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Fellow Liveryman Dr. Gordon Steele Shares his Mentoring Experience

I am delighted to share this very compelling and considered video with you. I share it in the hope that it may inspire some of you now, and if not now, in the future, to share the great knowledge, and experience that you have accumulated throughout your careers in our fascinating industry.

Last but not least I suggest it as a route through which you could satisfy your desire to help others. In this our 350th Anniversary Year it is a great example of a way to share our time and talents with those who would really value it. 

I would very much like to thank Gordon for kindly preparing this video.

The Vocational Training and Education Committee led by Richard Watling continue to make great strides in this important new mentoring initiative for the WCD and the level of interest and results are shining through. Having only started in early 2021 during lockdown we now have 18 mentees from all sections of our industry (distilling to marketing to hospitality) successfully allocated and engaged to Liveryman mentors best able to match their individual needs.

Spring 2022 sees us expanding the scope of our mentoring to include our Military Affiliates and the Drinks Trust.

May I thank all involved in this valuable initiative.

Chris Porter
Master 2021-22

If anyone is interested in becoming a mentor, please do contact our Development Director, Clive Bairsto:
clive.bairsto@distillers.org.uk