Affiliations and Associations

Kingston Grammar School

YoungPeopleawardKGS is the first school to receive an annual award from the Joiners', in this case for “Innovation in Woodwork”.

Details of the winners and their work can be seen elsewhere on this site.

At the same time we can give the  pupils the opportunity to explore the realms of London Livery in their future careers by becoming Apprentices to the Company.

Last year's  award  was made to Ralph D'Lettra  who showed particular skill in his test piece which is submitted for his 'O' level examination, he has now gone on to university.   It is planned  that he becomes an apprentice with Court Assistant Ed Bottomly as his Apprentice Master in July 2019

In 2019 the award was made to I Warman

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Priory School Dorking Surrey

Since 2014 we have been pleased to award two prizes, one to the Lower Sixth and the other to the Upper  Six form.

To students who show particular skill in Handcrafts. In 2018 the prizes were awarded to Stefan Elms and Lauren Smewing ( Lauren is shown below being presented with the certificate by Chairman of the Education Committee Past Master John Snelling).  both requested to become apprentices in the company and accordingly, Court Assistant  Robert Grant has become  Apprentice Master to Stefan and Liveryman Stephen Braund to Lauren. We hope that their association with the Joiners will allow them to become Freeman at the end of their indentures and we wish them luck and good fortune in their future careers.

In 2019 The prize for  O  the Level student was awarded to Thomas Harrington

Beths Grammar School, Bexley, Kent

This year we are pleased to announce that Beths Grammar School in Bexley has become  the latest addition to our  small group of Schools  where we are privileged  to present  a prize to an outstanding Design and technology student

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Crawley College  with Chichester College

Chichester College ha supported our annual Joiners Craft Competition for many years . We have the reciprocal pleasure of awarding one of their outstanding craft pupils with  the Joiners prize, Recently both colleges joined together as one organisation, thus allowing us to assist in the awards process at Crawley when the occasion arises.

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West Suffolk Building College


West Suffolk College is one of the country’s leading further education and apprenticeship providers with around 13,000 students including nearly 2,000 apprentices studying. The College's apprenticeship results have consistently remained above the national average.

Each year the College enters students into the Annual Craft Competition and has had a number of successful candidates.

The 2017 Craft Competition Winner Rowan Dewsbury being awarded the prize in 2017 by Master Mark Snelling

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St James Garlickhythe

320x230_recent_eventsSt James' is the Company Church and a great influence to the very source of our being as a Guild Company.

It was built in the 14th century, so with an association of more than 600 years, we can fairly say that this is our spiritual home.

We support the well-being of the building and its clergy in any way we can and of course, hold all of our regular church commemoration and Christmas services there.

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The Swiss Guild of Zimmerleuten of Zurich

zimmer12The association between the Zimmerleuton and the Joiners now extends back over 20 years. But in the last ten years the co-operation and friendship has grown from strength to strength, culminating in 2013 in our joint float in the Lord Mayor’s Show, the largest float  of that  year. We have now  have welcomed 8 Swiss guild members as Liverymen  of our  Company. and 4 Guild members as Freemen.

In reciprocation The Master Joiner is usually invited by the Zunftmeister to attend  the annual  and unique Sechseleuton (Six bells)  Festival on the third Monday in April in Zurich. Here,  the Booge  ( a large model snowman, filled with explosives) is ceremonially burned to mark the end of Winter and the beginning of Summer.   In 2016 the Joiners sent a delegation of 18 Liverymen and their spouses to attend the celebrations.

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City & Guilds Institute

The City and Guilds of London Institute is an educational organisation in the United Kingdom. Founded on 11 November 1878 by the City of London and 16 Livery Companies, the Joiners and Ceilers being one of the founding members – to develop a national system of technical education. The Institute has been operating under Royal Charter (RC117), granted by Queen Victoria, since 1900.

The Joiners and Ceilers Company sponsors students undertaking City and Guilds qualifications.

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