Forthcoming Meetings

Tuesday 14th September 2021

Sean Randall

Blick Rothenberg

Tax partner, specialist in all six UK stamp taxes


  • Over 20 years’ “Big Four” stamp duty experience

  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation

  • Editor and author of Sergeant & Sims on Stamp Taxes since 2008

  • Author of the SDLT Handbook: A Guide for Residential Conveyancers

  • Chair of the Stamp Taxes Practitioners Group

  • Listed in Spear’s 500 (the only specialist to do so)

  • Interviewed live on TV and radio on stamp duty

  • Act for investors, developers and occupiers of residential and commercial property for all sizes - from REITs, global financial institutions, UHNWIs and fund managers, to individuals buying their first home.

Thursday 21st October 2021

Jonny Gould

Sports & Political Journalist

Jonny Gould is a British media presenter, sports journalist, and political commentator. He has formerly broadcast on Sky NewsSmooth Radio, and Talksport among others. Gould has commented on 

antisemitism, Conservative 

politics, and the state of Israel across a number of outlets 

including his own Jewish State Podcast.

Jonny has two podcast series: one on SME’s and the other on Jewish issues:


Jonny Gould’s SME Walkabout:


Jonny Gould’s Jewish State: 

Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Reza Merchant

Founder & Chairman of

The Collective

Reza's journey started whilst in his first year at the London School of Economics.

Frustrated by the lack of high-quality and affordable accommodation for fellow students in London, he decided to tackle this problem by creating his own lettings agency, Share in the City. Seeing an opportunity to provide a superior product in the market, Share in the

City quickly evolved into The Collective, with a focus on developing and operating living space for young professionals.  


In May 2016 The Collective opened the world’s largest (546 units) and UK’s first co-living building, The Collective Old Oak.


Now, at the age of just 29, Reza has his sights set on

rapid global expansion starting with three cities in the US and two in Germany. The

Collective’s second building is opened in Canary Wharf in Summer 2019 – Canary

Wharf takes on all the learnings from Old Oak and brings another first to the co-living industry. It will be the first co-living building to offer a truly flexible way of staying in the city, with a hybrid model that merges both short stay and long stay, meaning members can choose to stay anywhere from one night to 12 months, whilst always enjoying the same Collective experience.

With cities evolving faster than ever before, putting stress on persistent problems such as

lack of affordable housing and migration in urban areas, governments and  philanthropic ventures are still using old ways to tackle new challenges. As the Founder and CEO of this disruptive startup, Reza is already using his platform and knowledge to give others the opportunity to manifest their dreams.


Through Reza, The Collective envisions a world where people are given the opportunity to better themselves and in turn the world around them. Reza believes that collectively, ordinary citizens can do extraordinary things.

Tuesday 14th December 2021

To Be Confirmed