Seafarers UK and Maritime London Dinner

Posted on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Seafarers UK and Maritime London Dinner

Trinity House, London, 3rd July 2018


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Last night the supporters of the Maritime London Officer Cadet Scholarship [MLOCS] scheme gathered at Trinity House to celebrate its 25th birthday.

On a warm summer night just a few meters away from the Tower of London, Trinity House offered the perfect setting for a great event.

Lord Ambrose Greenway MLOCS Patron welcomed the 120 guests, all the companies supporting the 25th anniversary event and the many cadets present at the dinner.

After dinner, Lord Jeffrey Mountevan delivered an excellent speech, complimenting Carri-Louise Woodburn - the first female cadet to embark on the scheme. He introduced guest speaker Timothy Howse, Vice President of Gard: the first cadet enrolled on the scheme 25 years ago.

Timothy ran through his memories of the cadetship and then talked about how his career progressed through ten years at sea, coming ashore to study as a lawyer and recently joining Gard Uk Ltd in London. Tim announced that Gard are going to support a cadet from September 2018 and the news was welcomed with a cheerful round of applause.

We were delighted to see the Institute's sponsored cadets were present: Richard Grad, who completed his cadetship in 2014 and Ellen Watson who will complete in a few weeks time.

The evening rounded off with a fundraising auction conducted by Phil Parry, Chairman of Spinnaker Global Recruitment, who clearly relished his role as auctioneer with gavel in hand.