In September 2011 the Hammersmith Academy, a new build secondary school co-sponsored by WCIT and the Mercers’ Company, opened its doors to an intake of 120 Year 7s and 120 sixth-formers.  

Court Liveryman, David Wootton became Lord Mayor and the barge was out again for the Lord Mayor’s Show in November and has participated in the show ever since. WCIT also walked in the procession with the Mercers’ Company, a giant balloon and newly enrolled pupils in the Hammersmith Academy to celebrate the opening of the school.  

The Entrepreneurship Panel established the annual Enterprise Awards. These prestigious awards are in three main categories:  

  • Young Entrepreneur – 30 or under 
  • Emerging Entrepreneur  
  • Enterprise Award 

The awards recognise both the entrepreneurs’ personal and their company achievements such as growth, profile, and innovation and have the objective ‘to establish truly independent awards for rising technology entrepreneurs in the UK and to harness the experience, connections and knowledge of our Livery Company members to create new technology world champions from the UK.’