Recognition for Journeymen and Apprentices

14 March 2022

The 2022 Master Certificate Awards event held at Mansion House, 14 March 2022. Left to right; Company Clerk, Camilla Szymanowska, Patrick Woodward, Kester Sims, Esme Collins, The Master, Dr James Nye, Mark Baird, Dr Andrew Strangeway, Morgan Pugh, Ben Wheeler, Past Master, David Poole. © Photo image courtesy and copyright of Phil McCarthy Photography, for the event. 

The 2022 Master Certificate Awards saw the Clockmakers' Company fielding the largest number of apprentices and journeymen of any Livery company at the return of the annual awards ceremony at Mansion House.

The scheme, organised by the Construction Livery Group, is a partnership between City & Guilds (of which the Clockmakers is a founder member) and participating Livery Companies. It aims to celebrate excellence, encourage career progression and recognise the very highest levels of skill and experience in a diverse spectrum of trades and crafts. Alongside the watch and clockmakers were everything from trainee cathedral stone-masons to gardeners.

The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers’ citations were as follows: 

Journeyman Award

Mark Baird

Esme Collins, (apprenticed to Simon Michlmayr & Co, Tempus Works, Norwich)

Morgan Pugh, (apprenticed to Russell Talerman Watch Repairs, London)

Dr Andrew Strangeway, (apprenticed to The Clock Clinic, Putney)

Patrick Woodward, (apprenticed to J E Allnutt & Son, Midhurst)

Apprentice Award

Kester Sims, (apprenticed to The Clock Workshop, Witney)

Ben Wheeler, (apprenticed to Wheelers, Clock and Watch Specialists, Worthing)

The Master and the Apprentices and Journeymen