Why become a sponsor of Reflections of The Lord Mayor?
Reflections of The Lord Mayor is a unique new London tradition that celebrates both the capital’s heritage and contemporary London life. Established in 2014, it is an opportunity to hear a former Lord Mayor of the City of London reflect on their year as holder of one of the oldest continuously elected civic offices in the world, with a history dating back to the 12th century. In 2020, our Reflections speakers are Sir Charles Bowman and Sir Peter Estlin, the 690th and 691st Lord Mayors of London. This is a first for Reflections, and we are privileged to welcome two former office holders for an evening of wide-ranging recollections in the stunning and historic setting of Guildhall.
Reflections is a non-profit event, with surplus from ticket sales, advertising and sponsorship going to charities nominated by our Lord Mayor speakers. As such, Reflections of the Lord Mayor offers a range of opportunities to align your brand with an event that celebrates both an important part of the capital’s heritage and its contemporary business and community life.
While the event has the office of Lord Mayor at its heart, another important element is celebrating professional talent and inspiring young people to engage with their community and heritage. In 2017, the first professional Roundel competition was held, helping to celebrate the ancient art of stained-glass painting and design, and stimulate interest in its contemporary practice. This has been expanded to engage with young people via separate amateur competitions for Primary age children and Sea Cadets in the London region. In both cases, we have been privileged to have the support of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers & Painters of Glass and Barley Studios, a leading exponent of contemporary stained and painted glass.
This year, once again, musicians from Royal College of Music Junior Department will be performing for guests. We will be introducing the 2020’s recipient of the Reflections of The Lord Mayor Junior Musician Award in Music who will be performing several pieces at this Gala Evening.
The combination of contributions to Lord Mayor-nominated charities (this year three have been nominated) and competition with prizes for schools, Junior Sea Cadets and professional practitioners of stained glass adds a ‘giving back’ element to proceedings that meets Reflections’ aim to celebrate civic life and the life of the capital.
Other supporter opportunities
We offer other opportunities to support this event, from advertising in the Reflections programme given to all attendees to gifts for guests’ goody bags. Please contact us for more information.