COC welcomes communications leaders

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

The Court of the Company of Communicators - the Livery company’s governing body - has welcomed 14 new Freemen in a virtual Installation Ceremony today.

Additionally, two former Freemen have re-joined the Company:

· Doug Broom, Communications Consultant

· Tricia Topping, founder of Carlyle Consultants, a communications consultancy focusing on luxury products and prime property in London and internationally.

Master Communicator Sarah Wait, Director of Forward Planning Services at Kantar, Media Division oversaw the ceremony welcoming as Freemen (in alphabetical order):

· Laura Blake / Partner and Co-owner of Connect Communications

· Ranjit Blythe, Chief of Staff at Cadent

· Dr Maurizio Bragagni / Honorary Consul of the Republic of San Marino

· Lt Cdr Sacha Brooks / Events Director, Royal Navy Presentation Team

· Stephen Canning, Founder and Managing Director of Mountbatten Consulting

· Imogen Corrigan / Freelance Lecturer of Anglo – Saxon and Medieval History

· Daniel Cremin / Director of Public Affairs and External Insight, Kings College, London

· Sonya Cullington / Former Senior Partner of National Health and Social Care Taskforce

· Tom Flynn / Digital Director for Newington Communications

· Richard Messingham / Head of Corporate Affairs, City of London Corporation

· Pamela Mounter / Principal of Corporate Communication

· Andy Sillett / Photographer, editor and translator

· Seth Williams / Head of External Affairs of Association of British Insurers

· Jane Wilson / Visiting Lecturer at Kingston University and Corporate Communications Consultant.

Company of Communicators Master Sarah Wait commented,

“I am delighted to welcome these new Freemen to our Company. I am equally pleased that Tricia and Doug have returned to support us going forward.”

Our focus is to promote the profession, to be active within The City Livery movement, to raise funds for our charitable trust and to enjoy a wide range of events. We are also actively striving to embrace a culture of diversity and inclusion within the Company – and to encourage it across the Livery movement.”