'The war for talent' presentation and discussion 23rd November 2021

On Tuesday evening 23rd November, members and guests were hosted at WeWork to discuss the War for Talent. Topics covered by the panel included the future of the office, corporate ecosystems, attracting talent and the challenges of hybrid working

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The Monmouth Enterprise Initiative Finance Day 8th November 2021

WCIB Past Master Bob Wigley, Court Assistant Simon Hills and Liverymen Mark Henthorne and Daniel Yates helped make this year's Monmouth Enterprise Initiative Finance Day a great success at Haberdashers' Hall on 8th November.

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Common Hall and the Installation Court Dinner 30th September 2021

These two pictures show new Liverymen Clothed on 30th September 2021 and Dame Elizabeth Corley, DBE receiving her Honorary Freedom of the Company also on 30th September 2021.  Click on the pictures to flick between them.

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21st September 2021 The Master presents cheque for the Lord Mayor's Appeal

The Master presented a cheque for £2000 to the Lord mayor on City Giving Day.

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Freedom Ceremony 20th September 2021

The Master held a Freedom Ceremony on 20th September, the first time we had been able to hold one in person since early 2020.

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15th September 2021: WCIB donates to the Sheriffs' & Recorder's Fund

On 15th September WCIB Honorary Freeman Alderman & Sheriff Professor Michael Mainelli rode through the City of London to raise money for the Sheriffs' & Recorder's Fund.  The Master handed Michael £1000 from the WCIB.

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Election Court 14th July 2021

The Company's annual Election Court took place on 14th July 2021, this year Court was held as a hybrid event with members present at Ironmongers' Hall and on-line via Zoom.  In the picture are (R) the Master Robert Merrett and (L) the Master-elect John Bennett MBE.

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As part of Pride month WCIB Court Assistant Alderman Tim Hailes speaks to Freeman Daniel Yates on Diversity and Inclusion

During the interview Tim speaks about his career in finance spanning over 25 years and the changing attitudes towards the LGBT+ community. 

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Past Master Alderman Sir Roger Gifford

WCIB Past Master and former Lord Mayor of the Cty of London Alderman Sir Roger Gifford died peacefully on 25th May 2021.  The Master pays tribute to Sir Roger.  

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The lasting impact of the pandemic on mental health in finance

For the first evening of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 on Monday 10th May 2021 our Immediate Past Master Karina Robinson hosted keynote speakers Poppy Jaman OBE, Chief Executive Officer of the City Mental Health Alliance as well as Mental Health lecturer Andrew Barker from the University of Hull.

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'Gateway to City Careers' The Brokerage reports on the WCIB funded programme

WCIB has been funding The Brokerage's Gateway to City Careers programme snce 2018 as a 3 year project.  The Brokerage has produced a report on the project as it reaches its final few months.  Click here to read the report: 

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Fintech and Banking in the Next Decade

On 14th April WCIB members and guests enjoyed, via Zoom, watching an international panel speak on fintech and how it is shaping the future of banking and finance.

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Past Master talk: Bob Wigley 17th February

The second in the series of interviews with Past Masters by the current Master, Robert Merrett, was with Bob Wigley, Chairman of UK Finance, on 17th February 2021.

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First 'Pitch your charity' grants awarded

WCIB Court Assistant Ali Miraj, chairman of the Company's Charity & Education Committee announces the first grants awarded under the WCIB 'Pitch your charity' initiative.

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Path to Master: Cross mentoring 9th February 2021

On the evening of 9th February 2021, the WCIB hosted its first virtual Cross Mentoring on Zoom with over 35 attendees, which fitted into Master's annual theme "Freeman, Liveryman, Master". Our distinguished mentors for the evening included Master Robert Merrett, IPM Karina Robinson, Liveryman David Blanc and Court Assistant Simon Hills.

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