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Serviced Offices

The Skinners' Hall Management Team is committed to providing high levels of service.  Several livery companies rent fully serviced offices, and others choose to hold the majority of their events at the Hall in return for storage facilities.

Companies resident at Skinners’ Hall

 

Copy arms FanmakersThe Fan Makers’ Company http://www.fanmakers.com/

Incorporated in 1709 during the reign of Queen Anne but very active as the Guild of Fan Makers from at least the reign of Charles II, today’s Fan Makers’ Company is the youngest of the ‘old’ City Livery Companies being the last to receive a Royal Charter for nearly 300 years and becoming the 76th Livery Company in order of precedence.

 

 

Turners (2)The Turners' Company http://www.turnersco.com/

Successor to the Guild of Turners whose exact origins are unknown. Unlike the products of the potter, wooden objects are perishable, so the earliest date of turning is not known exactly. However, turned wooden bowls excavated from peat bogs at prehistoric levels show that the craft is certainly many thousands of years old.

 

 

WCO Fuellers

The Worshipful Company of Fuellers http://www.fuellers.co.uk/

The Fuellers, 95th in order of precedence, represents the energy industry. Their origins can be traced back to the Woodmongers of the 14th Century, but membership now incorporates coal, oil, nuclear, gas, electricity and renewable energy industries. All aspects are represented - production, supply, distribution, marketing, research, finance, education and major consumers.

 

WCoMC1

The Worshipful Company of Management Consultants http://wcomc.org/

Founded in 1992, incorporated by Royal Charter, the Company represents one of the leading professions contributing to the success of the City of London.   It provides opportunities to engage with those shaping the future of the UK; management consultants working inside the City network rather than as outsiders looking in.

 

In addition to our tenants, Skinners’ Hall provides a regular base for the following livery companies to hold their events.

 

GSWD

 

The Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers http://www.gswd.co.uk

 

 

 

BasketmakersArms

 

The Worshipful Company of Basket Makers http://www.basketmakersco.org/

 

 

The Hall Manager - Paul Richards - Email hallmanager@skinners.org.uk Telephone 020 7213 0554

Long history of leasing office space

Between 1698 and 1709 the Hall was leased to the East India Company. The East India Company was established in 1600 as a joint-stock association of English merchants trading to the 'Indies'.  A period of rivalry with a 'New' Company after 1698 resulted in the formation in 1709 of the United Company. This 'new' East India Company was transformed during the second half of the eighteenth century from a mainly commercial body with scattered Asian trading interests into a major territorial power in India with its headquarters at Calcutta. The political implications of this development eventually caused the British Government to institute a standing Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India (or 'Board of Control') to exercise supervision over the Company's Indian policies. This change in the Company's status, along with other factors, led to the Acts of Parliament of 1813 and 1833, which opened the British trade with the East Indies to all shipping and resulted in the Company's complete withdrawal from its commercial functions. The Company continued to exercise responsibility, under the supervision of the Board, for the government of India until re-organisation under the Government of India Act 1858.

Old Court Room refurbishedThe East India Company left Skinners' Hall in 1709, and presented the Skinners’ Company with the mahogany East India table which is still in use in The Old Court Room.