2017 Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery - PC Wayne Marques

Miss Donna Marques, Sheriff Neil Redcliffe JP, PC Wayne Marques, and the Master

British Transport Police Officer Police Constable Wayne Marques who confronted three knife wielding terrorists during The London Bridge Attacks; consequently, suffering severe life changing injuries, received the 2017 City of London Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery at the Company's Annual Dinner in Merchant Taylors' Hall on 9 October 2017. This is a link to the press release which gives full details of the actions and bravery of PC Marques  2017 Sheriffs'Award Winner Press Release  .

Apprentices visit Number One London

On 27 September 2017 thirteen of the Company's Apprentices enjoyed a private tour of the amazing arts and treasures on display in Apsley House, the London home of the Duke of Wellington known in earlier days as 'Number One London'. The after-hours tour, with the kind permission of the Duke of Wellington, was arranged by Liveryman Ray Williams and conducted by the Curator Josephine Oxley. Hon Court Assistant Roy Penrose and Court Assistant David Lee also attended.

The photo shows the attendees and Josephine Oxley in front of the 11'5" high statue of Napoleon as 'Mars the Peacemaker' by Antonio Canova.


The Master’s Report – September 2017

My year started early by representing the Company, with my wife Judith, at a Buckingham Palace Garden Party on 16 May 17, meeting our Chaplin and other Masters at a quite charming day. The first major Livery event after my Installation on 7 June was the Ironbridge weekend in Shropshire over 9-11 June. Some 90 Masters and their consorts attended; a Livery Dinner, a full day’s tour of the historic museums commemorating the birth of the industrial revolution and a President’s Ball, with the Lord Mayor and both Sheriffs. An excellent networking opportunity for a new Master and his Lady.

To read the Master’s Report in full click this link  Master's Report 15 Sept 2017 .

Apprentices Granted Freedom of the City of London by Servitude

Two of the Company’s former apprentices, Chloe Beard and David MacQuarrie, were granted the Freedom of the City of London by Servitude in a ceremony at Guildhall on 17 August. Please click here to read the full report  Apprentices Granted Freedom of the City of London by Servitude .