March 21, 2024


On Wednesday 20th March 2024, the Master Cutler, Mr Charles Turner, and Master of The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, Dr Roger Bowdler, were delighted to welcome guests to the Joint Awards at Cutlers’ Hall.

The tradition of these awards dates back to 1926 representing a long-standing commitment between The Company of Cutlers and The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers providing support to young people in the field of engineering. The awards are funded by both companies with the aim to empower students, junior engineers and apprentices by providing financial support to fund an activity or project to expand their knowledge and experience in their chosen area of engineering and manufacturing.

The Master of The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers, presented the award as The Clerk, Colonel Philip Bates, invited each of the winners’ sponsors to introduce them as they collected their award.

2024 Winners:
Charlotte Pitchford – Sponsored by AESSEAL
Harry Saxton – Sponsored by SHU
Ellie Wyton – Sponsored by Martin-Baker Aerospace & Hydramex
James Entwistle – Sponsored by SHU

Daniel Choudhury – Sponsored by McLaren
Owen Burge – Sponsored by L3 Harris Aerospace
Will Keelan – Sponsored by Cobra Sports Exhausts
George Swanbury – SHU

The winners and sponsors were joined by Company Members & Freemen along with 2 members of the judging panel, Nick Williams TD DL and Nick Cragg. Also in attendance from Sheffield Hallam University were Professor David Shepherd (Vice-Chancellor Academic), Dr Malcolm Denman, Department of Engineering & Mathematics, Dr David Clegg, Principal Lecturer for Business and Enterprise and Dr Torsten Schenkel, SHU Associate Professor of Continuum Mechanics, Dept Engineering & Maths. Business Sponsors and introducers, Stephen Shaw, Freemen & Group Engineering Director at AES Engineering LTD, Phillip Kearney, Project Leader at McLaren Composite Technology Centre, Sheffield and Jake Wilmott, Business Development Manager at Cobra Sports Exhausts.

The Master Cutler and Company of Cutlers is proud to play a vital role in fostering the development of future talent alongside The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers. It was great to see the passion & dedication from young people across the engineering and manufacturing field and continuing to support education and training.

Congratulations and well done to everyone who received an award!