HRH Princess Alexandra revisits our HQ after 40 years

Royal visit

Our staff and Officers from Staffordshire Police met HRH Princess Alexandra when she visited our Lichfield offices in July.

The visit celebrated the close links between us and the Police family and gave Princess Alexandra an opportunity to see how much the building she formally opened in 1970 had changed.

During her visit, Princess Alexandra was welcomed to our headquarters, named Alexandra House in her honour, by our Chief Executive Stephen Mann, Commercial Director James Henderson, former Chief Executive Peter Sharpe and Head of Welfare Services Claire Long. The Staffordshire Police Cadets also lined up to welcome her.

She also met Staffordshire Police's Chief Constable Mike Cunningham, former Chief Constable and Police Mutual Chairman, John Giffard, retired South Yorkshire Police officer Mark Silcock, Sergeant Neil Goosey from Northamptonshire Police and a number of officers from Staffordshire Police, together with Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Arnold.

A new portrait of Princess Alexandra was unveiled before she was presented with a bouquet of flowers by nine-year-old Tilly Ward.

Stephen Mann said: "We were delighted to welcome back Princess Alexandra and demonstrate how Police Mutual has continued to evolve over the last four decades and how we will continue to do so in the future.

"Our move to Alexandra House in 1970 marked the start of an important era for us and the start of some quite material growth. Two further extensions to Alexandra House and new offices in Liverpool later, we now have around 200,000 members and we're increasingly focused on supporting the welfare of the Police family, both practically and financially, in these challenging times."