The Worshipful Company of Cutlers

The Cutlers’ Company is one of the most ancient of the City of London livery companies and received its first Royal Charter from Henry V in 1416. Its origins are to be found among the cutlers working in the medieval City of London in the vicinity of Cheapside. Their business was producing and trading in knives, swords, and other implements with a cutting edge. Over time the emphasis shifted from implements of war to cutlery and other domestic wares such as razors and scissors. (for more information please visit the Cutler’s website here.)

The Worshipful Company of Cutler’s began it’s affiliation with British Fencing in 2006.  Since then they have made an annual prize of £300 to the winner of the Women’s British Cadet Foil Championship, and a Company’s award to a person and/or team of people who has made a major contribution to the sport.

In the case of Teams, prize money is granted to the club/programme nominated by the fencers or coaches in recognition of the work that they do to support fencing.

 

Previous Winners

2021

Cadet Women’s Foil Prize Winner: Carolina Stutchbury

Annual Award: Silver Medal goes to Piers Gilliver – he will also be made an honorary Freeman of the Company

Team Award: Paralympian Team Tokyo 2020 (Epee Team Bronze) Piers Gilliver, Dimitry Coutya, Oliver Lam-Watson

 

2020

Cadet Women’s Foil Winner: Competition not held

Annual Award : Carolina Stutchbury

Team Award: Cadet Men’s Epee Team: Louis Taiwo-Williams, Joseph Walmsley, Alec Brooke, Edward Scott-Payne

 

2019
Women’s Foil Cadet winner: Carolina Stutchbury

Annual Award: Marcus Mepstead

Team Award: Muslim Girls Fencing programme coaching team Lucy Johnson and Helen Solly

 

2018

Women’s Foil Cadet Winner: Emily Beardmore (Fighting Fit Fencing Club)

Annual Award: Bronze Medal for the first World Championship medal since 1960s: Richard Kruse

Team Award– Men’s Junior Sabre Team: James Edwards (Marshall Fencing Club), Barnaby Halliwell (Shakespeare’s Swords), Nicholas Howes (Truro Fencing Club), George Suddards (Truro)

 

2017

Women’s Foil Cadet Winner: Bronwen Granville

Annual Award: Janet Huggins

Team Award: 2017 European Championship silver medallist Cadet Women’s Epee Team: Jasmine Heaps, Alexandra Powell, Laura Sheffield, Avery Louis and their clubs: Lancashire Sword, Malvern Hills Sword Fencing, Brixton Fencing Club, Knightsbridge Fencing Club

 

2016

Women’s Foil Cadet Winner: Bronwen Granville

Annual Award: Piers Gilliver (for silver at the 2016 Paralympic Games)

 

2015

Women’s Foil Cadet Winner:Isabella Gill

Annual Award: Team- GB Men’s Foil team (Gold at European Games), Richard Kruse (Camden Fencing Club), Ben Peggs (Fencers Club London), Marcus Mepstead (Hall School), Alex Tofalides (University College School Junior Branch Fencing Club)

 

2014

Women’s Foil Cadet Winner: Women’s Foil Cadet winner: Jade Clark

Annual Award: GB Sabre Team  (prize money awarded to clubs, Camden Fencing Club and Truro)

 

2013

Women’s Foil Cadet Winner: Yvonne Chart

Annual Award: James Davis

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