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At the start of this year, I had high hopes that 2021 was going to be different, and re-reading my last message… well, it certainly seems more upbeat than we’ve felt for the last few months. Since then, we’ve had to cancel or postpone two mentoring events (Creative Industries and Medicine), BGS was closed for two weeks quarantine in which all families stayed home together, and we’ve had to postpone our Band Battle at The Triffid.

On the other hand… we launched our Business Breakfasts, which have been well supported (sold out), entertaining and great opportunities to listen to thought leaders speak candidly with an audience that includes captains of industry and younger Old Boys just starting their journey.

In May, Phil Noble and Ross Israel discussed Economic Transition out of COVID-19, and in September Brett Clark and Steve Baxter spoke about Entrepreneurship in the Digital Economy. Our next Breakfast, in November, will focus on the Business of Sport, and I really can’t recommend highly enough that you get online and buy a ticket. The OBA hosts these events, but they are open to anyone connected to our community.

Our Facebook Group now has more than 2100 Old Boys. If you’re an Old Boy on Facebook, you should join the group. Our mentoring platform,, is also growing.

Michael Forrest
BGS Old Boys' Association President

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