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Master's Message

In his message to members of the Company, the Master, Arthur Seymour writes:

“Dear Fellow Constructors

It is with great pride and humility that I don the Master’s Badge and Gown.

I follow an illustrious line of Masters and extend my gratitude to them all, especially the last two who sorted out the finances of the company in a professional and effective manner.

The coming year is not as everyone expected, as indeed the second half of last year was not.  Our IPM demonstrated what can be done under these difficult circumstances and I am very pleased to see that he intends to ‘go around again’ in 2028-9, the first Master Constructor to do so.

We have plans for the coming year which may or may not be fulfilled.  We hope and plan for the best but are prepared for the worst.

Our industry has been, and will continue to be, sorely affected by the present pandemic.

As a company I am resolved that we focus our efforts on the welfare of our members and of the Industry at large.  Our Charitable Trust has set aside a fund to support Covid-19 related charitable endeavours both within and without the company and I urge all members to make contact if they feel we can help in any way.

In anticipation of the restrictions easing soon we have arranged an Installation Dinner in February, a Livery Dinner in April and the Sir Christopher Wren Banquet in June. I also hope to have a Master’s weekend in Tunbridge Wells in May, a Charity Dinner at the Reform Club in September and possibly a Charity Bike Ride to Amsterdam in September as well. We shall also continue our social gatherings where and when allowed.

My sincere best wishes to you all and I look forward to seeing you all in person, eventually.

Stay safe.

Arthur Seymour”

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