IOM / WCB Awards 2019
HRH The Princess Royal was guest of honour and presented the awards at the recent IOM / WCB annual prize giving ceremony.
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Gearing up to return to our home
2019 is the year the WCB returns to its home at Butchers’ Hall. Find out how this huge construction project is going.
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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 an 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 through competitions, funding of bursaries and industry training 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.