The National Motor Museum Trust apprentice Emily Leese, was guest at Coachmakers & Coach Harness Makers of London annual Automotive Dinner held at the Clothworker’s Hall in the City on 7th March.
Emily was invited to formally receive her award of support from the Master of Coachmakers.
Members of the Bursary Committee, who had selected Emily for the award, commented that she was a superb ambassador for Beaulieu. The pictures confirm that it was an enjoyable, though formal evening but Emily was undaunted and enjoyed her success.
During the evening Geoff Lancaster, Director of Communications for the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, presented Emily with the very last copy (of 500) of the History of the Livery Company. This is a history of road transport in the UK from the earliest beginnings to the present day written by David Burgess-Wise. This gift from the Board of the FBHVC was to mark the occasion and to record their appreciation for Emily’s excellent work in promoting their apprenticeship.
Mike Timmins attended the evening with Emily to support her and to represent the group of Beaulieu One Hundred members who sponsor her.
The photograph shows Emily receiving her award from Master Coachmaker, Tony Edwards and guest of honour Paddy Hopkirk, legendary winner of the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally.
Thanks to all the members who have put their faith in Emily with their support!