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

Livery Briefing - December 2017 

The latest edition of the Livery Briefing newsletter, which we hope is both interesting and useful to all members of the Livery can be found here  Livery Briefing December 2017 .

Christmas Luncheon - 15 December 2017

“Christmas was upon us. Much to the chagrin of my roommate Sherlock Holmes, Mrs. Hudson had festooned 221B Baker Street with Holly, garlands, and a large wreath on the door. He could hardly complain, for as little as he cared for such celebrations, it was her home and we were merely tenants." Well, we are guests at Saddlers’ Hall and each year they make us so welcome. (With apologies to Sherlock Holmes, Dr. J Watson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) Click here to read more  Christmas Lunch 15 December 2017 .