11 new Freemen welcomed at Guildhall
At a Ceremonial Court, Darren Bolger, Az Chowdhury, Claire Cockerton, Akber Datoo, Arnab Dutt, Arpita Dutt, Rishi Gohill ,Veronica Heaven, Richard Savage, James Talbot, and Michelle Wright were all admitted to the Freedom by the Master, Alderman Sir Paul Judge.
Judy Hadden, Tom Simmonds and Pippa Watmough were sworn-in to begin 5-year terms as Court Assistants.
The admission was followed by a sparkling reception and a sumptuous dinner in the Private Members’ Dining Room. The Master addressed the Freemen and guests in a short speech highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship to the prosperity of London over the centuries, and the legacy of enterprise now entrusted to the Guild’s newest Freemen . He said “ it is delightful to be able to admit so many interesting and diverse Freemen ensuring the Guild continues to go from strength to strength “