Officers of the Company
Barbara P. Beadman MBA, BA, Dip.M. MCIM – Master
Barbara was installed as Master on 07 December 2021.. she was clothed in Livery in September 2004 and first joined the Court in December 2010.
Her glass career began with Plowden & Thompson Ltd of Stourbridge a technical glass manufacturer with a 100-year history, melting glass for electronics, defence, neon tubing, coloured rod, ultrafine capillary and medical use. In 2000 the company bought Tudor Crystal delving into the completely different world of full lead crystal, supplying handmade crystal glass to a diverse market from golf clubs to the Indian High Commission.
As a Director Barbara took the two businesses further into the art world, running courses, holding festivals, and using the wonderful canal-side industrial premises as a pop-up gallery for the Glass Biennale as well as a quay side site for Beehives. She re-introduced the teaching of glass beadmaking into the UK in the 1990s for which she is a Founder Honorary member of Glass Beadmakers UK. Barbara was also chair, for over 20 years of the Friends of Broadfield House Glass Museum, that was home to an internationally important glass collection.
Reflecting her diverse experience in the glass industry, Barbara has served as Glass Industry representative on the West Midlands Regional Development Board and is currently a Board Member of The British Glass Manufacturers Confederation.
Maria Roshika Chanmugam BA(Hons), MCIPR – Prime Warden
Maria was installed as Prime Warden on 07 December 2021.
David J. Wilkinson – Renter Warden
David was installed as Renter Warden on 07 December 2021.