The Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants celebrated its 50th Anniversary at the Guildhall in London.
The Company was set up in 1961 with the aim of encouraging professional and social interaction and the exchange of information between those concerned with the business of Builders’ Merchanting; and to support and encourage UK builders’ and plumbers’ merchants, distributors and ancillary trades to “bring about a thriving and prosperous industry through co-operation and interaction”.
Current Master, Gary Hopkins, Past Masters, Wardens, Liverymen, Freemen and Guests attended to commemorate the half centenary. The company’s treasures, Letter Patent and the Master’s Chair were put on show for the occasion.
The guest speaker was His Honour Judge Brian Barker Q.C. (The Common Serjeant of London). The Anniversary was supported by Catnic, H+H UK, Keystone Lintels and Lafarge Cement.