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CET's vision is of a society in which people have the knowhow, skills and opportunity to succeed in work, thereby creating a thriving UK economy.

CET acts principally as a funder of innovative projects to achieve maximum impact and to enable people to put their learning to work.

We also provide a valued point of reference to facilitate the sharing of best practice in commercial education and its wide dissemination.Click here for more

We work with a range of charities and organisations, funding or co-funding projects, commissioning research, and supporting lectures relevant to commercial education.

We work with a range of charities and organisations, funding or co-funding projects, commissioning research, and supporting lectures relevant to commercial education.

The Trustees continually review the focus of CET's support to ensure that our funding is in line with current needs.  Recent projects includeClick here for more

Latest News - CET Annual Lecture Latest News - CET Annual Lecture

On Thursday 19 November 2015 CET  held its Second Annual Lecture when senior figures from business, education, government and the voluntary sector heard Professor Alison Wolf, The Baroness Wolf of Dulwich CBE speak on Mathematics Education and Our Commercial Future: Should Business Relax? Or Panic?  Her lecture focused on why we must place numeracy as much as literacy at the heart of education if we are to prepare the next generation for the world of work and enterprise.  CET's inaugural Lecture was given by Harvey McGrath, Chairman of Big Society Capital.Click here for more

Increasing CET's impact Increasing CET's impact

The Trustees are keen to engage actively and widely with those in education, business, government, and the voluntary sector to explore ways of maximising the impact of CET's work.Click here for more

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The World Traders' Company Charitable Trust

The World Traders' Company Charitable Trust
Tacitus Lecture 2016

CET has supported the Tacitus Lecture since 2006. The Lecture was inaugurated in 1988 and is now believed to be the largest event of its type in the City of London. It takes place annually in the Guildhall and provides the World Traders' Company with an opportunity to demonstate to a wide audience its concern with issues affecting world trade.  Grants totalling more than £60,000 have been made.

In 2016 the Lecture was given by Sir Paul Tucker, senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy and Harvard Business School and former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England who spoke on the topic 'A New Monetary System In a New World Order'.

A transcript of the Lecture and a video can be found by visiting the World Traders' Company Charitable Trust website: http://www.world-traders.org/tacitusPastLectures.php

The Tacitus Lecture takes its name from the Roman senator Publius Cornelius Tacitus who was born in about AD 56.  He was an impressive and famous orator and one of the extant workds attributed to him, the "Dialogue on Orators" is a discussion of oratorial style. In his writings he described "Londinium" as 'a town fo highest repute and a busy emporium for trade and traders'.Click here for more

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