Trade Heritage



City and Guilds of London Institute

City and Guilds of London Institute is a global organisation which awards internationally recognised qualifications in vocational subjects. The Company supports students studying for relevant qualifications by donations to a bursary fund and the award of an annual prize for excellence. The Company is also represented on the City and Guilds Council and one of the Company’s Liverymen serves on their Bursary Board. City and Guilds Head Office is in nearby Giltspur Street and they have the use of the Hall for an annual event that showcases some of the many vocational courses on offer.


City & Guilds 2015

HRH The Princess Royal and the Master with Haberdashers' bursary recipients at a reception in May 2015



Royal College of Art, London

The Royal College of Art is a wholly postgraduate university of art and design.  In recognition of its roots, the Company makes awards each year to 1st year MA students in Fashion and Textiles at an annual judging event and award ceremony at the Hall. The College selects eight finalists for the awards who are given an opportunity to present their work to a non technical audience outside of their normal environment. As such, it is a valuable experience for them all as well as providing the possibility of winning part of the £10,000 prize fund.


2016 winner Charlotte Des'Ascoyne