Report on Court, Admissions and Livery Dinner on 12 February
Prior to the dinner two Apprentices were bound at the Guidhall and at the Court meeting we admitted new Liverymen Steven Smith and Gary Mutch, Freeman Jame Brandreth and Apprentice Ted Mellow. An excellent dinner was enjoyed by 80 Liverymen, Freemen, Apprentices and guests.
The guest speaker was Antony Walker, deputy CEO of tech(UK), the UK's leading digital technology Trade Association, comprising some 900 members covering over 700,000 employees.
Antony gave a wide ranging talk, on the role of technology in a time of change, the extreme challenges we face and reasons to be optimistic. Covering a range of issues from the impact of social media on the younger generation, digital surveillance concerns and climate change, at times quite controversially, Antony certainly sparked some discussion amongst our members, that continued on after the Dinner!