Michael Powell was born in Cambridge on 17 February 1945 and when two weeks old was brought home to Hornsey in North London. His school days were not his best, he was not an ideal pupil and it was decided that after completing his secondary education that he should join an uncle who ran an engineering company with the view of learning all aspects of the business.
I was born in Bournemouth on the 6th December 1940. My family moved to Hampshire and I now live in Dorset. I grew up, went to school and have worked most of my life in south east Dorset.
The year started brilliantly for me because I was installed by my old friend, Tim Waller, who had enjoyed a splendid year. I have decided to make this report under separate headings rather than chronologically and I hope the reader will find this digestible.
I began my banking career in Lloyd's Bank and after 25 years, principally in commercial and residential property financing, my entrepreneurial spirit enabled me to build up investment interests both in the UK and Eastern Europe.
I was born on the 17th August 1928 in a Cheshire village now close to the environs of Ringway, Manchester Airport.
I became a Freeman of the City of London in 1982 and a liveryman of this Worshipful Company early the following year.
I joined the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers in March 1974, following my father, who had joined the Company a few years earlier.
James Elliot Walker, eldest son of Liveryman Marshall Walker and Marjorie Eva (Joy) Walker, was born in London on 10th December 1950.
I was born in Oban, Argyllshire, in the West Highlands of Scotland in 1921. My father had moved from Buckinghamshire to Oban in 1914 to become Headmaster of the School attached to the Episcopalian Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he was also appointed Organist and Choir Master.
Michael Curig Roberts was born on 2 June 1938 in Liverpool, moving shortly afterwards to the Wirral. After leaving Shrewsbury School he served his Articles with the Liverpool firm of Chartered Accountants, Harmood Banner.
Kenneth Frederick Blundell was born on 30 October 1943 in the family Hampstead home built by his grandfather in 1906. He was educated at University College School, Hampstead.