Scott White and Hookins - Celebrating 50 years

On Wednesday 3rd July, the Partners and Staff hosted a reception at The Wallace Collection off Oxford Street in London to celebrate our practice’s 50th anniversary.

Gorden speaks at the celebrating 50 years event
Gorden speaks at the celebrating 50 years event

The event was attended by over 200 Clients and Colleagues, including past partners and their wives.

In the central glazed courtyard of The Wallace Collection, our managing partner, Gordon Lockhart, described to gathered guests how Scott White and Hookins was originally conceived by Ray Scott-White and Barrie Hookins.

They decided to set up a firm based on their friendship. From the outset their aim was to achieve the highest professional standards by attention to quality and reliability of all work.

Gordon Lockhart , Managing Partner

One of our founding partners, Ray Scott-White, now resides in Australia with his wife Pat. He was unable to attend but sent a message:

Congratulations to you all for keeping the firm going for FIFTY YEARS. Barrie and I could not have dreamt of this day when we started on the 1st July 1963. Our only thought then was to see if we could last one year but with a lot of luck and help from some friends we did and SWH was born. It is with much satisfaction that I can look back at so many wonderful young men and women who have made it last and long may it continue.

Ray Scott-White , Founding Partner

Guest gather at the 50 year anniversary event.
Guest gather at the 50 year anniversary event.

Barrie Hookins, our other founding partner, was present with his wife, Mollie. Gordon Lockhart presented her with a bouquet of flowers to thank them from current partners and staff.

In 1963 the firms first office was set up in Mitcham, Surrey. Since then the practice relocated to Carshalton in 1978 and opened further offices in Bedford in 1971 and Winchester in 1981. For 50 years our hallmark has been that every project, whatever the scale, is treated with the same enthusiasm and has the direct attention of a partner.

This was a very special evening for the practice and we are very grateful to all those that were able to attend and share this landmark with us.

Guest gather at the 50 year anniversary event.
Guest gather at the 50 year anniversary event.

For more photographs of the night go to www.facbook.co.uk/scottwhiteandhookins

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