Last night saw some 130 people fill the Hall for a New Members ‘Evening which included the Royal Marine Cadet Awards (see previous news item) and went on to welcome both recent new Freemen and Liverymen and those who were considering membership. After the Master's welcome the other speakers were (from L to R in the compilation of images) Court Assistant Trevor Fenwick in his capacity as Chairman of the Membership Development Committee and then Tristen Hinds and Ian Buckley both of Prima Software. They spoke of how much they had enjoyed their first few months as Freemen. It was apparent that they really had sampled all aspects of Company life from making use of the Hall for a product launch to attending DMG roundtables and enjoying the Livery Committee's more social events. It was good to see a number of bursary recipients who were made free last October at the event with colleagues. This was good for two reasons; firstly for them to have colleagues indicates that they have successfully entered the world of work and have found roles in the Communications and Content industries and secondly it demonstrated that the Company does have, and is continuing to improve its, relevance to younger people. A good number of application packs were taken away and more have been requested today so all in all it was a very positive event. Photos by Sophia Panteli.