The steps to full membership of the Company

There are 3 steps to becoming a Liveryman of the Company, which is full membership status of the Company.

Step 1: Join as a Freeman of the Company

Freeman is the first level of membership of the Lightmongers Company.
As a modern Livery Company, membership is open to individuals who are actively involved in the Lighting industry supply chain e.g. manufacturing, installation and contracting, distribution, lighting design and specification, etc.

To become a Freeman you will need to be proposed and seconded by two existing Liverymen and your application approved by the Court of Assistants. The application process is straightforward but can take a few weeks due to the need to arrange convenient dates for an interview. Fuller details of the application process and the application form can be found by clicking here.

Step 2: Apply for the Freedom of the City of London

Freemen of Livery Companies such as the Lightmongers, are entitled to apply for the Freedom of the City of London and this is a necessary step to undertake before you are able to progress to becoming a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers. We encourage and urge all Freemen of the Company to undertake this step immediately after becoming a Freeman of the Company. Details of how to do this will be provided to you by the Clerk.

Step 3: Become a Liveryman of the Company.

Once you have received your Certificate of Freedom of the City of London you should advise the Clerk of your desire to become a Liveryman. You will be invited to another meeting of the Court for the ceremony of being “Clothed with the Livery”.

As a Liveryman of the Company you are in full membership and entitled to become actively involved in the running of the Company e.g. through membership of committees, becoming a member of the Court etc., as well as being entitled to vote in the elections of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of the City of London.