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Two prestigious accreditations for our Senior Architect, Brian Godfrey, for his outstanding contribution to UK architecture!

Brian, the Senior Architect of The Godfrey Partnership, has been granted not just one, but two prestigious accreditations for his dedication and outstanding contribution to UK architecture.

Last year, Brian was recognised with ‘The Freedom of the City of London’, as a ‘Citizen & Chartered Architect of London’. The Freedom of the City of London is one of the oldest surviving traditional ceremonies and is believed to have first been presented in 1237. According to traditions, this accreditation now provides Brian and his fellow freemen, such as the famous faces of J.K. Rowling, Jessica Ennis, and Bob Geldof, with a few slightly odd privileges such as the facility to drive sheep and cattle over London Bridge as well as having the right to sell his wife to the Bishop of Bath and Wells on his birthday! (We’re pretty sure his wife won’t be impressed with that honour!).


As a result of becoming a ‘freeman’, Brian since has also been elected as a “Freeman of the Company of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects”, and during a recent historical presentation in London, he was also admitted as a “Liveryman of the Company”. The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects is a modern Livery Company, and promotes quality architecture in the City of London and the architectural profession globally, as well as supporting education through awards and prizes together with a range of charities.

Architecture is very much a passion for Brian, he’s been working in and contributing to the UK architectural industry for the past 50 years and to be presented with such recognitions is a fantastic career achievement. Although, we’re sure he won’t be driving any sheep or cattle over London bridge anytime soon!


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