Saturday, 20 March 2010
18th March Lord Mayor's message to the Livery
This is the current Lord Mayor, Nick Anstee. The Lord Mayor addresses the Livery Masters shortly after he is installed in November, and again at the dinner that he gives for them - this year in March. (Possibly at other times too, but I haven't discovered that yet.) This Lord Mayor has made it clear that he would like the content of his speeches relayed to the wider Livery, so here goes.
You can find his first speech (from 19th November 2009) together with other information about the job of the Lord Mayor and of business in the City, on his website. Click here.
His speech from Thursday 18th March will probably be on the same website shortly, but here's a preview.
The Lord Mayor reported on his overseas visits, where he is an ambassador for "UK Inc." and in particular for the financial services sector. He spoke of the damage caused to the City's reputation by negative press comment and political jockeying. But he also spoke of the underlying strength of the City, through its expertise across a wide range of professional services and because London is (holistically) such a good place in which to live and do business.
He asked the Masters to convey to their Liverymen the important role we can all play as ambassadors for the City, which we should be promoting at every opportunity. A review of the media coverage achieved by the Lord Mayor in recent months can be seen by clicking on the link below.