City Livery Company
The NTDA is affiliated to the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights, the Company, which is one of the 110 Livery Companies of the City of London and number 68 in the ‘Order of Precedence’.
Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1670, the original purpose of the Company was to regulate the manufacture and quality of handmade wooden wheels, (the Ancient Craft of Wheelwrighting), a role it still fulfils to this day by supporting working wheelwrights across the United Kingdom.
Today, the Company is primarily a philanthropic and social organisation, with a particular emphasis on providing charitable backing for wheeled mobility and education, as well as supporting the Lord Mayor and the City of London Corporation.
By means of numerous social events, ranging from high-profile formal banquets and dinners, where guests can experience the historic traditions and customs of the livery companies of the City of London, to inter-livery skiing, sailing, shooting, go karting and golfing events and an annual traditional wheel-making weekend experience, the Company provides a platform for its wide cross section of members, to socialise in true style.
From Ancient Craft to Modern Trade In addition to continuing to support the Ancient Craft of Wheelwrighting, the Company has, in recent times, attracted many Liverymen from the associated descendant trades and now has both strong links with the NTDA and the wider modern wheel and tyre industry and associated sectors, with a key focus on Corporate Social Responsibility covering such areas as, environmental issues, sustainability, apprenticeships, tyre technician skills development, community outreach programmes and other mobility-related activities.The Company also sponsors the NTDA’s National Apprentice Tyre Technician of the Year and Environmental & Sustainable Solution of the Year awards at the annual Tyre Industry Awards held in October.
To develop further these key activity areas, help businesses become more sustainable, support corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance initiatives and develop cross-industry links, the Company has launched the Corporate Affiliate Programme with a view to engaging key stakeholders and decision makers from the wider related business community.
Further information on becoming an individual member of the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights can be found HERE.