Arguably the Company’s greatest asset, its members are encouraged to take a full part in all the activities and opportunities provided. In addition to involvement with the five Interest Groups (Armed Forces, Arts and Heritage, Business, Community Support and Sport - see here) there are also opportunities to attend a variety of formal and informal events; these include visits, dinners and lectures, the most important of which is annual Gloucestershire Lecture, given by a nationally known figure (in 2018 it will be Sir Richard Dearlove). Not least in the interests of fellowship, most events are open both to members and their guests. The Company is honoured to have HRH The Princess Royal as its Patron and in 2017 celebrated its 10th anniversary year.
The Honourable Company was formed in 2007 as the brainchild of Sir Henry Elwes, who was Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire at the time.» Find out more
The company’s aims and objectives continue to evolve, albeit in terms of nuance rather than substance. Based on the original Articles of Association, the objectives were usefully summarised by the Court in March 2015.» Find out more
Details of The Honourable Company’s constitution are set out in its Memorandum of Association and Articles as well as the Declaration of Trust.» Find out more
Learn more about how and why The Honourable Company was formed.» Find out more
Background and current information about the formation of The Honourable Company's Charitable Trust.» Find out more
HRH The Princes Royal becomes The Honourable Company's first Patron.» Find out more