New Chairman for Guild

Paul Roberson FBHI is the new Chairman of the Guild and takes over from Chris Papworth MBHI, who steps down after four years in the post. Robert Ball FBHI is the new Vice Chairman.

Paul was elected into office at the Guild’s AGM, which was held at The Clockworks, London, on May 9.

Guild President Jools Holland OBE was one of the first to congratulate Paul.

Guild President Jools Holland OBE with the new Chairman Paul Roberson FBHI.

He said: ‘I am delighted to hear of Paul’s appointment as Chairman of the Guild. I have known him for many years and he has a wealth of horological experience. I know he will give his all during his term of office.’

‘As President of the Guild, I am always interested to hear of the new initiatives which the Guild become involved with as it strives to support our Country’s working clock and watch makers,’ added Jools

‘I will watch with interest the further strides it makes over the next couple of years.’

Paul, who has held the post of Chairman before, says he is looking forward to continuing and building on the sterling work that Chris has achieved during his term of office.

He said: ‘I would like to say a big thank you to Chris Papworth who bravely took on the role of Chairman for four years, instead of the normal two year period. During this time we have made great strides at the Guild and I now feel that we are one of the most prominent horological organisations within the UK.

‘I hope I can follow in his footsteps and continue to push forward with new initiatives to support our member.’

A clockmaker at the Palace of Westminster for the last 13 years, Paul previously worked at Fish Brothers, East London, after graduating from Hackney Technical College, where he studied horology.

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