On Thursday 6 June 2019 The Worshipful Company of Constructors hosted an elegant banquet at Fishmongers Hall in honour of Sir Christopher Wren. By special invite from the Master, Mike Parrett, Georgia Burbridge and Rachel Munro co-founders of the Women of Waterproofing Networking Group were privileged to attend.
Fishmongers’ Hall with its magnificent riverside position and architecture provides one of London’s finest settings where decorative splendour is matched by a flair for contemporary cuisine. The menu, which included cured salmon, cannon of Welsh lamb and caramelised poached pear played perfect tribute to the event.
Both the Master and Clerk gave speeches during the dinner which focused on “longstanding friendships” between The Worshipful Company of Constructors and their beneficiaries.
Special guest, Rachel Kirby-Ryder of CLIC Sargent gave a magnificent insight to the works of CLIC Sargent and the aims of the charity. Charities play a vital role in society and CLIC Sargent is at the forefront of research and campaign.
The Master was delighted to present Keith Exford CBE of CLIC Sargent a donation from monies raised during his Master’s year to date.
Post dinner, The Master was keen to discuss diversity and inclusion within the waterproofing sector with Georgia and Rachel and how strategies such as the Women of Waterproofing Networking group can support businesses.
Georgia and Rachel set up with Women of Waterproofing Networking Group in 2018 with one aim, to promote gender equality and creating a more gender-equal workforce within the waterproofing sector. The Women of Waterproofing Networking Group is open to all inspiring females and guests.
Our next Women of Waterproofing Networking Group luncheon is Friday 14 June 2019. To find out more visit https://www.deltamembranes.com/women-of-waterproofing-wow-networking-group/.
The Worshipful Company of Constructors is a modern City of London Livery Company for professionals working in the construction industry. The Company was granted Livery by The Court of Aldermen in 1990, followed by a Royal Charter of Incorporation by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in 2010.
Many of the Liverymen are Chartered members of their respective professional institutions – some in leading positions. They come from all sectors of the construction trade, including architects, surveyors, engineers, builders, lawyers and accountants. This rich diversity gives huge social and professional benefit to their members.
Fellowship is an important part of company life, and each year there are three formal dinners. These are held in the city’s splendid halls and are an excellent opportunity to entertain clients, colleagues, friends and family.