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Master’s Introduction and Aims 2018-2019

It is an honour and a privilege to be elected as Master of The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales and I am very grateful for the confidence placed in me by the Court and Liverymen.
I would like to pay tribute to my predecessor, Gillian Davies, who in her year of office raised the profile of our Company in North Wales and London and successfully launched the Silver Jubilee Fund which will help significantly in achieving our objects.

I look forward to serving conscientiously, upholding the good name of the Company and focussing on key objects from our Royal Charter of Incorporation.
In particular;
• “encouraging the associated skills and professional activities in all aspects of the Arts, Science and Technology”.
We will achieve this through increased links with universities, colleges, apprenticeship schemes, schools and our “ad hoc” categories.

• “arranging meetings, educational courses, lectures and social occasions for the interest of members and for the development of their fellowship within the company”.
We have an interesting and varied programme of events planned throughout the year including a concert by Treorchy Male Voice Choir, a lecture on Captain Scott, a Summer Jazz Party at Hensol Castle and a visit to Bruges.

• Increasing the range of awards to the young people of Wales through appropriate use of charitable monies from the Silver Jubilee Fund.
We already make around 70 awards each year in support of young people who have benefitted in their studies, training or careers and we are building up an impressive list of “alumni”.

The Silver Jubilee Fund will enable us to increase our Awards programme and thereby support more remarkable and deserving young people in Wales.
I believe that all of our Liverymen will be content with these aims and will give their full support in helping me to achieve them.

Geoff Hughes
The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales