At a ceremony held in November in the Guildhall’s Chamberlain’s Court, The City of London Corporation granted the Freedom of the City to Jayant and Rajeshree Amin. Jayant and Rajeshree have run their shop, The Centre, at 63 Cannon Street for many years. The joint grant of the freedom was in recognition of their tireless service to the City economy over several decades. The Amin’s shop has adapted and survived through changes in consumer behaviour, technology trends and most recently, the covid lockdown. Known to many, the Amins and The Centre shop are as vital a part of both Ward and City fabric as our larger Banks, Asset Managers and IT businesses. Tracey Graham and Alex Barr, Ward councillors, were delighted to nominate and support the Amins’ Freedom application. The Amins hosted a wonderful family celebration lunch on the day in Guildhall.