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13 July 2022

Looking forward to the next chapter

After nine months of campaigning, attending many events and meeting hundreds of liverymen, I was both humbled and delighted to be elected as Sheriff for the ensuing year at a packed Common Hall on a very warm and sunny 24th June. It was a truly wonderful day in every respect and I am looking forward to taking office with my fellow Sheriff, Alderman Alastair King, at the end of September. 

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24 May 2022

The importance of a vote in the election for non-Aldermanic Sheriff

As many of you already know, I have spent the last nine months (longer, really), preparing for, thinking about and ultimately putting my candidacy forward for the High Office of Non-Aldermanic Sheriff of the City of London in the upcoming Common Hall Elections on the 24th June.

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24 April 2022

What is the relevance of the livery companies today?

The Strength of the Livery Company in the City of London – Past, Present and Future – it’s history and benefits.

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03 April 2022

With freedom comes responsibility

Freedom is a poignant topic at the moment. We are seeing its fragility played out before our eyes in Ukraine. With that conflict we can also see the contradictions that go with preserving peace and democracy - notably, that to have them we must be willing to defend them.

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17 February 2022

Voices of the City

Thanks to Paul Jagger @CityandLivery for a fascinating chat! Listen to the full story ....

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25 January 2022

The individual power to effect positive change

Positive change in 2022. There’s tangible evidence to give us cautious optimism, and perhaps most importantly in The City, key upcoming events that give us a direct influence over the direction of that change as well.

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09 December 2021

Speech given at the Supporters’ Reception at Glazers’ Hall

Following the wonderful Supporters’ Reception at Glaziers Hall on the 30 November, and following numerous requests, I wanted to share a copy of my speech, not only for those that were there to reflect upon, but for the many Supporters that sent their best wishes as unfortunately they were unable to join us on the evening.

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06 December 2021

Why I want to represent the City of London

The reasons I wish to represent the City of London, including details of the history of the Shrievalty and the role of the Non-Aldermanic Sheriff

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09 November 2021

All change in the City of London!

Ordinarily, the 25 Wards in The City elect an Alderman every six years. Usually, those elections are not all held at the same time - there’s balance. In addition, every four years, 100 Common Councillors are elected with varying numbers per Ward between two and five. Covid has meant that the last round of elections did not take place. So next year, several different things collide to create a series of changes simultaneously.

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Livery committee

28 July 2022

Lord Mayor’s Summer 2022 bulletin now available

The Lord Mayor’s latest bulletin reports on the City’s Jubilee celebrations, the National Livery Weekend, and the Finance For Impact Summit at Mansion House. Read the latest bulletin

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Livery committee

26 July 2022

New Sheriffs launch their fundraising campaigns

Read about their campaigns

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Livery committee

21 July 2022

July Livery Briefing from the Chair, Deputy Philip Woodhouse

The July 2022 Livery Briefing has been published and includes up to date information on the election of the Lord Mayor, courses, and forthcoming events. Read the briefing

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13 July 2022

Livery Committe publishes charitable endeavours leaflet

In 2021, many companies and guilds responded to a philanthropy survey run by the Pan Livery Initiative. The Livery Committee has produced a summary of the results of Livery Giving in terms of grants and volunteering. See the leaflet

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Livery committee

07 July 2022

Kate Humble will be supporting the Woolmen

Farmer, best-selling author and one of the UK’s most-loved broadcasters, Kate Humble is supporting the Woolmen’s 2022 charity Sheep Drive and Livery Fair, on Sunday 25th September. Read the full details

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Livery committee

29 June 2022

Latest Livery Committee report now available

The Livery Committee has reported to The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Liverymen of the Several Companies of the City of London in Common Hall Assembled. Read the report

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23 June 2022

The Livery Charity Chairs Group first annual conference

The Livery Charity Chairs Group held its first annual conference at Ironmongers’ Hall on 6th June 2022. Nearly 70 attended despite a full-on tube strike. Read the report

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22 June 2022

Seeing London through ten years of challenges

The Town Clerk and Chief Executive of the City of London Corporation, John Barradell, has released a statement to announce his imminent retirement. Read the statement

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07 August 2022

Delighted to present the Annual Awards of the @WCoEngineers at @GuildhallLondon . A fantastic array of talent at ev… https://t.co/Ph8sJF8emU

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11 July 2022

A splendid evening with the @cityliveryclub at the quite marvellous Platinum Jubilee #BeatingRetreat on Horse Guard… https://t.co/WWn9Sth0Sh

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04 July 2022

Privileged to attend the Official Opening of the wonderfully refurbished @StationersHall. To cut the ribbon the Lor… https://t.co/m3qBkWvL8Z

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04 July 2022

Great day with the Brigantes at the Blackpool Tower. Renewing friendships, the famous ballroom and organ, and a to… https://t.co/LkpsW0TeZA

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04 July 2022

Following my virtual admission some two years ago, delighted to be the first person to be physically clothed in the… https://t.co/9ANukeY5ut