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Strong New Zealand links at Court Lunch

Published on: 11 March 2020

The strong links between the Company and the New Zealand meat industry were cemented further at the March Court Lunch.

The succulent, Te Mana, twice cooked Rump of Lamb was generously sponsored by Alliance Group (NZ) Ltd with wines, including a Saint Clair Tuatara Bay Pinot Noir, kindly donated by Past Master Mark Adams.

Modern Charcuterie including a Cured Meat Platter, sponsored and supplied by Cobble Lane Cured, proved a delectable starter. 

In welcoming our guests Liveryman Jim Connell paid tribute to the various achievements of the Masters of the Poulters’, Pewterers’ and Tallow Chandlers’ Companies. Anna Lampitt, winner of the Gary Baker Award and Stephen Millington a WCB Harper Adams Sponsored student were also recognised by The Master. Terry Murray became the latest member of the Young Butchers' Club.

It was most appropriate, given the circumstances, that we also bid our farewell to Sir Jerry Mateparae, High Commissioner of New Zealand to the United Kingdom and formerly a Governor General of New Zealand (pictured top with the Master and fellow guests).

During lunch the Master took wine with new Liverymen Nick Sherwood and Simon Tyndall, wishing them many enjoyable years as Liverymen.

In responding on behalf of the guests and thanking the Company, guest of honour Bruce Carnegie Brown, Chairman of Lloyds of London, an insurance market with roots in marine and cargo insurance, paid tribute to the Company and illustrated the role provided by insurance in an ever-changing world. Citing examples of the different type of insurance effective today, Mr Carnegie Brown’s address included humour and much food for personal, as well as business, thought.

Richard Maunder won first prize and Past Master, Graham Sharp won second prize in the monthly 200 Club draw. For more information about joining this private lottery click here.

Another excellent lunch in the company of like-minded people, with strong international fellowship.

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