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The Guild’s Bystander – A celebration of our Freemen at social events in the city

By Spirit de la Mare Martin Parr – Only Human supported by Gucci The glitterati and arts enthusiasts were out in full force on Monday night at The National Portrait Gallery for the private viewing of celebrated photographer Martin Parr’s ‘Only Human’ retrospective exhibition. Described by the Telegraph as ‘arguably Britain’s greatest living photographer’, Parr…

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Bold Performance in Sheriffs’ Challenge Final

In the Central Criminal Court’s infamous No1 Court, on Monday 4th March, 2019, Christ’s Hospital School (ably supported by mentors from the Guild of Entrepreneurs) went head-to-head with Mulberry Academy Shoreditch in the final of the 2019 Sheriffs’ London Challenge. Following a dazzling performance in their heats (https://guildofentrepreneurs.org/entrepreneurs-mentees-in-final-of-sheriffs-london-challenge-2019/ ), and commendably unfazed by the imposing…

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Entrepreneurs’ Mentees in Final of Sheriffs’ London Challenge 2019

On Tuesday 12th February, a team of sixth-form students from Christ’s Hospital School were selected as finalists for this year’s Sheriffs’ London Challenge. Mentored by Freemen David Mellor and Paddy Willis, the students saw off fierce competition from six other schools in the heats of this prestigious annual public speaking and debating event. Christ’s Hospital Students…

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The Asian Power Couples Hot 100

In the second of an occasional series, we put our Freemen’s activities under the spotlight. The Asian Power Couples Hot 100 As Britain continues to wade through turbulent waters and the struggle to carve out our identity within the international arena continues, it is refreshing to see several of the Guild’s Freemen listed on the…

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Wired for sound – the Guild gets Podcasting

Within the Guild we blog, we Tweet, Instagram, post on LinkedIn and upload videos. What we haven’t yet done is Podcast. We are pleased to report that this has been put right. We now have our own official channel, brought to us via Soundcloud. Our aim is to periodically produce our own podcasts, covering a…

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Where Sir Walter Raleigh and the Guild meet

Many will know that our current Master Peter Hewitt is a descendent of Sir Walter Raleigh. 400 years ago on 29th October 1618, Raleigh was executed under the orders of King James 1. Like his descendent, Raleigh was an entrepreneur of his age and his legacy lives on. Peter wished to commemorate this anniversary, so has…

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Let’s Get Quizical

As 2019 begins and within the Guild we start planning and looking forward to another year of events, minds turned back to our last quiz night. Thanks to the wonderful organisation of Pippa Watmough we once again had a fabulous evening. Even if there was doubt cast over the result. Pippa shares her own memories…

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What makes an entrepreneur? Our PRIME work lifts the lid

The Guild’s newest Committee considers policy and research into mindsets of entrepreneurs. Called PRIME it is a think-tank that builds on the Guild’s broad talent base along with external stakeholders, to deliver papers and analysis that assists in the accurate representation of entrepreneurship at regional and national levels. This year has seen them publish three…

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Raleigh400 Event 1 – Our historian shares his thoughts

Last evening, 12th December saw the first event in the Raleigh400 programme, commemorating the 400th anniversary of the execution of Sir Walter Raleigh. Our Master, Peter Hewitt, being one of Raleigh’s descendents. The Guild is one of Raleigh400’s supporters. The evening was attended by Guild historian, James Mellor, who has shared his thoughts along with…

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