Worshipful Company of Coachmakers & Coach Harness Makers
The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers is an active livery, investing in young people.
In the Show
This year we are processing alongside the Millennium Coach. Completed in 2001 the coach was built by Fenix Carriages in a traditional manner, with construction taking nearly 3,000 man hours over a 15-month period. The body is constructed from seasoned ash, all the ironwork for the chassis was hand-forged by Mark Broadbent and his team and it was finished to its full glory with over eighteen coats of paint.
The Coach is currently displayed, on behalf of the owners, as part of the collection at Fenix Carriages, Devon.
What We Do
We provide a forum for meeting like-minded people whose interests centre on the automotive and aerospace industries, coachmaking and the armed forces. The Livery offers members and guests the opportunity to meet and dine with senior figures and business leaders, in unique environs within the City of London. It encourages social interaction by arranging events nationally and internationally.
We provide support in the form of educational bursaries to students within our associated industries. We also encourage and promote, within those industries, excellence in design, technical development and commercial significance through commitments to individuals for long-term educational courses.
The company provides scholarships and bursaries for students studying motor vehicle design at The Royal College of Art and aerospace sciences at Cranfield University, City University and Kingston University. Three flying scholarships are also provided for an individual who, in competition, has shown aptitude and determination to become a pilot. We have a STEM Scholarship with Jaguar Land Rover for young women going to university and we support schools through the Livery Schools Link. We also support the Lord Mayor’s annual appeal.