The Company

The history and heritage of The Grocers' Company over more than eight centuries

The Worshipful Company of Grocers is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London, ranking second in order of precedence of 1515.

We play a significant role in the City’s constitutional and ceremonial life, including the election of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, and with the valuable industry and support of our members nationwide, we maintain and develop the fundamental ethos embodied in our early Ordinances: ‘to be a nursery of charities and a seminary of good citizens’.