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21 September 2017

Today marks the end of a fabulous year as Master of The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers. May I express my heartfelt thanks to everyone in the company for the help, support and encouragement given to me throughout my year.  As Master I lead an extensive team who together, with everyone’s tremendous effort, determination and tenacity make the company the wonderful organisation it has become. …read more

FSG Lecture

On Wednesday 20 September, the Master was accompanied by Past Master Godbee to the inaugural Financial Services Group lecture.

The lecturer entitled London Forever ! – Reality or Rhetoric? was given by Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli. He drew on decades of research into the mapping, modelling and economics of cities, along with empirical data to challenge some of the conventional assumptions about how cities form and grow. He illustrated how current thinkers are developing new theories around scale change, information theory, transactional intensity and competition. …read more

The Farmers Company

On Monday 18 September, the Master and Clerk dined at the annual Master and Clerks luncheon organised by the Worshipful Company of Farms in Farmers’ and Fletchers’ Hall …read more

Sheriffs’ Ball

On Friday 15 September, the Master attended the ‘end of term’ Ball at Guildhall.

This was the second year the Ball had been organised with profits going to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal Fund. …read more

Livery Halls Walk

On a warm autumn day the Master and Upper Warden took part in the 14th Livery Halls walk organised by the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners. …read more

Modern Companies Dinner

On Monday 11 September 2017,  the Master and Upper Warden, Morag Loader attended the bi-annual Modern Companies Livery Dinner at Wax Chandlers’ Hall. …read more

The Barbican

On Tuesday 5 September, a small group of members attended the Architectural Walk of the Barbican.

The 90-minute walking tour explored the Barbican and opened up the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate. We learned so much including how much concrete was used, why it is called ‘Barbican’? Why the lake is so green… …read more

Army Cadet Force Camp

On Sunday 20 August, the Master and Clerk were guests of the London North East Sector Army Cadet Force at their summer camp. The annual camp this year was held at Shrewton, Wilshire and was attended by around 260 cadets and 100 instructors. During the day we entertained to displays of drill, shooting, motor cycling and outdoor team building and leadership skills. The day finished with a tug of war completion and prize giving. The Master was very pleased to present  an award to the best cadet at camp and also another to the cadet appointed as the Lord Lieutenant’s cadet. …link

Court & Committees Dinner

For the first time in many years, the Master hosted a dinner on 19 July for those members who sit on the Court, Committees and are part of the Lord Mayor’s Briefing Group. …read more

Masters Weekend

Over the weekend of 22 and 23 July, the Master entertained 50 company members and guests to his home town of Southend-on-Sea.

The day started well with bright sunshine to accompany the members setting off from Leigh-on-Sea station for a tour of the town in a vintage Routemaster bus. We toured the seafront areas and enjoyed the views across the estuary. Our first stop was Southend Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world at 1 ¼ miles long. Here we were greeted by the Southend Town Crier before a tour of the Pier Museum and a train ride to the end of the pier. The weekend had been planned to coincide with a high tide making the pier trip the more enjoyable and, given the wonderful weather, some decided to walk back to shore rather than let the train take the strain.. …read more