Speed Read March 2020

This is our March Speed Read; bite-sized news for Environmental Cleaners. 
Reflections of the Lord Mayor 2020

On Tuesday 2nd June 2020, Chris Seow will be hosting the 7th Annual Reflections of The Lord Mayor Gala Evening. This year, the event will be celebrating the Reflections of Sir Charles Bowman and Sir Peter Estlin, 690th and 691st Lord Mayors of London, on the same evening – a rather exciting twist on the format!Sir Charles will reflect on his mayoralty theme of “the business of trust”, while Sir Peter will reflect on his mayoralty platform of promoting innovation and championing digital skills across the UK.  They will feature collective perspectives of their mayoralty travels to Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Australia and other countries, linking this back to their UK regional agenda. They also intend to highlight the fact that the Lord Mayor’s role is much broader than business, also encompassing key issues such as inclusion, health and fairness.

The event will be taking place at the Guildhall in The Old Library and Paint Room. 

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City Corporation reforms Lord Mayor selection process 

The City of London Corporation has reformed the selection process for its Lord Mayors and Sheriffs to enhance the transparency of the process and make it more robust.Changes include a more structured interview procedure for the roles, with independent representatives closely involved in the selection process. For the first time, an independent professional firm will observe the proceedings.A bigger pool of independent interview panellists will follow equality, diversity and inclusion rules, and all those involved in the process will be encouraged to take unconscious bias training.By 2021, a majority of independent representatives will serve on the interview panel.There will be enhancedsupport for Aldermanic interview candidates interested in running for the roles, including training and mentoring.The changes follow a review carried out by independent consultants last year.They ran a widespread consultation with a range of stakeholders including Square Mile figures and City Corporation Councillors and senior officers, which backed change. The reforms will ensure that equal opportunities are given to those Aldermen standing for election as Sheriff and Lord Mayor. They will ensure that the City Corporation’s Court of Aldermen reflects the Square Mile’s diverse demographics by giving more support to prospective candidates looking to progress into higher roles.A spokesperson for the City of London Corporation said: “These reforms will ensure a more transparent and independent selection process. “We are determined to ensure there are no barriers to any member of the community standing for the elected office of Lord Mayor. “We aspire to be a leader in diversity and inclusion, and these changes will help us reflect the communities we serve across London and the UK.”As the elected head of the City of London Corporation, the Lord Mayor of the City of London serves as a global ambassador for the UK-based financial and professional services industry on a one-year term. They act as an international spokesperson for the City, leading business delegations overseas to key international markets on behalf of the UK’s financial and professional services industry.The office of Sheriff, a pre-requisite to becoming Lord Mayor of the City of London, is one of the oldest in existence and dates back to the Middle Ages. Their modern-day duties include supporting the Lord Mayor in his or her civic duties and serving, both, at home and abroad, as ambassadors for the UK-based financial and professional services industry.They also support Her Majesty’s Judges at the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) in promoting the importance of the English rule of law to businesses, schools, diplomats, charities, the City Livery, and leading arts figures. They also hold the position for one year.
WCEC Charity funds Cadets trip to Kenya

The WCEC Charity fund donated to help the Cadets trip to Kenya last year. Click below to see the full report.

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Master Barrie Torbett attends London’s Air Ambulance Winter Reception

Jonathan Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer at London’s Air Ambulance has thanked Master Barrie Torbett for joining them at their Winter Reception. The event held a number of innovation stations and showed how the support of the WCEC helps to push medical boundaries to save lives. The Master attended as the WCEC charity fund assisted in the purchase of new flight suites.

The exclusive Winter Reception webpage is now available, where you can find out more about the exciting projects featured on the night, the patients that have benefitted from the Ambulances pioneering treatments and learn about their brand-new “Innovation Circle”.

You can also find their 2018/19 Annual Review online here.
Livery Wine and Dine club dates now available

The Livery Wine & Dine Club has established itself as a firm favourite amongst discerning guests who enjoy fabulous food perfectly matched with sensational wine at a sensible price all served at London’s finest Livery Halls. These events are informal, informative, highly sociable and a wonderful introduction to the Livery Halls of the City of London.

The 2020 dates are now available for booking. Please click on the relevant event box for more details and to reserve your places. You will also find the details on their Eventbrite page.
The first Livery Wine & Dine Club of the year will be at Pewterers’ Hall on the 22nd April 2020 and will showcase the Best of British; this will be a grand pairing of English wines and new season ingredients, served over four courses.

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The summer Livery Wine and Dine Club will be hosted at Butchers’ Hall on the 9th June 2020. Weather permitting the evening shall begin on the roof top terrace before descending to the Great Hall to sample a range of meat and wine pairings served from various food stations.

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The Autumn Livery Wine and Dine club at Tallow Chandlers’ Hall on the 9th September 2020 will see the return of renowned wine maker Estelle Roumage of Chateau Lestrille for a fabulous harvest banquet.

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In the approach to the 2020 festive season the event will be attended by Beverly Tabbron, Master of Wine at Painters’ Hall on the 18th November, who will guide you through a relaxed and informal food and wine pairing showing some hidden treasures to consider for your Christmas table.

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Photos available from Court Lunch

All Livery Member can click the link below to the photograph gallery from the Court Lunch, you can download any pictures you wish.It was a fitting last Court and lunch for Master Barrie.  
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