City Livery Club

 Uniting the Livery, promoting fellowship

Past Winners of the Root and Branch Award






2015 Winner

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

2014 Winner


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  

2016 Winner


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.




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


President John MacCabe and Mr Paul Jagger Photo: Clive Totman


2017 Winner


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.



Paul has tirelessly promoted the Livery through writing “The City of London Freeman’s Guide” and through use of social media.




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


iJohn 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.