2019 Award Winners
We are delighted to announce the winners of our awards for 2019:
Peter French MBE (Security Professionals)
for initiating the Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery, establishing The Register of Chartered Security Professionals through the Livery’s Royal Charter, and for many years’ fundraising work.
Lord Mayor Locum Tenens Ald Sir David Wootton, with President Dr Trevor Brignall, presents Peter French MBE with his Award.
Lifetime Achievement winner:
Hugh Adams (Blacksmiths)
for over 30 years’ support for the blacksmith’s craft, and for encouraging working blacksmiths to achieve their goals.
Lord Mayor Locum Tenens Ald Sir David Wootton presents Hugh Adams with his Award.
Highly Commended Award recipient:
John Blauth (Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers)
for supporting and encouraging young people to enter into the automotive, aerospace and coachbuilding industries, including through wide dissemination of the Coachmakers’ Engineering Guide.
Lord Mayor Locum Tenens Ald Sir David Wootton presents John Blauth with his Award.
We are also delighted this year to make a special Company Award to the Worshipful Company of Poulters
For increasing public awareness of the Livery, raising funds, and providing entertainment through holding the Inter-Livery Pancake Races for 15 years.
Ald. Alison Gowman and Immediate Past President Paul Herbage present the Master Poulter, Court Assistant Liz Garner, and Clerk with their Award.
Reginald Brown, nominated by the Worshipful Company of Insurers, for exceptional leadership in supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds to work in professional careers in the City.
Representative Lord Mayor Alderman Sir Andrew Parmley presents Reg Brown with the Root & Branch Award medal. Photo credit: Michael O’Sullivan Photography
2018 Highly Commended
Bill Clark, nominated by the Worshipful Company of Woolmen for establishing the annual Sheep Drive over London Bridge as a successful means of raising funds for charity and increasing the profile of the Livery.
Keith Lawrey, nominated by the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers, for his invaluable advice to over 25 Livery Companies on petitioning for their respective Royal Charters.
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award
Penrose Halson, nominated by the Worshipful Company of Turners of London, for a long history of commitment to the Livery including the creation of the “Wizardry in Wood” exhibitions.
2017 Highly Commended
John Taylor, nominated by the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, for his 10 years’ service as Chairman of the Livery Companies Skills Council, and in particular, the impetus he gave to the development of the Livery Companies’ Apprenticeship Scheme.
Paul Jagger, Information Technologists
Paul has tirelessly promoted the Livery through writing “The City of London Freeman’s Guide” and through use of social media.
President John MacCabe and Mr Paul Jagger Photo: Clive Totman
2016 Highly Commended Award
Robert Heathfield, Constructors Company
The Highly Commended certificate was awarded for the development and running of a programme of scholarships for young professionals in the construction industry.
L to R: Alderman Alison Gowman, President John
MacCabe, Mr Robert Heathfield photo:Clive Totman
Phillip Davis, Past Master, Hackney Carriage Drivers
Since 1994 Phil Davis has been Chairman of the Children’s Magical Taxi Tour organising committee, and has been the driving force for 21 years behind the annual trip which takes seriously ill children and their families to Disneyland Paris
L to R: Mrs Adele Davis, Mr Phil Davis, President Alderman Sir
David Wootton, Lady Wootton, Mr Malcolm Paice, Master,
Hackney Carriage Drivers photo: Tony Lofts
Thomas Ilube, Information Technologist
Tom Ilube helped transform a failing school into one rated “outstanding” by OFSTED in 2013, and was a prime mover in working with the Mercers’ Company to found and fund the Hammersmith Academy.
Tom Ilube receiving his Award from Honorary Club Member
HRH The Princess Royal at the Centenary Banquet in June 2014
2014 Lifetime Achievement Award
Geoffrey Bond OBE, Past Master Glaziers
A special Lifetime Award was presented to Geoffrey Bond in recognition of his long history of commitment to the Livery. This included initiatives across Livery Companies such as the “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker” exhibition during the Diamond Jubilee, and a project to mark the anniversary of the King James Bible that included a major literacy initiative with school children.
Geoffrey Bond receiving his Award from HRH The
Princess Royal at the Centenary Banquet