The Annual Banquet is the highlight of the Company’s year and by kind permission of the Right Honourable The Lord Mayor, it was once again be held in his residence, the magnificent Mansion House.
It was our pleasure to welcome as our Guests of Honour, the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor, The Lord Mountevans with the Lady Mayoress. The Banquet is usually one of the first events in the Shrieval year and so we also greeted, as our guests, Sheriffs Alderman Peter Estlin and Alderman William Russell and their Consorts. As is our custom, during the evening the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor presented the Horners’ Award for Design and Innovation in Plastics and the Horners Bottlemaking Award. These well-deserved awards reward excellence and are much appreciated both by the recipients and the Horners.
The Master also welcomed the award-winning journalist, Martin Bell who is well known as a foreign affairs correspondent and more recently as politician as our guest speaker.