The story of how a team of Butchers conquered Mount Kilimanjaro
Much deserved congratulations go to them all on their fabulous efforts in raising nearly £70,000 for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust and the Master’s Million Fund, which aims to raise money for the refurbishment of Butchers’ Hall.
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Find out about the charity work of the WCB
Charity is one of the fundamental principles of the Worshipful Company of Butchers and it continues to work hard to aid organisations supporting individuals less fortunate than ourselves.
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Our Livery Company offers a unique centre-point to the British meat industry and is at the heart of one of the country’s biggest and most important trades.
Joining our Livery company and being a part of an historic institution able to trace its roots for more than 1,000 years, gives very special privileges. Find out what’s involved.
The re-opening of Butchers’ Hall in summer 2019 means there will be a sensational new venue in the heart of the exciting Barts Square development.
Our vision is to inspire all in our industry to learn and grow, from apprentices through to directors and other decision-makers.
A Livery Company with a long history
The Worshipful Company of Butchers is one of the oldest of the 110 City of London Livery Companies - we can trace our roots back to 975 AD - and is ranked 24th in order of precedence.
Offering a unique centre-point to the British meat industry our Company unites individuals from all sectors of the trade and beyond and who, together, embrace and enhance the Company’s commitment to Charity, Education and Fellowship.
Anyone enjoying one of our famous Court Lunches will testify, not only to the top quality meat, supplied by Liverymen but to the unique atmosphere, sense of comradeship and all round goodwill generated by Liverymen. Unique indeed!
We continuously seek to increase our role with engagement at regular events, the development and administration of Apprenticeship schemes, and sponsorship of meat industry training including competitions, funding of bursaries and courses.
A proud and active Livery Company we look forward to serving the industry, the City of London and indeed the country for many generations.