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Angelina Sooren granted Freedom of the City of London status

September 14, 2018

Churchill’s HSEQ Director, Angelina Sooren, has been admitted to the Freedom of the City of London (FCL) cohort.

The FCL is a unique part of the capital’s history and its origins can be traced back to 1237. Originally bestowed to land owners, or ‘freemen’– in 1835 the honour was widened to incorporate people living or working in the city including those with a strong connection to London.

Churchill has been working with the City of London for the past three years.  Following research and a passion for changing the FM industry, Angelina Sooren signed a Primary Authority Agreement known as a (PAP) with the City of London. A PAP is “a means for businesses to receive assured and tailored advice on meeting environmental health, trading standards or fire safety regulations through a single point of contact”.[1] The last few years have presented the opportunity for Angelina and her team to work closely with Toby Thorp – Environmental Health Officer (EHO) for City of London – on discussing the progress of HSEQ, in addition to working on developing key policies and procedures. It was through this positive working relationship that Angelina has been nominated for this honour. Furthermore, the appointment of Richard Huysers as a fellow EHO within the Churchill Group further developed the affiliation. Richard has also been nominated and his ceremony is soon to follow in the next PAP update in October.

Angelina received her Freedom certificate on 16th August at the Chamberlain’s Court Room in the Guildhall. The ceremony requires honourees to read aloud the Declaration of a Freeman and sign the Register of Freemen.

Congratulations to Angelina on receiving such a prestigious accolade!

[1] https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-regulation-primary-authority#what-is-primary-authority

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