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Clerk on holiday until 5th September

The Clerk will be dozing in a deckchair in Mablethorpe until Tuesday 5th September. We wish Duncan a relaxing holiday, and look forward to his return. Any urgent enquiries during the meanwhile should be directed to the Clerk’s PA on 020 3126 4924    

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Ladies Night at the Comedy Club !

On 6 July, the inaugural call for women to take a “Night off from their Day Job” was made and – with the generous assistance of London Capital Club – our first comedy evening was held in their beautiful Wren Room. A fizzy reception was followed up with an expertly prepared three course meal and…

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Gin Tasting Event

      On Tuesday 8th August, Freemen and their guests were set to meet as usual for the monthly social drinks, but, this month, there was a slight twist as the party moved from its regular spot (London Capital Club) to explore the taste of English Gin. After arriving at the not-yet-opened Tasting Rooms in…

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Defence Academy Meeting July 2017

On Thursday 27th July, the Middle Warden, Lee Robertson, spearheaded a delegation from the Guild of Entrepreneurs on a visit to the Defence Academy site at Shrivenham. The Defence Academy is the Guild’s military affiliate, and, following the signing of the article of affiliation in March this year, this visit was intended to strengthen the…

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Results of the Election Court 2017

At the Election Court, held on 20th July 2017, the following were elected to serve as Officers of the Guild from 23rd November, 2017: Master : Lee John Robertson Senior Warden : Alderman Peter Lionel Raleigh Hewitt JP Middle Warden : Richard Paul Lowe Junior Warden : Lars Bendik Andersen The Master, Kate Jolly, warmly…

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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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