The Company encourages working blacksmiths within the UK to apply for a range of Company awards. The Award application forms can be downloaded at the link below. All applicants for the Diploma of Merit or higher awards are required to produce a portfolio of work to accompany the application. The Rules governing the Awards and a Guide to producing a portfolio can also be downloaded below.
The award of a Bronze, Silver or Gold Medal from the Company entitles the holder to use the qualification FWCB after his name as a Fellow of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. The award of a Diploma of Merit entitles the holder to use the qualification AWCB as an Associate of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.
The Company issues the following Foundation Awards: Certificate of Competence; Apprentice Certificate: Journeyman's Certificate and Certificate of Merit. See Awards Application Certificates for the link to the Application Form.
The Craft Committee also liaises with colleges and the Army, encouraging tutors to enter for the Company’s highly respected Licentiate award. Tutors demonstrating the appropriate level may use the qualification LWCB having been appointed as Licentiates of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.
The Blacksmiths’ Army Cup is awarded annually and formally presented to the winner at the Michaelmas Awards Luncheon. The Stanley Allcard Cup may be awarded to a student nominated by the tutors at the National School of Blacksmithing in Hereford.
In 1998, Past Prime Warden Lt Col Delwyn Dennis, presented the Tonypandy Cup to the Company. It was given in memory of Lord Tonypandy (George Thomas, Former Speaker of the House of Commons) who was an Honorary Member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. The Cup may be awarded annually for a piece which is considered to be an outstanding example of the skill of a blacksmith or blacksmiths. A special Committee is established every year to assess the nominated works. The Tonypandy Cup is regarded as the most prestigious award given by the Company.
|2020||Steve Rook FWCB|
|2019||Bex Simon AWCB|
|2018||Stephen Lunn FWCB|
|2017||David Tucker FWCB|
|2016||Peat Oberon FWCB|
|2014||Andy Hopper FWCB|
|2012||Charles Normandale FWCB|
|2010||Stephen Lunn FWCB|
|2009||BABA - Terrence Clark FWCB and Alan Dawson FWCB|
|2008||Peter Parkinson FWCB LWCB|
|2006||James Horrobin FWCB|
|2005||Alan Evans FWCB|
|2004||Paul Allen FWCB LWCB|
|2003||Anthony and Simon Robinson|
|2002||Phil Johnson FWCB|
|1999||Brian Russell FWCB and Dick Quinnell MBE CWCB|