01/01/2014

So today went to London’s New Year’s Day Parade http://lnydp.com/ (@Lnydp) with @doingsocial (http://doingsocial.org/) which made me think about three different subjects today: 1). London Livery Companies 2). Social Enterprise and 3). Chartered Institutes in the UK, I will discuss the Livery Companies today; in future entries I will discuss the other two subjects.

1). London Livery Companies.
Did you know that there are two different mayors of London? There is the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Johnson (@MayorofLondon) and the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Fiona Woolf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Mayor_of_London (@citylordmayor). Quoted from Wikipedia: “The Lord Mayor’s main role is, as it has been for centuries, to represent, support and promote the businesses and the people of the City of London. Today, these businesses are mainly in the financial sector and the Lord Mayor is seen as the champion of the entire UK-based financial sector regardless of ownership and location within the country.” The Lord Mayor is associated with the London Town Clerk and Chief Executive John Baradell (@johnbarradell) The Chamberlain or the Finance Director of the City, (@bilsland_chris) Chris Bilsland and the Remembrancer or communication between Parliament and the City, Paul Double; for more see: Corporation.http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/about-the-city/who-we-are/Pages/key-officers.aspx

I am totally fascinated by the Livery companies of London, the history and buildings are amazing. I went to the Stationers Hall to see Vint Cert (@vgcerf) a while ago and yesterday (on New Years) had the opportunity to meet another Livery Company Member, and see these associations as something to aspire to join. There are currently 109 Livery Companies and they are the following (this list is from wikipedia):

