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UCL MSc Entrepreneurship – An entrepreneur’s journey

Early on a Monday morning in January, Freeman Paddy Willis joined 50+ undergraduates at UCL’s base in Canary Wharf to share his experience as co-founder of disruptive food brand Plum Baby. Used to hearing from tech-based founders, there was a good deal of curiosity for how you grow an FMCG brand from zero to £14m…

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Memorial Service for Sir Paul Judge (1947-2017)

On Friday 15th December, 2017, under heavy but restrained skies, a large congregation of friends and relatives of Sir Paul Judge commemorated his life and legacy at the Church of St Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall. The Lord Mayor and Mrs Bowman took their seats amongst Aldermen, Common Councilmen, Masters, Clerks and representatives of the very…

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Five Course Christmas Lunch for Entrepreneurs and their guests

Festive cheer and fun was had at the Guild’s Entrepreneurs’ Christmas lunch on Wednesday 13th December at London Capital Club. Guild members and their guests mingled to festive tunes while supping plentiful flutes of Perrier Jouet Champagne, the preferred tipple of our late Founding Master Dan Doherty. Current Master, Lee Robertson, toasted absent friends and…

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Entrepreneurs’ Lecture in Global Entrepreneurship Week

This year’s annual Global Entrepreneurship Week event was held on 16th November at the beautiful Pewterers’ Hall, by kind permission of the Master Pewterer. This year our generous sponsors were KPMG who were represented by Ms Kirsty Mitchell and Ms Nicole Lowe.   The 100 guests, representing 29 Livery Companies and Guilds, Freemen and Officers…

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Educational talk to Young Chinese Professionals

  On the 25th of November Freeman Carrie Waley   gave a  talk  to a group of young Chinese professionals in London on the subject of entrepreneurship. Carrie is CEO of Mandarin Consulting and has been a Freeman of the Guild since its inception. As a member of the Guilds Education committee  Carrie is keen to promote …

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Outreach and Education Showcase Event

  The showcase event last Wednesday night, standing room only at the back, more heads than seats, more guests, enthusiasts, supporters, interested parties, than Freeman. The showcase for Outreach and Education brings to life the importance of actively supporting the Guild.  A phrase stayed with me, Hugo Middlemas, Director of Development at Christ’s Hospital talked…

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The Installation Court & Dinner 2017

  A steady procession of tailcoated men and elegantly-attired ladies‎ in Little Trinity Lane on Thursday 23rd November heralded the principal event and celebration of the Guild Year. The fourth anniversary ‎of the launch of the Guild of Entrepreneurs, and the Installation of the fourth Master Entrepreneur, returned for the third consecutive year to the…

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In Remembrance

The Clerk represented the Master Entrepreneur at the opening of the Garden of Remembrance at St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday 6th November. As the Band of the Scots Guards played poignantly, the Lord Mayor led the planting of memorial crosses – followed by the representatives of the many City institutions, Livery Companies and Guilds. An…

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