Liverymen and Freemen will, I'm sure, be pleased to learn that the Company now has its own office in the middle of the City. At a brief but convivial ceremony in July, the keys of our first floor office at 8 Little Trinity Lane, EC4 were handed over to me by the Clerk to the Painter Stainers. We now have possession of a room in this charming Georgian building next to Painter Stainers' Hall, as well as a meeting and utility room shared with the Worshipful Company of Masons, our neighbours in an adjoining office. Treasurer Ray Clark (who negotiated the arrangements) and Honorary Badgemaster Mervyn de Calcina-Goff have ensured that the office is kitted out in preparation for the incoming Clerk (see below) and will provide a fully functioning central base from which the Master and Clerk can sally forth in the name of the Educators.
The availability of a City office loomed large in the discussions last year about the role and location of our new Clerk, following Keith Lawrey's decision to stand down from the post he has held with such distinction since 2001. Much time and effort has been spent deciding exactly what the Company needs from its Clerk, with the result that an advertisement recently appeared in the Sunday Times describing the paragon we are seeking to manage our administrative affairs. Liveryman Richard Evans is kindly masterminding the search, using the services of his Marylebone Executive Search organisation. The job and person descriptions can be found at http://jobs.maryleboneassociates.com/jobs/view/-4/ and the closing date for applications is 13 October. The Search Committee hopes to have a preferred candidate by the end of November to recommend to the Court, which will make the appointment in early December. We hope that our new Clerk will be working in tandem with Keith until the end of March, when a new Lawreyless (not Lawless) era will open in the annals of the Company.
28 September 2014
At the Annual Assembly on 4 July 2014, Mr Peter Williams CBE was installed as Master. To read his biography, please click here.
Please click here to
read the Company's Accounts for 2013-14, incorporating the Master's Report on the year, and
here for the
Trust Fund's Financial Statements for 2013-14. Both documents contain the Independent Examiner's Report.
These documents will be received by the Annual Assembly on 4 July 2014.
A very successful Public Speaking Competition, organised by Court Assistant Pamela Taylor, was held at Gresham College on 24th March. The overall winner was Georgia Greaves of James Allen's Girls' School.
For a full report, please click here
'SQUARE PEG & ROUND HOLE SYNDROME' -
A spotlight on Careers Advice and Guidance
This series of Seminars will be held at Gresham College on the following dates:
13 January 2014
27 January 2014
24 February 2014
3 March 2014
7 April 2014
15 May 2014
For full details and booking
arrangements, please click here.
The Master's Seminars series 2014 is being supported by the Commercial Education Trust (CET)