Past Consort Brooches - 17 January 2017

Lady Macfarlane and Mrs Sue Welply were presented with their Past Consort Brooches by the Senior Warden, Air Commodore Stephen Anderton, at a lunch arranged by Honorary Court Assistant Henry McKay. To read the full report, please click Past Consort Brooches - 17 January 2017.

Christmas Lunch - 9 December 2016

Once again this was a superb event and if you missed it you need to book for next year.  The Saddlers’ Hall, as usual, made us all welcome and there was a happy throng as the pre-lunch drinks were provided.  I always find that this event really heralds the real arrival of the Christmas season and the mood was excellent.

Prior to and during lunch a festive musical interlude was provided by four Students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Caspar Singh, Eleanor Neate, William Thomas (known to some as Vlad) and Nancy Holt. Speaking to the choristers prior to their performance, it was obvious that they were all looking forward to this event and were more than happy to join us and lead the musical items.  Please click on the link below to read the full report.

Christmas Lunch - 9 December 2016

Common Hall - 3 November 2016

On 3 November, the Master, Wardens, Liverymen, Freemen, Members, Apprentices and guests gathered for the Company’s 2016 Common Hall and Award Presentations which were held in Salters’ Hall, a new venue for this event.

The principal guests were Alderman and Sheriff Peter Estlin and Alderman and Sheriff William Russell.

Please click Common Hall - 3 November 2016 to read the full report.


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