February 5, 2024


On Thursday 25th January 2024, the Master Cutler, Mr Charles Turner DL, welcomed new Freemen to the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire, which took place at Cutlers’ Hall.

The Master and Mistress Cutler, along with the Clerk of the Company, were pleased to welcome so many talented individuals from various dynamic companies as Freemen. This reflects the strength and diversity of the manufacturing and engineering sector in the South Yorkshire Region, which we take great pride in representing and advocating for. The Master Cutler highlighted the vital role played by the Region’s manufacturing and engineering businesses, as well as our academic and development organisations to the UK’s economy. This influx of new members further strengthens the industry’s collective impact and showcases the wealth of talent and innovation within our Region.

Some of the new Freemen and their businesses included:

Andrew Iain Armstrong – South Yorkshire MCA & Sheffield Dragon Limited

Thomas Bloomfield – Fyous (Itch Innovation UK Ltd)

Lauren Davis – VetRelieve Limited

Charlotte Hill – Gripple Ltd

Clare Legg – Gripple Ltd

Jenny M Peel – Magnetic Systems Technology Ltd (Magtec)

Christopher Perry – Christopher Perry Silver & CK Crafthouse Ltd

Joshua Shires – Fyous (Itch Innovation UK Ltd)

Andrew Robert Sloan – Magnetic Systems Technology Ltd (Magtec)

Theo Smith – J M Fabrications Limited

After the ceremony, the new Freemen were given the opportunity to a tour of the Cutlers’ Hall to gain insight into the rich history of the Company and the building itself.


Click Here for details on becoming a Freeman.