Founded in 1993 as the Welsh Livery Guild to promote education, the arts, science and technology in Wales, in 2013 the Guild was presented with a Royal Charter and renamed the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales (WLCOW).
WLCOW is dedicated to helping young people throughout Wales to develop their talents and skills by means of an annual Awards programme of scholarships and bursaries to students in schools, universities and technical colleges, as well as to apprentices and young people in the armed forces.

In 2018, the Company celebrated the Silver Jubilee of its foundation in 1993.

Dr Kathy Seddon

Professor Karen Jones


Hann mills

WLCoW is very proud that its 2004 Merit Award Winner Hannah Mills is one of Team GB's first jont flag bearer for the Opening Ceremorny at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!


Welsh flag
We are proud to be flying the Welsh flag and have launched the Welsh language version of our website.
Cymraeg / Welsh

David Hurn Photoshoot

David Hurn Photoshoot

The ‘100’ Lucky Draw – proceeds to WLCoW Charitable Trust

• Purchase one (or more) £30 tickets for a chance to win a photoshoot with World Class
Photographer David Hurn (see biography )
• David will travel anywhere in Wales (keeping to COVID rules) to take a family portrait,
landscape or other photo choice.
• The winner will receive an A4 signed photo from David (extra prints £30)
• Tickets are on sale now and once 100 tickets are sold the draw will take place
• Payment by cheques made out to WLCoW Charitable Trust to Simon Holt, 55 Hendre
Park, Llangennech, SA14 8UP.
• Please add your name and phone number on back of cheque
• Payment by PayPal on the website also available - please email
charity@liverycompanywales.cymru to confirm payment and receive your ticket(s).

Brought up in Cardiff, David became one of the World Class Magnum Collective photographers. He made his name as a young man documenting the Hungarian revolution and his career as a world-famous photographer and Welsh enthusiasts now extends over 6 decades. His publicity pictures of Sean Connery as James Bond and Jane Fonda as Barbarella are instantly recognised icons. He has worked as photographer with Ken Russel and Dino de Laurentiis amongst other famous names. His Abbey Road series of the Beatles are legendary. More recently he is particularly renowned for his photographs of Wales. He lives in Tintern. He set up the School of Documentary Photography in Newport in 1973 and has supported it ever since. He has generously donated many of his photographs and those of his Magnum colleagues to the National Museum of Wales. Want to know more? Watch, “David Hurn, Magnum Photographer.”

Art in the Attic

Art in the Attic

If you have any forgotten and unwanted art or photographs in you attic, garage or shed that you would like to donate to our Public Charity Auction to be held in October please contact Simon Holt at charity@liverycompanywales.cymru or by phone to 01554 821174 to arrange collection.

Calling Young Musicians

Calling Young Musicians

We have our Award Winners, but several Liverymen also have musically very talented young people in their families who might like to let us enjoy watching and hearing them perform. We are planning a series of 30 minute events and Ashton Holt is our firt volunteer. Please contact charity@liverycompanywales.cymru for more details and to express an interest.


Thursday July 29th at 7.00pm

Talking Heads

Group Captain Andrew Turk DFC ADC MA RAF Station Commander

Group Captain Andrew Turk DFC ADC MA RAF Station Commander, RAF Valley in conversation with Past Master, Wing Commander (Rtd) Graeme Morgan C Eng

Please send an expression of interest to the Assistant Clerk to receive full joining instructions.


Through our Awards Programme.
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Our Award Winners

Dr David Williams

The Gold Development Award Winner 2021
Dr David Williams

Keira Mcnulty

The Silver Development Award Winner 2021
Keira Mcnulty

Thomas James

Apprentice Award Winner - March 2021
Thomas James

Hillside Secure Children’s Home Student

WLCoW School's Award 2021
Hillside Secure Children’s Home Student

Aden Yip

Junior Conservatoire Award Winner
Ieuan Davies

Aden Yip

Disability Arts Cymru (DAC)
Members Jamie and Tamsin- Winners of WLCOW Disability Awards pictured with DAC Director Sara Beer

Aden Yip

The National Youth Orchestra of Wales Award Winner
Aden Yip

Glyn Porter

The National Youth Orchestra of Wales Award Winner
Elen Morgan-Williams

Glyn Porter

North Wales Committee William Mathias Award Winner
Glyn Porter

Tesni Jones

North Wales Committee Ad Hoc Music Award Winner

Tesni Jones

Engineering Travel Award Winner 2020
David Williams

Innovation Travel Award Winner 2020
Daniel Lewis

School Award
Maryam Balogun, Bishop Vaughan High School Swansea

School Award
Jacob Dawson, St David’s College

North Wales Eric Sunderland Memorial Award
Award Winner Billy Bagihole during the unveiling of his portrait of Sir Bryn Terfel in London.

Journalism Travel Scholarship Award 2020
Chelsea Davies winner of the Journalism Travel Scholarship Award 2020

Schools Awards
Muaad Eghlileb Fitzalan High School

Schools Awards
Caitlin Davies: Ysgol Penglais Aberystwyth

Schools Awards
Regi Certeza: Ysgol y Deri Special School

Schools Awards
Thomas John The Coleg Merthyr Tudful

Schools Awards
Jodie Neville: Coleg Y Cymoedd

Olivia Parry Jones a student from Ysgol y Deri

Thomas Tiltman and Daniel Bray students from Coleg y Cymoedd

 Abdurahman Abdi a student from Fitzalen High School

Maria Janota a student from Ysgol Harri Tudur

Imogen Davies a student from Ysgol Penglais

Achievement Award winner 2019

Right Honourable Lord David Lloyd-Jones, Kt, PC, FLSW

Engineering Travel Award

Winner, Dr Hayley Wyatt.

Gold Award Winner

Hayley was also the Gold Award Winner

Innovation Travel Scholarship

Claire Broad studying at the Cardiff Metropolitan University

Disability Arts Award

Winner Cerys Kingdom



For the duration of the pandemic (until further notice) the Company will not hold any major social events. This includes Company lunches and dinners.

For full details of the affected events please refer to the Calendar

2021 calendar