The Master & Wardens
The Worshipful Company of Butchers is proud of the fact that the vast majority of its members are, or have been, actively engaged in or associated with the meat industry. The Company will also consider admitting those having appropriate connections.
The management of the Company is undertaken by the Court, comprising the Master, 5 Wardens and 15 Assistants, one of which is the Renter Assistant, which meets monthly to discuss and agree the business strategy and operations.
Nominations for these positions are made by the Master and Deputy Master and are made known to the Livery at the announcement of Common Hall.
Within 10 days of Common Hall and the election of a new Master, the newly appointed Court meets and the Master appoints his Deputy, the Renter Assistant and the Providitor. The appointment of committee members, who manage the detailed planning and implementation of our business, is undertaken at this time.
The time taken from admission to the Livery to consideration for membership of the Court is currently 13 years.
P/M Stuart Thompson
The Renter Assistant
John Allton Jones
The Clerk & The Beadle
The Clerk of the Company is responsible to the Master and Court and oversees the day-to-day management of Company, the supervision of the administrative staff and Hall Keepers. The Beadle is responsible to the Clerk for conducting the ceremonial duties of the Company