It’s hard to believe that a venerable institution like the sonorously named Worshipful Company of Horners could run anything quite so brazenly modern as a ‘Plastics Design and Innovation’ award. After all, this is a company to which the earliest extant written reference was in 1284.
The Worshipful Company Of Horners is an ancient guild and livery company of the City of London. The livery companies, which probably date back to before 1066, are similar to the fraternities and guilds that flourished throughout Europe for many centuries. The term "Livery" originally referred to the distinctive clothing worn by the members, and later came to mean the associations themselves.