I am very excited to be here and thank you for joining us.
Being part of the HR Guild is a chance for me and for us all to give back to the wonderful profession which I love… and I am also a big Harry Potter fan… so the capes are a bonus. And while there is no Sorting Cap we do have a Loving Cup ceremony coming your way.
Good evening Sheriff, our sponsoring Alderman, Peter Estlin, Freeman, members of the Guild, guests and friends, with a special welcome to Vicky Russell - Deputy Chairman of the City Livery Committee and our livery liaison person.
First I must thank John for his speech, to which I shall refer further. I thank the Master of the Skinners Company and her team for hosting us in this beautiful and historical hall. Thanks also to our sponsors Joelson and Henley Business School for supporting this evening.