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Let Me Entertain You – the New Diversity of Business and Think TV

Article by Dr. David Dunkley Gyimah, keynote speaker at the Summer Banquet on 5th June 2018 Mesmeric, hauntingly beautiful with a richness in visual acuity that is breathless, gripping vice-like our senses.   I had two minutes before my keynote and my mind was preoccupied with a plasma of ideas and flash thoughts e.g. The BBC’s Blue…

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The Summer Banquet 2018

On the evening of Tuesday 5th June, the Master Entrepreneur, Mr Lee Robertson, welcomed Freemen and guests to the annual Summer Banquet, held this year in Vintners’ Hall by the kind permission of the Master Vintner. The Summer Banquet is one of only two formal feasts of the Guild’s year, where Freemen and guests dine…

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New Freeman Admitted at Vintners’ Hall

Mr Stacey Body was admitted to the Freedom of the Guild of Entrepreneurs in the beautiful and historic surroundings of the Court Room at Vintners’ Hall on Tuesday 5th June, 2018. The Master, Mr Lee Robertson, together with the Wardens and Court, heard of Stacey’s many successes, and were delighted to welcome him as their…

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The Inaugural Entrepreneurs Pub Quiz

  There were scenes of astonishment and high tension on the evening of Wednesday 16th May, 2018, at the very first Entrepreneurs Pub Quiz. Freemen and Officers of the Guild of Entrepreneurs had brought their sharpest wits (and cleverest friends) along to the Counting House on Cornhill to determine which of them could muster the…

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The Appreciation Supper 2018

Keenly-anticipated and now, deservedly, semi-legendary, the 3rd Appreciation Supper was held in the Members’ Dining Room of Guildhall on the evening of Thursday 19th April. From humble beginnings, the Appreciation Supper has become one of the set-pieces of the Guild’s year, as Freemen Entrepreneurs both new and, er, not so new, gather to rehearse the…

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Three New Freemen Admitted at Guildhall

On Thursday 19th April, overlooking Guildhall Yard on a balmy Spring evening, a ceremonial Court of the Guild of Entrepreneurs was convened in the Members’ Dining Room to admit three new Freemen. The Master, Mr Lee Robertson, opened the Court and the three candidates were invited to step forward – witnessed by a crowd of…

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The Guild & Christs Hospital School

On Thursday evening, 26th April 2018, the latest in a series of events with the 6th Form students (Grecians and Deps as they are known) took place at Christs Hospital School. Always a wonderful setting in the countryside outside Horsham and where everything seems so right as an establishment to learn and be educated.  …

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Freemen and the future of journalism and interactive media at DisLab

The first collaboration between The Guild and Westminster DisLab, a new initiative at the University of Westminster is drawing to a close with both sides hailing it a real success.  Court Assistant Nicola Manning and Dr David Gyimah the course leader and inspirational mind behind DisLab put real effort in to pulling the two sides…

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UGS 2018 – Neighbours Become Friends

With every one of the 110 Livery Companies represented (together with Companies, Guilds and other civic and City organisations) St Paul’s Cathedral was filled to capacity on Friday 16th March for the 2018 United Guilds Service. Masters, Prime Wardens and the Upper Bailiff were all bedecked in their company livery, and accompanied by their robed…

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Roedean School Lecture and networking event 20th March 2018

  A warm and sunny welcome (with rather less of the usual biting winds on the high Sussex clifftop) awaited us entrepreneurs yesterday afternoon for the 4th of the Guild’s now familiar lecture and networking events in the past 3 and a half years at one of our partner schools Roedean on the Brighton coast.…

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