The Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire survived the Great Plague of 1665 and it will survive Covid, according to the Master Cutler Nick Williams.
In a history dating back to 1624, it has weathered many storms and emerged to continue representing manufacturers and maintaining the standards of Sheffield-made cutlery and steel products.
That said, Mr Williams has seen his year in office – and hectic schedule of prestigious events – shut down by the pandemic. But his decision to stay on for a second year is not unprecedented.
William Ellis stayed in office for four years in the First World War and William Wood did the same in World War Two.
By The Star Business Editor, David WalshBack