On March 15 we held our annual banquet at the Mansion House in the presence of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress. Despite the tube strike and impending rail strike the following morning, we welcomed over 320 members and guests.
Included among the guests were His Excellency the Ambassador of Estonia, our military affiliates, our academic award winners and the Mansion House scholars, as well as around 20 Masters from other livery companies. A special shout out has to go to the Master’s parents who made the journey all the way from Australia to be at the Mansion House for this special evening.
Our award winners were:
- Adam McKee from Durham University Business School for winning the WCB Lombard prize 2022
- Capt Louise Jones from 306 Hospital Support Regiment
- Major Peter Tait from National Reserves Headquarters, Royal Artillery
- Liveryman George Littlejohn who won the Joseph King Memorial trophy for the sterling contribution he makes to the company, both as editor of our magazine and in organising joint events with the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.
In his speech the Master underlined how the aims of the Lord Mayor resonated with the WCIB’s core purpose as a company to promote financial services as profession, and the City of London. Both the Lord Mayor the WCIB aim to seek to make a difference in the areas of financial literacy and financial inclusion for the most deserving in our society. To echo the Lord Mayor’s words, the Master said: “We are – as ever – as one with a shared goal of putting the City at the heart of the UK economy.”