Interview with Master Andrew Marsden 2015/2016 – Livery Companies and the Worshipful Company of Marketors
As Andrew Marsdens’ year as the Master of the Worshipful Company of Marketors comes to a close he has captured, on film, his explanation of the Livery and the benefits of being a member.
Captured in six short videos Andrew provides information and insight about Livery Companies and their long and close relationship with the City of London, including:
ABOUT LIVERY COMPANIES
1. What is a Livery Company
The livery companies of the City of London represent ancient and modern trade associations known as guilds and the Worshipful Company of Marketors is one. They operate from within the City of London and are an organic part of its life since the 13th century. The modern Livery companies continue to play a significant part in City life and provides substantial funds to charitable and educational organisations.
UNDERSTANDING THE LIVERY AIMS
2. Who we are and what we stand for
The Worshipful Company of Marketors is just one of the Livery Companies of the City of London, now numbering over 100. Our company mission is: “To be the City Livery Company for leaders in Marketing”. In other words, to provide excellence accompanied with ethos and integrity within the profession of Marketing.
LIVERY AND THE CITY OF LONDON
3. Association with the City of London
The livery companies and the City of London have enjoyed a long, close and extremely effective working partnership, sharing objectives, supporting excellence and together promoting the Square Mile. In addition to that, livery companies are integral to the City’s governance. Their charitable dimension of their work now amounts to over £40m each year.
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER JOINING THE LIVERY
4. Benefits of being a member
Membership provides the opportunity to share fully in the life and traditions of the City of London, to influence the ways in which Marketing is perceived and practised, and to use the skills of Marketing for the benefits of others.
JOINING THE LIVERY
5. Livery values
The Livery has distinct values that are adhered to at all times. They include:
Integrity both personal and in business
Excellence of the highest standards in marketing and Company activities
Ethos, in the way that we conduct business and exercise our profession.
6. What are the levels of membership
Membership of the Livery falls into two categories: freemen and liverymen. One first becomes a freeman, or acquires the “freedom of the company”, upon fulfilling certain criteria. Freemen may then advance to become liverymen, after obtaining the freedom of the City of London, and with their Court of Assistants’ approval.
For more information of Livery Companies http://www.liverycompanies.info