I was delighted that the Court were able to say their own 'thank you' to Denzil at the Court Spring Dinner on 18 May. The evening was made particularly special by the presence of not just Denzil and his partner, Caroline Whitlock, as our guests of honour but of his daughter, Gemma, and his son, Jasper, who were 'surprise' guests. Denzil had no idea that either were coming, particularly as Jasper had flown in from Austria especially for the occasion. I managed to get a photo of all four of them with the Master and I have put this on the Latest News page which you can access here.
At the dinner, the Master presented Denzil with an Edwardian silver bowl inscribed with the Company's crest and our thanks to Denzil for 14 magnificent years of service as Clerk. The bowl was purchased from Alistair Dickenson, who does a wonderful job looking after all our silver purchases and repairs, from money very kindly donated by members of the Company. My thanks go to everyone who did this.
It was a great evening and Denzil seemed genuinely pleased with his present and the surprise at finding his family amongst the guests. After dinner, we were richly entertained by Charlotte Kelly, a visually-impaired soul singer, whom the Master had come across through his work with the RNIB. As ever the office staff did a great job organising the evening, the catering staff produced a lovely dinner and the Hall staff made everything run like clockwork.