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06 February 2023

“It’s attitude, not size, that matters”

99% of all businesses in the UK fall within the definition of ‘Small and Medium Sized Enterprises‘ (SMEs). Employing under 250 people, turning over less than £36m and having gross assets of under £18m is a definition, but not a defining characteristic of success.

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23 January 2023

“Smashing through the glass ceiling”

As part of his commitment to raising the profile of women during his Shrieval year, Sheriff Andrew Marsden hosted a lunch in November at which senior women of achievement from a range of careers – including entrepreneurs, insurance, retail, the judiciary, journalism, psychology, engineering, HR, accountancy, waste management, local government, communication businesses and charity – reflected on what is required to achieve senior management success.

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30 November 2022

A relaxing start to the new Shrieval Year…

October and the start to the Shrieval Year…

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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

23 January 2023

City Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched

The City of London Chamber of Commerce and Industry was launched on the 18th January at Guildhall with a speech from Deputy Keith Bottomley. Read the speech

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18 January 2023

Update: Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch 2023

The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Nicholas Lyons, has issued an update to all members of the Livery on the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch. Read the full update

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16 January 2023

Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters – Knit for Community

The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters’ initiative, Knit Community, has gone from strength to strength since it was launched in March 2020. Read about the initiative

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Livery committee

12 January 2023

Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s fundraising film showing

Would you like to see the film?

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12 January 2023

Lord Mayor: London must not be cast as the villain of our national story

The 694th Lord Mayor of the City of London, Nicholas Lyons, will give a speech at the London Government Dinner at the Mansion House tonight. Read the extract

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22 December 2022

Christmas message from the The Chair of the Livery Committee

The Chair of the Livery Committee, Deputy Philip Woodhouse, has sent a Christmas message to all Liverymen and those associated with the Livery. Read the Christmas message

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14 December 2022

A Christmas message from the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress

The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress have sent their message for Christmas and the New Year. Read the Christmas message

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Andrew's Tweets

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05 February 2023

A final debriefing with the Embassy team in Warsaw, feeding back on our humbling but extremely productive and inspi… https://t.co/khweJT5oGY

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05 February 2023

Ukraine Trip A final visit in Lviv to the beautiful and ancient Cathedral, with all the external aspects wrapped to… https://t.co/VHikVicp3b

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05 February 2023

During our trip, it was great to meet with experts from the energy sector and realise the potential for energy stor… https://t.co/jqTvzWyvMX

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04 February 2023

Ukraine Trip - Every picture tells a story .... unfortunately... This lady lost her leg. Her daughter lost both le… https://t.co/G7tnOWHMPz

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02 February 2023

Unfortunately the great news emerging from the Ramstein talks of the provision of tanks had the expected response f… https://t.co/qeKdLAQc7L