To mark its Centenary in 2014, the City Livery Club launched the prestigious Root and Branch Award to recognise an outstanding Liveryman.
It is to reward a Liveryman who has made an exceptional contribution to the work of their Livery, or wider Livery, and enhanced the understanding or profile of the Livery, and promoted fellowship within it.
The award is open to all Freemen & Liverymen – including The Parish Clerks, Watermen and Lightermen, and Companies & Guilds – recognised by the Court of Aldermen.
The winner is awarded the Root and Branch Medal, by The Lord Mayor, a £1000 to a Charity of their choice, and a year’s complimentary membership of the City Livery Club.
Nominations are made in confidence using the forms available on the City Livery Club website. They must have the endorsement of the Master of the nominees Livery Company.
The closing date this year is 2nd April 2024.
As many newer Clerks may be unaware of this award this note seeks your active support in encouraging your Company to make at least one nomination this year.
The City Livery Club is keen to recognise an individual (or small group) who have made a special effort to enhance the Livery by encouraging any craft, field of education, facilitating career or employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups, or by establishing events that have engaged the Livery e.g. with the wider public by supporting particular charities.