Speed Read (26 May)

Communications project, abseiling Mayor, tennis at Queen’s, festivals of beer and cars

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.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters over the past year, our Committee has carried out a major project to develop and significantly improve the quality of the Environmental Cleaners’ communications.

Working in partnership with the Clerk and our professional partners Ceris Burns International (CBI) this has delivered a number of well-received activities, including a new website with the ability to book and pay for tickets online; the informative Speed Read; Master’s Blog and social media channels.

As the initial project now draws to a close, we would like to express our thanks to CBI for its help on our journey to modernise the way we communicate and are seen in the digital space.

The committee and I are passionate that our Company continues to communicate effectively with our members and we will be working with the Officers and Clerk to maintain this, whilst we now focus externally on future membership to deliver long term sustainability to the company.

Ashley Hoadley
Chairman, Membership & Communications Committee

No head for heights!

On 8 September, the Lord Mayor (an Honorary Freeman of our company) Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley is going to undertake what he describes as “one of the most frightening things that could ever befall a Lord Mayor” abseiling down the Cheese Grater building (all 225 meters). This is a particular challenge as he is petrified of heights!

He would welcome your support to raise funds for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, but requests that you DO NOT SPONSOR HIM FOR MORE THAN £10. Instead Dr Parmley requests you pass on the details to five of your fellow Freemen, Liverymen or friends. To support the Mayor please see:

Anyone for tennis?

The Worshipful Company of Feltmakers has issued its annual challenge to anyone interested in joining the inter-livery tennis competition. The tournament will be held at the Queen’s Club, London on Wednesday 6 September 2017, so you’ve got time to get some practice in! If you’d like to enter the event please contact the Clerk.  

We can all drink to that! 

The next City Beerfest comes to Guildhall Yard (EC2V 5AE) on 6 July 2017. The Worshipful Company of Brewers promise beer, music, food and sunshine, so it should be an event not to be missed! It runs from 12.30 pm to 9 pm and you can buy beer tokens in advance to get discounted drinks.

Quite the show

On 8 and 9 June the new City Concours event will be launched in the gardens of the Honourable Artillery Company in Moorgate. The event is apparently best described as an automotive garden party. It will showcase over 160 rare, exotic and powerful sports cars and supercars. The two days also offer displays from automotive artisans and specialist suppliers, live music and outstanding hospitality. The event is aimed at collectors, enthusiasts and those with an appreciation of quality. As it’s the first year of the event, the promoters have offered us a special deal, quote ‘The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners’ when booking.

The Sheriff’s back in town
Past Sheriff, Fiona Adler, will speak about her year in office and her incarceration within the Old Bailey at the Whitsters Club luncheon on 6 June, at Zizzi, 12 Ivory Street E1W 1AT. For more information and to book a place see the invitation/booking form.

Dates for your diary

9 June – Prospective Members Event
26 June – Common Hall Luncheon
3 July – Marketers Ryder Cup Challenge

If you have any feedback on member communications or any Livery company stories or pictures to share, please email or check us out on Twitter and Instagram.

Quartz logoWith thanks to Quartz Business Media, one 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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