Yearly Archives: 2011

Recipe for the UK economy: more innovation please

Nov 15, 2011

This morning we hosted one of our regular Breakfast Club events at London’s RAC.  It was a full house for a lively conversation between Matthew Hancock MP, former chief of staff to George Osborne, business journalist and author Philip Delves-Broughton (over from the US East Coast) and Chris Brady, Dean of BPP. The discussion, moderated

Former BBC journalist joins Chartwell’s London team

Nov 15, 2011

A big welcome to Katie Fraser, who joins Chartwell from the BBC, where she has spent the last 6 years working as a researcher and journalist (mainly focused on politics, business and economics). Katie brings with her frontline experience at one of the world’s top media organisations, fantastic research and writing skills and a brilliant network of

Asian insights

Nov 15, 2011

I recently returned from Hong Kong and Singapore, where I spent time with James Loudon, our partner in Shanghai and Claire Ngo, our partner in Singapore. Together we had 30 meetings with Asia-based speakers and clients. It was a fascinating though exhausting trip; good to spend time in two very exciting cities, and to see

Chartwell’s Head of Research in today’s FT

Nov 1, 2011

Around the the Chartwell office it is well-known that our Head of Research, Leo von Bülow-Quirk, has a penchant for deploying his not insignificant powers of reasoning to develop philosophical observations on global governance. In today’s letters section of the Financial Times, you can read his take on Rousseau’s social contract theory as applied to

Karen Darke: How? Now. Wow!

Oct 31, 2011

A week or so ago, Chartwell met up with Karen Darke, one of Britain’s top athletes and a medal contender in the London 2012 Paralympics. A climbing and all-round outdoor obsessive, Karen was paralysed from the chest down when she fell 10 metres off a rockface. She was just 21. Since then she has overcome

Michael Lewis: Greek state is an “elaborate patronage operation’

Oct 29, 2011

Michael Lewis puts the boot in on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme; he compares Greece and Germany’s behaviour since the euro’s launch, and their different responses to the credit crisis. Lewis’s tour d’horizon, Boomerang – the Meltdown Tour has been well reviewed. Here’s novelist Robert Harris in The Sunday Times: “Michael Lewis’s bravura journey through

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