Chartered Surveyors Installation Dinner – Plaisterers’ Hall

Wednesday 20th October 2021

I first met Ken Morgan, the Master Chartered Surveyor, at my very first City engagement where, in the absence of our respective Beadles, we helped each other get Gowned and Badged. Since then, I have lined up next to, or near, him as we parade in Order of Precedence at various events around the City. I was thrilled to be invited to his re-installation dinner at Plaisterers’ Hall (Ken is one of several Masters who are serving two terms as a result of Covid), where I was sat with, amongst others, the daughter of a tobacco trader from Virginia, who told tales of how her father used to charm the buyers from the North. The principal guest was Alastair Martin, the Secretary ad Keeper of Records of the Duchy of Cornwall – essentially the Duchy’s CEO. He told us of the steps that his organisation has been taking to be more sustainable, and their journey to becoming Net Zero. He also explained that they no longer make biscuits – having licenced the brand to Waitrose several years ago.