News Reports October 2017 onwards Master Tony Ward

4th October 2017 - The Installation Dinner of Master Tony Ward held at Merchant Taylors` Hall.

The Master for 2017/18 Tony Ward CEng FIStructE here with his wife Mrs Jan Ward now The Mistress of The Company. Were installed in office in the splendor of Merchant Taylors` Hall there after followed the Installation Dinner.

The Master together with the New Wardens for the year ahead prepare for the Installation Dinner. From left: Lady Barbara Ramsey, Sir Vivian Ramsey, Mrs Jessica Parrett, Senior Warden Michael Parrett, Mrs Jan Ward, The Master Tony Ward, Mrs Tina Seymour, Renter Warden Arthur Seymour, Mrs Lindsey Sheehan, Junior Warden David Sheehan.

The Master with the offical guests of The Company at The Installation Dinner

Guests of The Company included:

Mr James Wates CBE FCIOB, FRICS, FICE, FCGI, FRSA & Mrs Laurie Wates

Mr Roger Poulton & Mrs Helen Poulton - Master Joiner Ceiler

Mr Jeff Fuller & Mrs Catherine Fuller - Master Elect Tyler & Bricklayers

Mr Andrew Neill & Mrs Jo Neill - Master Turner

Wg Cdr Graeme Morgan & Mrs Elizabeth Morgan - Master Worshipful Company of Wales

Mr Jack Broadley - Master Environmental Cleaner

Rev Canon David Parrott - Hon Chaplain

Hon Elizabeth Green Past Master Framework Knitters'

Chris Histead & Mrs Felicity Chadwick Histead - Master Information Technologist

Mr Alan Mitchell - Master York Guild of Building

Ms Rosemary Mitchell - Clerk York Guild of Building

Merchant Taylors` Hall had been personally chosen by The Master for his Installation and the fine menu with matched wines were especially appreciated.

Freeman Paul Hodgkinson CBE, Chairman of The Symonds Group, welcomed The Guests to our Dinner and entertained everyone at the start of the formalities.

Mr James Wates CBE, Chairman of the Wates Group & Chairman of the Prince's Trust Corporate Advisory Group here as The Masters` Guest, spoke after dinner at The Masters` invitation and posed some key questions for our industry before rounding up with some very entertaining light humor leading up to proposing the toast to The Company.

To conclude his Installation Dinner The Master stood to brief on Parish Notices , thank everyone for finding time to attend and finish the evening off with a few stories and humor which was much enjoyed by all.