Past & Present

Peter retired from Harrison Goldman last April 2018, after starting the company with Mark Goldman over 25 years ago. We are pleased to post the following:

Stone Federation would like to congratulate former SFGB President, Peter Harrison for being the recipient of the stone industry’s highest award, the Duke of Gloucester Gold Medal.

Peter was presented with his medal by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester at the Worshipful Company of Masons’ Master’s Banquet in London’s Mansion House.

The Medal, which was introduced in 2010, is awarded every two years, to honour an individual in the craft of stone masonry or the natural stone industry whose work is of considerable merit and who is acknowledged by his or her peers for the excellence of their contribution.

The idea for recognition for those in stone masonry was originally mooted in the 1980s when it was noted that stone masonry did not have any kind of recognition or a supreme accolade.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, who trained as an architect and has an affinity for stone masonry, also felt that some form of recognition should be created and was instrumental in developing the concept of a recognition for stone PH HRH Duke of Gloucester Award 2019masonry befitting the millennia-old craft.