Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Builders Merchants Company City & Awards Luncheon - Ironmongers' Hall Tuesday 5th March

The Banqueting Hall of the Ironmongers is an impressive room by any standards. The Company is lucky having survived the Great Fire and two World Wars relatively unscathed and the windows, ceiling, chandeliers and oak panelling conjure up heraldic imagery. The fine stained glass windows record the rooms connections with the Monarchy and past Lord Mayors of London.

A superb venue in which to join the Builders Merchants Company for their City and Awards lunch, and meet their Master Andrew Way. The Guest of Honour was George Gillon. It was gratifying to see a Guildhall School of Music & Drama student receive one of the prizes – of which I am myself an alumni.

The Builders Merchants are 88 in the order of precedence and certainly one of the Companies whose members have a focus on successful sales and marketing. Many of the members represent smaller companies having to find and maintain their service niche through the ups and downs of the housing market, competing against the large national chains and DIY shops increasingly targeting “the trade”.




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