The Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants (WCoBM) goes from strength to strength with the recent admission of eight new Liverymen, installed at one of the City’s most prestigious venues — Mansion House. The Livery now stands at 213 Liverymen and 21 Freemen.
Joining WCoBM is by invitation only. Among the new members are familiar faces in the industry. They are: Chris Cunliffe, ex CEO of Selco; Jez Hampson, MD Designate John Nicholls; Andy Simpson, National Commercial Director, Hanson Cement; Chris Hemmington-Green, Divisional Director, The VELUX Company Ltd; Andrew Harrison, Group Commercial & Business Development Director, Travis Perkins; Chris Whitlock, Managing Director, Harlow Holdings Ltd; James Rance, Managing Director, Kings Langley Building Supplies Ltd; and Rav Singh Sumal, Operations Director, C&S Builders Merchants.
The installation of the new Liverymen took place on the same evening in which Brian Blanchard was installed as WCoBM’s new Master.
The WCoBM plays an important part in supporting the builders’ merchant sector, promoting training and education for builders’ merchants and fundraising for a number of charities. It is also very active in supporting the Mayoralty and raising the profile of builders’ merchants in the City.