Vanessa Moon, Managing Director of Moon Executive Search, has started her new role as Master of Guild of Guardians for the year 2019/2020.
The Guild of Guardians is a registered charity that aims to improve the quality of the Civic life of the City of Bristol. In partnership with the City, the Guild continues to support and enhance the Mansion House and Office of Lord Mayor.
It is unique in that through its membership, which includes a representative cross-section of private sector businesses, local Charities and personal members, and it affords the opportunity to discuss with senior politicians the policies of the City Council.
Each year a large proportion of the contribution from members’ fees and subscriptions are used for the charitable purposes of the Guild which has included many improvements to the Mansion House, new lighting for the Lord Mayors Chapel and other projects around the City.
Moon said: “I am delighted to be the third woman to serve as Master of the Guild of Guardians. The Guild of Guardians plays such an important role in enhancing the good name of the city of Bristol, promoting its traditions, its trade and its commerce. I am proud to be part of this continued journey, particularly as this role provides me with an opportunity to give back and support the city of Bristol. Both things which are close of my heart being a Bristol business owner for almost twenty years.
“My theme for the year is “economics and happiness”. I strongly believe that promoting happiness both at work and in your personal life is central, if you and your employees are happy then individual and company success and growth will flow naturally from this. This theme also ties into the Guild pillar of promoting the quality of civic life in Bristol. I look forward to seeing many of you at our upcoming events and working with you to continue the success of the Guild of Guardians. I am very much looking forward to a wonderful year ahead as Master.”