27 October 2011 newsletter

27 October 2011

27 November 2011 newsletter


We are looking forward to our annual dinner next Thursday 3 November with Peter Barron, Head of Communications, Google – we have had a few cancellations so, if you have not yet booked, please be quick!  Confirmations have been sent to all those who have already booked. We take great care with the seating arrangements and we have many individual bookings so don’t feel that you need to make a group booking - the evening is a great opportunity to meet fellow practitioners.  The ticket price of £85 includes a half bottle of wine per head.

We are grateful to Precise for sponsorship of the annual dinner and to Newscast for the photography.  

Our lunchtime meeting on Tuesday 11 October 2011 with the Financial Times’ Head of Lex, John Authers, was a great success – click here for the photos kindly taken by Stewart Goldstein of Newscast.

Our next speaker meeting, and the last one for 2011 is on Tuesday 8 November 2011, lunchtime with Dafydd Rees, Head of Business News, Sky News


Dates for the diary

Thursday 3 November 2011, annual dinner          Peter Barron, Google

Tuesday 8 November 2011, lunchtime    Dafydd Rees, Head of Business News, Sky News

Tuesday 10 January 2012, lunchtime        Philip Coggan, Capital Markets Editor / Buttonwood columnist

Tuesday 14 February 2012, lunchtime     Neil Hume, Editor, FT Alphaville

Tuesday 13 March 2012, lunchtime          Ben Wright, Editor, Financial News

Tuesday 17 April 2012, lunchtime              Olympic forum


Lunchtime speaker meetings are £15 for members; and £20 for guests on the first occasion and £25 for subsequent meetings.  We are grateful to AXA for hosting the 2011 speaker programme.

Priority booking for members

In view of the heavy demand for some of the more popular lunchtime meetings, members will be given priority for visits and heavily subscribed meetings. To avoid disappointment, I encourage you to join the group either through the CIPR or directly – please contact sueowen@corporate-financial.com for details.

Money saving and CPD 

You can buy a book of vouchers for the speaker lunches and make a 10 per cent saving. You are entitled to 5 CPD points for attending the meetings too.

Members between jobs  

Members between jobs can attend meetings free of charge – it is a great way of networking and keeping in touch and members have found jobs though the group network.

Through the Thicket – a guide to financial PR

If you wish to buy copies of the third edition of Through the Thicket, the Group’s guide to financial PR (a summary of the rules and regulations for those doing PR for listed companies), please email sueowen@corporate-financial.com  Cost £15 with discounts for larger quantities.


Please take a look at our Corporate and Financial Group website  As well as details of forthcoming events, there are reports and photos of our lunchtime meetings, and reports of visits. We continue to add to our best practice section. If you would like to contribute to this, please get in touch with Jill Pearcy who is co-ordinating this exercise (via sueowen@corporate-financial.com). Our online booking and payment system can be accessed currently by the links on the calendar below. Any feedback is very welcome.

Communication with other members

We now have nearly 400 members of the Corporate and Financial Group LinkedIn group and this is growing. People are using it for discussions and to flag up events and jobs.

Special offer - Newscast

Our loyal Corporate and Financial Group photographer and sponsor, Newscast, has a special budget buster offer at the moment available to Corporate and Financial Group members.  The £349 package includes a one hour photoshoot, image editing, same day image delivery and media distribution.  For more information, please see here or contact Stewart Goldstein or Shirley DaSilva on 020 3137 9137.  

Best wishes

Caroline Cecil



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