Modern Companies Spring Dinner

Tuesday 12th March 2013

The Modern Livery Companies, basically those founded or, in our case, re-established since the Second World War dine together twice a year and last night we were all at the Worshipful Company of Insurers. There was nothing spring-like about the conditions as we hurried into the warmth of Insurance Hall in Aldermanbury, right behind the Guildhall. The Host Master, Rick Hudson, presided most genially, despite the event clashing with his wife's significant birthday.

Our speaker was Sheriff Nigel Pullman, a most appropriate choice given the role he played, when Clerk of the World Traders, in promoting the idea of the Modern Companies getting together. With his background, Royal Corps of Signals and Financial Times, he's long been a determinded advocate of better communications between livery companies and by the livery movement as a whole. The Judges at the Old Bailey and the Lord Mayor can feel very well supported by him, unlike the Sheriff's stockings. But that's another story!