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Livery Companies Explained

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Livery companies are the modern equivalent of guilds or trade associations in the City of London. There is currently a total of 110 livery companies, each named for their respective profession, trade or craft preceded by ‘The Worshipful Company of…’. Livery companies and their members play significant roles in City life.

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Livery Companies Explained

  1. 1. Livery Companies EXPLAINED Sir Peter Birkett
  2. 2. Livery Companies Explained Livery companies are the modern equivalent of guilds or trade associations in the City of London. There is currently a total of 110 livery companies, each named for their respective profession, trade or craft preceded by ‘The Wor- shipful Company of…’. Livery companies and their members play significant roles in City life. Charity and Networking A large part of what livery companies are estab- lished to do is perform charitable work and give something back to the community. Members are also provided with invaluable networking opportunities at events throughout each year. Voting Rights Voting rights are retained by liverymen for sen- ior civic offices in the City of London, which in- cludes voting for the sheriffs, the Lord Mayor, and the City of London Corporation. Corporations While livery companies grew from the origi- nal trade guilds, today they are corporations. Livery companies maintain responsibility for training and education within their respective professions under Royal Charter, along with regulating various aspects of the industry in- cluding industry standards, labour conditions, and wage control.
  3. 3. “Livery companies maintain re- sponsibility for training and ed- ucation within their respective professions under Royal Char- ter, along with regulating various aspects of the industry including industry standards, labour con- ditions, and wage control.
  4. 4. You can learn about the Worshipful Company of Educators livery company by visiting the blog of member Sir Peter Birkett.

Livery companies are the modern equivalent of guilds or trade associations in the City of London. There is currently a total of 110 livery companies, each named for their respective profession, trade or craft preceded by ‘The Worshipful Company of…’. Livery companies and their members play significant roles in City life.

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