A Liveryman is a full member of the Company. We are limited, like every Livery Company, to 400 Liverymen.
You become eligible to become a Liveryman once you have received the Freedom of the City of London and approval of the Court by demonstrating that you have been playing an active part in the Company. Once ’clothed in the Livery’ you are entitled, after a period, to additional honours such as eligibility to vote for the Lord Mayor of London.
Only Liverymen may become Court Assistants, and this again is by invitation. Once on the Court – our governing body – you then have the opportunity to be elected as a Warden and ultimately, Master of the Company.
Some Masters of the Livery Companies have gone on to become Sheriffs or Lord Mayor of the City of London.