Past Winners of the Root and Branch Award

Past Winners of the Root and Branch Award

2018 Winner

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.

Sheriff Neil Redcliffe presenting Bill Clark with his Highly Commended Certificate  Photo Credit: Michael O’Sullivan Photography

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.

Keith Lawrey with the Lord Mayor, Ald. Sir Andrey Parmley, and CLC President Ald. John Garbutt.
Photo credit: Gerald Sharp Photography

 

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.

Penrose Halson with the Lord Mayor, Ald. Sir Andrew Parmley, and CLC President Ald. John Garbutt.
Photo by Gerald Sharp Photography

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.

Highly Commended Award recipient John Taylor MBE, with Alistair Gregory-Smith, Master Carpenter, CLC President Ald. John Garbutt, and Chairman of the Award Committee Ald. Alison Gowman.    Photo: Gerald Sharp Photographers

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.

 

President John MacCabe and Mr Paul Jagger

 

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.

 

Robert Heathfield, Constructors Company

 

L to R: Alderman Alison Gowman, President John
MacCabe, Mr Robert Heathfield  photo:Clive Totman

 

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

 

Phillip Davis, Past Master, Hackney Carriage Drivers

 

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.

 

Thomas Ilube, Information Technologist

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 OBE, Past Master Glaziers

Geoffrey Bond receiving his Award from HRH The
Princess Royal at the Centenary Banquet