Obituary Phillip John Hyde

Phill was born to Eve and Ted in Ilford and was brought up in Hainault in post war Britain in a prefab - a home and an upbringing that he was very proud of. School did not inspire Phill and he left at the earliest opportunity and went to work at Howards chemical factory making aspirins. He used to say that no one in his ... Read more

20th June 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Exceptional Students awarded by Lightmongers at May Court Dinner

Over the past 15 years the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers has been supporting two schools for young people who have sensory impairment of sight and/or hearing. New College Worcester ( for those aged 11 to 19 who are blind or vision impaired, and Mary Hare School, Newbury ( for deaf children aged 5 to 19. The schools are two of the main beneficiaries of the ... Read more

13th June 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lightmongers celebrate 50th Education Awards at May court dinner

After two years of award ceremonies via Zoom (brilliantly orchestrated by Deputy Master, Peter Harris) Lightmongers were delighted to dine together in fine fellowship at Tallow Chandlers Hall on 11th May to present their education awards to talented lighting designers.  It was a special evening as it was the 50th year since the introduction of the Lightmongers Education Awards. Lightmongers’ ALPD Award 2022 The first ... Read more

27th May 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Ian Crosby’s Post Expedition Blog of the 2022 EIC Arctic Challenge!

The Lightmongers congratulate Past Master Livery Ian Crosby on completing his Arctic Challenge and, together with colleagues, raising significant funds for the Electrical Industries Charity. Read his blog below about his experiences of this challenge. Well done Ian.   Dear Supporters/Industry Friends,  On the 31st March 2022, myself and several other explorers from the electrical industry, set out on our adventure to the Arctic Circle ... Read more

25th May 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Company welcomes a new Liveryman and five new Freemen

It was a great pleasure for the Court, at its 200th Meeting on May 11th, to install a new Liveryman and to welcome into the Company five new Freemen. The Court congratulated Michael Leech of Artimax Limited on progressing to full membership by becoming a Liveryman of the Company. Liverymen are able to take up various City of London benefits, such as the right to ... Read more

23rd May 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

City of London Pumble Event: Thursday 16th June 2022

The Events Committee are pleased to be holding a ‘Pumble’ event around the City of London. (The word ‘Pumble’ is derived from the term Pub Ramble). Working in teams of between 2 and 5 people (more heads provide more eyes!) you will navigate a mystery route by solving a trail of directional & observational clues. There will be staging posts (pubs) throughout the route for ... Read more

11th May 2022|Categories: Events|0 Comments

A night to remember at our affilated Royal Air Force Cadets Unit, 56 (Woolwich) Squadron.

An enormous thank you to Squadron Leader Mark Bird, Officer Commanding, and his team and his wonderful cadets for an enjoyable and memorable visit that put Lightmongers through their paces on 12th April 2022 at the Cadet Centre at Woolwich Barracks. Master Margaret Fitzsimons, Deputy Master Fr Peter Harris, Senior Warden Jamie Berry, and Cadet Liaison Officer Phil Webb started their evening by inspecting the ... Read more

20th April 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Livery Dinner 10th March 2022 with our Military affiliation Awards.

The Lightmongers Livery dinner this year was held on Thursday 10th March with its focus is on industry networking for Lightmongers and their Guests. The Master and Officers greeted members and guests as they arrived at the unique and prestigious Apothecaries’ Hall, one of the well-established Livery Halls in the City, where we were made very welcome. 125 members and guests from across the wide ... Read more

1st April 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

Livery High Achievers recognised in grand style

Lightmongers were represented at Mansion House on Monday 14th March where Master Certificates and Livery Company Prizes were awarded to outstanding nominees from 15 Livery Companies including companies from the Construction Livery Group (CLG). Master Margaret Fitzsimons, Clerk Phill Hyde, Deputy Master Fr Peter Harris and Head of the Education Committee, Dr Stuart Mucklejohn were there to welcome and support this year’s four award winners. ... Read more

1st April 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Lightmongers are very proud of Past Master Mike Simpson, …

The Lightmongers are very proud of Past Master Mike Simpson, Global Design Lead, Lighting Design at Signify, who was awarded the prestigious CIBSE Gold Medal at a Ceremony in London on 11th February.  This is the highest honour conferred by the Institution and is awarded for exceptional service of at least 25 years and/or achieving a position of eminence.  Mike is only the 41st Gold Medal to be ... Read more

21st February 2022|Categories: News|0 Comments