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Guild Admits First Honorary Freeman Entrepreneur: Lady Judge, CBE

On the afternoon of Thursday 20th September, the Guild of Entrepreneurs admitted its first Honorary Freeman.   The Guild’s Ordinances provide that the Court shall elect, at its discretion, suitable persons to the Honorary Freedom. Earlier this year, Barbara Thomas Judge, Lady Judge, Commander of the British Empire, was elected as the Guild’s first Honorary…

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Master’s Weekend a roaring success.

When it comes to learning from the best, then this year’s Master’s Weekend makes top trumps. The expectations of a weekend at The Joint Services Defence Academy in Shrivenham were high and boy did they deliver. Not only was the assembled group of Guild Freemen treated to insight usually reserved for Forces personnel, but we…

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Results of the Election Court 2018

At the Election Court, held on 19th July 2018, the following were elected to serve as Officers of the Guild from 28th November, 2018: Master : Peter Lionel Raleigh Hewitt JP Senior Warden : Richard Paul Lowe Middle Warden : Lars Bendik Andersen Junior Warden : Judy Hadden The Master, Mr Lee Robertson, heartily congratulated…

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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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My first GofE Summer Barbecue… phew what a scorcher!

Freeman Mark Huxley reflects upon attending his first Guild Summer Barbecue Since I was installed as a Freeman last year, my friend and fellow Freeman David Mellor has constantly reminded me of this particular annual event. In part because he manages all the organisation for it, but also he billed it to me as the…

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Ask the Entrepreneur Series – ‘Sales, Relationships and Growth’

May 29th 2018 saw Middle Warden Rick Lowe  appear in the lecture theatre at ( London Business School ) LBS to deliver the second workshop of the Guild’s Ask The Entrepreneur Series’. Three nascent entrepreneurs from LBS shared the stage with Rick where he delved into his experiences and strategies for revolutionising the entrepreneur’s  approach to sales and also demonstrated…

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Fostering Entrepreneurialism – How we’re making a difference

As a young Guild and aspirant Livery Company, as we establish ourselves, it’s vital that we make a genuine and positive impact amongst our peers and the City of London, for whom we exist to serve. Without ever wishing to blow our own trumpet, in the four years since we were founded, we think it…

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The Guild’s first sponsor event: GDPR; Cut through the jargon!

The Guild presented a wonderfully well received session on data security/protection with Founder Supporter, PDA, at the London offices of Towers & Hamlin, on 24 May 2018.     In the presence of the Master of the Guild of Entrepreneurs, Lee Robertson, the evening was a milestone as the Guild’s first Founder Supporter annual event.…

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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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