In 2019 Stephen Hipps was welcomed into The Worshipful Company of Woolmen and in 2020 was invited to join the Woolmen Wool Advisory Committee.
The Worshipful Company of Woolmen is one of the oldest of the Livery Companies of the City
of London tracing its roots to 1180.
It was officially incorporated in 1522. The Company's original members were concerned with the winding and selling of wool; presently, a connection is retained by the Company's support of the wool industry.
However, the Company is now primarily a charitable institution.