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About the Company

The Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers is one of the 111 Livery Companies of the City of London, which have their origin in the mediaeval trade guilds. In the 21st century they continue to flourish, combining a wide range of charitable work (collectively donating £72M annually); promoting fellowship among their members; and taking part in the corporate life of the City, as well as maintaining links with their historical trades and/or modern equivalents.

As our original trades of tin plate and wire-working have evolved into modern industries, the Company has maintained its trade connections (read about our modern trade role here) while using much of its charitable spending to encourage students and apprentices in materials science and the metals industries, as well as a range of awards for art students working with non-precious metals.

We warmly welcome enquiries about joining the Company.

For further information about the Company, see: