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NL July 2016


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Master David Peregrine-Jones and Mistress Caroline

What's Up?

New Freemen

Drew Montague 

Mark Quinn

New Liveryman

Steven Asher

Celebration Dinner


The Band of the Sea Cadets initiate the proceedings at the Honourable Artillery Company


Freeman Bruce Garvey is awarded a PhD by Imperial College

Worshipful Holiday Pursuits

Left to right...Err... or was that Right to left... ?  UK Pre and post-Brexit

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Issue 32: July/August 2016



Happy Holiday

Your Master's Voice....

Well, with a month to reflect, do we have any new insights about Brexit?  Actually, I have read a couple of thoughtful pieces - which I mentioned in the recent WCoMC Shoptalk evening on the subject and was asked to pass on. They are by Roger Scruton in Prospect Magazine and by Robert Tombs in the New Statesman.

It was a lively evening spent discussing the impact of the decision on our profession – and, of course, the opportunities it’s going to create. Do read David Johnson’s notes on the session (here below).

Meanwhile, let’s look forward to having a nice summer break and coming back reinvigorated and keen to face whatever new challenges have arrived by September!

Best wishes

David Peregrine-Jones, Master


Wimbledon 2016: How did the Brits shape up? Prawn sandwich in one hand and binoculars in the other, Carole Markham delivers the One-Two Crunch from Markham Hill....    

"Positive Brexit?.... Brexit was unthinkable.  And yet it has happened. In Theresa May's words, 'Brexit is Brexit' and the UK as a nation has to live with the consequences.... Liveryman and Economist, Dr Rebecca Harding plots a constructive "Business as Usual" approach....

Management Consultants put up a good show at Sandown Park, Surrey.  Having at one point taken a corner too fast and driven into the wall, Freeman Kulbir Shergill suddenly began to think - "This is great...!" ....

Junior Management Consultant Apprenticeships:  why our Livery should be involved...   Second Warden. David Johnson, outlines a Plan which could enable a large organisation to fund much of its own training and a small business to take on a 'bag carrier' they could otherwise not justify....

"The interference Effect"  - OR How appearances can be deceptive....

Claire Dyer, Clerk to the Management Consultants from 1999 to 2004, exposes her most recent volume of poems....

Has anything changed in the world of consulting over the past 5,000 years...?  Liveryman Jeff Herman wildly paraphrases Exodus 18....

What do we need to do about mathematics education, and why....?

Freeman Dr Simon Davey describing the ease of making dramatic changes to the way our children are introduced to and acquire lifelong skills in dealing with numbers....       

City University Team at the Formula 1 Student Competition at Silverstone....

Liveryman Alan Latham describes how students who take part in this often end up working in Formula 1....

Is BREXIT the biggest Change Management opportunity EVER...?  

Second Warden, David Johnson, with the commentary from the shocked and awed July Shoptalk session....


***NEWSFLASH***  We have been challenged by the Grocers!!    Join the Lord Mayor's Abseil Challenge on Friday 14th October :  to beat the Worshipful Company of Grocers, and raise funds for the Sea Cadets, helping to replace two of their sea going vessels (Tradewind 35 yachts).Check out the programme and the contacts here....

***Another Newsflash***  Liveryman Martin Down entered and completed the Prudential Ride London Cycle Event — London’s biggest cycle charity raising event — the cycling equivalent of the London Marathon. He completed the course in about six hours (adjusting for the hour-long pause caused by a serious accident requiring the air ambulance). (Not bad at all! Ed.) Martin was raising money for Water Aid's Burkina Faso Project. Water Aid is a WCoMC ProBono Client. Click here if you would like to make a donation.

Annual Thanksgiving Service followed by a Reception and Admissions ceremony, on Thursday 22 September, from 5 - 9pm at St James Garlickhythe, Garlick Hill EC4V 2AF  Book here ....!

What's on in the City?     Look in the City diary to find events and lunch venues intended for Liverymen, Freemen and their guests....

The Worshipful Company of Horners are having a "Bucks and Does" Clay Pigeon Day, to be held at Bisley on Monday 26th September. Further details can be obtained from Court Assistant Martin Muirhead -


WORSHIPFUL COMMAND TECHNIQUES:  Counteract at once that post-holiday feeling of wellbeing, by ratcheting up that healthy level of nervousness at your client’s workplace…

First week back comments:

  1. Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed it. 
  2. I see you've set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public. 
  3. How about never?  Is never good for you? 
  4.  I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce. 
  5. I'm really easy to get along with once you people learn to see it my way. 
  6. I like you.  You remind me of myself when I was young and stupid. 
  7.  You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers. 
  8.  I have plenty of talent and vision;  I just don't give a damn. 
  9.  I'm already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth. 
  10.  I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you. 
  11.  Thank you. We're all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view. 
  12. The fact that no one understands you doesn't mean you're an artist. 
  13.  Any connection between your reality and mine is  purely coincidental. 
  14.  I'm not being rude. You're just insignificant. 
  15.  It's a thankless job, but I've got a lot of Karma to burn  off....        

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Many apologies from the Newsletter Team for the picture formatting problems earlier that all our Outlook dependent readers will have suffered. Everyone else will wonder what the fuss was about and why we have republished — but trust us, the boys at Microsoft made changes to the way their systems handle formatting that have been the bane of the HTML email world for a few years now!


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