Master's Reception 23 Nov:  Meet our new Master & Wardens
Shop Talk 28 Nov:  Managing & Mismanaging Change
Christmas Lunch 4 Dec:  Ironmongers' Hall
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News and Newsletter Articles

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Re-thinking User Experience Design in Asia

Starting only with the desired outcome, and progressing through to sign-off of a complicated major investment programme - in six weeks

Books Published by WCoMC Members

Worshipful publications bring enlightenment to diverse intellectual areas...

Click on the Read More link to see some surprising books that our members have published!

The Charity Regatta for the Sea Scouts

How often do you get to be entertained by Admirals with gold-plated scrambled eggs on their shoulders...?

The New Clerk charts the way forward...

Adele sees the Company becoming involved as much as possible in City affairs

I am honoured to have been elected as your Clerk and will do my best to serve.  I am very conscious that I have a hard act to follow in Leslie, a long-standing member who knows exactly how things are done.

The Lord Mayor's Show

Lynda Purser,  marching in the Wet Weather Programme..

The Lord Mayor’s Show was the first event following my clothing as a Liveryman on October 17th and I very much wanted to be there. I left home early to find the flat in the Barbican where we were to meet for sustenance and robing before embarking on the walk. It was great- I being in the right place at the right time was given the Immediate Past Master’s robe to wear which was not only warm but also very colourful!

".... But where was the Board?"

Address delivered to ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING CONFERENCE   - Dubai  30-31 October 2013   by  Past Master, Bob Garratt                                                                        

The Energy to Transform Lives

The Lord Mayor's message - continuing with the theme of The City in Society, but reflecting her long association with the City as an energy lawyer, specialising in global electricity industry reforms

I am honoured to be promoting the City of London this year as the 686th Lord Mayor (and only the second woman since 1189). I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received from the Livery and am looking forward to seeing you all in the coming year.

Abseil in aid of Lord Mayors Appeal (I’ll do anything once)

Dangling in space, and being shouted at from above, manage to release general-issue ill-fitting glove, that is jamming descent mechanism

Arrive at foot of Lloyds of London building and see two ants above me dangling side by side unaccompanied! I had assumed we would go down in tandem i.e. I would be attached to a fit young man. Find Clerk who is unclerkishly unhelpful by saying I’m mad it is not something he would do and good luck.

So-long, and thanks for all the fish!

Valedictory from Immediate Past Master, Geoff Llewellyn

As I noted in my Blogs during my year as Master, it really was rather like going over a waterfall with a lot of fun things to do, as well as quite a workload to start and maintain initiatives that I’d kicked off with my “Call to Arms” – a label for which I’m indebted to Past Master Patrick McHugh who has contributed so much to the Company over nearly ten years since he was Master.

I’m immensely grateful to the Company members who responded in all kinds of ways, and who helped move the Company forward.

Farewell to a Clerk

We had effectively 4 different office addresses in his first 6 months before a happy wind blew us to the Skinner’s Hall where Leslie has successfully presided over the Company’s administration for the last 5 years.


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