Carol Service – Tower of London - 1 December 2016

This year we were again very privileged to be able to hold our Company Carol Service in The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula in The Tower of London and we are grateful to the Constable of the Tower, General Sir John Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC Gen and our Honorary Chaplain, the Reverend Canon Roger Hall MBE QHC CF Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen and the Tower of London for allowing this.

The congregation, which numbered over 160 and included the Master, the Senior Warden, Past Masters, Liverymen, Freemen, Members, Apprentices and their families, children, grandchildren and friends, gathered together in this historic Chapel Royal for a truly wonderful Carol Service................. Read the full report here  Carol Service - 1 December 2016 .

Our New Lord Mayor

Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley MusM Hon FGS was installed as the 689th Lord Mayor of the City of London for the year 2016/17 during the Silent Ceremony at Guildhall on Friday 11 November 2016. He is an Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.  The Company congratulates him on taking office and looks forward to working with him and his team during the coming year. For information about the Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2017 click - Educate. Support. Inspire. 

Winner of the 2016 Sheriffs' Award for Bravery

Alderman and Sheriff William Russell, Doctor Matthew Smith and Alderman and Sheriff Peter Estlin

The 2016 Sheriffs' Award winner is Doctor Matthew Smith. Last December, Doctor Smith happened upon a traumatic scene where a mentally ill man inspired by the killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby, had slashed the neck of American musician Lyle Zimmerman. Along with a small group of other passersby, Doctor Smith showed conspicuous bravery. The City of London Sheriffs decided that his bravery in the decisions and actions he took resulting in the survival of the victim, was worthy of their award. The Award was presented to Doctor Smith by Alderman and Sheriff Peter Estlin and Alderman and Sheriff William Russell at the Company's Common Hall which was held in Salters' Hall on 3 November 2016.

For more details of the incident and the Doctor Smith's brave conduct, please click on the link to the Press Release below.

2016 Sheriffs'Award Winner Press Release

Crisis in Zimbabwe by Apprentice Hugh Pickering-Carter

Having recently graduated from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, Apprentice Hugh Pickering-Carter immediately enrolled on the International Citizen Service (ICS) for the summer of 2016. ICS is an overseas volunteer programme affiliated with the British Government’s Department for International Development. To read more about his experiences working in Zimbabwe, please follow this link  Crisis in Zimbabwe by Apprentice Hugh Pickering Carter .

The King's College London Internship Scheme 2016/17

King’s College London (KCL) is one of the top universities in the world and last year invited members of WCoSP to participate in their Internship Scheme. It has proved very successful. To learn more about the scheme please click  The King's College London Internship Scheme 2016/17 .

Annual Dinner - Middle Temple Hall - 12 October 2016

Following Choral Evensong in Temple Church,this year's Annual Dinner was held in the historic and magnificent Middle Temple Hall.  This link will take you to the full report about this superb event  Annual Dinner in Middle Temple Hall - 12 October 2016 .