0 Have your say As only the eighth person to run Leeds Building Society, Richard Fearon is taking on a huge legacy. However, as Mark Casci reports, it is a role he has been preparing for his whole life. A lifelong love of business and financial services has taken Richard Fearon to the top position with Leeds Building Society. Only the eighth person to run the society in its history, Mr Fearon officially took on the chief executive’s role earlier in the year having spent three years with the business as chief commercial officer and latterly deputy chief executive. The son of a banker, he has the profession very much encoded in his DNA.However, the genesis of what took him into the sector was born much further away. Mr Fearon spent most of his childhood in Africa. His father’s work took him there and as such he grew up accompanying his father to farms and businesses in the likes of Malawi and Zambia as he went about meeting with his clients. As the … [Read more...] about Profile: Richard Fearon, Leeds Building Society chief executive
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A ceremony was held last week to open an innovative new academic building at Cranleigh School which has been named after one of its former headmasters. The van Hasselt Centre was launched by the chair of governors and guest speaker Kate Adie on Thursday April 25 before crowds of parents and Old Cranleighans who enjoyed tours of the new facility.Situated at the heart of the school, the modern building - which has been sensitively integrated into the established heritage buildings - will provide a healthy natural learning environment for many new generations of children.It houses humanities classrooms and is a base for the Cranleigh Futures department, including careers, mentoring and UCAS support, as well as the new communal and cafe spaces for pupils and an English library.Current headmaster Martin Reader said: “If we think we can influence the world, how bizarre it would be not to consider the influences it has on us. That is why the study of humanities and literature and social … [Read more...] about Cranleigh School opens new academic building named after former headmaster
John Wight has written for a variety of newspapers and websites, including the Independent, Morning Star, Huffington Post, Counterpunch, London Progressive Journal, and Foreign Policy Journal. The Notre Dame fire in Paris has triggered an exercise in moral cleansing by people who know the price of everything and value of nothing. The fire destroyed a significant section of the late 12th century religious and cultural landmark, and in its wake has thrown up questions surrounding the role of religion and the value placed on cultural heritage in societies riven by class privilege and class oppression. To put it another way, billionaires and corporate CEOs discovering their inner Jesus Christ is one of the more unedifying sights you will see, yet this is the sight we have been treated to over the sad plight to befall this internationally renowned landmark. Also on rt.com $1 billion in Notre Dame donations: Philanthropy or rich patrons seeking praise? From the … [Read more...] about Rich give cash for Notre Dame, Yellow Vests demand money to rebuild society. What would Jesus do?
0 Have your say With so many negative things happening in the world in general it’s sometimes easy to overlook the positive side of life. So let me take the opportunity to thank and praise people, writes Toby Wood of Peterborough Civic Society. Much has been spoken and written about Peter Boizot who was the embodiment of the notion of giving something back to the community. Peter and his contribution to the city should never be forgotten, so our civic leaders should consider how best to commemorate his achievements. Perhaps recognition at the new Peterborough University may be suitable – a building or faculty could be named after him. And Peterborough United should consider a long-lasting tribute, perhaps by naming a stand, area or room in any new ground or facility. Better still, Peter used his money to fund projects across the city that bridged arts, sports and entertainment. So what better way to honour him than to name a new bridge after him! BBB … [Read more...] about Build the Boizot Bridge in Peterborough!
Video PUBLISHED: 11:25 14 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:38 14 February 2019 London Street looking at the National Westminster Bank which was pereviously the National Provincial bank. Dated August 1988. As restaurant and bar Cosy Club opens in the home of one of Norwich’s most notable former banks, we’ve taken a look at what else some of the city’s grand financial buildings have become. The National Westminster Bank (formerly the National Provincial Bank) at night in London, in February 1984.Cosy ClubAt 45 to 51 London Street, the eatery has opened in the former National Provincial Bank Building.The distinctive building, at the junction at Bedford Street and St Andrews Hill, was bought in 1919 and completely rebuilt by architect FCR Palmer and assistant WFC Holden.It was completed in 1925, and received Grade II listing in 1972.The National Provincial Bank was formed in 1833 and first opened in Norwich in June 1866 at 36 London Street, which is today the … [Read more...] about What has become of Norwich’s old banking buildings?