FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

Anyone in the City Livery Companies, City Guilds and Companies without Livery. The application is by way of nomination by the Livery Master of one of their Livery Companies.

Does the nominated person need to be a member of the City Livery Club?

No. The Club is giving the Award but there is no pre condition to be a member of the Club. However, part of the prize is one year’s free membership of the Club.

What is the deadline date to apply?

17 April 2019

How do I apply?

By letter addressed to the Club, using the application form to be made available on the Club’s website. The information on the website suggests information that you might want to include and will assist in promoting your application.

Can a Livery Company nominate more than one person/group of people?

Yes, there is no limit on the number of applications made by one Livery Company.

Is there a rule that only a nominee’s mother Company can nominate them?

No, any Livery company can nominate one of their Liverymen, but we encourage them to inform the mother Company.

What if I want to nominate a group where the people are Liverymen of different companies?

A nomination by one Company of one of the group is sufficient but if any other livery companies can join in and endorse the group or project that would be helpful. Those nominating a group of Liverymen are asked to note that the achievements of the group are expected to be more than might be expected from the cumulative effect of a number of people where each has contributed only modestly.

What is the benefit of applying?

The Award gives prominence to the work of a liveryman or group. This raises the profile of the work of the Livery at large and shows the commitment and involvement of the Livery in exceptional work.

What will the winner receive?

A medal awarded at the City Livery Club’s Civic Dinner (date to be confirmed, in early summer 2019); a free ticket to the Dinner; a ticket for the nominating Livery Master; one year’s free membership of the City Livery Club; the right to direct a charitable payment of £1,000 to a charity of their choice; an article in the Club’s newsletter.

If the nominee does not win this year, can they apply again next year?

Yes, there is no bar on reapplying. Certainly many projects and involvement will span over more than one year.