Our Charity brings health through Plumbing

Many parts of the world only have rudimentary washing facilities. We help to provide good sanitation - not hand washing from a plastic bin.

Support the Craft

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

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

  • Important Notices for all the Plumbers

    Posted on 22nd August 2015


    ** Only a few Anniversary Ball tickets ( 26th September) remaining.  Book now Click here

    ** Our Charity News.  Yes we do make a difference.  Click here.

    ** July Court notes. For members only.  Log in, go to 'My Company' then to 'From the Master & Clerk'

    ** St Michael's Day Service & Lunch. Support our church Click here

    ** We are getting there.  Installation Day  21st October Click here

    PS The Clerk says "Look in my cupboard store"  Click here


    Do not forget to look at More News Articles. Click the yellow box below

  • More from this year’s Annual Lecturer

    Posted on 26th August 2015 More from this year’s Annual Lecturer

    Professor Jamie Bartram, Director, The Water Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the speaker at the Royal Society for Public Health  webinar that will provide an overview and global picture of new threats to water safety and hygiene, covering recent achievements and innovations, future goals and current threats. This will include the international Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme and the effect that changing handwashing behaviours can have on public health.

    To take part click here

  • July 2015 Court Report

    Posted on 24th August 2015
  • Plumbing student scoops WorldSkills accolade

    Posted on 19th August 2015 Plumbing student scoops WorldSkills accolade

    The plumbers' Company congratulates Gary Doyle, a Northern Ireland plumbing student who has scooped one of the top awards at a massive skills event in Brazil recently.  Gary  was one of a 41 strong team who represented Northern Ireland at the WorldSkills event in Sao Paulo earlier this month. He is a student at Southern Regional College and was presented with a gold medal in the Plumbing and Heating section.  For full results click here

  • The Plumbers’ welcome the New Chief Inspector of the DWI

    Posted on 16th August 2015

    Marcus Rink has been appointed as Chief Inspector of the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) for England and Wales by the Secretary of State for Environment, Elizabeth Truss, and the Welsh Government’s Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant AM.

    Click here

  • The Worshipful Company of Plumbers 650th Anniversary Whisky

    Posted on 10th August 2015 The Worshipful Company of Plumbers 650th Anniversary Whisky

    The Master Elect has made arrangements with the John Grant family, owners of the Glenfarcias Distillery, to have a limited number of bottles of their 15 year single malt whisky to be labeled in commemoration of the 650th anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers. To this day, Glenfarclas Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky is distilled and matured at the family owned and run distillery, which thanks to the foresight of their forefathers remains independent. Creating a great malt whisky is a time-honoured process. Here in the heart of Speyside, the family has cherished the skills and traditions of fine malt whisky making, handing them down through six generations.

    The price to the Livery will be only £45 for each specially labelled bottle  We are offering the Livery an opportunity to pre-order these special bottles at £10 deposit each. If you would like to place an order please complete the proforma below and return it to the office. You can pay by BACS to sort code 16:00:15, account number 23161144, using the reference “Your surname and Whisky” or send a cheque made payable to “The Worshipful Company of Plumbers” with the completed profoma.  Please reply by 15th September 2015.

    Click here for tasting notes and preorder form

Recent events

  • A Memorable Court Dinner

    The July Court Dinner to which all Liverymen were able to attend was truly a very enjoyable occasion of fun and fellowship. The Master and the Mistress both addressed the assembled company and their words of enlightenment can be found by clicking here

    For photos click here.  (Go to Livery Companies then our Court Dinner)

  • The Mistress Plumber has planted up an Anniversary Lead Planter.

    The Mistress Plumber has planted up an Anniversary Lead Planter.

     The Mistress Plumber’s Planter has planted up an Anniversary Lead Planter   Can you do better?  If so the Master will give a bottle of the superb Vilmart Champagne (from the Master’s Weekend) to the winning entry.

    It will also be displayed on the web-site.  Please send all your photographic entries to Sharon (clerk@plumberscompany.org.uk) in the office by 18th September and the winner will be announced at the Ball!

  • Awards to Royal Navy plumbers.

    Awards to Royal Navy plumbers.

    “At a meeting of the Court of this Worshipful Company holden at the Ironmongers’ Hall, in the City of London on the 19th day of January 1989, it was unanimously resolved to make an annual Award to the best trainee at HMS SULTAN qualifying in Metalwork (comprising sheetmetal fabrication, coppersmithing, welding and brazing). The award includes a medal depicting the Company’s Arms awarded in 1588. The Commodore of HMS SULTAN has notified the Worshipful Company that Petty Officer Engineering Technician Martin Hext was selected for the 2014 award and Petty Officer Engineering Technician Michael Laycock was selected for the 2015 award. It was further resolved by the Court of this Worshipful Company that the said Martin Hext and Michael Laycock be invested with the Freedom of the Company.”

  • New Plumbers!

    New Plumbers!

    At the Court meeting in July the following were clothed in the Livery.   John Shaw Bell   (Plumber),  Graeme Roberts Shaw  (TfL Programme Manager), Alistair John Walker  (Architect), Mala Rao  (Professor of Public Health, Imperial College),  Richard Lewis Holmes  (Director Property Development Co), Martin Clive Jepson (Property Investment and Development) , Tony Peters  (MD Axflow) and Michael Munro  (Business Consultant).

    We give them a heart welcome.