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 .

Apprentice Harry Richardson's Summer Activities

This Summer whilst some of us lazed on a beach, played golf or just relaxed our Apprentices engaged in somewhat different activities.  Harry Richardson's report which you can access via this link Apprentice Harry Richardson Summer Activities makes interesting reading. Well done Harry!


Election of Lord Mayor – 29 September 2016

The Company congratulates Dr Andrew Charles Parmley, Alderman and Musician, on being elected the 689th Lord Mayor of the City of London at Common Hall at Guildhall on Michaelmas Day.  Dr Parmley will take over from the current Lord Mayor, Alderman the Lord Mountevans, at the Silent Ceremony on 11 November, with the Lord Mayor's Show following the next day. 

Dr Parmley became an Honorary Liveryman of the Security Professionals at the Company’s Liveryman Lunch on 11 May 2016.  The Company sends its best wishes to the Lord Mayor Elect and his wife Wendy for a successful and enjoyable year.