I am delighted to share the news that I recently received the honour of becoming a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.
Having been a member of the Worshipful Company for several years, it is a privilege to have become eligible for Liveryman.
A Liveryman is considered the highest level of membership within the Worshipful Company, and qualifies a member for election to the Court of Assistants. From this, further election through the levels of Warden to Master is also possible. In keeping with City of London traditions there is a cap on the number of Liverymen within the Company. It is the prerogative of the Court to identify those Freemen who fit the qualifying criteria and invite them to be clothed in the Livery of the Company.
Membership of the Company is drawn from the Security Industry in its widest sense and includes leading security professionals from the industrial and retail sectors, serving and retired members of the Police and Armed Services, Security Consultants, Academics, Heads of Security for corporate businesses, Investigators and Electronic Surveillance Practitioners.
The clothing ceremony took place on 22nd November 2018 at the Sadlers Hall in Central London. I am pictured above receiving my official Liveryman membership from Master, Mr Phillip Hagon QPM.
Becoming a Liveryman is one of the highlights of my security career to date, which began back in 1987 when I co-founded Allcooper Group alongside my father.
It also brings fond memories of when I earned my Freedom of the City of London in 2015 – which is a strict requirement of all those that apply for Liveryman membership.
If you would like to read more about this news, you will find an extended press release on the Allcooper Group website.