Category Archives: 2017/18 Tony Joyce

The RICS’s 150 anniversary dinner at Gt George Street – Friday 15th June 2018

The Master was privileged to joined doyens of the Property Profession at Great George Street. The delicious tasting menu was presented by Michel Roux Junior and the food was exquisite and  the most delicious that the Master had ever tasted!

Lego model of RICS HQ

Surveyor John Penfold designed the hexagonal pillar box in 1866 for Queen Victoria

In fine voice were the RICS Singers including the Father of the Company and a number of our faithful Liverymen


Ladies Day at RHS Wisley – Thursday 14th June 2018

22 ladies assembled at Wisley beginning with Coffee and Danish pastries and lots of friendly chatter followed by a 2 hours guided tour of the gorgeous gardens.

One of the two groups being escorted around the gardens

Newly landscaped area

Spot the two Past Masters

After a delicious meal Andrew Jasper, programme director of Wisley Strategic Investment Programme gave an informative talk on the redevelopment of the entrance, Education facility, restaurant, library and archive. This was mainly funded by the sale of their London Head Office which is being relocated to Wisley.

The Master’s Lady with esteemed company























More for Treloar’s – The Master Constructors’ Fund Raising – Wednesday 13th June 2018

The Master Constructor Tony Ward shakes hands with the State of the Art Robotic Arm

The Master, Tony Joyce and the Masters Lady, Polly represented the WCCS at a Livery Fundraising lunch at Guildhall where the Master Constructor is undertaking a parachute jump for Treloar’s. An excellent lunch followed by an auction raised £10,000!


WCCS Fishing Day – Friday 8th June

Our Senior Warden and Junior Warden led the ‘rods’ at our Livery Fishing Day

More details to follow……………………………………..


Ironbridge Weekend – 8th, 9th and 10th June 2018

The Master and Master’s Lady joined The Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress, The Sheriff’s and their Consorts together with c.200 others for the 2018 Masters and Consorts weekend at Ironbridge. This has been an annual tradition for the past 35 years.

The Master was arrested by a policeman and taken to The Estate Office at Blists Hill for not paying his rent….a trumped up charge. Fortunately he escaped the grip of The Estate Surveyor (Father of the Company — Alan Gillett) nimbly leaping on to Trigger’s unsaddled back (see Photo) and making a safe getaway, last seen heading for the woods!!

The Estate Surveyor throttling The Master…aka Alan Gillett and Tony Joyce


The Master making his getaway on Trigger his trusty steed ( well, shire horse actually but needs must).

The first steam engine to run on tracks pre-dating The Rocket.

The Suffragettes memorial

The Master and Lady at the Gala Dinner in the Enginuity Museum

Going back in time to the Darby Houses

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum is a World Heritage Site being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.

There are a total of 10 award-winning museums including the Blists Hill Victorian Town.  The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors dismantled, brick by brick an original Estate Office from the Sutherland Estate and re-built it in this truly exceptional reconstructed Victorian Town.

The Master allegedly last seen racing along the  Cornish coast







Robert Clack School Dagenham Prize-giving – Wednesday 6th June 2018

The Master was privileged to award prizes to students at Robert Clack School to high achievers from Year 7. The Lower and Upper School have a total of 2,000 students.

Robert Clack School, Dagenham


Livery Guided Walk – Tuesday 5th June

Liveryman and City Guide Clwyd Roberts led a group of Liverymen and guests around parts of the City that we regularly walk past, unaware of the treasures that lay within a few feet of us.

The assembled company

Memorial to the unsung heroes in Postman’s Park

Some of the plaques

A moving report about a heroic 10 year old boy

An excellent concluding presentation by Clwyd in advance of our enjoying a small libation at the Bottlescrew


Thursday 31st May 2018 – The Buckingham Palace Garden Party

The Master, Tony Joyce and the Master’s Lady, Polly together with their daughter Harriet enjoyed a fabulous day at THE Palace.