Worshipful Company of Mercers (general merchants) http://www.mercers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Grocers http://www.grocershall.co.uk/ (@GrocersCompany)
Worshipful Company of Drapers (wool and cloth merchants) http://www.thedrapers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Fishmongers http://www.fishhall.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths http://www.thegoldsmiths.co.uk/ (@GoldsmithsCo)
Worshipful Company of Skinners* (fur traders) http://www.skinnershall.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors* (tailors) http://www.merchant-taylors.co.uk/ (@MerchantTaylor1)
Worshipful Company of Haberdashers (traders of sewing articles) http://www.haberdashers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Salters (traders of salts and chemicals) http://www.salters.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Ironmongers http://www.ironmongers.org/
Worshipful Company of Vintners (wine merchants) http://www.vintnershall.co.uk/ (@VintnersCompany)
Worshipful Company of Clothworkers http://www.clothworkers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Dyers http://www.dyerscompany.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Brewers http://www.brewershall.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Leathersellers http://www.leathersellers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Pewterers http://www.pewterers.org.uk/ (@PewterSociety)
Worshipful Company of Barbers (and surgeons and dentists) http://www.barberscompany.org/
Worshipful Company of Cutlers (knife, sword and cutlery makers) http://www.cutlerslondon.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Bakers http://www.bakers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers (wax candle makers) http://www.waxchandlers.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers (tallow candle makers) http://www.tallowchandlers.org/
Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers (armour makers and brass workers) http://www.armourershall.co.uk/index.php
Worshipful Company of Girdlers (swordbelt and dressbelt makers) http://www.girdlers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Butchers http://www.butchershall.com/ (@WCBLivery)
Worshipful Company of Saddlers http://www.saddlersco.co.uk/ (@SaddlersCompany) (@Saddlers_Hall)
Worshipful Company of Carpenters http://www.thecarpenterscompany.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Cordwainers (fine leather workers) http://www.cordwainers.org/ (@Cordwainers)
Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers http://www.paintershall.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Curriers (tanned leather dressers) http://www.curriers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Masons http://www.masonslivery.org/
Worshipful Company of Plumbers http://www.plumberscompany.org.uk/ (@PlumbersCompany)
Worshipful Company of Innholders http://www.innholders.org.uk/ (@HBatInnholders)
Worshipful Company of Founders (brass and bronze workers) http://www.foundersco.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Poulters http://www.poulters.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Cooks http://www.cookslivery.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Coopers (barrel makers) http://www.coopers-hall.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers http://www.tylersandbricklayers.co.uk/ (@Ts_and_Bs)
Worshipful Company of Bowyers (long bow makers) http://www.bowyers.com/
Worshipful Company of Fletchers (arrow makers) http://www.fletchers.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths http://blacksmithscompany.org/ (@Tweeting_Hammer)
Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers (wood craftsmen) http://www.joinersandceilers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Weavers http://www.weavers.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Woolmen http://woolmen.com/ (@TheWoolmen)
Worshipful Company of Scriveners (court document writers and notaries public) http://www.scriveners.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Fruiterers http://www.fruiterers.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Plaisterers http://www.plaistererslivery.co.uk/ (@plaisterers) (@plaisterershall)
Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers http://www.stationers.org/ (@StationersHall1) (@YoungStationers) (@MStationers) (@stationerscomms) (@stationersclerk)
Worshipful Company of Broderers http://www.broderers.co.uk/ (embroiderers)
Worshipful Company of Upholders (upholsterers) http://www.upholders.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Musicians (@MusiciansCoJazz) http://www.wcom.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Turners (lathe operators) http://www.turnersco.com/
Worshipful Company of Basketmakers http://www.basketmakersco.org/
Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass http://www.worshipfulglaziers.com/
Worshipful Company of Horners (horn workers and plastic) http://www.horners.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Farriers (horseshoe makers and horse veterinarians) http://www.wcf.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Paviors (road and highway pavers) http://paviors.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Loriners (harness makers) http://www.loriner.co.uk/
Worshipful Society of Apothecaries (medical practitioners and pharmacists) http://www.apothecaries.org/
Worshipful Company of Shipwrights http://www.shipwrights.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers http://www.spectaclemakers.com/
Worshipful Company of Clockmakers http://www.clockmakers.org/
Worshipful Company of Glovers http://www.thegloverscompany.org/
Worshipful Company of Feltmakers (hat makers)
Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters http://www.frameworkknitters.co.uk/ (@WCFKnitters)
Worshipful Company of Needlemakers http://www.needlemakers.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Gardeners http://www.gardenerscompany.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers (wire workers) http://www.tinplateworkers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights http://www.wheelwrights.org/
Worshipful Company of Distillers http://distillers.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers (wooden shoe makers) http://www.pattenmakers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers http://www.glass-sellers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers http://www.coachmakers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Gunmakers http://www.gunmakers.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers (makers of thread for uniforms) http://www.gswd.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards http://www.makersofplayingcards.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Fanmakers http://www.fanmakers.com
Worshipful Company of Carmen http://www.thecarmen.co.uk/
Honourable Company of Master Mariners http://www.hcmm.org.uk/
City of London Solicitors’ Company http://www.citysolicitors.org.uk/ (@CLSC2)
Worshipful Company of Farmers http://www.farmerslivery.org.uk/farmers/
Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators http://www.gapan.org/
Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders http://www.tobaccolivery.org/
Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers http://www.furnituremkrs.co.uk/ (@FurnitureHall) (@FurnitureMakrs)
Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers http://www.wcsim.co.uk/ (@WCSIM1)
Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors http://www.surveyorslivery.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales http://www.wccaew.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators http://www.wccsa.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants http://www.wcobm.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Launderers http://www.launderers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Marketors http://marketors.org/ (@marketors)
Worshipful Company of Actuaries http://www.actuariescompany.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Insurers http://www.wci.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Arbitrators – http://www.arbitratorscompany.org/
Worshipful Company of Engineers http://www.engineerscompany.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Fuellers http://www.fuellers.co.uk/
Worshipful Company of Lightmongers http://www.lightmongers.co.uk/ (@Lightmongers)
Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners http://www.wc-ec.com/
Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects http://www.architects-livery-company.org/
Worshipful Company of Constructors http://constructorscompany.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Information Technologists http://www.wcit.org.uk/ (@it_livery) (@ITCMentoring)
Worshipful Company of World Traders http://www.world-traders.org/ (@World_Traders)
Worshipful Company of Water Conservators http://www.waterconservators.org/index (@WatermensHall) (@WatermensCo)
Worshipful Company of Firefighters http://www.firefighterscompany.org/ (@LondonFire)
Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers (licensed London taxicab drivers) http://www.hackneycarriagedriverscompany.com/
Worshipful Company of Management Consultants https://wcomc.org/ (@WCoMC)
Worshipful Company of International Bankers http://internationalbankers.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers http://www.taxadvisers.org.uk/
Worshipful Company of Security Professionals http://www.wcosp.com/
Worshipful Company of Educators http://www.co-educators.com/

The below are also organisations that are not Livery Companies but I found them in relation to looking into the above and they seem to be somewhat related or at least interesting, I will look into them later:

@britishchambers
@StLawrenceJewry
@LondonFreemen
@PRGuild
@WomenintheCity
@MOEFoundation

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