Dover Castle Pub, London. Thursday 15-May-2014
Meeting up with ex-colleagues I hadn't seen for 32 years. Talk about a blast from the past this was networking* with a vengeance.
*drinking with colleagues is "team-building", drinking with ex-colleagues is "networking".
I met up with the director of the agency through whom I got my current contract. I looked at his LinkedIn profile and it turned out we were both at Coopers and Lybrand (Management Consultancy Services) - C&L (MCS) - at the same time, '80 to '82, and had many acquaintances in common.
Some colleagues from that era still meet up twice a year for a beer and luckily one such meeting was imminent so I went long and met up with, amongst others, Ed Breen and Andy Preston.
As luck would have it I had just scanned in my old C&L pass for Throw Back Thursday which I was able to show them otherwise they might not have recognised me.
We drank, we reminisced, we went for a meal.
The early eighties was a halcyon period for me. I had just moved to London, doubled my salary in two years, had a hectic social life both with work colleagues and outside of work with the group code named "the Birmingham crowd". It was great to reconnect with those days. Happy memories.
If you were part of C&L (MCS) do drop me a line via Contact. spider food
Alison J Bond - went to Oz
Bernie (Bernadette) McManus
Bill Haygarth – I met him 10+ years ago when I was Hon Sec. He wasn’t interested in attending and retired in Yorkshire several years ago
Bron Ciezarek – Now a member
Bruce Davis – A member
Chris La Niece
Danny McNichol – A member
Dave A Dixon - beard, quite senior
Janet Fowler - Vanuatu
Mark McLellan - Now a member
Mark X - Fortran programmer
Murial Nelson – Retired many, many years ago and very doubtful interest in Hacks
Nigel Griffiths – Living in Oz
Nigel Ratcliffe – Sadly passed away c 20 years ago
Nikki Birkett – Living in Oz
Nolan Phillips – Occasionally mentioned in dispatches at meetings. I think Jill is in contact
Paul Cooke - Claudius / Vanuatu – Did he ever return from the Southern Hemisphere?
Simon Coles - A member and the previous Hon Sec
Steve Thorne - Sondek & Naim fan
Sue Stubenvoll (sp?)
Wayne Stinton - Occasionally mentioned in dispatches at meetings. I think Jill may be in contact
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