This was preceded by a scrumptious lunch in the private dining room at the Goring Hotel with 5 other Masters and their consorts.

The weather forecasted thunderstorms and a deluge but we were blessed with wall to wall sunshine.

The Masters

The Consorts

Polly Tony and Harriet

Her Majesty The Queen

Prince William

Princess Eugenie — she mingled with the guests wonderfully

A beautifully turned out band

Our friends the Beefeaters

The Master and his Lady sated and relaxing in the sunshine after a delicious tea.

We Tuk Tuked back to the Goring Hotel to the great amusement of the tourists.
The Japanese cameras were very active at this point.



Disabled students given ‘passport to freedom’ with specially designed coach

A new ITV report on the Treloar Coach from 8 May has been produced:

See also the Master’s blog report from 18 April:

Hooray! The Treloar’s Coach Has Arrived — Wednesday 18th April 2018

Our updated crest on the side of The coach, to be displayed in the Lord Mayor’s Parade 2018


Lord Mayor’s Address at the Chartered Accountants Hall – Wednesday 2nd March 2018

Lord Mayor Charles Bowman gave his mid-term address in relation to past, present and future.

Lord Mayor Charles Bowman

Our Host, Master Chartered Accountant Clive Parritt

The Lord Mayor confirmed his three main themes and wishes are for a good BREXIT outcome, Charities: Samaritans and On-site Youth zones and TRUST.

He said that only 46% of the population trust businesses especially big businesses even though in most cases this is profoundly unfair. He said that CEO’s primary objective should be to build trust.

It is great to get to know Masters from so many varied walks of life.



Masters Dinner at the Old Bailey – Tuesday 1st May 2018

The Master and the Master’s Lady were privileged to join Sheriff Neil Redcliffe and his consort Mrs Emma Redcliffe for a tour of the Old Bailey followed by a delicious dinner accompanied by excellent wines.

The Sheriffs Tim Hailes and Neil Redcliffe

Photography, for security reasons was restricted. Sheriff Neil gave an excellent talk of the Bailey and ran through historical dates an infamous felons and innocents that had been in the Dock. The Master Surveyor sat in the dock as the Masters Lady proclaimed that it was a trumped up charge.

It was very interesting to view the most western part of the original London wall together with the beautiful domes and fresco’s. The number 1 Court is being beautifully refurbished.


The Guildhall School of Music and Drama Vocal Final – Monday 30th April 2018

26 Voice students from GSMD entered this, their most prestigious vocal competition, the six finalists were Damian Arnold — tenor, Nancy Holt  — mezzo-soprano, Kayleigh McEvoy — soprano, Samuel Young — baritone, Jessica Ouston — mezzo soprano and Irene Hoogveld — soprano.

For us mere mortals it was so difficult to choose between them.

Fortunately the judges, Amanda Roocroft and Susan Bickley knew what they were looking for and chose the baritone Samuel Young and the people’s choice went to Irene Hoogveld. A financial prize was awarded to the winners by the Company.

people’s choice winner Irene Hoogveld withe the Master and Samuel Young the Judges winner

Afterwards members of the Livery with their guests entertained the musicians and their wonderful accompanying pianists to dinner.

The father of the company deep in conversation with the talented performers.


The Paviors Spring Livery Dinner, Fishmongers Hall – Wednesday 25th April 2018

The Master was privileged to be one of only three visiting Masters at this prestigious event, joined by Roger Poulton, Master Joiner & Ceiler and Robert Burgon, Master Plumber. A wonderful Hall in a magnificent setting on the Thames. A full bells and whistles event, great hilarity with Guest speaker Irishman Gerard O’Herlihy.

Sir Michael Bear donating his Shrieval chain of office to the Paviors Company

Sir Michael, a Liveryman also of the Chartered Surveyors Company paid  specific reference to the attendance of the Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors.

