How we work
Upper Bailiff and Officers
The Worshipful Company of Weavers is constituted by Royal Charter, the first in 1155, and the present Charter was granted by Queen Anne on the 17th November 1707. The Company is governed by the Upper Bailiff, the Renter Bailiff, two Wardens and (since 1300) a Court of Assistants, supported by a number of specialist committees. The Court includes those Assistants who are waiting to progress through the ranks to become Upper Bailiff. Those who have been through “the Chair” are known as Past Upper Bailiffs. The Officers are elected annually on St James’s Day when the Company holds its Common Hall. The Company’s year runs from the date of the Upper Bailiff’s Installation, traditionally the first week in October. The Upper and Renter Warden are elected direct from the Livery and represent the more junior members of the Company.
Weavers' Company Staff
Purpose of the Company
The purpose of the Company is to uphold and enhance the traditions, fellowship and assets of the Company in order to apply these for the benefit of the weaving and textile industry, the Company’s chosen charitable objectives and future generations of the Company.