The Skinners’ Company is one of the ‘Great Twelve’ livery companies of London. It developed from the medieval trade guild of furriers and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1327. Today it is a major not-for-profit organisation involved in running schools, sheltered housing and grant programmes for individuals, educational institutions, and a wide range of small organisations throughout the UK. We also provide support through our involvement with the Mayoralty and Corporation of London and through sponsorship of affiliated organisations. The Company has a particular focus in the areas of West Kent, the City of London and the Boroughs of Camden, Enfield, Hackney and Hounslow - where it has strong historic roots.
Membership of the Company is continually evolving, with representation from a broad range of professions – an increasing proportion drawn from our schools. Together with an experienced and dedicated staff we aim to provide the highest standards and a compassionate response to some of the most pressing needs in our society.