The Master Pavior was led in by Watermen

Entertainment by Viola player Virginia Slater accompanied by Dan Watts on piano


The Butcher’s Lecture and Lunch – Wednesday 25th April 2018

The Master and Clerk were invited to attend a presentation by the Butcher’s Company followed by a carvery lunch.

The Butchers Hall is being redeveloped as part of the Helical Bart’s Square scheme enabling them to reconfigure their old 1960’s building providing state of the art accommodation. Pens 1st September 2019.

Butcher Tim Dumenil, The Master, Colin Tiffin — Master Needlemakers, Anthony Komedera — Master Makers of Playing Cards

The new Hall can accommodate 156 seated and will have a roof garden for events of up to 80 people.They will have a state of the Art Kitchen.


Hooray! A new baby prince is born on St George’s Day. The Master and Clerk attended The St George’s Day Luncheon at The Watermen’s Hall – Monday 23rd April 2018

The Master and our Learned Clerk enjoyed  St George’s Day Luncheon at the Watermen’s Hall. The exotic fayre included a lobster cocktail served in the shell of sea urchin!


Let the festivities begin

The Master Lightmonger- Barbara Harding with The Master and Richard Hanney- the Master Plaisterer


The Turners Company’s Consort Tea Party and Turning Demonstration – Monday 23rd April 2018

The Masters Lady was invited by the Mistress Turner, Mrs Jo Neill to attend a demonstration of wood turning at the Hurlingham Club.

Les Thorne, professional turner and Freeman of the Turners Company. Les was very entertaining as he demonstrated his skill.

Mistress Butcher — Glenise Gillo, Mistress Cooper — Celia Campbell, Mistress Plaisterer — Susanne Hanney, Mistress Hackney Carriage Drivers — Tracy Hammond, Mistress Parish Clerks — Angela Plumb, Mistress Saddler — Many Thomas. The Consorts enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea in the beautiful surroundings of the Hurlingham Club.

The Masters Lady — Polly Joyce with Celia Campbell, the Mistress Cooper taking a boat ride back to the City



Royal British Legion Industries, Aylesford, Kent – Friday 20th April 2018

For over 100 years the RBLI have been working to improve the lives of our military personnel that have been damaged in some way through warfare especially those who have physical, and or mental disabilities.

RBLI’s aim is to ensure that no Veteran is Left Behind. They offer Employment Support, Employment, Temporary and Permanent Accommodation, Nursing and assisted care giving the Veterans self esteem and respect no matter what they have been through.

The RBLI’s Aylesford based Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company produce Road signs, Motorway signs, Rail signs and many more. They also have a pallet production works where they build or repair the pallets used for aggregates.

The Master was presented with a bespoke sign in acknowledgement of our visit.

We were honoured to be introduced to veterans from far and near, many young Gurkha’s, soldiers from Figi, a soldier who was on board Sir Galahad when she was hit if the Falklands and a gold medalists from the Invicta Games.

Veteran workers with The Master, Past Master Wilson and Liveryman Colin Peacock.

A beautiful day in front of the Gold Winning Garden at this years Chelsea Flower Show, deconstructed after the show and re build at Aylesford.



Hooray! The Treloar’s Coach Has Arrived – Wednesday 18th April 2018

Lucinda Gillingham Head of Fundraising at Treloar’s:

The whole campus has been filled with excitement today and I think virtually every class turned out in the sunshine to see the fabulous Coach arrive!   The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors logo looks amazing so I hope you are all pleased with how it has turned out.

I thought you may appreciate hearing some of our students thoughts on the Coach today:

  • “It’s good, I’m excited and looking forward to going on it.”
  • “I’m looking forward to going out as a whole class of eight, finally we won’t be cramped on two buses as we were before – it was a nightmare trying to organise a trip.”
  • “The new Coach will make a huge difference to the School – it will bring us altogether as we will no longer need to be separated.”
  • “I like the new Coach it makes me happy.”
  • “I like the Coach it’s fantastic and the best bus in the world for disabled people.”
  • “Happy days – we will be able to go out as a class and not have to take two buses.”
  • “Wow, it’s big, I’m looking forward to going on it and listening to music I like and watching DVD’s.”
  • “I’m so excited we’ll be able to go on the bus altogether – I’ll be able to travel with my friends.”

