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Liveryman Jon Coles

Suitable qualified and other interested individuals are invited to make an application to become one of our open classes of member.
Yeoman - under 35 years of age
Freeman - Over 18 years of age (it is not necessary to be a Yeoman first it depends on choice)
Liveryman - after acceptance as a Freeman
International Constructor both Freeman and Liveryman.
The Worshipful Company of Constructors (The Constructors’ Company in brief) is a modern City of London Livery Company. We were formed as a Company in 1976 were granted Livery in 1990, and we are number 99 in a list of 108. The older companies, as you may well know, go back hundreds of years.
Our members are all connected with the construction industry, and most have relevant professional qualifications; indeed entry to the Livery (see below) requires either a recognised professional qualification or relevant experience and seniority in the industry. They are chartered surveyors, engineers, architects, builders and a number of construction specialists, as well as professionals in law, accountancy and other fields working within the industry. Some of these professions have a livery company of their own; our members value the diversity found within our ranks, which has professional and social benefit.
Modern companies were founded and exist in the same spirit as their ancient brethren, and although we have discarded tradition which has no value or purpose in the 21st Century, we have retained much that remains both purposeful and enjoyable. We support our industry by binding apprentices, awarding scholarships and prizes, and promoting construction in a variety of ways. We have a Charitable Trust, to which we ask all members to contribute from time to time, which disburses funds to a variety of good causes with a connection to the City of London or the construction industry.
The main body of the members are either Liverymen or Freemen, and we are governed by a Court, led by the Master and Wardens. New members join as Freemen, and move forward to Livery - which entitles them to vote in some City elections and attend certain City events during the year - when they feel ready to do so, and subject to eligibility and the approval of the Court. All Freemen of the Company are also automatically entitled to become a Freeman of the City of London.
We run a programme of events throughout the year, including formal dinners - we have recently dined at Fishmongers’, Painters’ and Skinners’ Halls, and our Installation Dinner in October is held at a Livery Hall, and once every two years or so we dine at Mansion House, the home of the Lord Mayor of London. These are truly splendid venues and your guests will enjoy these unique occasions. There are also informal activities, mainly in or around London; a golf day, scholars’ presentations, a Master’s weekend away, a visit and pub supper and so on. Some of the events are quite expensive and some are “cheap and cheerful”. You take part in whatever you have time for, although we do expect some commitment from members for our formal programme, and many members entertain colleagues and clients, offering a unique experience of a way of life not accessible to most people.
There are costs of course; the figures quoted (please request as not published on web site) all include VAT. The annual subscription (called Quarterage) is £360 + VAT (reduced by £35.00 + VAT if paid by 31st December) a year in 2011/12, and on joining there is an administrative fee, currently £100.00 + VAT. There is NO JOINING FEE for Yeoman Membership. We very strongly encourage our members to pay their subscription by direct debit. On moving up to the Livery there is a one off payment, called the Fine, of £400.00 + VAT.
The purpose of this item is to provide you with enough information to be able to decide if you wish to take the next step, which is to return the completed form to The Clerk and meet the Master and Wardens, formed as the Election Committee, to discuss the possibility of becoming a Freeman/Yeoman. Of course, you can withdraw from the process at any time you like, and there is nothing to pay until the process is complete.
The Committee meets regularly in the City of London between 1000 and 1230hrs, and we would ask for 20 minutes of your time in that period. There is then a requirement to appear before our Court to receive the Freedom of the Company, and they assemble four times a year.
If you wish to proceed please contact The Clerk. 
Download membership application form Part A here:-
Download membership application form Part B here:-
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