Our five Interest Groups can be seen as the engine that drives the Honourable Company forward and to this end the Warden chairs a six-monthly meeting of Interest Group Chairs. The Groups provide a focus for much of our activity and are taking an increasing role in running events, most recently the Brexit, Business & Banking and event at Renishaw's splendid New Mills site, arranged by the Business Group in February, and two musical events at the Cathedral courtesy of the Arts & Heritage Group in March and again in July.
Pictured immediately below is Chris Pocket, Renishaw's Head of Communications.
Seen above are some of the members listening to Chris's fascinating presentation.
RAF Voyager Flights
In July the Warden, in his capacity as immediate past Chair of the Armed Forces Group - and by kind permission of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hilier - arranged 3 separate RAF Voyager flights for members of the Honourable Company and their guests. These fortunate individuals were able to witness the RAF's professionalism and expertise in the art of air-to-air refuelling, carried out over the North Sea. Voyager is a modified Airbus A330-200 passenger aircraft and operates from RAF Brize Norton but the picture on home page, and those below, show RAF Typhoons.
Sir Michael McWilliam chairs the Arts & Heritage Group.» Find out more
The Business Group is chaired by Professor Chris Gaskell.» Find out more
The most recent of our Groups, the Community Support Group was formed in 2013 to provide a more specific focus on the sort of welfare issues that transcend almost all the Honourable Company’s activities. It is now chaired by the Assistant Warden, Helen Lovatt.» Find out more
The Sports Group is the responsibility of Nick Broady.» Find out more
Colonel Tony Singer replaced Air Marshal Sir Dusty Miller as Chair of the Armed Forces Group in January 2017.» Find out more