Public Relations Practitioners' Installation Reception

Wednesday 7th November 2018

The Company of Public Relations Practitioners is a young and vibrant Guild that is building its City credentials as rapidly as it is building its numbers. Blessed with brains and, unsurprisingly, a knack for publicity, the leadership team has raised the Company's profile in leaps and bounds including a prominent role in the ongoing Pan-Livery Initiative. Much of their hard work has paid dividends during the twenty-month Mastership of the inestimable Katherine Sykes who has rightly earned much acclaim during her tenure in office. However, the time came for the baton to be passed on and it was with the greatest of pleasure that I accepted an invitation to the Installation Reception of the new Master, Gavin Ellwood.

Having been installed into office at the Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, the Master hosted the Company and his guests at the Judge's Dining Room at the Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey. The opportunity to do so was by the kind permission of the Recorder of London, His Honour Judge Nicholas Hilliard who also attended and gave a witty and generous speech.

The evening was a wonderful opportunity to meet many members of this young and energetic Company with big plans. All being well, it aims to achieve Livery status by 2020 and, getting to know the new Master and the Wardens that follow, I have every expectation that this will be comfortably achieved.