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About the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals

The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals is one of the new modern Livery companies; established in 1999 it is one of the principal security-based organisations in the UK. Members of the Company are drawn from the security industry in its widest sense and include 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.

Members of the Company benefit first by being able to give something back to the security profession by supporting its charitable works. They can attend formal Company luncheons and dinners, sporting events and other informal gatherings where they will meet and socialise with like-minded people. They may become Freemen of the City of London and Liverymen of the Company. Liverymen vote in the annual elections of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs. The Worshipful Company’s Charitable Trust Fund provides education and health services to members of the security professional community and donations for other charitable purposes. It sponsors the Sheriffs’ Award and manages The Security Benevolent Fund.

The City of London Livery

The London Livery dates back to the 13th century when Guilds were formed to regulate the key trades such as Butchers, Bakers, Grocers, Goldsmiths and many more, but also to train Apprentices to become the future professionals of their trades. The Livery has developed considerably from those early days and now comprises some 108 Worshipful Companies. Their new aims are to raise funds for charity (some £50M is raised annually) and to provide social and business networks, based around the City of London, for their very wide and diverse memberships.

Membership

Any person can be eligible to be nominated and elected to the membership of the Company provided that they are, or have been, a security practitioner by profession or a person adjudged by the Court to have a strong interest in the objects of the Company. Membership is regarded as a preparatory stage to admission as a Freeman of the Company and Members have no rights and privileges other than participating in events and functions organised by the Company.

If you would like to find out more about membership, or would like to receive an application pack, contact the Clerk via email: [email protected] or telephone 01787 282777.

For more on the Company and the City of London Livery, visit www.wcosp.org.


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