The Last 100 Years

Bread no longer being the staple diet of the masses, the influence of the Company has naturally since changed, but about one third of its Liverymen today are either Master Bakers or allied traders and it concerns itself mainly with educational and charitable matters.

The Bakers' Company was a founder member of the ‘City & Guilds Institute’ in 1880, and awards the Freedom of the Company to the top eligible prize winner each year at the National Bakery School of the South Bank University.
A further indication of the Company’s activity is shown by the formation in 1977 of the ‘Bakers Livery Society’, a successor to the Company’s ‘Yeomans’ Club’, which existed for about 150 years until disbanded in 1684. The function of the society now is to further the interest of `Liverymen in the history, traditions and future of their Company and the City of London and in the progress and affairs of the baking industry.
For more details see About The Bakers' Company.