Speed Read (14 September)

Extreme ‘Cheesegrating’, linking with Greater London’s schools, minding your manners & our forthcoming Chartered Practitioner Project

 Welcome to the latest Speed Read. It’s our way of keeping you up to date with Livery Company and City of London life, initiatives and events.

If you would like to receive Speed Read by email, please contact Sean Canty.


 Abseil for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the WCEC Charity Trust Raises £7900!

Last week a team of Liverymen and friends risked life and limb to raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Charity by agreeing to abseil the mighty Cheesegrater. Inspired by Past Master Timothy Doyle’s previous descent of the Lloyd’s building our ‘Famous Five’ descaled the vertical drop on the East side at an event that stretched out over the whole day. One of the five, Court assistant Chris Broadley, has provided a detailed account of his experience. Read more





The Chartered Register Project

You may have already heard of the Company’s Chartered Register Project and its objectives but for those of you who haven’t, or have but would like a little more information, Junior Warden and Past Master Emeritus Barrie Torbett has provided this excellent overview to ‘fill in the gaps’…

“In September 2010, The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners were awarded their Royal Charter and in recognition with the status awarded in association with a Royal Charter became a Body Corporate with the sole authority to establish the Chartered Register of Practitioners in Environmental Cleaning and kindred occupations. Read more


Helping to prepare young people for the world of work

Livery Schools Link is a voluntary organisation that aims to promote support for schools in the Greater London area by the Livery Companies of the City of London and their members. Our aim is to assist children and young people from less advantaged backgrounds to receive an enhanced educational experience at school and to have their personal aspirations raised, thereby increasing their employability and career options. Read more



Etiquette of Livery Company dining

As we approach the time of the year where City & Livery functions fill our diaries its always worth being reminded of which fork one selects, what shape of glass has what coloured wine and where to put your elbows when attacking the main course. This excellent piece offers answers to those questions and many, many more. Read more



And finally…some dates for your diary

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20 September – General Meeting, Military Awards and Luncheon at Haberdashers’ Hall
24 September – Woolmen’s Sheep Drive and Wool Fair
29 September – Common Hall – Election of Lord Mayor and Luncheon at Painter Stainers’ Hall
16 October – Past Masters’ Dinner at Coopers’ Hall
8 November – Court Luncheon at Armourers’ Hall
11 November – The Lord Mayor’s Show
24 November – Ladies’ Banquet at Merchant Taylors’ Hall
14 December – Christmas Carol Service & Lunch – St Martin-within-Ludgate & Stationers’ Hall

With thanks to all of the supporters of the Environmental Cleaners’ communications and marketing.

Details of all this year’s supporters are on our website.

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