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New Freeman admitted at Cutlers’ Hall

The Guild was delighted to welcome Simon Fordham as a Freeman Entrepreneur at a special ceremony of admission at Cutlers’ Hall on 6th June 2017. Accompanied by his wife Helen, and his guests James and Michelle Vellacott, Simon made his pledge and declaration to the Guild’s Court in the splendid Court Rooms. The Clerk read…

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Summer Banquet 2017

The Entrepreneurs’ Summer Banquet enjoys a justifiable reputation as an evening of serious City glamour, and, in spite of some dramatic and unseasonal weather, Freemen Entrepreneurs and their guests looked immaculate for the event on Tuesday 6th June. The Summer Banquet is the second of the two principal feasts of the Guild year (the first…

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Visit to Dennis Severs House

A time-capsule of entrepreneurship Dennis Severs was the artist who created a spell-binding installation at 18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields. Each of the ten rooms spread over five floors encapsulates the intimate lives of a family of entrepreneurial Huguenot silk-weavers from 1724 to the dawn of the 20th Century. On May 24th members of the Guild…

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Outreach Opportunity at Bathtub2Boardroom

Continuing the Guild’s thriving relationship with Bathtub2Boardroom, the Outreach & Education Committee is looking for two more Freemen to volunteer their time and expertise to lecture/mentor young entrepreneurs. These opportunities consist of a talk/lecture on one evening, with a follow-up mentoring session on a second date (for which the timings are more flexible). The chosen…

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Outpost Trading Post at the Dan Doherty Memorial School

The memory of the Founder of the Guild of Entrepreneurs, Dan Doherty, continues to reach and inspire entrepreneurs. Ever since Dan’s tragic and untimely death in office as the Guild’s Master in March 2016 the Guild has very proudly been associated with the Dan Doherty Memorial School in Makwanpur, Nepal. The school and its reputation…

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Festival of the Sons & Friends of the Clergy 2017

The Church and City came together for the 363rd Festival of the Sons & Friends of the Clergy at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Tuesday 9th May 2017, and the Middle Warden was on duty, representing the Guild of Entrepreneurs in the procession of Livery Company Masters, Prime Wardens and Upper Bailiff. The Festival not only…

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Ceremony of the keys

Locking the Tower of London – for the last time   On 26th April 2017 27 Freemen of the Guild and their guests were treated to an exclusive tour of the Tower of London followed by a private reception held in the Yeoman Warders’ very own club house. The evening was topped off with the…

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Five New Freemen Admitted

Following the April Court Meeting, held at the London Capital Club on Thursday 27th April, a Ceremonial Court was convened in the Club’s Board Room to formally admit five Freemen Elect to the Freedom of the Guild. (L-R pictured with the Wardens and Clerk) Amy McManus, Dave Pay, Emily Miller, Tony Harrison and Anand Verma…

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The Appreciation Supper 2017

On Thursday 27th April 2017, the hijinks of the Entrepreneurs’ Appreciation Supper returned to the Guildhall Club. This annual supper, where Freemen Entrepreneurs and their guests are given the opportunity to rehearse some of the more peculiar customs of City dining in an informal setting, has become noted as much for its jocular atmosphere as its…

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