This year the Merchants Lunch was held at Aerospace Bristol in Patchway, Bristol where attendees were given an update from Robert Sheasby of AIC on the work of AIC. Robert stressed the need for us all to contribute to make our collective voice heard in Government.
As part of the Annual General Meeting proceedings, Mr Des Gilbert of Willett & Son (Bristol) Ltd. handed over the Presidency of the Association to Mr Neil Chapman of Thomas Mawer Ltd. as well as receiving a pinbadge Nail to recognise his service to the Association over the past year. Des thanked everyone for their support over the his year as President and in particular the Executive Committee members. Des then presented Mr Andrew Davies of Harpers with a pinbadge Nail to recognise his service to the Association during year 2017/ 2018.
Members and guests enjoyed a super lunch served under the wingspan of the mighty Concorde.