Star Opinion: Welcome to the new Master Cutler

The installation of the new Master Cutler David Grey sees the procession walk from Cutlers Hall across to Sheffield Cathedral. The beadle leads the procession. Pic: Sarah Washbourn.
The installation of the new Master Cutler David Grey sees the procession walk from Cutlers Hall across to Sheffield Cathedral. The beadle leads the procession. Pic: Sarah Washbourn.
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It is a ceremony and a position that we should all be proud of in the Steel City.

When the new Master Cutler David Grey MBE and top-hatted members of the Cutlers’ Company walked from the Cutlers’ Hall to Sheffield Cathedral for a service on Tuesday it was continuing a tradition dating back 390 years to 1624.

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The Master Cutler has been installed and a new Company elected in the same way every year since, with the exception of during the two world wars.

As well as being an historic position, the role of Master Cutler is as important in modern times as it was when King James I was on the throne.

The ‘Made in Sheffield’ mark stands for quality the world over. But in a competitive business environment we need as many people singing our praises as possible.

The Master Cutler and the Company now represent the region’s manufacturers, a sector which has huge potential for growth.

Mr Grey has already had an impressive start with his, and his wife’s, pledge to take a year off from work to concentrate solely on the role.

We thank out-going Master Cutler Tony Pedder and wish Mr Grey well. We also offer all the support we can in backing his efforts of spreading Sheffield’s message.