Current Members

Alastair Currie

Alastair Currie’s professional interests are Alastair Currie Events, the Waiting Game and the Clifton Marquee Company. He has also been Chairman of Fosters Event Catering since 2013. Alastair’s community and charity interests include the Antient Society of St. Stephen’s Ringers, the Canynges Society and the Grateful Society. Alastair is also a Governor at Colston’s Girls’ School and is the Chairman of Governors at The Downs School, Wraxall.

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Membership is by invitation to men and women who are prominent in the business and commercial life of the greater Bristol area, and who are prepared to give their time and skills in support of the Merchant Venturers’ objectives.

All the members meet together four times a year at what is known as Quarterly Hall, and again on Charter Day in November.

The Merchant Venturers are governed by the Master and two Wardens. They head a 15-strong Standing Committee of members who are elected annually on Charter Day, 10th November.

Day-to-day administration is carried out by the Treasurer, who is effectively the chief executive. He is advised as necessary by the Clerk, who is a lawyer.