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History

In the early 1990’s representatives of some twenty two London Livery companies met in Cardiff and resurrected a long standing tradition with the formation of the Welsh Livery Guild. Following several interim meetings, the first meeting at City Hall in Cardiff took place in April 1993. City Hall has been the home of the Company, for formal functions, ever since.

On the 15th of May 2013 the Welsh Livery Company became The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales when granted a Royal Charter. The Livery Company is the only one outside the London Livery Companies to be granted the honorific of “Worshipful”. However, unlike other Livery Companies the WLCoW is concerned with the whole spectrum of human endeavour rather than being associated with one particular craft, trade or profession. In keeping with its objectives, the Livery Company provides fellowship for its members, supports education and makes awards to Welsh people to develop their skills and talents.