Peter Holt, who was active in the cleaning industry in Australia for a number of years, has been installed as Master of The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners. Its annual ceremony of Installation took place at the historic Bevis Marks Synagogue within the City of London late April.
Following the City of London Liveries’ ancient traditions, Holt has been Installed for the year ensuing, along with the Installation of Barrie Torbett as Deputy Master; Peter Robb as Senior Warden, and Maureen Marden as Junior Warden.
Subsequent to the Installation, a banquet was held in the evening at Mansion House with guest of honour, the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Michael Bear and Sheriff Alderman, Fiona Woolf CBE and Sheriff, Richard Sermon MBE. Representatives from the City of London Corporation, visiting Masters and senior military officers joined many leading figures from the UK and international cleaning industry.
The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is one of 108 Livery Companies that are based upon trades, industries and professions and carry on the ancient traditions of the Guilds and Livery Companies which started in the 12th century. The Company aims to encourage and maintain high standards of practice and integrity while promoting and supporting education, training and research projects within the cleaning industry.
Holt was former managing director of Truvox International, part of the Tacony Corporation, and spent a number of years visiting and working in Australia, where he made many friends in the industry.