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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 Lord Mayor

9 November 2018

We congratulate Alderman Peter Estlin on his installation as the 691st Lord Mayor of The City of London on 9th November.  The Master, Junior Warden and Clerk were in procession with officers and members of other Modern Livery Companies at the Lord Mayor’s Show on 10th November.

The Master's Latest Engagements

12 November 2018

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

Made an address to the RAF 100 Engineering Conference at RAF Cosford on 1st November

Planted a cross in The Royal British Legion Garden of Remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral on 5th November

Attended the Armistice Day Centenary service of remembrance at St Paul’s on 11th November and the subsequent wreath laying at The Royal Exchange

Congratulations to Members

19 November 2018

The Company is delighted to congratulate the following members on their recent achievements:

Liveryman Dame Judith Hackett – On her award of an Honorary Fellowship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Liveryman Rear Admiral Philip Greenish –  Formerly CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering, on his appointment as Chair of Council for Southampton University

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.