It was a great pleasure for the Court, at its 200th Meeting on May 11th, to install a new Liveryman and to welcome into the Company five new Freemen.

The Court congratulated Michael Leech of Artimax Limited on progressing to full membership by becoming a Liveryman of the Company. Liverymen are able to take up various City of London benefits, such as the right to vote for the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, and to be more involved in progression in the Company, including up to becoming Master if they are so interested.

Michael Leech being presented with his Livery Certificate by the Master, Margaret Fitzsimons

At the same meeting the Court were delighted to welcome into the Company five new Freemen:

L-R: Andrew Fairhurst; Colin Lawson; David Rooney; Master, Margaret Fitzsimons; Tim Blake; John Doyle; Liveryman Michael Leech

Andrew Fairhurst – UK Sales Director at Collingwood Lighting
Colin Lawson – Head of Sales, Marketing and Product Development at Tamlite Lighting
Tim Blake – Managing Director at Agathos Systems
David Rooney – Managing Director at Multitech Site Services
John Doyle – Managing Director at Varilight.

The Master welcomed the new Freemen, noting that they represent many different facets of the lighting and electrical industry: manufacturing, distribution, installation; digital technology and the varying perspectives new members bring keep the Lightmongers Company relevant and vibrant.

At the Court dinner that evening the Master, Margaret Fitzsimons encouraged all Freemen of the Company, as part of maximising their membership of the Company, to progress to become Liverymen by first becoming Freemen of the City of London and then applying to the Clerk to be installed as a Liveryman of the Company.

The Master showing the Freedom of the City of London Freedom Certificate during her speech to the Court dinner.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a member of the Lightmongers please contact our Clerk, Phill Hyde on