Freeman of the City of London

MorePeople founder becomes a Freeman of the City of London

2 months ago by Claire Smith

​On 4th October, MorePeople's founder and CEO, Guy Moreton, was made a Freeman of the City of London, following on from his recent election to the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers.

The ceremony took place at the Guildhall, the historical administrative headquarters of London's financial district, where Guy was asked to read out the Declaration of a Freeman and sign the Freedom Book before being presented with the Certificate of Freeman.

After receiving the Certificate, Guy said:

"It is a huge honour to be made a Freeman of the City of London and I am delighted to have joined such a fantastic list of recipients from over the years!"

"I fully intend to use this as an opportunity to give something back and continue to promote the fresh produce industry and the dynamic, exciting and rewarding career opportunities that are available."

Guy was nominated for this honour by Matthew Hancock, and seconded by Peter McDermott, both Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers. He now joins a prestigious list of Freemen, which includes royals, artists, writers and outstanding business people.

Dating back to the early 1200's, Freedom of the City of London is one of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies. The main privileges that still exist today that Guy is looking forward to supporting are of a charitable and educational nature.