Joint Education Awards

The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire and the Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers 2016 Joint Education Awards

The Fifty-Eighth Annual Awards were presented at the Cutlers’ Hall on 22 March 2016, at which the Master Cutler, Mr Craig McKay, presided and spoke.  The Master of The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers, was unable to attend at short notice but the Clerk to that Company, Mr Peter Bateman, presented the following individuals with awards:

 

Department of Engineering, Sheffield Hallam University

Name

Prize

Employer/University

Matthew Hepworth

Educational Award

Sheffield Hallam

Guneet Singh Oberoi

Travel Award

Sheffield Hallam

Samuel English

Travel Award

Sheffield Hallam

Tommy Moore

Travel Award

Sheffield Hallam

Tom Lukey

Travel Award

Sheffield Hallam

James Hallett

Travel Award

Sheffield Hallam

Evenort Limited

Samuel Ferguson

Travel Award

Evenort Limited

PONTIFEX AWARDS

Pontifex Travel Awards (Value £1000)

Chunjun Li

Travel Award

Evenort Limited

 

History Of The
Joint Awards

The scheme was discussed in 1924, between the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers in London, the Cutlers’ Company and Sheffield University, initially to support research work for the benefit of the Sheffield trades. Through the financial generosity of the Armourers and Brasiers, it became a successful scheme offering prizes for work-based and practical reports from young people.

Joint Awards

 The event, which was first held almost 90 years ago, is sponsored by the Cutlers' Company and the Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers, from London, to encourage young people ‘to discover improved methods’ and to broaden their horizons. In 1924the Cutlers’ Company received a gift from the Armourers & Brasiers of £300 to help Sheffield traders ‘combat foreign competition’. Over time it evolved into the competition we have today.

 The Awards are divided into three categories: 

 Engineering Awards:  Open to engineering apprentices and students at Sheffield Hallam University and local industry. 

 Design Awards:  Open to design students at Sheffield Hallam University. 

 Pontifex Awards: Open to young trainee managers in the steel industry.  This is named after a Past Master of The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers.