Corporate Membership

HQS “Wellington”, the Company’s prestigious headquarters ship is moored on the Thames in central London and provides the setting for professional meetings and numerous social functions.

Any corporation, partnership or organisation, the business of which is ownership or management of sea-going vessels or has manufacturing, scientific or management abilities or knowledge in marine equipment, construction or maintenance of ships, the handling of marine insurance and safety or the practice of marine law, shipbroking, personnel or other marine associated services, may apply for Corporate Membership. Applications for Corporate Membership may be made by any company or organisation meeting these criteria. Applications, as will all other forms of membership, are then put before The Court for approval.

The current subscription for Corporate Members is £1,000.00 per annum.

The Members of the Livery enjoy superb facilities in HQS “Wellington”. These are also available to Corporate members who are encouraged to play a full part in the Company’s networking, business and social activities and to make use of the ship to support their own corporate requirements.

Corporate Membership Benefits:

In addition to supporting the Honourable Company in its activities, the Corporate Member’s nonimated representative (confirmed point of contact) receives a number of specific benefits:

  • the Company’s journals, newsletters and diary;
  • entitlement for the designated representative (plus two designated colleagues) and their personal guests to attend all social and professional functions at Members’ rates;
  • use of the Members’ Bar in HQS “Wellington” (The Wardroom) which is open from 12:00 to 15:00 every weekday except days when formal Company lunchtime functions are held;
  • bespoke pricing for hire of the ship’s facilities on a case-by-case basis;
  • the right to wear the Company tie;
  • for Corporate Members whose principal business is the ownership or management of seagoing vessels, the right to nominate individuals for apprenticeship to Master Mariners, in accordance with the Company’s Bye-laws.

Corporate Members are invited to provide a short paragraph about their company and, if they wish, a related photograph (usually of a ship) for inclusion in the Honourable Company’s website. From time to time Corporate Members will be “featured” in the Company Journal. When this occurs we will ask for suitable copy.


Our current Corporate Members:

Baltic Exchange
The Denholm Group
Furness Withy (Chartering) Ltd
HST Marine
International Maritime Pilots' Association 
Sea Consortium 
Star Reefers UK Ltd
Stephenson Harwood
John Swire & Sons Limited
Witherby Publishing Group