The WCoBM plays a key part in the builders’ merchant sector, promoting training and education for builders’ merchants and fundraising for a number of charities. It is also very active in supporting the Mayoralty and raising the profile of builders’ merchants in the City, while highlighting their importance in ‘Supplying Britain’s Building Needs’.

Our livery is the only organisation that represents all parts of the industry. Members include leading figures in merchants, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, buying groups, service suppliers and ancillary trades.

Livery companies are not secret organisations, but membership is by invitation only and is a measure of an individual’s contribution to the industry. Liverymen include both men and women, the young and retired.

Among our objectives to support training, education and charity, the WCoBM is also a premier networking platform for members where senior industry people meet at events organised throughout the year. Members and their guests get the opportunity to meet senior City figures and visit some fascinating buildings, many steeped in history. Events are hosted in historic Livery Halls and other iconic venues in the City.

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News & events

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#BuildACareerWithoutLimits blog

In the first of a series of articles for Builders’ Merchants News, Immediate Past Master Brian Blanchard explains why Read more…

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We welcome new members to our growing Livery

Our Company continues to grow strongly with the admission of 11 new Freemen and four new Liverymen in 2018. The Read more…

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WCoBM Newsletter Autumn 2018

Our Autumn newsletter is out and can be downloaded here:  WCoBM Newsletter – Autumn  2018 spreads

In this issue the Master Brian Blanchard Read more…

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Pippa Latham installed as new Master for WCoBM

The Installation ceremony of our new Master Pippa Latham is took place at Merchant Taylors’ Hall at the end of Read more…

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WCoBM helps young people design & build new community spaces

In the summer WCoBM and its members contributed generously and supported a significant project organised by Build UpRead more…