The Company was formed in 1956 and became a Livery in 1963
We are number 84 out of 110 in the City of London order of precedence and are therefore often referred to as a "modern company".
Our history has been recorded in two detailed books covering the periods 1964 to 1989, and 1989 to 2014.
You can download them. Each is ~10Mb. Or, you can browse them in pop up windows.
Livery companies were originally trade associations set up in medieval times in the City of London to regulate a trade or craft. They also organised the training of apprentices and paid pensions to sick or elderly members. Today, livery companies are more involved in charity and education. Every year they give over £60M to education, charities and awards. Livery companies also play an important role in the government of the City of London.