At McMillan Williams we like to share the success of our corporate relationships and are very proud to announce that on 18th February 2016, Karen Bach (founder of KalliKids) and Talan Skeels-Piggins (Founder of Talan Motorsport and The Bike Experience Charity), were installed as Freemen of the City Guild of Entrepreneurs by its Deputy Master and Alderman of the Ward of Tower, Sir Paul Judge, at an historic ceremony at Guildhall in the City of London.

Newly Installed Members of The Guild of Entrepreneurs
Newly Installed Members of The Guild of Entrepreneurs Karen Bach and Talan Skeels-Piggins
(Image Courtesy of The Guild of Entrepreneurs & Jonathan Cherry)

 

The Guild of Entrepreneurs

The Guild of Entrepreneurs is one of the newest City Guilds, founded in 2014.  MW's Charge d'affaires Nicola Manning is one of its founder members and a Court Assistant  (equivalent to its Board of Directors ).  It is made up of men and women who have invested their own money and time in setting up and running successful businesses.  Its aims are to:

  • promote excellence in the profession of Entrepreneurship
  • support the Lord Mayor, encourage the growth of the City and promote its full potential to Entrepreneurs and growth businesses
  • foster fellowship among entrepreneurs
  • give money and time for charitable works that support the development of Entrepreneurs and help to bring the opportunities of Entrepreneurship to young people.

KalliKids

The KalliKids goal is simple.  To give parents access to tried, tested and KalliKids approved activities. They check every last KalliKids provider, giving you complete piece of mind and inspiring activities for your kids. With so many trusted providers onboard, they offer something for everyone.

Find trusted children’s activities in your area today www.kallikids.com

MW and Kallikids Working Together

The KalliKids ethos of giving families information they can trust and opportunities inclusive to all, resonates with the core belief of MW Solicitors to make quality legal services accessible to everyone.

The foundation of both companies is firmly routed in giving you the best possible service with the most reliable information, whether it be attending your local nursery, to securing legal assistance for your family.

MW Solicitors and KalliKids work together to ensure your family has a trusted place to turn to when you need it most.

Talan Skeels-Piggins

Motivational speaker, winner of the 600cc paraplegic class at the Di. Di. World Bridgestone Cup, GB Paralympian and Founder of The Bike Experience.

At the start of 2003 Talan was an active PE Teacher and ex Royal Navy Lieutenant.  On March 8th 2003 he suffered a motorcycle accident, which shattered his back and fractured his neck in several places.  Initially just given 30% chance of survival and told to expect a hospital stay of 2 years, Talan was left paralysed from the chest down.  Eight days after the accident he set myself the goal of learning to ski, getting into the GB Team and competing at the 2010 Winter Paralympics.   This has since happened, and Talan is now part of the world’s first privately funded disabled race team. 

This truly remarkable team was thought up by Talan in 2011.  The team’s first solo race with the approval of the ACU was in 2012 with Club Thundersport.  Since then, the team has raced in Assen in a 3 hour endurance race as well as few select races in the UK.  2014 saw the team sponsored by McMillan Williams Solicitors Ltd and for the first time, race a full season with 3 national racing clubs.  Following on from the success of 2014, the team expanded for 2015 to include 2 new riders:  1 paraplegic and 1 above knee amputee.  With 2016 around the corner, watch this space for more exciting racing ahead!

You can find out more about the inspirational Talan Skeels-Piggins at www.talanracing.co.uk.

 

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