Its motto is Truth Is The Light.
- It was formally established in 1358, but had been in existence before this point
- 1371 New ordinances were issued
- 1484 the Company received a Royal Charter one of only two known Royal Charters of Richard III.
- 3 February 1485 The Company was granted arms by Sir Thomas Holme, Clarenceux King of Arms on and supporters were added in 1530
Its area of coverage is wax candle making, traditionally separate from the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers. It has links with the beekeeping profession.
Its hall is at 6 Gresham Street, London – since 1501, the current hall is the sixth, and was substantially rebuilt in 1954 after damage during World War II.