The Master of the Company is elected annually and serves for one year from the Thursday before Michaelmas. Apart from being the chairman of the Court of Assistants, in effect the law of the Company, the Master represents the Company at a wide range of events during their year in office.
The Pewterers’ Company’s first charter was granted by King Edward IV in 1473. It is number sixteen in the order of civic precedence among over a hundred livery companies. The Company has an active, involved and diverse membership of individuals drawn from a wide range of backgrounds. The Company’s principal activities are the support of the pewter trade in this country, the management of its charities, supporting the government of the City of London and the Armed Forces of the Crown and maintaining a lively and enjoyable corporate social life.
Today the Company maintains strong links with the pewter trade and promotes pewter via its annual design competition Pewter Live. Pewterers’ Hall has a large collection of modern & antique pewter and continuously commissions pieces from new designers. There is a Gallery of Manufacturers on pewterers.org.uk