• Supporting & encouraging

    UK builders’ and plumbers’ merchants,
    helping to raise the profile of our industry in the City.

  • Supporting & inspiring

    WCoBM raises charitable funds to encourage
    education and training in our industry
    and support the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

  • Informing & involving

    The Builders' Merchant – packed with the
    latest news, interviews and stories from WCoBM.

  • The WCoBM gallery

    View a collection of images from
    WCoBM’s news and events.


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.

View the WCoBM’s aims »

News & events

  • The Master is invited to offically open the new Training Centre and Showroom

Master invited to open Monument Tools’ new Showroom & Training Centre

In March the Master was invited to visit Monument Tools at its Hackbridge headquarters to open its new Showroom and Read more…

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WCoBM welcomes seven new Liverymen at Installation Dinner

Our Livery goes from strength to strength with the recent admission of seven new Liverymen. Among the new members are Read more…

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New Events Calendar 2017 – Now Out!

The Master has organised a number of exciting social events for Liverymen, Freemen and Guests to enjoy in 2017.

The Read more…

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WCoBM supports training and development with new Bursary

Our Livery Company is introducing a new Bursary to support individuals in small, independent builders’ merchants in training and education. Read more…

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Builders’ Merchants on National TV again at Lord Mayor’s Show!

On 12th November, the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) was among the 7,000 participants, 200 horses and 140 floats Read more…

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