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NL June 2018


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Our latest City updates

David Johnson, Master

What’s up?

Celebration Dinner next Week !!!


Andrew Parmley - Lord Mayor of London  2016-2017

Matt Candy - Global Leader of IBM iX


Judy Tayler-Smith - Dame Commandeur, Confrerie du Sabre d'Or [Sabrage - where sword meets bottle] oversees opening of chilled champagne, with sabres... Master of Upholders 2017-2018


This month's Authors:

Liveryman Michael Rutherford

Liveryman Rebecca Harding

Mary Johnson, Mistress

Freeman Nick Bush



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Issue 51:  June 2018



Your Master's Voice:

A lot of effort by many this month has been focussed on the Celebration Dinner on Thursday 5th July - just a few spaces left, if you book today! [See below in "Notices" for last-minute booking link,]

We have more than half of the Past Masters and Masters attending and several other founders and influencers in our development . I am really looking forward to having a great evening. The forecast is 'Dry' but that is only the weather!

Speakers will be Andrew Parmley - Lord Mayor of London 2016-2017 and Matt Candy - Global Leader of IBM iX

But a bit more on the effort made to ensure that you can enjoy a memorable event.   In no particular order:
Liveryman David Wreford has been producing badges for past mistresses; 
Liveryman Ewan Fraser & Past Masters Sankey & Llewellyn have produced 'highlights of 25 years' for inclusion in the commemorative programme;
Liveryman Satjit Singh has acquired commemorative silver (details at the dinner);

A team of six are involved in organising the unique sabrage of champagne for the reception;

Liveryman  Simon Chapman is ensuring that the Drums we sponsored will sound;

Court Assistant Kanan  Barot has organised that the winning sea cadets will receive certificates;

PM Alan Broomhead, PM Patrick Chapman, PM Barrie Collins, First Warden John Corneille, Third Warden Bob Harris and Liveryman John Blackburn are all making critical contributions;

Julie Fox, our Clerk is working flat out to make it all come together (as well as preparing to lead the singing).

Be there if you can.......,



Given the London Stock Exchange Group's purchase of Borsa Italiana in 2007....could this now provide a novel opportunity for the City of London, as we exit the European Union?  Liveryman Michael Rutherford elucidates....


Trade and Power: how the world has changed... What have the start of the World Cup, the G7 meeting, the Trump-Kim Summit, the rebellion of 90 Labour MPs against the party whip in a Brexit vote and global trade got in common? Dr Rebecca Harding, Economist and Liveryman, pulls it all together....


A visit to Skinners'.... Beadle Mervyn Bassett escorts WCoMC and consorts of other Livery Masters on a tour of Skinners' Hall...


WCoMC at the beating heart of Soho...Freeman Nick Bush demonstrating the outcome of demanding pro bono work at Ronnie Scotts....


Keeping informed:

The progress of the UK's negotiations on EU Withdrawal:  Exiting the European Union Committee - Parliament Live tv - 20 June 2018

Witness:  Guy Verhofstadt MEP - lead Brexit negotiator of the European Parliament. [Previously Prime Minister of Belgium between

1999 and 2008]  



- Thursday 5th July 2018 - WCoMC's 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner (Black tie):  “Champagne and Roses”.    6.30pm  - 11:00pm  at   The Honourable Artillery Company; Armoury House, City Road, London   EC1Y 2BQ  Cost: £120pp (plus £20 charitable donation to join in the Sabrage)
 For further details and booking....

- Invitation to join the Lord Mayor on 29 July, 11am - 4 pm!  The Dragon Boat Race Day takes place at Chillington Hall in Staffordshire, home of Past Master and Mistress Draper, John and Crescent Giffard, and represents a great opportunity for Liverymen to bond at this new inter-livery event. Full details and booking forms for boats, teams and spectators are available on the Lord Mayor’s Appeal web site:          

 Bi-monthly Livery Briefings, and the Programme of City Briefings and Course:    details of all of which are to be found at The City Briefings in 2018 will take place on the evenings of  8 October and 20 November. The Livery "Wardens and Court Assistants Course" will be held on 26 September.


Known for being tremendously inspirational, Management Consultants are also much admired for their pragmatism...

The Devil tells a Consultant: "OK, I can make you richer, more successful and more famous than any Consultant alive. In fact, I can make you the greatest Consultant that ever walked the planet."

"Marvelous" says the Consultant, "What do I have to do in return?"

The Devil smiles, "Well, of course you have to give me your soul," he says, "but you also have to give me the souls of your children, the souls of your children's children and, just for good measure, you have to give me the souls of all your descendants throughout eternity."

"Wait a minute," the Consultant says cautiously, "What's the catch?" ....



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