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Spotlight on Commercial Education

Spotlight on Commercial Education

We host and support public lectures to educate and engage the public on the skills, enterprise and trade issues facing the UK, and the essential role that commercial education can play in addressing them. Lectures not only put a spotlight on today’s challenges but also identify new thinking and levels of excellence, change wider perceptions, and encourage communities of problem-solvers.

Previous speakers at our Commercial Education Lectures include Sir Harvey McGrath, Prof. Alison Wolf, Dame Alison Wolf of Dulwich CBE and Sherry Coutu CBE.

  • Sir Harvey McGrath spoke about what needs to be done to develop skills in young people and to offer them gateways into work; and, the role of educators, employers and government.
  • Prof. Alison Wolf gave the address ‘Mathematics Education and Our Commercial Future: Should Business Relax? Or Panic?’
  • Sherry Coutu CBE spoke on the theme ‘From Classroom to Titan: transforming student attainment through business engagement, AI and data science.’

Our lectures attract senior figures from business, education, government and the voluntary sector.

In addition to the Commercial Education Lectures we also hold Grantee Gatherings with awardees and other collaborators, to identify and share best practice.

We also make grant awards in support of other Lectures, notably the Tacitus Lecture of the Worshipful Company of World Traders.

Current Lecture

The CET Commercial Education Lecture, run in association with London Chamber of Commerce and Industry is given by Justin King CBE, on 15th November 2018.

The Changing Face of the Modern Workplace:

Flexible & homeworking, collaborative workspaces, the gig economy: Has the workplace changed forever and what are the implications for education and skills?

at the Francis Crick Institute, London. Information on the Lecture will be posted shortly.

What We Fund

What We Fund

We fund a range of charities and organisations, encouraging the development of commercial education from primary school level through to higher education. There are…... Read more

Commercial Education Today

Commercial Education Today

The context and how we interpret commercial education is different to over 100 years ago, but the need for commercial education is as strong…... Read more

Recent Projects

Recent Projects

We fund projects that support the development of commercial awareness in young people and facilitate their transition from education into employment, self-employment and enterprise.…... Read more

Our Stakeholders

Our Stakeholders

CET believes a coordinated approach involving a range of stakeholders is required to help young people choose the right career path, to make a…... Read more


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