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Malcolm Linskey

Born in Islington in 1944. Malcolm is married to Patricia with whom he has two sons Simon and Mathew. He was educated at The London Nautical School. 1960 – Commenced work in the Publicity Department of Odhams Press Limited. 1972 – Qualified as a Licenced Taxi Driver following redundancy from Odhams Press Limited 1973 – Joined Steering Wheel Publications as Advertising Manager and Assistant Features Editor to Past Master Philip Warren 1976 – Co-Authored Taxicabs – A Photographic History Founder member of the Tariff Reform Group 1983 – Became a Director of Steering Wheel Publications Founded Taxi Trade Promotions and Knowledge Point School 1987 – Pioneered training to encourage women into the trade as at that time only 1% of taxi drivers were female. Amongst the first women to undertake this training was Past Master Brenda Bartlett. 1988 – Introduced into the Schools training curriculum a guiding course for Islington and Finsbury. 1989 – Compiled and published the 1st of 10 Editions of KnowledgePoint London Guid (a comprehensive guide to London) 1990 – Joined the Fellowship of Hackney Carriage Drivers Became a Director of Novax Taximeters who produced the first electronic overhead taximeter to the UK. 1999 – Appointed Master of the Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers. Following an inspection by the Training Standards Council Knowledge Point School was awarded a Grade 1 for its taxi driver training, putting it amongst the top 16% of all trainers in the Country. 2001 – Joined The Disney Committee 2004 – Took Livery in the Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers 2015 – Retired from Taxi Trade Promotions. 2016 – Retired from the Disney Committee. Malcolm continues to be involved with the Company, attending Court meetings and Dinners and serving as a Charity Trustee.

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