SCOTT LONGMAN

My name is Scott Marcus Longman. I was born at Princess Margaret’s Hospital in Swindon, Wiltshire on the 24th July 1973.


I spent the first few years of my life living in a small village called Lechlade, which is situated in a beautiful county of Gloucestershire.


At the age of 5 years old I attended St Lawrence Primary School in Lechlade.


In 1983 I moved to Somerset with my family.


I attended St Dunstan’s Community School in Glastonbury from the age of 11.


At 14 years old I started working part time on a dairy farm and continued working full time when I left school. Since then I have worked in a variety of roles including retail and in the licensed trade where I progressed within the company within a short period of time to a management position.


My last position before moving to London was working for a Funeral Directors for a short period of time for a gentleman called Mr Richard Holland. Working for Richard was the start of many big changes in my life, as he introduced me to life in the City of London in 1993 by inviting me to several livery functions.


As soon as I was introduced to the City of London, I fell in love with this great City instantly and knew instantly that I wanted to move here and wanted to be a major part of the way of life of The City of London Square Mile.


I had never before experienced anything as exciting, with the added advantages of the endless opportunities that this great city has to offer to anyone who wants to grasp its heritage and way of life.


I was very lucky to have the opportunity to meet some really interesting people at all the functions that I have attended and continue to do so.


In 2004 I met an amazing couple called Raymond Holl MBE and his wife Barbara, I kept in regular contact with them both. I was then honoured to be invited by Raymond to become a Freeman of The City of London. I accepted this invitation with great gratitude and in early 2005 had my ceremony and became a Freeman.


It was then brought to my attention that now I was a freeman I was entitled to join The Guild of Freeman, which I decided to take full advantage of and completed with an amazing ceremony in late 2005.


By becoming a member of The Guild of Freemen I was able to attend many prestigious functions in my own right. I was very honoured to meet a gentleman by the name of Mr John Barber, who is a liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. Due to having a vast history of Blacksmiths over hundreds of years within my family history, the mutual interest gave us the opportunity to become friends. Due to my family connections to the livery, John Barber then offered to propose me to become a liveryman of The Worshipful Company. I was very honoured and accepted his offer with great gratitude.


In mid 2008 I then enjoyed a very prestigious ceremony and was very honoured to now become a liveryman.


This was very special to me as it provides the opportunities to serve within The City of London in any way possible and proud to represent my family heritage and connections within the livery company. Even before I was offered all these great opportunities, I had become very interested in the history and ceremonial heritage of The City of London.


I very much want the opportunity to serve within the City of London in every way possible, as this is a great passion for me that I will truly honour and I will always treasure.


As my love and passion for the City of London has continued to grow, so has my passion to make a difference to people’s lives and to have the opportunity to serve the people of The City of London. I will always Protect the honours of both The City of London and Her Majesty The Queen, as I swore under the oath so to do in my freedom ceremony. My involvement in the City continues to expand due to many great people I have met and continue to meet, who have been a great part of supporting me in my current desires to serve within The City of London.


My desire now is to be able to have the opportunity to serve and represent the City of London and everyone who is a part of it, and also freemen and liverymen everywhere.


I have also become a member of The freemen of England and Wales. This also gives me the opportunity to meet other great people all over the United Kingdom and to hopefully be able to build the trust and support of them to serve and represent them also within the City of London. My ultimate goal it to be able to serve and represent the freemen, liverymen and people of this great City and Worldwide.


I am honoured and extremely proud to be a Citizen of The City of London, and will do all that I can possible to allow this great City and its people to thrive in every aspect.


I am proud to serve my City in every aspect that I can, and to continue to help build a great future for present and future generations that are involved, supporters and residents of this great City.