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Annual Reception 2018

The 2018 Corporate Finance Faculty Annual Reception took place on Thursday 15 November at Goldsmiths’ Hall.

Livery Hall - Main Event 2

The magnificent Goldsmiths' Hall, opened in 1835, is one of London's hidden treasures

On the evening of Thursday 15th November 2018, the annual champagne reception was held here

The 2018 Annual Reception, hosted by David Petrie, Head of Corporate Finance at ICAEW, and Mo Merali, Chairman of the Corporate Finance Faculty, looked forward to how corporate finance will play a part in future business growth and opportunities.


Our guest speaker

Lord Smith speaking

The Corporate Finance Faculty was delighted to welcome Lord Smith of Kelvin, Chair of the British Business Bank. We were particularly pleased  to hear Lord Smith’s fulsome support and recognition of the Faculty’s policy work on access to finance. It was very encouraging to note Lord Smith’s continuing commitment to maintain the very close relationship between the Faculty and the bank, as well as for both the Business Finance Guide and the Finance Hub.



All presenters, speakers and students 

The Corporate Development Award was given to Simon Boddie, CFO of Coats Group plc, and Judith Wettach, Head of M&A and Strategy. The award recognises a London-listed company whose strategy has made the most effective use of M&A to grow, and increase shareholder value.

This year, the most successful students from each of the two most recent sittings of the Diploma in Corporate Finance, were Chris Collett and Peter Smith. This was presented by Rosanna Woods, Managing Director UK, Drooms.

[Pictured from left to right] Peter Smith, Chris Collett, Rosanna Woods, Lord Smith of Kelvin, Judith Whettach, Simon Boddie, Tim Hawkins, Mo Merali, David Petrie

Annual Reception 2017