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Welcome to the website of The Worshipful Company of Engineers, one of the 31 ‘modern’ livery companies in the City of London formed in the last 80 years.

We are a fellowship of leading engineers (and partners) who meet, socialise and exchange cross-disciplinary thinking at prestigious city venues and support the Engineers Trust in its educational, engineering excellence, and charitable objectives.

Our members are all Chartered Engineers or Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and are from all the professional disciplines of engineering, technology and business. Liverymen of the Company are Fellows at least one of the Professional Engineering Institutions.

The Company works to promote and develop all aspects of the science, art and practice of engineering within a social and charitable ethos which is at the core of the Livery movement. This website should provide you with information about our activities. For any further information or for comments on the website content, please do not hesitate to contact the Engineers’ Office.

Colonel David Swann, Clerk

Latest News


The New Year's Honours 2019

3 January 2019

The Master, Wardens and all Members of the Company pass on their warmest congratulations to Liveryman Professor Hugh Griffiths on his recent award of an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to engineering.  Hugh is the Thales/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair of RF Sensors at UCL and has also received many awards from the IET where is a keen volunteer.

The Company also congratulates the many engineers who were recognised in the New Year’s Honours; a wonderful conclusion to 2018 The Year of Engineering.

The Master's Latest Engagements

20 December 2018

As part of his recent schedule, the Master Engineer, Professor David Johnson FREng:

Joined the Plaisterers Company for the presentation of their annual Training Awards on 20 November

Attended the Royal Academy of Engineering’s service at Westminster Abbey to commemorate 2018 the Year of Engineering on 22 November

Attended the Institution of Royal Engineers inaugural Awards Dinner on 28 November

Joined the Drapers Company for the launch of “Raleigh 400”, an ambitious year-long series of events focused on business and education commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of Sir Walter Raleigh in 2019, on 12 December


New DL for Renfrewshire

28 November 2018

The Company is delighted to learn that the Middle Warden, Professor Gordon Masterton OBE FREng FRSE, has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant in Renfrewshire.  His appointment was announced in The London Gazette published on 19 November.   The Master and all members offer him their congratulations.