The UK Vintners company dates back to over 650 years ago with its first Charter in 1363. Vintners Company is one of the12 Livery Companies in London with over 500 memberships for both Freemen and Liverymen. Since inception, the company has been a key participant in the UK Wine Trade where it is concerned with imports, regulation, and wine sale. They have the Vintners Hall, located on Upper Thames Street and it is one of the popular event spaces in the City of London. The hall has six event spaces that include the Gassiot Room or the Roof Garden that houses 24 delegates, the 250-capacity Livery Hall, and the 1911 Boardroom.
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UK Vintners welcomed over 120 members of London’s Livery Companies. The September 2016 event took place in the Vintners Hall (also known as the company’s worship home) where they displayed their different services and the creative catering skills in the largest event space. The cuisines offered at the event included smoked eel croquettes, rosemary and goats curd, prosciutto ham, a salad of broad bean, a basket of pepperonata, white chocolate, and truffle buttons.
Assistant Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Distillers, a company that deals with the highest quality spirits claimed that they had plans of starting their event management activities. The activities include the creation of a menu that meets the needs of the consumers. Additionally, Julie Fox, a clerk of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants acknowledged Livery Halls and the Vintners Halls for delivering services beyond the client’s expectations in the different events that they hold.
UK Vintners (https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/uk-vintners-plc) is also involved in various social, educational, and charitable works. The company funds the Christ’s Hospital School and provide Arts Bursaries and University Scholarship to two schools in Stepney. The company also supported the development of the “Vintners Room,” which is part of the Wine Studies Centre at Plumpton College located in East Sussex. UK Vintners Company has also supported the Swans in the society by offering their funding to two Swan Sanctuaries in the Thames. They have made donations towards helping the alcohol and drug addicts.
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