Welcome to the
Merchant Taylors’ Company
One of the Great Twelve Livery Companies
of the City of London
One of the Great Twelve Livery Companies of the City of London. Livery Companies, or Guilds as they were previously known, began in mediaeval times as fraternities which were often religious but also there to protect the interests of particular trades.
There are now 108 City Livery Companies. Their current activities are mainly charitable although some have retained a trade or industry role. The history of the Merchant Taylors’ Company is an integral part of the history of the City of London.
For more information about Livery Companies of the City of London please see the City Livery Committee website. Please see the September Livery Briefing 2017 from the City Livery Committee.
The 2019 Golden Shears Competition is now open!
On Monday 16th July, Peter Magill stood down from his Mastership, and the new Master and his wardens were sworn in:
From left to right, Michael Cole Fontayn (Under Renter Warden), Peregrine Massey (Upper Renter), Duncan Eggar (The Master), Dr John Sichel (First Upper Warden), Harry Parshall (Second Upper).
Rear Admiral Nick Harris CB MBE also retired as Clerk after 12 years of service. We wish him health and happiness and thank him for all he has done for the Company.
We welcome Rear Admiral John Clink CBE as his successor.