Wednesday, 1 May 2024
Open to Liverymen only and their guests.
Tickets: £125 (four course dinner)
Ticket deadline: 17 April 2024
6.30pm Champagne Reception
7.00pm Four Course Dinner
We are delighted that Liveryman The Rt Hon the Lord Hague of Richmond has agreed to be our guest speaker at this event. The Rt Hon Lord Hague of Richmond, William Hague, served for 26 years in the British House of Commons until he stood down in 2015. In that time, he served in many senior roles, including Leader of the House of Commons, but is best known as the Leader of the Conservative party, 1997-2001, and First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary, 2010-2014. He now pursues a wide range of business and charitable activities, and is a well-known writer of historical biographies and a columnist of The Times. In November 2020 Lord Hague became Chair of the Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales.
The Charter Dinner celebrates the granting of the Company's Royal Charter by Queen Mary Tudor on 4 May 1557. Official Company guests are invited to this dinner, who include the chief executives of our Corporate Members, chairmen of affiliated Trade Associations, with their chief executives and senior executives from our main suppliers.
Guests and spouses/partners are welcome, but your spouse may be seated opposite you, not adjacent (unless you otherwise specify). Liverymen are asked to remind their guests that they should not leave the table until the Master and principal guests have departed and certainly not before the Loyal Toast. Badges should NOT be worn by private guests.
Formal Pour Mémoire invitation cards will be posted to you on receipt of the booking.
The deadline for booking is Wednesday, 17 April 2024, after which no refunds will be given.
The champagne reception will take place in the Court Room at 6.30 pm. Following this, a four-course dinner will be served in the Hall at 7.00 pm. Carriages will be at 10.30 pm.
Dress code: Strictly Black Tie and Decorations.