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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 Royal Academy of Engineering - New Fellows

18 September 2018

The Company is delighted to announce that The Master, Professor David Johnson, and Liverymen Dr Andrew Ward have today been appointed as Fellows of the Royal Academy.  In addition, Liveryman Philip Greenish, Chief Executive of the Academy 2003 -17, has been made an Honorary Fellow.  Sincere congratulations are offered on them on all on their achievements and recognition.  A full list of the 2018 Fellows can be found at https://www.raeng.org.uk/about-us/the-fellowship/new-fellows-2018

Prospective Members Open Evening - 14 November

17 September 2018

The Company will be holding an Open Evening for prospective new members on Wednesday 14th November, starting at 5.30 pm, at the Information Technologists’ Hall.  For further details of the event and how to book in, please email the Company Clerk using the link at the top of this page.

The WCE Engineers Trust Annual Awards 2018

17 September 2018

Full details of all the awards and prizes presented at the Company and Trust’s Annual Awards Dinner, held on 10th July in the magnificent surroundings of Plasiterers Hall, are now available on the website of the Engineers Trust www.engineerstrust.org.uk

New President for The Institution of Mechanical Engineering

31 Aug 2018

The Company’s congratulations are offered to Past Master Tony Roche on his election as the 134th President of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers on 3 August 2018.  We wish him every success in this, his second term of office.