Robert Barnes, Managing Director at London Stock Exchange Group
Itricia Roberts, International Markets Manager at London Stock Exchange Group
Umerah Akram, Head of ELITE UK (London Stock Exhange Group's initiative for entrepreneurship and private companies)
The Business Masterclass at London Stock Exchange is the first in a series of events to support the development of practical business and enterprise education in Hounslow's schools and connect our young people with business role models. 80 pupils from six Hounslow schools were invited to open up the London Stock Exchange and then attended a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Seema Malhotra MP, Chair of Hounslow's Promise.
The discussion offered chances for students to ask questions about the fast-paced world of business, with students asking questions ranging from the impact of Brexit on the London Stock Exchange to what degrees offer a pathway to getting into the Stock Exchange. In the feedback given by students, many of them mentioned how inspirational they found the discussion, as it gave them ideas for future careers.
The event concluded as students and guests got a chance to sign the welcome book of the LSE. The welcome book goes back to the Stock Exchange's foundation and records every person who has visited to open the market.
Click here to see more pictures from the event on the London Stock Exchange's website