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Hearing from the Lord Mayor of Westminster

The guest of honour at Westminster Business Council’s event was the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Patricia McAllister.

16 May 2024

I was delighted to be a guest at Westminster Business Council’s event on 9 May 2024 held in the sumptuous surroundings of the Lord Mayor’s Parlour overlooking Buckingham Palace. The guest of honour on the evening was the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Patricia McAllister.

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A room with a view.


As one of London’s leading business referral communities the Westminster Business Council is a friendly forum to meet up with businesses and individuals from a range of sectors across the capital.

The as ever generous host Lenna Lou, Director of Westminster Business Council interviewed Patricia McAllister.

Patricia willingly shared her fascinating story about a life as a Lord Mayor, ‘renowned as the most important citizen in Westminster’ as she often needs to be reminded. She is passionate and driven about providing support to residents and representing the local community. In addition two charitable causes are particularly close to her heart  Carers Network  which supports unpaid carers aged 18 and over across the City of Westminster, helping over 6,600 local carers gain access to the support they deserve and The Passage  which provides homeless people across Westminster with support to transform their own lives.

Patricia revealed that she also has a future aim to pursue a Peruvian project, and this is yet to be developed further. Co-incidentally, with a Paddington Bear mascot at the entrance to the council building it was felt that this might be particularly a appropriate choice by the audience on the evening.

There is lot more Patricia hopes to achieve once her role changes to Deputy Lord Mayor later this year in September.

It was such a pleasurable evening with also plenty of opportunities to connect with like-minded business people, in a wonderful venue in the heart of our great city whilst hearing from an inspiring individual who helps drive positive change.

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L-R Me with the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Patricia McAllister


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