Amanda Waring installed as 61st Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company

Amanda Waring has been installed as the 61st Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, succeeding Tony Attard OBE DL.

The annual Installation Ceremony took place in the Old Ballroom at the Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. During the same ceremony, Brian Ahern and Debbie Johnson were also installed as the new senior and junior warden of the Company, respectively.

Amanda, a furniture and award-winning garden designer, has been a member of the livery since 1990 and has sat on its Court (board) for 15 years.

The ceremony was followed by the celebratory dinner in the iconic venue’s stunning Egyptian Room. Around 180 guests were in attendance to celebrate the new Master’s installation and were joined by City dignitaries including Alderman Alison Gowman, who was representing the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Nicholas Lyons.

Amanda Waring, Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, said: “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 Ahern and Debbie Johnson, I am looking forward to representing the Furniture Makers.

“History and traditions are an important part of the Furniture Makers and I am proud to be Master during the year we celebrate our 60th anniversary as a livery company of the City of London. As we look forward to the future of both the 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 and demonstrating exceptional commitment to their career. The ‘60 for 60’ campaign will recognise these 60 outstanding people as the ‘ones to watch’ and those who we consider to be future leaders of the industry and our livery. This is the major campaign for my year as Master, and I’m very excited about it as I think it’s an excellent way of demonstrating to young people in our sector that we are an industry that cares about them and recognises the vital role they play.”

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