The Master Elect goes to the Palace!

There are some clear perks of becoming a WCoSP Warden and starting that progression to becoming the Master. As Senior Warden, you will be invited to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party and Maggie and I attended the first 2018 event on 15 May and represented the Company. Please click here to read more  The Master Elect goes to the Palace 15 May 2018 .

Liveryman Lunch - 4 May 2018

As the name suggests, the Liveryman Lunch is the only function in the Company’s events calendar which is exclusively for Liverymen, and once again it was heldon Friday 4 May in the delightful surroundings of
Innholders’ Hall, where we were treated to the fantastic culinary expertise of Michelin starred chef, Herbert Berger. To read the full report on this event, please click here Liveryman Lunch 4 May 2018 .

Apprentices visit the Wallace Collection – 26 April 2018

On the afternoon of 26 April, a party of Apprentices and Apprentice Masters visited the Wallace Collection located in Manchester Square, just a couple of hundred yards from Oxford Street. Known as Hertford House, it has an aura of complete tranquillity taking visitors back over 200 years to an age of phenomenal wealth and luxury. To read the full report about this visit, please click  Apprentices visit the Wallace Collection – 26 April 2018 .


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