Whilst the Master, Wardens and Court directs the Guild’s overarching strategy, the implementation of the Guild’s work is devolved to a number of Committees, each chaired by a member of the Court.
AWARDS – the Awards Committee manages the Guild’s financial charitable and prize-giving activities (as distinct from the independent Guild of Entrepreneurs Trust). It makes applications to the Guild of Entrepreneurs Trust for financial support where appropriate.
If you are interested in learning more about this Committee please contact: Court Assistant Neil Partridge
COMMUNICATIONS & EVENTS – the Communications & Events Committee ensures the effectiveness of the Guild’s events, marketing and communications. Maintenance of the website and the Guild magazine form a large part of the work of the Committee, alongside social media and the production of branded collateral. This Committee also plans and executes the Guild’s calendar of social events and the Annual Lecture. It is a busy Committee, ensuring a diverse range of Guild-led events, as well as coordinating the Guild’s participation in inter-Livery and City-wide social activities. The Communications & Events Committee also looks after public relations issues for the Guild and its Officers.
Please see a copy of our Social Media Policy here social-media-policy-guidelines
If you are interested in learning more about this Committee please contact: Court Assistant Mark Huxley
EDUCATION – the Guild’s commitments to its partners in education are wide-ranging and extensive. Directing and implementing programmes at secondary and tertiary levels are a core part of this Committee’s work, together with advising on business skills tuition and mentoring.
If you are interested in learning more about this Committee please contact: Court Assistant Sarah Davis
FINANCE – the Treasurer chairs the Finance Committee, which scrutinises the annual budgets and accounts, and discusses all aspects of the Guild’s financial activities. It makes recommendations to Court on current expenditure and forecasts the Guild’s future financial liabilities.
If you are interested in learning more about this Committee please contact: Court Assistant Gary Dixon
MEMBERSHIP – the Membership Committee solicits and processes applications for the Freedom of the Guild, as well as directing and assisting with recruitment. The Committee arranges the interviewing of candidates, and makes recommendations to the Court as to the approval of candidates.
If you are interested in learning more about this Committee please contact: Court Assistant Shernaz Engineer
OUTREACH – this Committee plans and executes the Guild’s programme of practical outreach work. It implements assistance to the Guild’s affiliated professional organisations, and manages the Guild’s support of grassroots entrepreneurship schemes. It currently has a portfolio of very diverse projects, with numerous opportunities for Freemen to assist on a permanent or ad hoc basis.
If you are interested in learning more about this Committee please contact: Court Assistant James Talbot
FUNDRAISING – this Committee is responsible for three fundraising themes; the sponsorship of The Guild and Guild events; the curation of fund raising events, delivered in cooperation with the Communications and Events Committee; and the attraction of funds to The Guilds charity.If you are interested in learning more about this recently formed Committee please contact: Court Assistant Stephen Wheatley