Anthony King, managing director, and Stephen Evans, commercial director, of Kings Security Systems have been honoured with the ‘Freedom of the City of London’.
The accolade was presented at a recent ceremony at the iconic Guildhall in London in recognition of their positions as Freemen of the Worshipful Company of Security Professionals.
Anthony and Stephen have become part of a group of people that are recognised as valued members of the City of London and its community, including representatives in business, dignitaries and celebrities. They include Colin Firth, JK Rowling, Jimmy Choo and Judi Dench. They also share this honour with famous historic names like Florence Nightingale, Horatio Nelson and Winston Churchill.
Anthony King, managing director commented: “To have such an honour bestowed on us is very humbling. We feel privileged to be amongst such an incredible peer group and proud to be recognised for our services to UK business, and particularly to the security sector.”
Stephen Evans, commercial director added: “For me personally, I feel extremely proud of this achievement. To be named amongst such a group of incredible members of society, from all walks of life, is an absolute honour. It really doesn’t get much better than this!”
The Freedom of the City is one of the oldest traditional ceremonies still in existence today and dates back to 1237 when it used to carry privileges such as the right to drive sheep over London Bridge. Today it is largely symbolic but remains a unique slice of London history. It is still closely associated with membership of the City Livery Companies.