Mansion House for SIM Charter

Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Royal Charter Banquet Scientific Instrument Makers Banquet

The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers held their Royal Charter Banquet at Mansion House. Their Company was formed in 1956, became a Livery in 1964, ranks 84th and their Royal Charter was electronically sealed in February 2021. We enjoy a close relationship with them and it was an honour to be invited and learn more about the great charitable work they do.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent endorsed the Charter, and the banquet was attended by The Lord Mayor, The Sheriffs and around 330 guests – the largest gathering in The Egyptian Hall since the pandemic! Court Assistant Chris Sawyer (a PM of SIM) graciously greeted and comforted me and he was a driving force behind The Charter and the banquet. It was good to see Charles Miller (PM) and Camilla there too.

We were treated to some wonderful entertainment from the Secret Singers and The London Banqueting Ensemble and the entrance Halls were well manned by The Pikemen and Musketeers and Southwark Sea Cadets.

I had the good fortune to be seated alongside The Lady Mayoress Amanda Keaveny and Glenn Hurtsfield, Consort to Alderman Sheriff Alison Gowman - how intriguing to learn more from them and all the good work they do.

Special thanks to the SIM Master Charles Holroyd and his Consort Caroline Holroyd for hosting a fabulous evening to commemorate a significant milestone in their history.