• 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

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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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WCoBM Newsletter October 2016

WCoBM Newsletter October 2016

In this issue we remember three Past Masters who sadly passed away this year. A tribute to Read more…

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Merchants back in London’s Lord Mayor Show

The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) will once again have a float in the Lord Mayor’s Show on Saturday Read more…

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Tribute to Past Master John O’Carroll-Bailey

Shortly after the sad news of Past Master John Hauxwell we heard of Past Master John O’Carroll-Bailey, who also recently Read more…

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Tribute to Past Master John Hauxwell

It is with great sadness to report that Past Master John Hauxwell past away recently following a short illness. His Read more…