Pan Livery Collaboration and Lord Mayor's address to the Livery

Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Mercers' Hall and Mansion House

On a busy day involving four events, I have combined the Pan Livery Collaboration breakfast meeting at Mercers' Hall and the Lord Mayor's address. The new Lord Mayor gave speeches at both events and they were on message. To put it simply, there is general ignorance about the Livery movement and the City of London. Much needs to be done to promote the work of both in particularly challenging times. The work of the combined 110 livery companies will be much more effective than measuring what is done on company by company basis. There is money to be saved with some of the initiatives. I was particularly heartened to see a focus on preparing young people for employment and supporting the type of work done by the Sheriffs' & Recorder's Fund to help ex-offenders get into employment and reduce reoffending.