The Company is governed by the Court and run by the Clerk
The Court is supported by a number of committees, which meet four times per year in the month before the next Court meeting. The decisions of these committees are implemented by the Clerks Office.
SIM's Trust was funded by the founders of the company and has benefited from regular donations from Liverymen and some substantial legacy gifts. Our fund now stands at over £2M.
The Trustee's oversee the investment of our funds with the help of investment fund managers who are appointed by them.
Our Trustees oversee the investment of our funds with the help of investment fund managers who are appointed by the Trustees. They also oversee the spending of the income from the Trust.
We focus on two key things:
Each Livery determines the focus of their charitable giving in line with the rules of the Charity Commission. In 2017 the 109 livery companies gave over £60M to support educational development.
This committee monitors the business of the livery and guides the Court on financial and policy issues. It is chaired by the Master. The members of the committee are the current officers plus Honorary Treasurer and Guy Brocklebank, and Ken Reay who are appointed for three years.
This is a company set up to manage SIM's shareholding in Glaziers Hall Ltd. The officers of the company and the Honorary Treasurer plus two Past Masters who are nominated as the SIM Directors on the Glaziers Hall board.
This committee reports to the Trust Committee. It oversees the company's educational activities. The committee is chaired by the Senior Warden. The Junior Warden is a member and the The Master attends ex-officio. The other members are drawn from the Livery.
This committee was established in 2018 and covers presentation of the Livery to a wider world and includes monitoring recruitment. Recent activities involve publications in Physics World and Recruitment Open Evenings. It is chaired by the Junior Warden below the Chair.
This committee was established in 2018 and monitors and responds to members requirements. It is chaired by the Junior Warden. They are responsible for coordinating events other than the formal receptions and meals. Recent activities innclude a guided walk along the River Thames near the Hall and a forthcoming pub evening for Freemen and Apprentices. Please keep an eye on the Company Calendar for dates.