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Reach Society News

GRACE FOODS ANNOUNCES BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON SCHOLARSHIP
Grace Foods UK, the UK’s leading supplier of Caribbean food and drink, is marking its first successful collaborative scholarship with Brunel University London by announcing a second scholarship.
2018 Careers Conference Report

On Tuesday, 4th April, Reach Society once again showcased talent in the Black community in its 7th Careers Conference. The climax of the day was the announcement of the second full scholarship for a British young man of Caribbean background seeking entry to Brunel University London in September 2018; and the new summer internship at Grace Foods for a British young woman, of the same background, who is studying at Brunel University. 

Employability Day in Wolverhampton

Young people, aged 14 to16, in Wolverhampton and nearby areas, and their parents and carers, had the opportunity to gain invaluable information, advice and guidance from roughly two dozen professionals, from the local Black community, and a similar number of local employers at the Employability Day held on 22 February, in the iconic Molineux stadium.

Forthcoming Events

  • 28/09/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (Transport for London, Palestra House)
  • 20/10/2018 19.30pm - 7th Recognition Awards Dinner and 70th MBC Anniversary Celebration - guest speakers incl. Dr Victor Olisa, QPM Ex MPS Borough Commander; Lord Herman Ouseley, Chairman, KIO; and Patrick Vernon, OBE and Windrush Day Campaign Champion
  • 26/10/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (Transport for London, Palestra House)
  • 30/11/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (Transport for London, Palestra House)
The main objectives of the networking programme in the Reach Society are to generate amity between Black professional men.
Representation ImageThe representation programme: Connects Reach Society role models with young people, and in particular Black boys and young Black men, to inspire them;
Recognition AwardsThere are two sets of recognition awards - one for self development, which will be awarded to children and young adults; and the other for extra-ordinary contributions and long service to Reach Society.

 

Lloyds Bank Community Fund, 2012 Regional Winner
City & Islington College, 2014 Community Partner
BITC Race Equality Award, 2016 Highly Commended Award Winner
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Professor Trevor Williams



Trevor Williams has a BA honours degree and a Masters in Economics; and is a member of the Institute of Economic Affairs, IEA.

Trevor joined Lloyds Banking Group after working as an economist for the UK Civil Service. Prior to that, he was employed as a lecturer whilst studying for a doctorate.

Trevor is a Visiting Professor at the University of Derby. He lectures occasionally at various universities including Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester. As Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking & Markets, he leads a team that primarily supports the Bank's trading and sales activities. 

Trevor is on the editorial board of Economia and the Journal of Corporate Treasury Management. He is also on the committee of the Financial Statistics User Group. 

He writes for various Lloyds Bank publications and for other outlets including Moneyfacts, has written a weekly article in City AM (for one year), a business column in the Sunday Express newspaper, (for a year), Real Finance and numerous other articles in trade journals. He appears on television and in the financial press representing the Bank's economic views.
 
You can find Professor Williams' full profile here