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NL January 2016


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.

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Master with Third Warden Sally Garratt and First Warden Noorzaman Rashid


Sir Paul Judge

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Pat Alston - Romney Tweed

Anthony Harmer - ELATT


Clare Jenkins - Grow Movement

Freedom of the City

Lucinda Peniston-Baines and Stuart Pocock


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Issue 26:  January 2016


"You just push these two levers to go forward and pull them both back to go backward, and to steer you push one and pull the other..."  Following his PRINCE2 product flow diagram, Past Master Llewellyn sensitively manipulates his hired 1.5 ton digger into excavating a carp pond - battling with hillocks of his own making...

This much I know... After 25 years in consulting Freeman Mark Hoble sets out a few hints and tips that he has picked up over the years....       

What will matter more in 2016 - Europe or China?  There is a much larger crisis than whether or not Greece's debt can be re-negotiated again, or whether the UK leaves the EU....   Liveryman and Economist Dr Rebecca Harding unravels...

Unhappy teams are less productive teams....

Freeman Dr Simon Davey identifies one of the fundamental issues in client groups, from the biggest Charities to Corporations, and discusses how Consultants make an impact in their assignments and in the wider world....

Simple - but extremely effective - home Trapeze exercises, to counteract the excesses of Christmas....  

Liveryman Gia Campari strongly recommends.... 


Mentors mentoring....  Liveryman Steve Cant discusses the Pro Bono Committee's increasing client demand for Mentors....


Sea Cadets - [supported by WCoMC]

- at the Lord Mayor's Show

The launch of the TS Royalist  (see the letter from the Chief Executive of Marine Society and Sea Cadets, together with the film of the launch....) Here


- Annual Report 2014-15:  This is great coverage of the Company's activities - both seriously worthy and mad - and is a Must-Read at -   WCoMC Annual Report 2015

- Ealing Music and Film Valentine Festival:  Wed. February 10th to Sunday 14th - This is a fabulous event.... 

City News: These are all the events and other news going on in the City and in other Livery Companies -

- Monthly: Wednesday Roast Beef Carvery Lunches at Painters' Hall.  Information re booking with Caitlin Jeal at 

- The Royal Fusiliers Memorial Chapel Committee: Inaugural Memorial Lecture - "The nature of conflict in the 21st century". On Wed 16th March 2016 at 6 pm for 6:30 in theChurch of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London EC1. Book at


Worshipful Strategy:   

The chickens in a large hen house started to quarrel, wounded each other and many of them died every day. The upset farmer hastened to call in a Management Consultant, and asked for a solution to his problem.
"Add baking-powder to the chickens' food," said the consultant, "it will calm them down."
After a week the farmer came back to the consultant and said: "My chickens continue to die. What shall I do?"
"Add strawberry juice to their drinking water, that will help for sure".
A week passed, and again the farmer came to the consultant: "My chickens are still quarrelling. Do you have some more advice?"
"I can give you more and more advice," answered the consultant. "The real question is whether you have more chickens?"

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