Life under COVID has presented many an opportunity to enjoy what would have been physical events, virtually. From a Livery perspective, this has created more opportunities to enjoy the fellowship that is so important to us, both within our own Companies and with others. Recently the Company of Entrepreneurs was invited to join their good…

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The Company records, with great sadness, the death of Founder Freeman James Dinsdale. James was admitted as a Founder Freeman at Skinners’ Hall in March 2015, and was active in speaking and mentoring for the then Guild of Entrepreneurs. Arthur James Dinsdale was a colourful figure, who was, variously, a chartered accountant, business mentor and…

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This year there is even more incentive to reach out and exchange Season’s Greetings with our friends, colleagues and those in our networks.  Face to face contact and real-world socialising have been scarce and the opportunity to communicate on a personal level to wish people well is a welcome prospect for many. As usual, our…

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Worshipful Companies in the 21st Century carry on the ancient tradition of an affiliation with a City church and the appointing of a Christian Chaplain. Though the Company of Entrepreneurs welcomes Freemen and guests of any faith (and none), it follows the spirit of this tradition through its affiliation with the church of St Lawrence…

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On 20th October, the Court of Aldermen met to publicly determine the progression of the Guild of Entrepreneurs to a Company without Livery. In a meeting by virtual presence live-streamed via YouTube, Alderman Sir David Wootton announced the recommendation of the Court’s General Purposes Committee that the Guild of Entrepreneurs become the Company of Entrepreneurs.…

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The governing body of the Guild of Entrepreneurs is its Court, which comprises the Master, Wardens, Past Masters, Treasurer and between 6 and 20 Freemen who are known as Court Assistants. On Friday 25th September, the following were elected to serve as Court Assistants from 24th November 2020: Freeman David Barker Founder Freeman Elizabeth Hunt Freeman the…

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Not to be outdone by our first “virtual” installation in April, we were delighted to welcome four new Freemen to the Guild by way of video conference, on Friday 25th September. We were delighted to welcome:- Freeman Yusuf Ijtaba-Garcia – Yusuf started his entrepreneurial Journey at the age of 25.Patenting a mobile software process, he…

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City Giving Day celebrates the enormous philanthropic and voluntary power of the City of London’s institutions, businesses, charities and citizens and we at the Guild are proud to be a supporter. Entrepreneurship can, and does, make a positive difference to the lives of individuals, communities and society. The Guild of Entrepreneurs Trust specialises in making…

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Every year, the Guild of Entrepreneurs Trust makes thousands of pounds’ worth of grants to individuals, organisations and charities to advance academic and practical skills in business and entrepreneurship. The deadline for applications for 2021 grants (payable from May 2021) has been extended to 14th October 2020. This is particularly relevant to Y13 students considering…

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 BEST FINTECH SUPPLIERS NAMED  Leading service and system suppliers were announced at the Systems in the City Fintech Awards during an online ceremony hosted on 10th September 2020 by Sky Sports News Presenter Hayley McQueen.  Over 100 companies were nominated for awards and 45 were short-listed. 15 individuals working in the sector were rewarded with…

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