Promoting Gloucestershire

The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire exists ‘for Gloucestershire’. It aims to promote the best interests of the County by supporting industry, commerce, sport, education, science, the arts, the armed forces, youth and voluntary organisations.


Recognising excellence in Gloucestershire

The Company promotes and recognises excellence, particularly in the fields of Armed Forces cadets, police cadets and sport.


Supporting communities

Supporting local communities and charities through the work of the Company’s Charitable Trust and its Interest Groups.


Enjoying fellowship

Members and their guests enjoy fellowship and the opportunity to network at social events and on private visits to various places or organisations of interest in the County.


Meet the Warden, Andrew Tabor

The Warden gives his perspective on the Company.

Company Aims

1. To promote Gloucestershire values and the interests of the County by supporting industry, commerce, sport, education and the arts, by demonstrating leadership and influence, and by encouraging debate.

2. To promote and reward excellence in the County.

3. To encourage charitable giving for the benefit of the County.

4. To maintain links with Gloucestershire units of our Armed Forces and cadets.

5. To maintain links with the voluntary and public services, universities, colleges and schools.


Trust Aims

1. The promotion of any exclusively charitable purpose which, in the opinion of the Trustees, is beneficial to the community with a preference for the community in the County of Gloucestershire and the County of South Gloucestershire including: the advancement of education and training; the advancement of the arts, culture and heritage; the advancement of health and/or saving of lives; the advancement of amateur sport; the conservation and preservation of historic buildings and sites; and the prevention and/or relief of poverty.

2. The development and improvement of community relations and social conditions.

3. To assist any society, corporation, charity or other body or person by advice, grants or money within the purposes of the Trust.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity Statement

In fulfilling its mission of working ‘For Gloucestershire’, The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire is guided by its values of service, the importance of communities, and the recognition that individuals matter. In delivering its mission the HCG recognises that:

  • It is fundamental to the Company’s objective of working ‘For Gloucestershire’ that it does so, and is seen to do so, for the whole of the county’s community, and that this work indicates its clear commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI).
  • It is important to the Company that its endeavours, procedures and literature underline its commitment to EDI.
  • It is important to the Company that it continues the work with its Charitable Trust to assist those working across all of the county’s communities.