Hounslow Promise's third Masterclass took place at the premises of the London Stock Exchange group, as pupils from six Hounslow schools were invited to open up the London Stock Exchange and then to a panel discussion and Q&A. The panel was moderated by Seema Malhotra MP, Chair of Hounslow's Promise. On the panel were four accomplished speakers:
As well as almost 80 students, the panel was attended by the Mayor of Hounslow Samia Chaudhary, Alan Rides, a member of the Hounslow Board of Commerce, and James Holmes, on behalf of Heathrow Airport.
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.