On the 27th October 2017, Brian Blanchard was installed as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants, with Wardens Miss Pippa Latham and Mr Stewart Pierce elected to support the Master in his year. It was also a special evening for Liveryman Simon Lawson, who joined the Court as a new Assistant.

The Installation took place at Mansion House, followed by a White Tie Dinner. Principal guests and speakers included The Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress, Alderman Dr. and Mrs Andrew Parmley, the Sheriff Neil Redcliffe & Mrs Emma Redcliffe and Mr David Blanchard, Chief R&D Officer for Unilever.