Herefordshire’s new High Sheriff, Robert Robinson, has taken office following a Declaration Ceremony in Belmont Abbey.

The ceremony was presided over by The Honourable Mr Justice Pepperall, who administered the Declaration of Office.

Born near Tenbury Wells, Robert attended St Michaels’ College followed by Wrekin College. After studying for a BA (Hons) degree in business, Robert joined the family manufacturing company and was appointed Managing Director at 25 and Group Chairman at 30.

Robert says, “I have seen it as my obligation to make what I can of my own life chances. I don’t like it when people have life chances they don’t take, and I like it even less if they don’t get their chances in the first place. My theme for the year will be “Life Chances” and I intend, as High Sheriff, to supplement my core responsibilities by taking my chance to engage with more organisations, meet more people, and continue to encourage anyone who comes anywhere near me to do the best and to be the best they can.”

The new High Sheriff has appointed The Reverend Lady Lisvane as his chaplain, and his Under Sheriff will be Thomas Bagley one of our directors who takes over from Gabbs’ Jeremy Wilding after 13 years in office.

We send our warmest congratulations and best wishes to Robert as he assumes office.

Photograph courtesy of Sally Corrick Photography.