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HRH The Duke of Cambridge to Close Deals for SkillForce at ICAP’s Annual Charity Day

Published Tuesday 8 December 2015 in News
ICAP Stamp of Approval

HRH The Duke of Cambridge KG KT will put his broking skills to the test when he takes part in a global charity fundraising event this week.

SkillForce’s Royal Patron will close a number of deals over the telephone during ICAP Charity Day on December 9th. On this day 100% of ICAP’s revenues and commissions generated globally will be donated to more than 200 charities worldwide, of which 13 are UK charities.

ICAP is a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services. The annual fundraiser attracts a string of A-list celebrities who take to the phones on ICAP’s dealing floor to speak with its customers, guided by the company’s brokers at its offices in the City of London.

The Duke will be attending on behalf of SkillForce and SportsAid along with the Duchess of Cambridge, who is Patron of the charity Place2Be. During the event, His Royal Highness will meet representatives from SkillForce. For more information, visit

Ben Slade, Chief Executive, SkillForce, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as a beneficiary of this prestigious fundraising campaign and delighted that our Royal Patron The Duke of Cambridge is supporting the event by taking to the dealing floor.”

He added: “The money raised will help us to transform lives by supporting young people who need to develop the self-confidence and employability skills to get on to an apprenticeship, improving their employment prospects.”

Money raised for SkillForce from ICAP Charity Day will fund a new ICAP Route to Apprenticeship programme, for 40 young people aged 16-plus. Based in North West England and North Yorkshire, and launching in September 2016, the programme will help young people to develop the employability skills they need to get on to an apprenticeship.

The programme will run for two days a week, and be targeted at young people who lack the skills to present themselves confidently to prospective employers. Young people will be taught employability skills and receive support for literacy and numeracy, and gain experience of the world of work to improve their prospects for getting on to an apprenticeship and into employment.

Apprenticeships help 16 to 24-year-olds earn as they learn, providing them with the chance to develop skills in the workplace with an employer whilst completing a qualification at the same time.


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