Encouraging trainee plumbers

Enjoy a career in plumbing from plumber to Chartered Engineer. We can help you. Click the yellow button below.

The Master thanks the Livery

As the Livery Year draws to a close the Master sends a valedictory message. See below.

Supporting the Craft

Historic lead crafts still have a place in modern society. Witness them in our museum at Singleton.

Latest news

  • Wasn’t it a Good Year - A message from the Master

    Posted on 1st October 2017 Wasn’t it a Good Year - A message from the Master

    A  valedictory message of thanks to all Liverymen from the Master as his year nears its end.  Click here.

  • The World needs Plumbers

    Posted on 15th October 2017 The World needs Plumbers

    Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF.

    As a result, every year, 361 000 children under 5 years of age die due to diarrhoea. Poor sanitation and contaminated water are also linked to transmission of diseases such as cholera, dysentery, hepatitis A, and typhoid.

    Find out more and proposed international action plans by clicking here.

  • Supporting our Armed Forces

    Posted on 11th October 2017 Supporting our Armed Forces

    Two invitations to support SSAFA, a charity that supports all of our armed forces.      The first event is on 17th October at Spencer House, a private exhibition showing vintage pieces including dresses worn by Diana, Princess of Wales. Note this is for groups of 10n or more.  Click here for details

    The second is a Christmas Carol Concert on 6th December at the Guards’ Chapel.  Click here for details

  • Watertight Guidance

    Posted on 3rd October 2017 Watertight Guidance

    The latest edition of the CIBSE journal states "Good plumbing design and installation is essential to ensure public safety, particularly when it relates to hot water".  It is reported that the British Plastics Federation (BPF) Pipes Group has published new guidance on discharge from unvented hot-water storage cylinders into plastic sanitary pipework systems (soil stacks). (On page 53)

    This is also a reminder that plumbing has moved on from lead pipes and indeed in many instances also from copper pipes.  What has remained constant is the need for fully trained plumbers who can design and install safe water systems.  Our Livery Company promotes training and can provide bursarires for trainees.  For further details click here.

  • Do you use Twitter?  The Master Elect does.

    Posted on 23rd September 2017 Do you use Twitter?  The Master Elect does.

    You may ask “How do I read his Tweets?”  It is easy  click here or type in Robert_Burgon into your search engine then click on Robert Burgon (@Robert_Burgon) · Twitter.

    For future use Bookmark his Twitter web page.

    Note that Robert will be posting regular fascinating bits of information before and during his year as Master.

  • Farewell Brian, Welcome Robert

    Posted on 13th September 2017 Farewell Brian, Welcome Robert

    Yes on Tuesday 24th October Robert Burgon will be installed as the new Master Plumber.  Why not take part in this ceremony?  Details and a booking form can be found by clicking here.

Recent events

  • Tragedy and Opportunity at the Corporate Members Lunch

    Tragedy and Opportunity at the Corporate Members Lunch

    The renowned architect Ken Shuttleworth addressed Corporate Members and their guests in the second of the series of lunch debates, which tackle the challenges and opportunities facing our industry.

    Over thirty Corporate Members gathered in Founders Hall on the 12th October, together with Corporate Ambassadors drawn from Past Masters, the Upper Warden, Court Assistants and Liverymen.  The presentation and debate identified the drivers and future for London’s property development from a MEP (mechanical, electrical and public health) services perspective.  The lessons to be learned from the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the opportunities from Brexit were all debated.
    The Worshipful Company’s Corporate Membership is restricted to just 25 companies, further details of which are available by clicking here or from the Clerk in the Plumbers office at clerk@plumberscompany.org.uk

  • Death of Liveryman Howard Marshall

    Liveryman Howard Marshall from Royston in Hertfordshire passed away on 22nd September 2017.  He was clothed in the livery in 1982. We have no further details at present.

  • Another Great lunch at Ironmongers’ Hall

    Another Great lunch at Ironmongers’ Hall

    35 Liverymen and Guests joined the Master and Mistress Plumber for the 9th Plumbers` Table at Ironmongers` Hall.  A sparkling wine reception was followed by a sumptuous Lunch with a choice of wines and coffee. There was sufficient wine left over that we were able to party on with a stirrup cup reception until  gone 3.30pm. A good time was had by all and hopefully we can repeat this event in the not too distant future.

    This highly successful luncheon was organised by Steward Clive Sofaer.

  • Alderman Charles Bowman to be the next Lord Mayor

    Alderman Charles Bowman to be the next Lord Mayor

    Yesterday, Michaelmas Day,  was the day of the election of the new Lord Mayor of the City of London, the leader of the City of London Corporation, in the so-called “Common Hall” in the Guildhall (*).  According to equally long-standing tradition, the new Lord Mayor will formally assume office, in the so-called “Silent Ceremony”, on the Friday before the second Saturday in November; and the Lord Mayor’s show will take place on the following day. The succesful candidate who will be Lord Mayor for 2017-18 was Alderman Charles Bowman.

    After the election of the Lord Mayor, lunch was held in Painters Stainers Hall.  Some 170 Liverymen and friends from 12 Livery Companyies were present .  The reception, food and wine was excellent.