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The Spring Lunch 2018

The Guild of Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 from 12:00 to 14:30 (GMT)

The Spring Lunch 2018

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Spring Lunch 2018

 For Freemen and their Business Guests

The Spring Lunch (an overtly business affair) is held annually on the Tuesday after Mothering Sunday, where Freemen and their business guests are nourished (both physically and intellectually) with a good lunch and a heavyweight speaker.


By the kind permission of the Master of the Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers, this year's Spring Lunch will be held in the magnificent Armourers' Hall in Coleman Street on Tuesday 13th March, beginning with reception drinks at midday. 



Beneath the resplendent arms and armour on display throughout this Georgian Hall, the Guild of Entrepreneurs welcomes representatives from its affiliates at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, and guests from the City of London.


The Master Entrepreneur has invited Mr Robert Hiscox to address Freemen and guests after lunch on the subject of Risk, Belief - and the Entrepreneur, and all may expect to enjoy a stimulating afternoon of fine food and drink in very good company.


Welcome drinks will be served from midday, and then lunch (two courses - main course and dessert or cheese - with wine and coffee) at 12.30pm. The Master will reply briefly to Mr Hiscox, and lunch itself will conclude at 2pm. The Master then welcomes all Freemen and guests to a refreshing stirrup cup of wines and ales (included) in the Drawing Room following Lunch.


Carriages at 2.30pm, though the conversation will certainly continue at a nearby hostelry.


Dress code : Lounge Suit

For men, this means a dark suit, black shoes, white shirt, sober tie. For ladies, this means smart day dress (hats optional)


Booking deadling : MIDDAY TUESDAY 6TH MARCH



Armourers' Hall 


In 1322, in the reign of King Edward II, the Guild of St George of the Armourers was instituted, by ordinance of the City of London, which laid down regulations for the control of the trade. King Henry VI presented the Armourers with their first Royal Charter in May 1453. The Company's present Charter was granted in 1708 by Queen Anne, giving the Brasiers (workers in brass and copper), who had become involved with the Company as early as the 16th century, equal status with the Armourers. As the Armourers to the Services, the Company played a special role in the defence of the City. Its connections with the Armed Forces persist to this day, particularly through the award of prizes for excellence to young service personnel. It also has long traditions of charity and hospitality.


The Company has occupied its present site since 1346 but, for legal reasons, was only able to purchase the property, first through trustees, in 1428, and outright in 1456. It is described in the first deed as “the Dragon and five shops”.  The money was raised among the membership who also paid for the glazing of the windows.  By 1454 it consisted of “the Dragon and two shops”, three of the shops having been used in the conversion of the building.  The Hall narrowly escaped the Great Fire and in late 1666 had a counting house, a parlour, a buttery, a larder, a kitchen with three chimneys, a hall, a beer cellar, a lumber room, a posting room, a court room, a withdrawing room, an armoury and a place of easement. In the 18th Century the Hall was constantly repaired and refurbished. By 1835 however, the building was costing more to maintain than it was thought to be worth and the Court decided to rebuild.  The New Hall, first occupied in 1841, was designed by Joseph Henry Good, the Company’s surveyor, who was also surveyor of St Andrew’s Holborn and a pupil of Sir John Soane. The Livery Hall was Gothicised in 1871-3. It survived the Blitz largely intact and remains in daily use in the 21st Century.


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When & Where

Armourers' Hall
81 Coleman Street
EC2R 5BJ London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 from 12:00 to 14:30 (GMT)

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The Guild of Entrepreneurs

Postal address:

The Clerk, Guild of Entrepreneurs

Drapers Hall

Throgmorton Avenue



The Guild of Entrepreneurs is made up of men and women who have invested their own money and time in setting up and running successful businesses. Its aims are to; promote excellence in the profession of Entrepreneurship, support the Lord Mayor, encourage the growth of the City and promote its full potential to Entrepreneurs and growth businesses, foster fellowship among Entrepreneurs and give money and time for charitable works that support the development of Entreprenreneurs and help to bring the opportunities of Entrepreneurship to young people.



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