bank of England), one of my best achievements to date”.

The Spring Dance - 3 March 2018

One hundred and forty members and guests attended the Company’s Spring Dance at the Rembrandt Hotel on Saturday 3 March with Stevie Wonder & Friends and Irie J keeping everyone entertained well into the night. The serious business of the night was to raise money for charities. Please click  Spring Dance 3 March 2018 to read the report and view photos.