I am very encouraged by the warm and generous messages of support from my fellow Liverymen:
Robin Arculus, PM Glass Sellers
I have known Gwen both inside the Livery and outside for over twenty years and believe she will make an excellent Sheriff.
Andrew Beales, Court Assistant, Bakers
Best wishes on your candidacy Gwen. With your background in bringing women forward into positions of responsibility within the City, you deserve to be given the chance.
We all know that the world of the livery companies remains far too dominated by patriarchal ideas, when, if it is to be at all relevant to the 21st century, this has to change, and the sooner the better.
David Barker, PM Coopers
Having met a number of non aldermanic sheriffs over the years I think someone like you could be a breath of fresh air and a great help to whoever becomes Lord Mayor.
I would be honoured to turn out and vote for you and hope other liverymen will join with me.
Barbara Beadman, Glass Sellers (past Court Assistant)
You have many qualities that will enhance the role and assist the Lord Mayor to keep the City at the forefront of the world.
Simon Bentley, Needlemakers
Wishing you all the very best of luck Gwen.
Claire Bowler, Insurers
Gwen has energy, passion and drive and I know will give this role her all. Her contribution to the City has spanned many years and her drive for inclusion and diversity was ahead of its time.
De Bradshaw, Past Master Plaisterers, Glass Sellers
You are the perfect candidate for the position of Sheriff.
Your dedicated and inspirational work with business and educational organisations in the City, over many years, has been with the aim to ensure that talented, successful and future business leaders are recognised and rewarded and to help young women and men progress and succeed within their specialist fields.
In addition you have quietly and humbly made time to support your chosen charities and have provided much invaluable pro bono work .
I wish you now every success going forward and encourage my fellow Liverymen to show their support for you.
Ronald Brickley, Glass Sellers
You will do the City proud.
Andy Brockett, Glass Sellers
Wishing you every success! You will make an excellent Sheriff, and a tremendous asset to the City.
Roger Brookes, Senior Warden, Tobacco Pipe Makers
Good luck with the campaign, Gwen! Carpe Diem.
Annie Brooks, Marketors
I’ve known Gwen for many years, in fact we met through networking in London. She was instrumental in me joining the Livery as she introduced me to the person who proposed me for the Marketors. She’d be such an asset as Non-Aldermanic Sheriff as she is passionate about the City, is one of the most well connected women I know and if you want something done – ask Gwen!
Guiliana Bruce, International Bankers
I have been supporting Gwen for the last 10 years in promoting female talent in the industry, and I believe that her ethical values combined with her business acumen and sense of justice render her a perfect non-Aldermanic Sheriff and that her appointment will also contribute to promote diversity within the institutions of the City.
Alan Cheeseman, PM Distillers
I have known Gwen since we were both Masters in 2014/15
She has an amazing bubbly personality mixed with a sense of purpose and ambition
I’m sure that her personal and business attributes would make her an admirable Sherriff- she has all my best wishes
Bill Chesshyre, Court Assistant Glass Sellers
Good luck, Gwen. Your energy, enthusiasm and business experience deserves to be recognised.
Sarah Calcutt, Fruiterers
I believe that Gwen will make a hard working, dynamic and inclusive Sheriff, benefitting the Lord Mayor and the City of London as a whole with her energy, enthusiasm and love of our great City
John Clark, PM Glass Sellers
We are delighted that you are “having a go” Good Luck !!
Michael Vaughan Cooper, Butchesr, Plumbers (Past Steward) and PM Parish Clerks
As a fellow Magna Master it gives me great pleasure to support your Shrieval candidature.
Jacqueline Davies, PM, The Guild of HR Professionals
Gwen has pioneered the development of the next generation of City leaders. She doesn’t shy away from challenges and fosters an innovative ‘can do’ spirit in those she mentors. She is a Sheriff for the 21st Century.
Russell Dawes, Needlemakers
Although I have only known you for a short while I can see you have the dynamic qualities to make an excellent Sheriff. All the very best of luck
Graham Dickinson, PM Insurers
Gwen’s support for the City has been and continues to be immense. Her campaign and passion for improved diversity is to be applauded.
Janice Donaghue, Pattenmakers
I hope you are selected – you do so much for the City already and I’m sure you would be an excellent candidate for this position.
Colin Evans, PM Hackney Carriage Drivers
Good Luck Gwen you have the Stamina to see this out!
Richard Floyd, Basketmakers
Good luck Gwen. I’ll come and cheer.
Christopher Freeman, Second Warden, Bakers
Good luck and glad to see a City candidate concerned with diversity and inclusivity.
