Over 60 Liverymen and guests, including two members from the original meeting, attended and Sir David Rowe-Ham GBE, a great supporter of the company and a guiding influence, proposed the toast to the company.

This anniversary lunch was the start of a series of events that will mark the company’s half century, leading up to a grand dinner at the Guildhall on 23 February 2010 to celebrate the day the Livery Company was formed.