Colonel Nigel Easton QVRM TD
It is a great honour to be elected as Master of the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers. I will give my full and enthusiastic support to the Company, its aspirations and the implementation of the new 2030 Vision.
I am very proud to be a Liveryman of such a progressive Company; but equally one that retains its family feel. I have been watching with anticipation and excitement the evolving relationship between the Company and the footwear industry. This is not just a return to the historic roots of the Livery, but the very essence of its future development. I sense that we are at a point where the opportunity to support the footwear industry has not been greater in recent years and I see much goodwill being returned from both the industry and academia. I am an engineer and manufacturer and see the opportunities that this relationship offers.
I have served on a number of Cordwainer committees in the past three years, learning a great deal about the Company, but there is still much to learn. I am a long-term Trustee of the Harben Armoury Trust so have been able to contribute to the business of the Company and to support the Cadets of our affiliated Regiment.
I live in Hampshire with my wife Nicky. We run a small manufacturing company which specialises in supplying high-quality mouldings to the aerospace industry and other sectors of the UK manufacturing base including orthotic shoe supports. We have four grown up children: my daughter Felicity being admitted to the Freedom in December last year.