Installation of Ms Laura Bugden as Prime Warden – 13 April 2022

History was made at the Installation Court this evening when Ms Laura Bugden was installed as Prime Warden, the first female to hold the appointment in the history of the Shipwrights’ Company.  Very many congratulations!
As he handed over the reins the Immediate Past Prime Warden wished her every success voicing his conviction that she is ‘absolutely the right person to lead the Company onwards and upwards’. The Prime Warden thanked her predecessor, Mr Richard Close-Smith TD, for leading the Company out of lockdown and towards normality with his theme of regeneration.