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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

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The New Years Honours (2)

17 January 2020

The Master, Wardens and all Members of the Company pass on their warmest congratulations to Liveryman Colonel (Retd) George Marsh MBE TD DL who was appointed as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the New Years Honours List.

George’s honour was in recognition of his services through the West Midlands Lieutenancy to the Community in the West Midlands over many years.

The New Year's Honours

7 January 2020

The Master, Wardens and all Members of the Company pass on their warmest congratulations to Freeman Air Marshal Sir Julian Young KBE CB FREng on his recent appointment as a Knight Commander of the British Empire in the New Year’s Honours.  Sir Julian is Chief of Material (Air) at Defence Equipment & Support, The Defence Engineering Champion and The Chief Engineer of the Royal Air Force.

The Company also congratulates the many engineers recognised in the New Year’s Honours List and particularly Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering, who was appointed as a Commander of the British Empire.

Finally, many congratulations go to Alderman Sir Peter Estlin, the immediate past Lord Mayor, on his appointment as a Knight Bachelor, for his services to International Business, Inclusion and Skills.

The Annual Banquet 2019

29 October 2019

The Company enjoyed an excellent evening at the Mansion House on the 29th of October, celebrating its Annual Banquet with the generous permission of the Lord Mayor, Alderman Peter Estlin – who joined the Company with the Lady Mayoress, Lindy Estlin.  The Master and Wardens hosted ten visiting Masters from the following Companies:  Wax Chandlers, Armourers and Brasiers, Turners, Paviors, Chartered Surveyors, Marketors, Constructors,  Educators, Parish Clerks and the  Livery Company of Wales.

New Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering

30 September 2019

Amongst 50 new Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering announced today is Freeman Professor Kelvin Higgins FREng.

The Master, Wardens and Court of Assistants warmly congratulate him on this great achievement.

Kelvin is a senior partner with the Geotechnical Consulting Group LLP.  He made his Freeman’s declaration on 18th July this year and will be clothed in the Livery of the Company following the next Court meeting on Tuesday 8th October.

An Amazing Night of Celebration

7 September 2019

The annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner of the Engineers Trust took place on Thursday 5tth September at the IET’s impressive London Headquarters, 2 Savoy Place, overlooking the River Thames.  The occasion recognised outstanding engineers and inspiring achievement.  Nineteen award winners were presented with medals, certificates and in some cases cheques, celebrating their achievements.   Three members from the Bombardier team that were announced as the winners of the 50th MacRobert Award (the premier prize for UK innovation in engineering) in July, came over from Northern Ireland.  Full details of the awards and their winners will be published on the Engineers Trust website shortly.