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A selection of quotes from Scholars, Apprentices, Freemen and Liverymen.

There are two things I really enjoy about the company: being part of the City of London traditions and having the opportunity to talk to like-minded people – both commercial and academic – to get new ideas for business.

I strongly support the ethos of the Company and the work they do to encourage instrument makers of the future, particularly through their mentoring programme, awards and support of schemes like the Arkwright scholarships. We all remember the person or scheme that played a pivotal role in us choosing instrument making, in one of its many forms, as a career path. Paying this forward to the next generation is an obligation we should embrace joyfully and wholeheartedly.

I wanted to be part of SIM for a number of reasons: I wanted to support the good work carried out by the Company in promoting STEM (I had been introduced to the company through its support of ‘young engineers’) but I l also like the traditions and the networking.