Current Members

Tim Pearce

Tim Pearce’s professional interests lie in building, construction and commercial property and he is a co-founder of Bristol and England Properties Ltd. Tim’s community and charitable interests include St Peter’s Hospice, Bristol Urological Institute, Friends of BioMed, the Guild of Guardians and The Grateful Society. He is a past Master of the Merchant Venturers and a Trustee of Merchants’ Academy.

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Membership is by invitation to men and women who are prominent in the business and commercial life of the greater Bristol area, and who are prepared to give their time and skills in support of the Merchant Venturers’ objectives.

All the members meet together four times a year at what is known as Quarterly Hall, and again on Charter Day in November.

The Merchant Venturers are governed by the Master and two Wardens. They head a 15-strong Standing Committee of members who are elected annually on Charter Day, 10th November.

Day-to-day administration is carried out by the Treasurer, who is effectively the chief executive. He is advised as necessary by the Clerk, who is a lawyer.