Ladies Champagne Afternoon Tea - 23 January 2018


A total of 60 members and their guests gathered along with the Master’s Lady, Mrs Judith Anderton, the Lady Mayoress, Mrs Samantha Bowman, Sheriffs’ Consorts Mrs Emma Redcliffe and Mrs Fiona Adler, Baroness Ruth Henig plus consorts and Mistresses from other Livery companies. To read the full report, please click  Ladies Champagne Afternoon Tea - 23 Jan 2018 .

Patrick Torre-Allen Freedom of the City - 15 February 2018


Patrick Torre-Allen and his Apprentice Master, Past Master Stephen Parsons

Patrick made an unsolicited approach to the Company having heard of our Apprentice Scheme from George Bignold, our very first apprentice, who was Patrick’s platoon commander in the CCF at Kent University. He was inroled in June 2013 and his indentures signed by Past Master Stephen Parsons as his Apprentice Master. He was a very active apprentice and was granted his Freedom in November 2017. He remains an active Young Member and has joined the Apprentice Management Group.  In his working life Patrick is an Underwriting Assistant on war, terrorism and political risks at Lloyds and a Special Constable in the Metropolitan Police.

HMS MEDWAY Affiliation

The Royal Navy has formally proposed that HMS MEDWAY becomes the Company’s new Royal Navy Affiliate following the decommissioning of HMS SEVERN in October last year. On behalf of the Company, the Master has accepted.  HMS MEDWAY is the second of five new and modern Offshore Patrol Vessels that are being built to replace the old River Class vessels, which included HMS SEVERN.

To read the full report, please click  HMS MEDWAY Affiliation .


Tilly Sherwood Freedom of the City - 23 January 2018

Murray Craig, the Chamberlain's Clerk, Freeman Tilly Sherwood and her Apprentice Master, Air Cdre Stephen Anderton, at Guildhall on 23 Jan 18

Tilly Sherwood was put forward by the London and South-East Region Air Training Corps as their Award nominee for an Apprentice place and was Inrolled into the Company in November 2013.  She obtained a 1st Class Honours Degree in International Relations with Politics in June 2017 and is currently studying for her Masters’ Degree at Dundee University. She hopes to begin a PhD at the School of Oriental and Asian Studies (SOAS) in London in September.  As an active Apprentice and qualified Expedition Leader she put a proposal to our Charitable Trust that they sponsor some challenging overseas ATC expeditions.  One such sponsored expedition – to the Yukon in 2016 – went on to win the Shackleton Trophy and the Prince of Wales Annual Best Expedition Award. As a fully engaged Young Member of the Company she intends follow-up this type of initiative. Indeed, she is mentoring our Apprentice team in the 2018 3MI Bn Intelligence Challenge in March, having been a member of last year’s very successful entry.

Vincent Sam Freedom of the City - 3 January 2018

Vincent Sam and Steve Neville OBE, Co-Founder

I am delighted to report to you that Vincent Sam received the Freedom of the City of London by Servitude on 3 January 2018 in a ceremony witnessed by a few close friends and his mother.

This has completed a remarkable journey which began at the Bexley Business (now Harris Garrard) Academy where he participated in The Whittington Course which generated his interest in the City and in The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals. He was selected from the Business Management pupils for an outstanding paper to become an Apprentice of the Company - our first ethnic candidate. I was delighted to be asked to be his Master and throughout his apprenticeship I have seen the boy become a confident young man who, during this time, gained a 2.1 degree from Aston University and is now an area manager for Amazon.

Today, watching him achieve his Freedom of the City, I saw the future of our Company and I realised just how important our Apprentice Scheme is in stimulating our sense of tradition and future history in the young men and women who will take our Company onwards and upwards.”

Steve Neville OBE

Co-Founder of the Company