Gold and silver wire and gold thread continues to be used for embroidering badges, banners, and vestments, gold braid on service uniforms and University Chancellors' gowns. Although few liverymen still have links with the craft, which has shrunk considerably, the Company is closely associated with the Royal School of Needlework where goldwork is taught on the university course. It supports the School financially, provides bursaries for two students and a tutor and every year presents a prize for the best student's work in gold and silver wire. The Company also provides a bursary (since 2002) for a student on the post graduate opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the Barbican and in 2014 inaugurated a bursary to support a chorister at St Paul's cathedral. It also provides an annual prize for jewellery made from gold and silver wire and for the use of gold wire or gold thread in textiles.
Apart from its charitable interests, the Company has strong links with several units within the Armed Services. These are the Ballistic Missile Firing submarine HMS VICTORIOUS based at Faslane in Scotland, 814 Naval Air Squadron (Merlin Mk2 helicopters) based at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, the Royal Logistic Corps, the Queen's Colour Squadron RAF and the Central Band of the RAF both based at RAF Northolt and 101 Squadron RAF (Voyager transport and air to air refuelling aircraft) based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
There are around 280 liverymen and the full social programme includes an annual banquet which is usually held at Mansion House.