Supporting the development of the fruit industry
A progressive City Livery Company, more than half of our membership is actively engaged in the fruit industry, while the other half is drawn from a wide range of professions and occupations operating in the City and wider community.
The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers is deeply involved in upholding the traditions of the City of London. Responsibility for the Company’s support of the Fruit Industry is vested in the Fruiterers’ Awards Council. It administers prestigious awards and prizes for excellence and grants funding support for education and research into fruit culture, marketing and fruit products.
Council also acts as a catalyst for educational programmes directed at the fruit sector and offers financial support to a scholar from the Nuffield Farming Trust.
Both independently and in partnership with others, Fruiterers identify and support specific educational and research projects, and act as a catalyst for the fruit industry by bringing different sectors together, to work towards common goals. The Company attracts members from all walks of life to create a vibrant and relevant organisation that retains its historic character and style, while continually refreshing its outlook and activities.
As the prime mover behind the annual City Food Lecture, jointly promoted by the seven food-related Livery Companies, the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers is also a key influencer of informed debate of the most topical issues in food preparation and distribution.
Each year, the Company aims to build upon its charitable reserves to support research and educational programmes in the fruit industry and to provide fruit for the poor and homeless in and around the City of London.
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Our members have been actively supporting the City of London and the fruit industry since the 13th century.