Loyd Grossman speaks at The Worshipful Company of Butchers’ Court Luncheon

Loyd Grossman speaks at The Worshipful Company of Butchers’ Court Luncheon

The Worshipful Company of Butchers hosted its February Court and Livery Luncheon at Ironmongers’ Hall yesterday.

Loyd Grossman CBE.

Loyd Grossman CBE.

Anita Evans, Chas Bassett and Richard Griffiths were robed at the event and admitted as full Liverymen of the company.

Dr. Loyd Grossman CBE was the Guest Speaker at the luncheon and voiced his support of the liveries as well as his involvement with the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars as a Middle Warden, an Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters.

Nuffield scholar 2016, Rob Mercer, was also announced. Rob is part of a family farming business in Staffordshire and his topic of study will be ‘How to develop and add value to a pig business whilst contributing to society’.

Commenting on the scholarship, Rob said: “I am very grateful to The Worshipful Company of Butchers and the Elizabeth Creek foundation for giving me this very exciting opportunity.”

Premier Young Butcher 2015 Lucy Crawshaw, from Taylors Farm Shop in Lancashire, was also congratulated. Lucy is currently training for the 2016 International Young Butcher Competition at IFFA in Frankfurt in May.

Other guests of the company included the Prime Warden of The Worshipful Company of Dyers, Angus MacPherson, with his clerk Russel Vaisey, the Master of The Worshipful Company of Pewterers Mark Chambers with his clerk Captain Paddy Watson, the Master of The Worshipful Company of Carpenters Michael Neal and the Master of the Company of Butchers of the City of York Stephen Wilkinson with his clerk Jean Sawdon.

Barts and The London Charity chief executive Andrew Douglas was also in attendance as well as Katy Miller, interim director development at Teach First.

The Institute of Meat and Worshipful Company of Butchers’ Annual Prizegiving, which Meat Management is proud to sponsor, will take place on Tuesday 23rd February at the Tallow Chandlers Hall.

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