Annual Banquet 2018

18:30, Wednesday 21st March 2018.

The Master and Wardens invite you to join them on Wednesday 21st March at our 2018 Banquet at the Mansion House, which will again be held in the glorious surroundings of the Egyptian Hall, by kind permission of the Lord Mayor.

 

We are delighted that our principal guest and speaker for the evening will be Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan. Martin O’Neill was Labour MP for the constituencies of Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire, and then Clackmannan and Ochil, from 1979-2005.

He was a shadow Defence Secretary and Chairman of the Trade and Industry Select Committee, and was created Baron O’Neill of Clackmannan in 2005. He is President of the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group which represents the interests of specialist engineering contractors in the construction industry (including plumbing contractors) across the United Kingdom.

We are also looking forward to The London Banqueting Ensemble playing for us during the reception and dinner and our affiliated unit, Richmond Sea Cadets, will provide a fine Carpet Guard.

The Banquet is the highlight of the Company’s year: a truly spectacular venue, with the chance to dine with family, friends and business associates at the Lord Mayor’s official residence. The evening will start with a Champagne reception and the opportunity to have your photograph taken with your guests before dinner.

Those who have attended previous banquets will know what a special event this is, with a mixture of formality and the warmth of our very convivial Company. This is an ideal opportunity to introduce potential new Liverymen, holders or former holders of public or civic office, and professional or business colleagues. You are also encouraged to bring your partners and adult family members as guests.

Dress for men is White Tie or Mess Dress with decorations, and long gowns for ladies. The event starts at 6.30pm for 7:00pm, with carriages at 10:30pm. Pour mémoire cards will be sent before the event and these must be shown on entry to Mansion House.

Thanks to generous support from our Corporate Members we are able to offer places at the remarkable value of just £102.

Bookings can only be accepted on receipt of completed applications, which must be received in the office no later than Sunday 4th March, after which it is regretted that cancellations cannot be accepted.

 

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