It was a great pleasure to attend the Joint Master Certificate and City & Guilds Livery Company Prizes Ceremony today at Mansion House. The ceremony was presided over by the Lord Mayor and the Sheriffs, with the Lord Mayor presenting certificates to the worthy winners, each individually. It was great to see all the Masters of Companies who were participating, all dressed in their gowns and chains - a magnificent colourful vision.

There were three categories of awards, Apprentice, Journeyman and Master, plus some awards for outstanding contributions as well. Each award winner was called to the stage and made their declaration to their own Master as appropriate, after which the Lord Mayor handed the recipient their well earned certificate. This year, due to the Covid19 virus, it was quite comical to see the Lord Mayor touching elbows with all the winners rather than shaking hands!

Following the ceremony we all joined the award winners for refreshments, giving us the opportunity to meet and find out more about them.

A thoroughly enjoyable morning.