We maintain close links with the historic candle trade’s modern descendants, and we’re very close to the edible fats and oil industries too.
Our Assistant Clerk is the Honorary Secretary of the British Candlemakers’ Federation. Livery members include working chandlers from companies like church candle suppliers Charles Farris.
We support the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Associations (FOSFA) and the National Edible Oils Distributors’ Association (NEODA) with various academic awards and use of hall amenities. FOSFA members derive some of the raw materials of their trade from tallow, making them the modern inheritors of the tallow trade.
We’ve also built up close links with energy companies such as BP and National Grid, on the basis of shared interests in heat and light, and in the education and training of those in the energy sector.
In 1872, we were one of the original proponents of the City and Guilds Institute, and today remain a strong supporter of the various vocational qualifications that it offers.