Speed Read (31st August)

Elite Leadership Tasters, Alternatively Fuelled Vans, Giving as You’re Living and it’s never too early to think about Christmas. Honest!

 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.


  Cranfield Taster Event

Cranfield School of Management is one of the World’s elite business schools and will be hosting a pair of taster events at the Institute of Directors on 19th & 20th September. Already widely used by the Worshipful Company of Innholders, attendees will be able to reflect on the contrasting roles of leaders and managers, politics and agendas in business and developing a strategic perspective.

Anyone interested in their leadership development will get the opportunity of a one-to-one consultation with a member of Cranfield’s General Management Development team, to help them think through their situation and determine which programme is right for them or their team.

Click here for more information and to reserve your place!


Are Your Vans Alternatively Fuelled?

On 26 July 2017, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), along with the Department for Transport (DfT), announced its plan to help reduce roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations. The plan includes a consultation asking for your views on proposed changes to regulations for vans and light commercial vehicles.

As part of the proposed changes, van drivers will be able to operate heavier electric or gas powered vehicles without having to apply for a new licence. The changes also include whether the MOT exemption for electric vans should be removed. Find out more about how the proposed changes will work and give your views by 18 October 2017. Click here  to participate.


Give as you Live!

The Give As You Live programme will help our members to contribute to the WCEC Charity Fund simply through your normal everyday purchases. So whether you’re booking a holiday, buying new clothes, insurance or finding the perfect gift, why not try Give as you Live and help our trust at the same time?

There are over 4100 retailers – like Amazon, eBay, and Sainsbury’s – it really is a free and easy way to help make a difference for our charity.



O Come All Ye Cleaners!

The Stationers’ Company are once again holding their annual Christmas Carol Service and all members (whether Freemen or Liverymen) are welcome to attend – irrespective of your choral capabilities! The service – commencing at 11:30 – will take place on Thursday 14th December at St Martin-within-Ludgate and will be followed by lunch at Stationers’ Hall.

More details can be found on our website by clicking here and anyone interested in attending should email The Clerk in the first instance at before 14th October.

The event costs £65.00 per head and will conclude at 2:45pm.


And finally…some dates for your diary

Online booking is in place for all Company events marked *. Simply follow the link to make your reservation and payment.
7 September – Company Golf Day
14 September – Livery Halls Walk
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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