6 May 2014 Corporate and Financial Group flyer

18 April 2014

Corporate and Financial Group Summer party on Tuesday 10 June

Date: Tuesday 10 June, evening

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

Venue: Olswang’s roof terrace, 90 High Holborn, London WC1V 6XX

Cost: £25 for members and £35 for guests inclusive of VAT 

It’s time to book your place for our summer party on 10 June on the roof terrace of Olswang.  If you have been before you know it is a networking event not to be missed.  The guests usually comprise a mixture of individuals and groups and it is a great opportunity for members of the industry to meet informally over drinks and canapés.  We are grateful to Olswang and Precise for their support of the summer party.

This year’s AGM will, as usual, precede the summer party on 10 June and will be held at 5.45pm at Olswang. All members of the Corporate and Financial Group are welcome to attend – please email Sue Owen if you would like to attend the AGM.


1                    Chairman’s opening remarks

2                    Minutes of last year’s AGM

3                    Chairman’s Report

4                    Treasurer’s Report

Approval of Accounts for the year ended 31st December 2013

5                    Election of new committee members

6                    Appointment of Officers

7                    Appointment of auditor

8                    Any other business

Next lunchtime meeting

Date: Tuesday 13 May lunchtime

Time: 12.30pm for 1 o'clock (sandwich lunch will be served)

Venue: AXA - 5 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1AD

Event: Oliver Ralph, Deputy Editor, Lex, Financial Times

Cost: £15 for Corporate and Financial Group members; £20 for non-members on the first occasion and £25 for subsequent meetings. Early booking is advised. 

For full details and to book click here

Oliver Ralph, Deputy Editor, Lex, Financial Times

Oliver Ralph joined Lex in June 2012. Prior to that, he spent three years as the FT’s UK companies editor. Before joining the FT in 2009, he spent ten years at Investors Chronicle where his positions included companies writer, news editor and editor. He started his career with Euromoney Publications working on specialist legal titles.

Lex is the Financial Times’ daily comment column. Dating back to 1945, it is the oldest and arguably the most influential business and finance column of its kind globally. Its aim is to help readers make better investment decisions by highlighting key emerging risks and opportunities. Traditionally it appears daily on the back page of the Financial Times - and now also appears online - and sets the agenda on everything from company analysis and macroeconomics to financial markets and critical trends of the day.

2014 dates

Tuesday 13 May 2014, lunchtime                              Oliver Ralph, Deputy Editor, Lex, Financial Times

Tuesday 10 June 2014, lunchtime                              Richard Fletcher, Business Editor, The Times                                                   

Tuesday 10 June 2014, evening                                  Corporate and Financial Group summer party

Tuesday 9 September 2014, lunchtime                   Joanne Hart, Midas column, Mail on Sunday

Tuesday 14 October 2014, lunchtime                       Patrick Jenkins, Financial Editor, Financial Times

Lunchtime meetings £15 for members; guests £20 for the first occasion and £25 for subsequent meetings.  Booking forms can be found on our website.

Early bookings are advised as there are occasions when the events are fully booked. Members have priority.

 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.

Annette Spencer

Chairman – CIPR Corporate and Financial Group

MA, MBA, MCIPR (Accredited Practitioner) 


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