Local charity recognised among national leaders

Medieval charity the Rochester Bridge Trust has been included in a book celebrating the best of British leadership.

Produced by The History of Parliament Trust and publisher St James’s House, 300 Years of Leadership and Innovation is being launched at Westminster Abbey today, to coincide with the anniversary of the appointment of Britain’s first Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, in 1721.


Written by an editorial team of distinguished academics and award-winning authors, the book celebrates leadership across the full spectrum of British society: from Parliament and Crown to captains of industry and those pushing the boundaries of innovation.

The Rochester Bridge Trust was founded in 1399 and is featured alongside a range of individuals and organisations which have shaped British society.

Sue Threader, Bridge Clerk (Chief Executive) of the Trust, said: “In its more than 600-year history, the Trust has witnessed some of Britain’s greatest leaders, and has itself been a leader in its work to connect the two sides of the River Medway. It is an honour to be included in this book which celebrates leadership in all its forms.”

The inclusion in the commemorative book comes in a year when the Trust has received global recognition for its recent refurbishment works, including its current shortlisting in the ICE People’s Choice Award.

To find out more visit https://www.stjamess.org/product/300-years-of-leadership-and-innovation/

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