Welcome to the Shipwrights
promoting excellence in every aspect of the maritime field. || more >>
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
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 donates annually to maritime related individuals and companies.
Liverymen dine 4 times a year and attend social events and informal gatherings. Liverymen vote in the annual elections of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs.
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 Illustrious.
Company teams participate in inter-livery and social competition for golf, yachting, shooting and skiing.
Applicants sought as Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights
The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights seeks a successor to the current Clerk to the Company The Clerk is responsible to the Court of the Company for its administration and day-to-day business. Its offices are at the Ironmongers’ Hall, and besides the Clerk there is a full-time Assistant Clerk, a part-time secretarial assistant, a part-time Beadle, and (to be appointed shortly) an Administrator for the Shipwrights’ Apprenticeship Scheme.
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