Reach Society

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Reach Society News

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.

CANDI holds 5th Employability Day

Students at the Centre for Applied Sciences had the opportunity to gain invaluable advice from a number of employers and professionals at the City and Islington College’s Employability Fair held on 20 February.

Insight into Bristol

Insight into Bristol is an innovative residential summer school that gives students from London access to the University of Bristol’s academic expertise and facilities.

Forthcoming Events

  • 23/03/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Brunel University London)
  • 04/04/2018 10.00 am - 7th Careers Conference (Russell Square, London)
  • 27/04/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at Palestra House)
  • 25/05/2018 6.30pm - Networking Conversation (at 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