The Furniture Makers’ Company, a City of London livery company and the furnishing industry’s charity, has installed Hayden Davies as its 57th Master, succeeding Dr Tony Smart MBE.
Ms. Dids Macdonald, OBE, and David Woodward were installed as Senior Warden and Junior Warden respectively.
The annual installation ceremony took place on Monday 14 May 2018 at St Mary-le-Bow Church in the City of London, followed by a celebratory dinner at Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London.
Around 200 members and guests were in attendance at the installation dinner and were joined by City dignitaries including the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of London Charles and Samantha Bowman, Alderman and Sheriff Tim Hailes JP and Sheriff Neil Redcliffe.
Master Hayden Davies said: “I would like to thank everyone who attended my installation ceremony and helped make it a very memorable occasion. This year my focus will be membership and belonging – not just encouraging more members to join our ranks but making sure as many people as possible from across the industry engage in our activities.”
The evening also included an award ceremony for The Christopher Claxton Stevens Prize and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Christopher Claxton Stevens Prize was presented to Rupert Senior for the Logmore Table.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded posthumously to Mark Wilkinson OBE OLM and presented to Mrs Cynthia Wilkinson.