Waring becomes 61st master

Amanda Waring has been installed as the 61st master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, the charity for thefurnishing industry and City of London livery company.

The annual installation ceremony took place at the Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor ofLondon and during the ceremony, Brian Ahern and Debbie Johnson were also installed as the new senior and juniorwarden of the company, respectively.

Waring, a furniture and award-winning garden designer, has been a member of the company since 1990 and has saton its court (board) for 15 years.

‘I feel both honoured and privileged to have been installed as master of this vibrant livery company. Together, with my trusted senior and junior wardens, Brian and Debbie, I am looking forward to representing the Furniture Makers,’ she says.

‘History and traditions are an important part of the Furniture Makers and I am proud to be Master during the year wecelebrate our 60th anniversary as a livery company of the City of London. As we look forward to the future of boththe livery and the furnishing industry, I will be launching our ambitious 60 for 60 campaign in June.

‘We will be honouring 60 young people under 35 years of age who are currently working in the industry anddemonstrating exceptional commitment to their career. The 60 for 60 campaign will recognise these 60outstanding people as the ‘ones to watch’ and those who we consider to be future leaders of the industry and ourlivery. This is the major campaign for my year as Master, and I’m very excited about it as I think it’s an excellent wayof demonstrating to young people in our sector that we are an industry that cares about them and recognises thevital role they play.’

Amanda Waring Master


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