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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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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