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NL January 2015


WCoMC is a collegiate forward looking Modern City Livery Company;  we maintain City traditions, share expertise and information between fellow members and give back to the community through our pro bono activities.

WCoMC News

What’s up?

New Freemen

Geoff Booth

Sean Guinness

Wiinifred Chime

Bepi Pezzulli

Freedom of the City

Michael Reddy

Alex Skailes

 New Liverymen

Simon Engwell


Charlotte Sweeney


Charity Guests

Cait Winter, Head of Operations,
Working Chance


Elaine King, Director Wildlife & Countryside Link, with WCoMC host Steve Cant


At Charities Supper, listening to Sean Duggan, CEO of Centre for Mental Health

Website Support:

Issue 16:  January 2015



2015 Revolution or Resolution....

Liveryman Jeff Cant undertakes a ramble through our own New Year resolutions and of those who lead us - in the manner of flocks of singing and line-dancing lemmings - towards the cliff edge.... 


Simple - but extremely effective - home Trapeze exercises to do, after the excesses of Xmas.

  Liveryman Gia Campari strongly recommends....


Ealing Music and Film Festival 2015 - Tuesday 10th to Sunday 15th February 

An unashamed marketing plug from the Mistress, Ann Chapman....


Not a big fan of institutions, so why did he sign up to a centuries old tradition?  

On the first anniversary of his application, Freeman Simon Davey reflects on why he wanted to join WCoMC in the first place, and what he has got out of it....


 "After Islamic State, can Religious Freedom survive?"  

Liverymen John Watson and John McLean Fox, together with guest speakers, will explore this topic at the initial event of the Faith Group Forum...


Academy Trust Boards across the country need senior business people and professionals to join them as pro bono non-Executive Directors....

Liveryman Gia Campari explains how to get involved....


Golf Panel forming. Inaugural Company event Friday 19 June.  WCoMC under heavy demand for two other City events.  Try and match the drive of Liveryman David Shannon....


So Who, or What, are the "100+ers"?  

 Ann Chapman navigates her way through the first 3 months as The Mistress....


Do you know the route a Freeman needs to follow in order to become the Lord Mayor of London?  This is what it takes to occupy the golden carriage....

Past Master, Patrick McHugh, has just become Chairman of a Baroque ensemble called La Nuova Musica... which is having a spectacular concert at St John's Smith Square on Friday 20 March 2015 at 19:30hrs.  PM McHugh will be hosting a small drinks reception in the interval and will be delighted to welcome any Company members who attend. 
Utilities and Energy Sector Newsflash

We are launching the Utilities and Energy Sector Panel.  The scope of the panel can be broad: delivery and cost of supply to domestic and business customers; delivery networks - pipes and cables; generation: fossil, renewables and nuclear; sustainability and the environment.  My initial thoughts are that we could run a number of presentation/discussion/debating meetings involving industry leaders, academics and environmentalists.  Also we could plan an annual visit to power plants, university or research centres, for example.  If you wish to join the panel please email me at 

Music interest Group events – put these dates in your diary… - Dinner and Jazz at Ronnie Scotts, Soho – 6 pm (prompt) on Saturday 31 January.  A WCoMC group is booked for this event.

- Annual Gold Medal Event for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama - at the Barbican  - Wednesday, 13 May

Last year we enjoyed pre event drinks and a buffet supper afterwards. More of this later. Last year it was the turn of the Instrumentalists ; this coming year it will be the Singers ( Choral ).

- St Cecilia FestivalThursday, 19th November at St Paul’s Cathedral.  We shall first assemble at 10:00 a.m. for coffee


The Artist-in-Residence at the Guildhall Library, Niki Gorick, has an exhibition on "City Guides: Ambassadors of The Square Mile" - showing until 14th March 2015. This reveals a whole army of people with an infectious enthusiasm to show The Square Mile from all sorts of viewpoints. Come and discover parts of The City you never knew existed. For more information and how to visit....

Reminder of the Inter-Livery Clay Shoot 2015, to take place on Wednesday 20th May, at the Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds, Northwood, Middlesex.  Applications can be found on

Thoughtful Professional Observations:

Top 10 Things You Shouldn't Say at a Consulting Interview -

  • 10. I'm a t-shirt and jeans kind of person
  • 9. Do you pay overtime?
  • 8. I hate flying.
  • 7. I'm useless without ten hours of sleep a night.
  • 6. There are lies, damn lies, and statistics.
  • 5. Do you cover rental cars for collision?
  • 4. Stanford taught me that working in teams is great for slackers.
  • 3. I think three letter acronyms are for people too stupid to remember whole phrases.
  • 2. Two words: family first.
  • 1. Call it what you want, it still means firing people.

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