Covid-19 Update

11 May , 2020 Uncategorized

The Company has been following Government advice on how to respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In line with Government guidance we have now reduced activity to a minimum. All Company events are cancelled up to 1st September and the Hall is closed to visitors. Committee and Court meetings continue virtually and the Court is […]

Charity Committee awards £17,500 to small charities

17 Dec , 2019 Uncategorized

The Charity Committee met in December 2019 to go through applications from charities for funding. The Committee would like to see more applications in support of the elderly but were delighted overall at the quantity and quality of the applications. After discussion it agreed to make the following awards, which have been approved by Court: […]

Innholders InnSight

24 Apr , 2019 Uncategorized

Have you ever wondered how the Company funds our patronage objectives through the generations? Or how we supplement our general income from our investment activities? To find out more we caught up with Liveryman Sean Molony, Chair of the WCI Investment Committee. Sean was first introduced to the Company by Chris Chaplin in 2011. As […]

Commemoration of the Centenary of Womens’ Suffrage

24 Apr , 2019 Uncategorized

More than 100 women will receive the Freedom of the City of London to commemorate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. Last year, the City Corporation agreed to mark 100 years of female suffrage with the award of the Freedom by inviting members of the Court of Common Council and colleagues […]

Liveryman Ben Aird visits YES Outdoors

24 Apr , 2019 Uncategorized

‘Yes Outdoors’ was set up by Tony Quinn, a Sergeant in the Met Police, in the wake of the London riots in 2011. They run 9-month long mentoring schemes for some of the most challenging secondary school age children in and around Islington. Children at risk of joining gangs or serious offending are referred by […]

Vertical City Showcase

11 Mar , 2019 Uncategorized

Vertical City as you will see in the video was a Springboard careers event supported by the Innholders’ Company and the Cooks’ Company. It was designed to promote careers in hospitality to students from local schools and held at The Shard on the 21st January 2019.

A Visit to Wandsworth Carers Centre

11 Mar , 2019 Uncategorized

The Master and Liveryman Justyn Herbert visited the Wandsworth Carers’ Centre following a donation from The Charity Committee towards their endeavour to Improve the Quality of life of and for local Carers. There are a number of programmes run by the Centre which include Stress management Courses, Carers’ Walk and talk outings, First Aid Courses, […]

Robin Hood and the Arrow of Destiny at Theatre Peckham

13 Dec , 2018 Uncategorized

As Master I was invited to attend Theatre Peckham’s Christmas Pantomime on Thursday the 6th December. Gillian accompanied me as my Consort to the event. This was the second time I visited the Theatre. The first visit was last year after The Charity Committee awarded a grant to support Theatre Peckham. It provides a wide variety of […]

Innholders’ Hall West Window

13 Dec , 2018 Uncategorized

Anyone entering the Dining Hall on the sunny evening cannot help but notice the magnificent west window as the dappled light shafts through the trees in the Whittington Garden and into the room. The Triple Window that was there, along with the Hall itself, was badly damaged during a German bombing raid on the Saturday […]

Master & Assistant Clerk’s visit to CPotential

22 Nov , 2018 Uncategorized

On the 13th of November the Assistant Clerk and I visited C potential, the Centre for children with Cerebral Palsy at Muswell Hill, North London. This was my third visit to the Centre which, we as a Company, have supported with 2 Charity Committee grants over a number of years. It is a visit that […]