As one of the oldest of the 110 City of London Livery companies which traces its roots backs to 975 AD, the Worshipful Company of Butchers unites individuals from all sectors of the British meat industry, who together, ‘embrace and seek to enhance the Company’s commitment to Charity, Education and Fellowship’. Granted its Royal Charter of Incorporation by King James 1 in 1605, the Worshipful Company of Butchers has represented a significant power behind the meat trade in the City of London and around Smithfield for over a thousand years.
Admission to this esteemed Livery (or Clothing) is granted on the basis of proven dedication to the cause. With over 21 years in the logistics industry, specialising in the transfer of perishable, temperature-sensitive goods including meat, Finbow has made a significant contribution to safeguarding British meat’s reputation for excellence, working tirelessly to ensure it is efficiently distributed to UK retailers whilst always upholding the highest standard of quality and food safety.
The only organisation connecting all aspects of the meat industry as well as the people who work in it, membership of the Worshipful Company of Butchers provides exclusive access to networking, exchanging ideas and opinions, fellowship, industry education and training, and the chance to “put something back into the industry”.
Admission to the Livery follows hot on the heels of Finbow becoming a Freeman of the City of London, following in the footsteps of many high-profile personalities including Sir Winston Churchill, Professor Stephen Hawkins, Nelson Mandela, The Duke of Wellington, Florence Nightingale, JK Rowling and Tim Peake.
Based at PML’s HQ in Heathrow London, Finbow commented, “It is an absolute privilege to join the Worshipful Company of Butchers and I am looking forward to playing a part in enhancing the Livery Company’s role within the meat industry. Naturally, I’m also excited to have the opportunity to participate in the historic Lord Mayor’s Show and join my fellow Liverymen marching through the streets of London – hopefully later this year.”