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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

30 September 2022

Nicholas Lyons elected 694th Lord Mayor of the City of London

Nicholas Lyons has been elected as the 694th Lord Mayor of the City of London. Read the full announcement

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Livery committee

27 September 2022

Grants: the application process and achieving impact

The presentation slides – Grants: the application process and achieving impact – from the Livery Charity Chairs Group Workshop on 12th September are now available.  View the presentation

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26 September 2022

The 2022 Pan Livery Report has been published

Alongside data from the third survey of Philanthropic Giving by Livery Companies, this report describes some of the Livery initiatives and stories. Read the report

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Livery committee

15 September 2022

Collective Letter of Condolence to His Majesty The King

The Master Mercer has written a collective Letter of Condolence to His Majesty The King on behalf of the Livery Companies, Companies without Livery, and Guilds. Read the letter in full

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Livery committee

12 September 2022

City Briefing on Monday 19 September – CANCELLED

Following the immensely sad news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, the decision has been taken to cancel the City Briefing on Monday 19 September. Further details to follow

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Livery committee

09 September 2022

A statement from His Majesty The King at the time of the Queen’s death.

His Majesty The King has issued a statement following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.During the period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.

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Livery committee

08 September 2022

First details of Annual Livery Weekend 2023 announced

The Trades House of Glasgow has been asked to host the Annual Livery Weekend from Friday 16th June to Sunday 18th June 2023. Read further detials

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02 September 2022

The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch 2023 – hold the date

The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch 2023 will be held at Guildhall on Thursday 30th March 2023. Be sure to mark this date in your diary. Details to follow

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Andrew's Tweets

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20 September 2022

A truly memorable and enjoyable time today with friends and supporters at @StationersHall where I was presented wit… https://t.co/deQyQXETW1

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20 September 2022

A life well lived. Half the world’s population (4.1 billion people) say farewell to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabet… https://t.co/PLkkqCzTUO

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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