At a very busy Court meeting on 4th November, It was a great pleasure to welcome into the Company seven new Freemen:

L – R: Stewart Price, Richard Beighton, John Carruthers, Brendon Airey, Colin Nelson, The Master Margaret Fitzsimons, Justin Walmsley and Phil Croker.

Stewart Price – Scheme Manager, WERCS Limited
Richard Beighton – Managing Director, WAGO UK & Ireland Limited
John Carruthers – Managing Director, Legrand UK & Ireland
Brendon Airey – Head of Energy, ASG Group (All Seasons Group)
Colin Nelson – Director, SSE Commercial Limited
Justine Walmsley – Marketing Manager, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting)
Phil Croker – Managing Director, Venture Lighting Europe Ltd

The Master welcomed the new Freemen, noting that they bring many skills, talents, experiences and connections to the Company and we look forward to their involvement in our activities, events, and committees

At the meeting Liverymen Mark Lissauer MSLL and Philip Webb were installed as Court Liverymen and Graham Smith MIET MinstCS was installed as a Court Assistant. Their contributions to the discussions of the Court will be much appreciated.

The Master, Margaret Fitzsimons, was also delighted to formally install Mark Houghton FCMI as the new Clerk to the Company.

Our new Clerk, Mark Houghton, with the Master, Margaret Fitzsimons

Mark started with the Company on 1st September and brings lots of military, membership organisation and City Livery experience to the Lightmongers. Mark’s recent experience as Master of the Worshipful Company of Farriers is proving to be invaluable.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a member of the Lightmongers please contact our Clerk, Mark Houghton on