Everyone was also busy planning their trips out – I heard Harry Potter World, the Hawk Conservancy, the Beach, Marwell Zoo and Woodlarks Camping mentioned – and I’m sure many others will follow.

Anyhow, it was lovely to welcome Amanda today and we look forward to showing Tony and William the Coach at the official launch party on 3rd July.

A lovely sunny day to receive the coach 🙂

Comment from our Learned Clerk Amanda Jackson:

“I have just spent a very privileged hour at Treloar College watching the new coach arrive.  I am extremely proud of the Company for having made a donation of £115,000 to Treloar Trust.  This strikes at the heart of what Livery Companies are about.  Treloar Trust could not be more grateful.

Our updated crest on the side of The coach, to be displayed in the Lord Mayor’s Parade 2018





The Upholders Installation Dinner – Tuesday 17th April 2018

Tim Solway was installed as Master of The Worshipful Company of Upholders (Upholstery) appropriately at the Stationers Hall as Tim is a Printer. He had 26 members of his family present to he out familied the Joyce’s!! Well done Tim!

A truly splendid occasion and following the Masters tradition his cousin Richard Exall and Amy Roberts entertained us with a medley of Jazz numbers, all very good fun.

Master Tim Solway

The Stationers seated 160 guests

Our good friends the Pikemen and Musketeers were pretty stretched, on parade here as well as in the Mansion House and Guildhall!


Military Affiliates Endeavour Gala Dinner – Saturday 14th April 2018

The Master and the Masters Lady were privileged to attend the 135 Squadron’s Gala Dinner at the Queens Stand at Epsom Downs. The food was delicious and the company most engaging.

135 generously invited representatives from our Navy and RAF Affiliates together with the Mayor of Epson and Ewell accompanied by her consort.

The Master offered greetings from the WCCS and said a few words about the importance of our ongoing association.

The Master displaying the Endeavour Salver surrounded by previous Endeavour winners

Army, Navy and RAF with the Master and Master’s Lady



The Masters & Clerks’ Dinner at The Information Technologists – Thursday 12th April 2018

The Master felt especially privileged to attend this most pleasant evening on behalf of our Company. The Master Information Technologist, Dr Stefan Fafinski was hilarious as he welcomed the visiting Masters, especially pulling the legs of the fuellers, fire fighters and insurers.

He also pointed out that being the 100th Livery Company to be formed, as these numbers are binary being made up of the number one with two zeros, they are so  very appropriate for Information Technologists

Master Solicitor — Alderman David Graves, Tim Carroll — Master Insurer, The Master, Tony Ward — Master Constructor, Morag Loader — Master Tax Adviser, Dr Sefan Fafinski — Master Information Technologist, David Lock — Master Chartered Secretary

Chloe Andrews-Jones — Master Fueller, The Master, Julie Fox — Management Consultants’ Clerk


Air Pilots Lecture at the RAF Piccadilly – Wednesday 11th April 2018

Sebastian Cox, Head of the Air Historical Branch of the Royal Air Force delivered a simply superb lecture on 100 years of the RAF entitled ‘Of Men, Machines and Myths’.

He started with the very early B2 used in 1914 powered by a 70 horse power engine (a mystery it even got off the ground) through to unmanned remotely piloted guided drones.

He was not only a brilliant speaker who knew his subject to a fault but entertained us along the way with a string of amusing anecdotes (mainly poking fun at the Navy!).



Not an ‘April Fool’ at Plumpton Racecourse on Easter Sunday – 1st April 2018

On Easter Sunday two members of our Livery racing club (Liz Peace and Robert Highmore)  were in attendance at Plumpton Racecourse to see The Lion Dancer romp to  a second success in the 4.55 and the third winner of the club so far.  Picture of the winner with Liz and Robert below!.

