Company News

“Through education we become who are are” - Ian Thomas

The Company would like to extend its thanks to Ian Thomas CBE, Town Clerk of the City of London Corporation, for joining us at Haberdashers Hall on Monday 29 January, to discuss with members the many challenges and opportunities the City faces today.

Studies consistently show that the world of commerce does not believe enough of our young people are ready for the world of work. At The Haberdashers' Company, we know that our young people must be part of the solution to improving stagnant productivity and... Read More


News from the Slopes! On the 24–27 January 2024, team Snow Camp were back in Morzine for the annual Inter-Livery Ski Championships (ILSC), as the official charity partner for this fantastic event.

 

The Team Triathlon took place on the first opening day of the Championships under glorious weather conditions. An incredible 116 participants took part, 29 teams of 4 in total – made up of Livery Company skiers, guests and sponsors. There was a fantastic atmosphere throughout the day as teams took on the Giant Slalom, followed by a Biathlon, followed by a Snow... Read More


The Haberdashers' Company has collaborated with historian Peter Stone, of The History Of London YouTube channel, on a new video project titled The History of Livery Companies.

The oldest livery companies of the City of London were first established long ago in medieval times. Many of them, in existence for as much as 700 years, continue to influence modern life in London through their philanthropic endeavours, including of course, The Haberdashers' Company.

We were delighted to be approached by Mr Stone for his latest video project, which not only explores... Read More


Experience Haberdashers' Hall as you've never seen it before and deep dive into the history of this Great XII Livery Company, with our new interactive virtual tour.

The Haberdasher's Company is delighted to open up our Hall to the public so that they can learn more about its historic ties to the past, as well as its current work and focus on the future. 

You can follow the adventure here.

How it came about:

At a meeting of the Fine Arts Committee in the Autumn of 2021 the Clerk described to the Committee his Regiment’s interactive virtual... Read More


The Haberdashers' Company has long and enduring links with the Royal College of Needlework, which designed and produced the Anointing Screen, which will play a prominent part in the Coronation of His Majesty The King on Saturday.

 

For the past 23 years the Haberdashers’ Company has been supporting the work of the Royal School of Needlework as they keep the art and techniques of hand embroidery alive. The Company also supports the School’s Future Tutors programme, an intensive, highly immersive programme of teaching which... Read More


On the evening of 8 February the Haberdashers' Musician of the Year brought students, staff and Members of the Company from across the country together for a highly enjoyable evening of musical entertainment at Haberdashers' Hall. Competition Format

Competitors. Each school was invited to send one competitor from each of their senior schools, making ten competitors in total. Competitors must be individual performers but they may bring an accompanist of their choice.

Judges. Dame Jane Glover DBE, Freeman, acted as Head Judge, along with... Read More


On City Giving Day 2022 1 Lord Mayor, 1 Master, 1 Clerk, a bunch of Haberdashers and several staff cycled a total of 327km on two static bicycles.  

To all who donated as part of the Haberdashers’ first involvement in the Lord Mayor’s City Giving Day: thank you! £6,000 was raised for some incredible youth charities.

Not only did the participants smash the original target to cycle a distance of 144.8km, they also smashed the fundraising target of £5,000.

The £6,000 will be split four ways, between three transformational youth charities and the Haberdashers’... Read More


The Haberdashers' Young Habs and Scholars' Reception 2022 was very well attended on a lovely July evening last week.

As the Master said in his speech, it was an excellent opportunity for our youngest Haberdashers and Scholars to network with older Members of the Company, each other and Company staff.

The evening was a great success and new friendships were forged in the Courtyard and Orangery - a really good introduction for our Scholars and youngest Members to the Haberdashers' Family.

 

Right: Ella Mae-Palmer,... Read More


The last few days have seen a remarkable response from the town of Chertsey to the appeal for aid to Ukraine.

 

By partnering with an organisation which has a close link with Ukranian military, they have manged to get aid to the front line. So far they have sent three loads. Further vans are taking aid to refugee camps in Poland. The Church has funded the fuel for return journeys of... Read More


Yesterday evening (27th January 2022) the Children's Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza DBE, delivered a memorable and thought-provoking lecture at Haberdashers' Hall.

 

Dame Rachel's lecture outlined research undertaken for The Big Ask - a national survey of England’s children.

Please see the slides she used as the basis for her talk below:

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