Dinner in honour of Barney Suzuki and Sir Ivor Cohen

Thursday 28th September 2017

The Reform Club

Liveryman Christopher Sawyer generously hosted a dinner at the Reform Club for several members of the Court and their wives in honour of Barnabas (Barney) Suzuki and Sir Ivor Cohen. Representing The Pipe Club of Japan, Barney is Vice President of Comite´ International des Pipe Clubs and he was in the UK for the 2017 conference of Académie Internationale de la Pipe. Sir Ivor Cohen, former chairman of Remploy, had worked with Christopher to secure contracts when Japan was a bewildering environment for western businessmen. It was a very pleasant evening in the sumptuous Reform Club with tales of tobacco and business. There was even time for some to disappear into the garden to enjoy a cigar. Barney returned to Japan with a Livery smoking cap and a clay pipe, courtesy of the ever thoughtful IPM Charles Miller.