The Revd Nicholas Gandy OGS, Glass Sellers
Gwen, I’m thrilled to hear that you are offering yourself as a prospective non Aldermanic Sheriff candidate. Your dynamism, knowledge, and passion for the life and flourishing of the great City of London will surely win tremendous support for your campaign.
Sean Gavin, Tobacco Pipe Makers
You have my full support as I know you would do a fantastic job if elected! Best of luck.
Colin Goodman, PM Stationers
I am sure as a Magna Master you will be an excellent Sheriff and will enjoy your year
The Revd John Hayton TD, PM Bowyers
Go for it!
Stephen Hodkinson, PM Plumbers
You will make a superb Sheriff and I’d like to wish you all the very best with your campaign.
Mark Holford, Court Assistant Information Technologists; Glass Sellers
I hope that you will garner enough suppport. You a great City Supporter.
Andrew Hornby, Court Assistant Constructors
Well done for pledging to promote diversity and inclusion across the Livery.
Laura Jewell MW, Vintners, Distillers
Having met Gwen for the first time recently, I am impressed with her energy, enthusiasm and networking skills, and admire and support her ambition to stand for election.
Michael Jones, PM, Plaisterers
Gwen has immense energy and drive, a passion for social mobility, inclusion and diversity. She is great company, is a first class advocate of the wider livery movement and has an excellent ability to articulate and communicate key issues.
Beth O’Brien, Innholders
You’ve got my full support. You’re a perfect candidate for the role. Best of luck.
Denise Lee, Glass Sellers
Gwen, your energy and passion will win the day. Just what the City needs.
Geoff Lewis, PM Needlemakers
I’m delighted you have put your name forward. Your enthusiasm for the City and its Livery Companies and everything that you put your mind to is tireless and infectious. You would make an outstanding contribution as a Non-Aldermanic Sheriff. I wish you the very best of luck.
Dame Martina Milburn, Needlemakers
London needs your inspiration, vibrancy and championing of inclusion. Go Gwen!
Margaret Milner, Assistant, Glaziers
I am delighted to support you.
Gill Moore, PM Builders Merchants
Gwen’s enthusiasm and commitment makes her an ideal Candidate.
Lt Col Roderick Morriss TD DL, PM Glovers / Barbers
As Immediate Past Chairman, I have known Gwen as an enthusiastic and dedicated member of Queenhithe Ward Club and I am positive that she will bring that same spirit and drive to the role of Non-Aldermanic Sherriff. The City will benefit from her wisdom and input.
Roderick Newton, Glass Sellers
Eloquence, energy and charisma – she merits your attention.
Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, Glass Sellers
There is no one more qualified to the role of non-Aldermanic Sheriff than you.
Stephen Pollock-Hill, Past Court Assistant, Glass Sellers
I think you will be an excellent Non Aldermanic Sheriff, so go for it with my full support!
Samantha Pollock-Hill, Court Assistant, Glass Sellers
Your ability to inspire and support will be invaluable in the City. I hope you succeed in this as well as everything else you do.
Lynn Richards-Cole, Glass Sellers
Gwen, over many years you have championed the smashing of the “Glass Ceiling” ; have a strong personal brand ; have put your outstanding reltionship skills to benefit the Livery. You have all the requisite skills for the role. You would be a breath of fresh air.
Lance Shaw, PM Cordwainers
The City would be well served by someone as able as you and it would be terrific if someone made it from our year.
John C Shonfeld, PM Launderers
Good luck Gwen. A big commitment, but you are very suited to the task. You can rely on my support
John Spencer OBE, Glass Sellers
You have given a great deal of time and effort to ‘the livery’ and will bring experience with a touch of (appropriate) humour to the role.
Jason Stephenson, Glass Sellers
Wishing you every success in what I hope will be a successful journey towards playing a part in supporting our amazing city.
Issa K. Tahha, PM Environmental Cleaners
Good Luck Gwen. Wish you all the best.
Dr Christine Tomkins, PM Spectacle Makers
As an expert networker and relationship builder, I believe you would bring energy and effectiveness to the role of non-Aldermanic Sheriff and I wish you success.
David Wilkinson, Glass Sellers
Best of luck Gwen, your enthusiasm will carry you past the winning post easily!
Huw Wynne-Griffith, PM Actuaries
I am sure you will enjoy being Sheriff as much as I know the City will.
Lady Yarrow, 4th Warden, Feltmakers
Good for you! Your enthusiasm and generosity will be greatly appreciated!
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