Welcome to the Shipwrights
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The City of London
The Company is one of 108 Livery Companies in the City of London and Liverymen each have a vote for the election of the Lord Mayor more
The Shipwrights’ principal focus is naturally on maritime or waterborne charities, projects, and activities throughout the United Kingdom || more >>
The Company focuses on promoting and supporting education and youth development programmes in the maritime area || more >>
Welcome to The Shipwrights
What we do
The original purpose of the Company 700 years ago was to safeguard the quality of shipbuilding in London. This continues today with the presentation of annual awards of excellence.
The Company maintains its strong links to the maritime and marine sectors, with which all Liverymen must have connections. The Shipwrights' Company has a strong philanthropic purpose and donates annually to maritime related causes, individuals, charities and companies.
Liverymen vote in the annual elections of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs and all members of the Company enjoy a full programme of activities including dinners, visits, social events and informal gatherings.
The Company comprises some 450 Liverymen and 250 Freemen. Membership is confined to those with a close involvement in maritime affairs.Court members and Liverymen serve on the Finance, Education and Charities, Nominations, Wine and Ark Appeal committees.
The Company supports George Green's School in Tower Hamlets, the London Nautical School, and is affiliated to HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH.
Company teams participate in inter-livery and social competition for golf, yachting, shooting and skiing.
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Please view the latest Education and Charities Report Autumn 2015 here
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