Notices and News

Keep up to date with the latest news from across the livery movement and our affiliated industries.

06.05.23 Assistant Mark Broadbent

Coronation day: Behind the scenes at the Royal Mews

Six carriages from the Royal Mews will be used for the Coronation today, between them representing almost three centuries of coach making skills. Both the carriages concerned and the Royal Mews staff involved in both the preparations and the Coronation […]

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09.04.21   The Clerk

A tribute: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG KT. A Royal Liveryman of the Coachmakers’ Company 1921-2021

Pictured above: HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG KT, a Royal Liveryman of the Coachmakers’ Company, presents the Coachmakers’ award at the British Driving Society’s Annual Show at Smith’s Lawn in 2016 His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, […]

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11.11.19   Lesley Upham

The Master and fellow Coachmakers parade in the Lord Mayor’s Show

For those of you who were unable to make the journey to London to watch this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show, the whole event was broadcast live on BBC1 and can now be viewed on BBC iPlayer. There is great footage […]

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08.11.19   Lesley Upham

Follow Liveryman Andy Green and his Bloodhound Land Speed Record endeavours

Many of you will have heard news updates of Liveryman Andy Green’s high-speed testing programme in the Hakskeenpan Desert, Northern Cape in South Africa. More details of the test runs, and detailed updates of the test programme which Andy and […]

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03.09.19   John Blauth

IPM Graham Cole and Hon Assistant John Blauth are going on a Special Mission

During the next 12 months, Immediate Past Master Graham Cole CBE and Hon Assistant John Blauth aim to raise valuable funds for the Coachmakers’ charitable fund by attempting to reduce themselves by 15 per cent each. They are relying on […]

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20.07.19   Past Master Martin Payne

Visit to Fenix Carriages – video

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16.01.19   John Kendall

BMW Group Opens 2019 Apprenticeship Scheme

Young people with a passion for a career in the automotive industry are being encouraged to apply for an apprenticeship place at BMW Group’s manufacturing operations across the UK. Places are available at the BMW Group’s plants at Oxford, Swindon […]

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24.09.18   John Kendall

New Master targets support for apprentices and encouragement of innovation in industry

A new Master Coachmaker was elected by the Livery at the beginning of September, when Graham Cole CBE succeeded Tony Edwards. Graham, who has served as Senior Warden for the past year was installed in a service at St James […]

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09.08.18   Sharon Pink

Brownies aim for the skies with new Girlguiding aviation badge

All Coachmakers will be delighted to hear that the Brownies has launched an aviation badge as part of a wide-ranging campaign to encourage more girls to train as pilots. Launched in conjunction with EasyJet, this new badge is part of […]

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02.07.18   John Kendall

Invitation to a private viewing of “Wings 100” Art by Jeremy Houghton Monday 9th July 2018

To mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force, artist Jeremy Houghton has been tracking down and sketching the remaining airmen who flew in Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters during WWII. He has created many evocative sketches of those involved, which […]

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22.05.18   Mark Broadbent

Ascot Landau takes centre stage at royal wedding

Coachmakers who watched the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have noticed the happy couple travel through Windsor in an open top carriage. The carriage used was an Ascot Landau; so named as they were built for […]

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10.05.18   The Clerk

Shrieval Election 2018

This year’s Common Hall and the Shrieval Election in Guildhall will be held on Monday 25th June. There are four candidates and therefore there will be a contested election. To give all the candidates a fair hearing their election addresses […]

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