The Treloar Talks – Glaziers Hall – Wednesday 28th March 2018

Hosted by Broadcaster Alastair Stewart OBE who is an active Trustee of Treloar’s we were treated to no less than five inspirational talks.

Lucinda Gillingham from Treloar with The Master

The Master with Alastair Stewart

Inspirational presenter Anne Usher winning GOLD at the Rio Paralympics 2016

The speakers: Angus Irvine, Jeremy Taylor, Richard Betts, Anne Usher, Alastair Stewart and Dan Ely


The Central School of Ballet performance in Tonbridge School – Friday 23rd March 2018

Past Master Liz Edwards, together with the Master and the Masters Lady were privileged to be entertained by a most accomplished performance by the Central School of Ballet. We were on the edge of our seats as the magically told the stories through dance.

The Masters Lady, The Master and Past Master Edwards


The Foundation of Educational Leadership working Dinner at The Skinners Hall – Thursday 22nd March 2018

His Grace, The Arch Bishop of Canterbury together with the Master Skinner, Annabell Baird, invited Masters of those Companies involved in education to attend a working Dinner at The Skinners’ Hall.

We were set homework in advance to discuss what we are currently doing in Education, ambitions for the future, how we develop leadership and how we might work with the Foundation for Educational Leadership.

The answer to all of this for our Company was….you’ve guessed it…Clwyd Roberts and his fantastic team. Seriously though, The Master engaged in the discussion outlining the incredible and increasing educational activities of our Company.

Tony Ward, the Master Constructor, His Grace the Rt Hon. The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and The Master, Tony Joyce


The Chartered Secretaries 2018 Tutt Rivers Lecture at the Stationers’Hall – Wednesday 21st March 2018

The Rt Hon the Lord Willetts, formerly Minister of State for BEIS spoke on the Importance of Education for the UK internationally and ways in which the City, industry and commerce can enhance it.

David Lock Master Chartered Secretary and Administrator welcomes and introduces

Mrs Susan Fey OBE, Master Educator, The Rt Hon the Lord Willetts and our host David Lock, Master of the Secretaries and Administrators

Portrait of Sir Clive Martin, Stationer and Newspaper Maker, Lord Mayor of London 1999–2000


Inaugural Dinner (after 10 years!) of the Financial Services Masters Supper at the Guildhall Club – Tuesday 20th March 2018

Our Surveyors Company were privileged to attend the first dinner of the long established Financial Services Group. Being the newest member thanks to the good offices of immediate Past Master Hill we were well received and welcomed.

Wishful words of wisdom shared by Immediate Past Master Hill

Everything is always so much easier when food and wine are involved

All the Masters were very well behaved for the impromptu photo call


Court meeting at Merchant Taylors followed by Spring Dinner – Monday 19th March 2018

The Spring Dinner 2018 was one of the coldest days of the year! Hardly Spring, perhaps it should be re-named the Ice Dinner or if that is a tad extreme the Winter Dinner! Regardless we were not to be put off, stiff upper lip and all that!

Senior Warden, Master, Junior Warden

Master with Sherin Aminossehe

Sheriff Neil Redcliffe receiving a cheque for The Lord Mayors Appeal

Meraki being congratulated by the Master

The Senior Warden, Sheriff Neil Redcliffe, The Master, Mrs Emma Redcliffe, Te Junior Warden, The Beadle


The Senior Warden Digby Flower, The Master Tony Joyce and The Junior Warden John Woodman in session

The Master welcomes our ‘youngest’ Liveryman Simon O’Donnell into The Livery with Immediate Past Master William Hill looking on with admiration

Model of the Merchant Taylors Barge built in 1800. The model was constructed by Air Commodore R.P.Ross in 1951



United Guilds Service Luncheon at the Apothecaries’ Hall – Friday 16th March 2018

The Master and Master’s Lady were joined by most esteemed company at the Apothecaries’ Hall following the Service at St Paul’s Cathedral.

All smile please!!