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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New Events Calendar 2018 – OUT NOW!

The Master has organised a number of exciting social events for Liverymen, Freemen and Guests to enjoy in 2018. The Read more…

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WCoBM welcomes eight new Liverymen

The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) goes from strength to strength with the recent admission of eight new Liverymen, Read more…

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Livery Briefing December 2017

The latest briefing for topics discussed at the Livery Committee meeting, plus an update on annual events of interest to Read more…

  • Brian Blanchard in his first speech as Master of WCoBM

New Master installed for Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants

On 27th October 2017, Brian Blanchard was installed as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM). Read more…

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NEW: A Plain Guide to the Livery Company

During his time as Master, Stephen Turner was keen to create a simple guide to the Livery for new members Read more…