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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WCIB Lombard Prize 2020

The Master announces that David Witts (pictured) from the University of Durham Business School is the winner of the 2020 WCIB Lombard Prize.  The runner-up is Chloe Salehnejad from University College, London, Institute of Finance and Technology.    

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Common Hall 1st February 2021

Common Hall is the annual meeting of the Company's Liverymen when they hear about developments in the Company from the Master and others and have the opportunity to ask questions and air their views.  A Common Hall took place by Zoom on 1st February 2021 to replace the original event planned for 7th October 2020 which had to be cancelled because of the pandemic.  

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2020 WCIB Schools Essay Competition WINNERS

The WCIB Schools Essay Competition is run every year in conjunction with social mobility charity The Brokerage  We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 competition. The competition subject was “You are setting up a brand new bank. What would be your vision for the Bank’s Mission and Strategy?”

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Environment, Social and Governance – is the promise of ESG false or will it be our saviour?

The ESG debate has begun. Organisations are looking at how to score well in the ESG rankings but are ESG a driver for change?  The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists invited WCIB Court Assistant Jenny Knott to join a panel to debate and anser key questions. 

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Past Masters interview: Jane Platt CBE and Angus MacLennan

On 20th January as part of the series "Freeman, Liveryman, Master”, the Master invited two Past Masters, Jane Platt CBE (WCIB’s first female Master – 2013) and Angus MacLennan (Master in 2007 and 2012) to speak about their successful careers, their experiences as Master and to give their insights on what the future holds for the City.  

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Master presents to 306 Hospital Support Regiment on Leadership Through Crisis

The Commanding Officer of WCIB's affiliated military Reserve Unit 306 Hospital Support Regiment (306 HSR) Colonel Kelvin Wright VR RAMC (picture left) invited the Master to make a presentation on 28th November to 306 HSR as part of one of its regular virtual training days.  

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Championing the UK’s future success as a global hub for Financial and Professional Service

Over 100 members of the WCIB and Financial Services Group of livery companies registered to hear Damian Nussbaum, Director of Innovation and Growth, City of London Corporation give a fascinating presentation on 23rd November with the subject 'Championing the UK’s future success as a global hub for Financial and

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11 November The Financing and Engineering of Space Technology

A joint event held with the Worshipful Company of Engineers on Zoom explored the strategic significance of the space industry, its technical maturity, investment horizons and risks with a panel including Dr Alice Bunn International Director UK space agency (pictured).

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22 October 2020 Kickstarting diversity and inclusion: who is the D&I agenda for?

Aleida Moore (pictured) joined two other Freemen and Court Assistant John Winter to lead a discussion about diversity and inclusion.

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WCIB YouTube - latest video

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers.

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7 October WCIB Installation Evening

Robert Merrett (pictured) was installed as Master at the Company's first on-line Installation Evening on 7th October.  The guest speaker was Alderman and Sheriff Michael Mainelli.

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International Bankers Golf Society

Following the cancellation of the Spring and Summer meetings, the Golf Society was extremely grateful to Swinley Forest Golf Club for hosting our Autumn meeting on Thursday 1st October in a very safe environment. Sandwiched between days of very wet weather, the day was bathed in sunshine and great golf was enjoyed by all.

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