Our Charity Supports Trainee Plumbers

Lance Corporal Martin Lambeth was the top Army Trainee Plumber in 2013. The Master presented him with a Company Award and Freedom of the Company.

Support the Craft

Jill, from Gateshead, was the winning student plumber in this the 101st Year of the JB Wilkinson Shield Award.

Proud to be part of the City

Steve Hodkinson our Master proudly states ‘The Plumbers are proud to put something back into our Craft, our Charity and the City; Come and join us’

Latest news

  • Help a fellow Liveryman - LAST CHANCE ACT NOW

    Posted on 10th September 2014

    Liveryman Ken Whitcombe, whom many of you will know is blind. You will have seen him at many Livery functions with his guide dog Greg.  Click here to read his request to receive a grant from Lloyds Bank that does not require you to pay anything.  The request is self-explanatory and the more text votes he gets the bigger the chance Visually Impaired Group will win the competition to receive a grant from Lloyds Bank. If you have a mobile phone please send the text as soon as you receive this message and help him win the very well deserved grant.

    Ken writes "Please thank all those who voted for us, The West Telford VIP Group, VIP = Visually Impaired People,  in the Competition for Funds in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund.       Due to those who took the time to vote for us via Text, at the half way point we are told that we are near the Top, but the Voting is Close,  so thank you to all those who took the time to Register your Vote, you have placed us in a strong position at the Half Way Point.     Any one else who is yet to Register a Vote please Text to:   61119 & type Vote  RWM"

  • Keeping up with the City - The Livery Briefing

    Posted on 12th October 2014

    Click here to read the latest City Livery Briefing

  • Win a Prize by completing the sayings,

    Posted on 12th October 2014 Win a Prize by completing the sayings,

    Click here to see two photos.  Complete the sayings for each of them and email them to the Clerk (paulnash@plumberscompany.org.uk) before Ladle Dinner.  The author of those judged most apposite will be rewarded at the Ladle Dinner.

  • Ladle Dinner.  An evening of fellowship when we recognise the then IPM,  Nick Gale - 11th November

    Posted on 30th September 2014 Ladle Dinner.  An evening of fellowship when we recognise the then IPM,  Nick Gale - 11th November

    The Senior Steward and Stewards invite you to join them in entertaining the Master and Wardens and in honouring the Immediate Past Master, Nick Gale, at the 2014 Ladle Dinner.  This is THE occasion when only Liverymen gather for an evening of fellowship and when we recognise the Immediate Past Master.  It is at this dinner that the IPM is presented with his silver ladle by the most junior Liveryman present.  A bit of pomp and circumstance but above all a chance to meet fellow Liverymen.  Do not miss the occasion and remember NO white tie or black tie - just a day suit, Livery tie and Badges.

    Click here for details and booking.

  • Outstanding Contemporary Woodturning

    Posted on 29th September 2014 Outstanding Contemporary Woodturning

    On Wednesday 29th October, the Worshipful Company of Turners will be holding an Exhibition Day of their 2014 Turning Competition, to be held in the historic Apothecaries’ Hall, Blackfriars Lane, London WC4V 6EJ.  This Exhibition is for one day only, and is the chance to view and purchase if you wish, some outstanding pieces of woodturning.

    Click here for details

  • The CIPHE is seeking a new Chairman

    Posted on 25th September 2014 The CIPHE is seeking a new Chairman

    CIPHE Independent Chair required
    The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is seeking an independent person to Chair its Board of Trustees.
    You will help formulate, monitor and review our strategic aims and ensure best practice in governance. As well as leading the Board, the Chairperson will work in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer to help implement the strategic aims and optimise the relationship between the Trustees, the Institute’s permanent staff and local volunteers.

    Are you interested in succeeding Past Master Rodney Cartwright, the present Chairman?  If so click here for more details.

Recent events

  • St Michaels Day Service in Our Church

    The Master was accompanied by the Mistress and a number of Liverymen for a Solemn High Mass in our Company Church.  See pictures by clicking here

  • The Flying, Abseiling and Walking Master

    The Flying, Abseiling and Walking Master

    Determined to be a high flier but with his feet on the ground the Master has raised money for the Army Charity by "Sky Diving", the Lord Mayor's Charities by "Abseiling down the Lloyds Building" (roof 289ft above the ground) and the Plumbers' Company Charity by walking with other masters round the City but stopping at the Plumber's Apprentice in Canon Street Railway Station.  What are you doing for the Company Charity?  More pictures click here.

  • Supporting Plumbing Colleges and Apprentices in the North East

    Supporting Plumbing Colleges and Apprentices in the North East

    In its 101st year, the Wilkinson Shield is one of the oldest awards given to Plumbing Student Apprentices in the Plumbing Industry.  The Worshipful Company and the CIPHE come together annually to present the award to the best Plumbing College in the CIPHE’s Newcastle and District Branch.  In addition the winning student is awarded  a Certificate of recognition from the Worshipful Company and a cheque from our Charity for their achievement.  J B Wilkinson was a Master of the Worshipful Company in 1913.
    The picture shows the winning student Jill Cormack receiving her Certificate from the Master Nick Gale, with the Shield on display behind.  This year the winning College was Gateshead, the first time for many years the college has won.  In addition the Vice President of the CIPHE Terry Stephenson gave a very motivating speech on careers in Plumbing and presented prizes to the winning students from Hartlepool, Redcar and Bishop Auckland.  The event was very well organised by Chris Oliver and his team at the branch and was sponsored by Liveryman Stephen Bilclough and his company John N Dunn Group Ltd.

  • Supporting Army Plumbers

    Supporting Army Plumbers

    The Master, Master Elect and Clerk visited the Royal School of Military Engineering (RSME) at Brompton Barracks, Chatham to present the Company Award to the top Army Student for 2013.  The presentation was delayed as the winner, Sapper, now Lance Corporal Martin Lambeth, had been deployed overseas.  The presentation was made in front of the current students on this year’s plumbing course, the military staff and training staff from Mid-Kent College, who undertake the training through the Private Finance Initiative that delivers the courses.  The Barracks have enjoyed a significant level of investment through this link and the Master, Master Elect and Clerk enjoyed a highly informative and interesting tour round the excellent facilities that have been built over the last 18 months. They also met the students on the senior course in their training environment for a lively discussion on their experiences and forthcoming employment.

    The Company enjoys a strong association with Brompton Barracks and Is proud of the Award given each year and the value that RSME places on it.  It is an excellent addition to the student’s CV.