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23.04.21

Cox Mahon managing director appointed High Sheriff of Worcestershire

Richard Amphlett, managing director, has been appointed as High Sheriff of Worcestershire for 2021-22 – an appointment which will see him responsible for supporting the Crown and the judiciary as well as delivering community engagement initiatives.

On Thursday 8th April (2021) Mr Amphlett made his declaration of office as High Sheriff for the County of Worcestershire and the County of the City of Worcester in the presence of the Honourable Mr Justice Pepperall in the Crown Court in Worcester’s Shirehall.

The Office of High Sheriff is the oldest secular Office in the United Kingdom after the Crown and is a direct appointment of the Sovereign by Royal Warrant. Among the objectives of the role of High Sheriff is to uphold and lend support to the principal organs of the Constitution in each county – the Royal Family, the Judiciary, the Police, the Prison Service, the emergency services, local authorities and all church and faith groups. In addition, it is to support and encourage the voluntary sector.

As High Sheriff, Mr Amphlett will be looking to support communities and organisations across the county affected by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

He comments: “I am extremely honoured and proud to have assumed the role of High Sheriff of Worcestershire. The duties of this role will enable me to seek out and assist individuals, communities and organisations across Worcestershire that are in particular need as a result of the pandemic.

“The impact on peoples’ mental health, and its resulting consequences, is of particular personal concern and I will be aiming to shine a positive light in supporting mental health charities and organisations assisting all age groups during my year in office.”

During 2021-2022 the High Sheriff will be working closely with the Worcestershire Community Foundation who will host the High Sheriff’s Fund as the charitable hub for the whole county.