It was a great pleasure for the Court, at its Court meeting on 10th May 2023, to install a new Liveryman and to welcome into the Company seven new Freemen.
The Court congratulated John Gorse of Signify 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.
At the same meeting the Court were delighted to welcome into the Company the following new Freemen:
Mrs Donna Berry – CableTest Ltd
Mr Matt Burton – Aurora Lighting Ltd
Mrs Nicola Hastry – Signify (formerly Philips Lighting)
Mr Bill McCarthy – Integral LED UK
Mr Paul Murphy – D. W. Windsor Ltd
Mr Gavin Tallentire – Rexel Ltd UK
The Court was particularly pleased to welcome Journeyman Jonathan Taylor, of Visual Energy Associates Ltd as our youngest Freeman. Jonathan is a former winner of the Lightmongers Education Award from the Product Design course at Brunel University and in March 2023 he won our CLG Journeyman Award. He has now completed his journey, mentored by Court Assistant Bruce Kirk MSLL, resulting in his installation as a Freeman of the Company.
At the Court dinner that evening the Master welcomed all the new Freemen and encouraged them, as part of maximising the benefit of 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.
If you would like to find out more about becoming a member of the Lightmongers, or about our Journeyman Scheme, please contact our Clerk, Mark Houghton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org