The first Friday in November is a key day in the annul calendar of the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers for it is on this day each year that Lightmonger Members, at the Company’s Annual Meeting, approve the Officers and other appointments for the year ensuing. The Annual meeting usually takes place at Tallow Chandlers Hall, with the Officers being installed at a short ceremony in ... Read more
Each year the Lightmongers present Awards for Outstanding Achievement to individuals nominated by the Commanding Officers of each of our three military affiliations. We usually present these at the Lightmongers Livery Dinner held in one of the prestigious Livery Halls in the City of London. This year however, because of COVID-19, the Livery Dinner was cancelled and alternative arrangements had to be made for the ... Read more
This year, due to COVID-19 regulations, each of the Livery Companies was restricted to entering only one team into the Inter-Livery Clay Pigeon Shoot competition. The competition took place over 8th and 9th September at the Holland & Holland Shooting Ground and was very well supported with 90 Livery Companies and 360 individual guns participating. The Lightmongers were represented with a four gun team of ... Read more
Lightmonger members Matthew Harding and Dale Nettle, through their company, Lighting Project Solutions, were awarded the New Business of the Year Award from Mansfield 2020. Congratulations to them. Matthew Harding Dale Nettle As you will guess from these photo’s, the Awards ceremony was held virtually with the Awards and Certificates being delivered to the worthy winners, so everything was COVID-secure! It’s great to see some ... Read more
It is the sadness that we heard of the passing of Liveryman Peter Denny after a short battle with cancer. Peter became a Freeman of the Company in September 1999, quickly progressing on to be admitted as a Liveryman in May 2000 and was an active member of the Company. Peter had worked in the Lighting Industry for more than 40 years, working in ... Read more
Our affiliated School for blind and visually impaired children, NCW, held their Celebration Day on Friday 26th June, at which year-end prizes were presented. This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, innovation and technology enabled the event to be held virtually, using the GoogleMeet App. It was impressive to see how well the event had been organised and was carried out, with over 145 devices connected. ... Read more
The Lightmongers innovate with a “socially distanced” Golf Fund-raiser and a ZOOM Awards presentation!
The Lightmongers annual Charity Golf Fund-raising Day had to be cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Undaunted by this setback the Lightmongers Charitable Trust, based on some creative thinking from Liveryman James Hill, organised a ‘socially distanced” Charity Golf Event, fully compliant with COVID regulations and guidance! A further innovation was to announce the results through a ZOOM presentation ceremony on 14th July, which was ... Read more
As if by Magic … Worshipful Company of Lightmongers present certificates through the ether to celebrate achievements of its 2020 Education Award Winners.
There is no doubt that a Zoom meeting cannot replace the pomp, ceremony and human emotion of a traditional Lightmongers' Ceremony but the Education Committee, under the Chairmanship of Stuart Mucklejohn, made a splendid job of staging a virtual event to enable the presentation of the 2020 awards. However, the winners will not lose out, as they will be invited to attend 'real' events later ... Read more
During May Captain (now Colonel Sir) Tom Moore received the Freedom of the City of London, in recognition of his phenomenal COVID-19 fund-raising on behalf of NHS charities, with which we are all very familiar. The ceremony was the first of it’s kind to be done on-line, due to COVID-19 restrictions and was streamed on-line on YouTube. You can view it at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0DhZsmH39M. Following ... Read more
The Construction Livery Group held its 2020 awards ceremony at Mansion House on 2nd March 2020. The awards date back to 2001 when Masters certificates were first awarded to those who hold leading positions in their profession. These were then extended to include awards for Journeymen and Apprentices. This year there were a record 15 Livery Companies presenting their awards at the ceremony, which is ... Read more