Freedom of the Company

The majority of members will become Freemen by Redemption – an exclusive invitation by the Court to members who match the qualification criteria to be Free of the Company.  Other less usual routes to Freedom are by Patrimony - which applies to the adult children of Freemen, and by Servitude - which applies to Apprentices.


Any Member shall be eligible to be nominated, elected and admitted as a Freeman of the Company provided that he/she meets the membership requirements set out in Article 4 of the Company Ordinances i.e.:

a. They have been a member of the Company for at least 12 months;

b. They have attended a New Members' briefing;

c. They have attended at least 2 of the Company's City of London events; and,

d. There are no outstanding monies due either to the Company or to its' Charitable Trust.

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To find out more about becoming a Freeman of the Company, please contact the Clerk via email clerk@wcosp.org - or telephone 01787 282777