The Master chairs the Master & Wardens Committee and in addition there are a number of other standing committees. These are generally chaired by senior members of the Company who report back to the Court.
There are two central resource committees: Communications & PR and Events:
Communications & PR Committee
Chairman Liveryman Steve Pailthorpe
The objectives of the committee are to inform the membership, the City, professional marketers and professions related to marketing about the Company and its activities. It provides expertise in internal and external communication, aiming to ensure the Company is seen as an exemplar in marketing communications within the City and the membership.
Chairman Liveryman Martin Ashton
Our role is to promote and deliver the Master’s programme of events for the Company. We are responsible for ensuring the various events that take place are well organised and financially controlled.
The other committees all align to one of the key company aims
Aim One – Actively supporting the Mayoralty and the City of London Corporation
Aim One Committee
Chairman Past Master Michael Harrison
We work to raise our members’ awareness of the Civic City and promote participation in civic affairs. We encourage our Freemen to attend City Briefings and Liverymen to vote in the annual elections for the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs. We actively seek ways in which the Company through its members can add value to the City and Livery.
Aim Two – Promoting marketing education and the benefits of the profession of marketing to those in the City, the Livery and beyond
The aim two champion is Senior Warden Glyn Cartright
Chairman Court Assistant John Wheen
We preserve the history of the Company by collecting, annotating and cataloguing the written and visual records covering all aspects of the Company’s activities year by year.
Marketing & Law Group
Chairman Liveryman Jeremy Stern
Our aim is to consider the impact that planned UK and European laws will have on our members and the industry in general. As part of this role we work with the marketing industry/professional bodies, e.g. ASA & ISBA to support their efforts for moderation and change, and publish articles, hold events or conferences as appropriate to communicate relevant content to members.
Chairman Past Master Sue Garland-Worthington OBE
The Awards Committee encourages, recognises and rewards marketing excellence through academic awards and bursaries funded by The Marketors’ Trust. The Committee also works to increase awareness of marketing and its key role in business success, particularly in the City of London, through initiatives funded by the Company.
Education and Knowledge Development Committee
Chairman Court Assistant Michael Lynch
This Committee supports the successful development of marketing practitioner and educational leadership and excellence through activities including stimulating discussion and debate between Livery Companies, business leaders and the wider marketing profession.
Aim Three – Giving back both financially and in-kind, and making a contribution to the development of marketing
The aim three champion is Junior Warden Ian Ryder
Chairman Court Assistant Philippa Seal
Outreach is part of the “Giving Back” aim of our Company. We help good causes such as charities, City Livery Companies and educational establishments to fulfil their strategies through confidential marketing advice from volunteer WCM Outreach Directors.
St Bride's Liaison
Chairman Court Assistant John Wheen
As the Parish Church for media, marketing and advertising, our relationship with St Bride’s is a strong one. The Reverend Canon Dr Alison Joyce is our Company’s Chaplain as well as being Rector of St Bride’s. Members can participate with St Bride’s in several ways. Members volunteer to serve at St Bride’s, for example through stewardship, by staffing the shop and helping at events and services.
Armed Forces and Cadets Committee
Chairman Court Assistant Keith Rowland
For centuries, it has been the tradition of City Livery Companies to form links with units of the Armed Forces. For many years our company has maintained strong links with 151 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, London’s only logistic regiment. More recently we adopted the Combined Cadet Force at St Dunstan’s College in Catford and entered into an affiliation with HMS ST ALBANS, the last of the Type 23 frigates built for the Royal Navy, based at Portsmouth.
Chairman Court Assistant Phil Andrew
The Marketors’ Trust is a registered charity and independent from the Company, while being closely associated with it. It is governed by a board of Trustees.
Its objectives are:
• The relief of any current or former member of the Company (and their dependants) who is in ‘necessitous circumstances’.
• The education of persons connected with marketing.
• The awarding of grants to charitable organisations connected with marketing or education.
• Any other charitable purpose, particularly connected to the City of London.
Aim Four – Bringing in and retaining Members, fostering fellowship and planning and arranging succession
The aim four champion is Middle Warden Diana Tombs
Chairman Liveryman Ankur Shiv Bhandari
Our purpose is to recruit candidates for the Freedom of the Company and recommend them to Court for election. We organise Prospective New Members' evenings and Interview candidates to ensure they understand the benefits and obligations of joining the Company.
Chairman Court Assistant David Elmer
The Livery Committee has the responsibility to mentor Freemen through the process of becoming fully "clothed" Liverymen. We work closely with our Membership and Fellowship committees to encourage and assist our new, and not so new, Freemen to progress to full membership of our Livery Company.
Court Nominations Committee
Chairman Past Master Andrew Marsden
Our role is to identify from the Livery future leaders of the Company including those who may eventually become Wardens and Master. We interview nominees and make recommendations to Court which makes the final decision. Membership of this committee is decided by Court.
Chief Almoner Past Master Sue Garland-Worthington OBE
We provide, first and foremost, a confidential befriending service to any Marketor who is facing life’s most difficult times such as illness (physical or mental), bereavement, unemployment, relationship breakdown or loneliness. Whether you are directly affected or caring for someone who is going through it, we are here to support you.
Chairman Court Assistant Peter Rosenvinge
The mentoring programme is designed specifically to support both future and established marketing leaders with guidance and support through regular mentoring.
Chairman Past Master Andrew Cross
One of the committee’s aims is to ensure new Freemen are welcomed into the Company. We also encourage and facilitate all Freemen and Liverymen of the Company to engage in Fellowship, being a distinctive feature of any livery company.
Chairman Liveryman Conor Gunn
The future of the Company is in the hands of the next generation of emerging marketers. This new Committee will aim to develop this growing community as they progress towards the Freedom of the Company.