Triodos Bank Annual Meeting 2011
The 2011 meeting took place on the 23 June at the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre in London.
Last year UK Managing Director Charles Middleton and Triodos CEO Peter Blom shared our ambitious plans for the coming years. There were updates from Triodos Bank's Head of Personal Banking, Sales and Marketing, Huw Davies and Head of Business Banking, Dr Bevis Watts. Managing Director, Investment Banking UK, James Vaccaro gave an update on investment banking and Triodos Renewables. Guests had the opportunity to hear directly how Triodos savers are helping change young people's futures for the better, with speakers from rural care providers Jamie's Farm and The Premises recording studios explaining how they have directly benefitted as a result of money borrowed from Triodos.
Guests heard from Jamie Fielden, Founder and CEO and Ruth Carney, COO about the work of Jamie's Farm.
Jamie's Farm exists to transform the lives of hard to reach children in challenging urban schools, by providing a unique combination of 'farming, family and therapy' through a short stay residential and follow up programme. The aim of Jamie's Farm is to re-engage children with educational life, and enable them to fulfil their potential both in school and the wider social setting.
For more information about Jamie's Farm visit www.jamiesfarm.org.uk
Viv Broughton and Julia Craik, Directors talked about the work of the The Premises.
Located in the London Borough of Hackney, The Premises Music Education Programme runs training schemes for young people including an apprentice scheme offering free studio access to trainees. It also houses Europe's first solar-powered recording studio and offers hi-spec recording and rehearsal facilities used by artists such as Lily Allen, Peter Green, Tom Jones and Florence and the Machine.
For more information about The Premises visit www.premisesstudios.com