Liverymen who were admitted to the Livery before 31st May 2019 and who wish to vote for the Sheriffs and other Officers should note that you are summoned to meet at the Guildhall on Monday 24th June 2019 by 11.45am. The Lord Mayor will take the chair at 12 noon precisely. Tickets will be required for entry to the Guildhall and these are available only from this office on receipt of a completed proforma below. Click here. (Please note the Guildhall may not keep seats for later-arriving Liverymen and to ensure that you get a decent seat, you are strongly advised to arrive no later than 11.15am)
The Worshipful Company of Pewterers has kindly invited us to join them for lunch afterwards on the 24h June in Pewterers' Hall. If you wish to accept this invitation, please include this on the proforma and return it by Friday 14th June 2019.
Remember our own Past Master Erica Stary is a candidate.
Lest you hadn't heard, this year’s City Beerfest, in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, is taking place in the Guildhall Yard on Thursday 18 July between 1230 and 2100. Sixteen breweries will be there providing the finest beers for your enjoyment. The Brewers’ Company would be delighted if you and as many Liveryman as possible would come along to enjoy the great beer, good food and lively atmosphere.
For more details click here.
An invitation to Liverymen of the Plumbers' Company.
If you would like to get more involved in the superb support we provide through our Charity in changing lives for the better, then this opportunity could be for you! Do you have a passion for helping others and superb organisational skills that could help bolster the work of the Trustees?
As part of our new 5-year strategic plan and our desire to enhance the work we do, the Trustees of The Worshipful Company of Plumbers' Charitable and Educational Trust are inviting members of the Company to apply for the position of Trustee.
Interested? Find out more by clicking here.
Dr Tedros, WHO Director General, stated during this event that “If we do not get the basics right, how can people trust us with anything else.” First do no harm: why water, sanitation and hygiene must be a priority for quality healthcare, protecting patient safety and tackling antibiotic resistance”
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities resolution was unanimously approved at the 72nd World Health Assembly on 20–28 May 2019. Member States committed to developing national roadmaps, setting and monitoring targets, increasing investments in infrastructure and human resources and strengthening systems to improve and sustain WASH services in health care facilities. During the discussion of the resolution, 32 countries spoke and highlighted the fundamental role of WASH in health care facilities for achieving universal health coverage, improving quality of care and in preventing the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
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Meet the Cadets CMS, Cannon Place - Tuesday 25th June 2019
The Plumbers' Company is delighted to have an affiliation with the Richmond Sea Cadets. We see them at our annual Mansion House Banquet when they provide a very smart "Carpet Guard", but we never have very long with them. We would all like to get to know them better and find out what we can do to enhance the relationship with these excellent young people and their leaders. Perhaps we can inspire some future plumbers amongst them!
To that end, we have organised a "speed dating" evening at the Master's office where the Cadets, their leaders and volunteers, Liverymen and their guests and some plumbing apprentices can get to know each other and find out what excites us all - enthusiasm is very infectious! We will be able to explore what support would make a real difference so that we can build on the relationship and learn more from our apprentices.
Booking form click here.
The Master, Dame Fiona Woolf and her consort, Nicholas, invite you to join them for our Summer Festival dinner in the historic Stationers' Hall. The evening will commence at 6.30 pm with drinks and a reception in the beautiful gardens of the hall (weather permitting.) The first Hall of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers was destroyed in the Great Fire of London being replaced by the current building circa 1670. It was re¬modelled in 1800 and is Grade I listed. Restored after damage caused by enemy action in 1940, the Hall today is one of the most beautiful in the City.
The speaker will be Patrick Jenkins, financial editor of the Financial Times who oversees the FT's coverage of financial services. He writes a weekly column on the sector, edits a weekly diary, hosts a weekly banking podcast and is very much a City Insider. At a time when journalism is under scrutiny, he will speak about the role of the journalist today and 'fake news'.
Fo details and booking click here.
This week our golfing Plumbers were at Ashridge Golf Club to defend The “Horner’s Trophy” that they won with a record score last year. Our Golf Society Captain Richard Harvey teamed up with Trevor Wilson (our par 3 specialist); Paul Nash (our golf ball flight specialist) and David Hannam (our full time amateur golf specialist) to take on the might of the Inter-Livery golfing world.This year the gongs and awards went to The Butchers, The Tin Plate and Wire Workers and The Information Technologists. However, we had a wonderful day and our thanks go to Colin Freedman and the rest of our friends in The Horners Company for yet again keeping the rain away, the course in great condition and a lunch to please the inner Plumber.
If you are interested in joining in with fellow golfers in our Company, please contact our Hon Secretary Liveryman Mick Munro.
The Worshipful Company of Plumbers has recently opened a Traditional Plumbing Craft Museum at the Amberley Museum in West Sussex. On the 26th May, the Plumbing Museum, as part of the Amberley Museum’s 40th year Celebration Event, presented a bespoke Lead Planter to Amberley to commemorate this special occasion. The Planter was made in the Plumbing Museum by Liverymen Phil Mead and Peter Cheesman. Why not take your family for a visit and see not only the planter but also the many and wide ranging exhibitions and skills that are on display. Click here for more details.
Some belated news ..........
Liveryman Colin Stainer EngTech MCIPHE RP RHP received an Honorary Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), at the annual ‘Dinner with the President’ on 13 March at The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn.The award has been given in recognition of his outstanding commitment, dedication and service to the Institute over a period of more than 40 years, along with his devotion to improving standards within the plumbing and heating industry.Colin not only served as a Professional Standards Inspector for the CIPHE, but was its National President in 2008 and has supported the Institute nationally through his service on the Board of Trustees. As Area Co-ordinator for the South West, Colin’s guidance and mentoring at Branch and regional level has been invaluable.Colin has always been enthusiastic about promoting the Institute and professional high standards; especially through presentations at colleges, via work in conjunction with WaterSafe and through demonstrations given at events of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers.As Colin enters the ranks of Honorary Fellow, CIPHE CEO Kevin Wellman said, “On top of forging a highly successful career, Colin has also worked tirelessly for the CIPHE for more than 40 years. This recognition is an amazing, but unsurprising achievement, for someone whose passion and commitment to the industry is second to none.“
One of the highlights of the Annual Lecture dinner is the presentation of the Corporate Members Outstanding Achievement Award. This awards scheme has been introduced to allow Corporate Members to put forward candidates from within their organisations who have demonstrated an Outstanding Achievement in their particular sphere of work.
The year the recipient was Stephen Fitzsimmons who is the Technical Services Manager at 21 Construction (https://21.construction).