Norwegian Business Scholars’ Trust

Now in its 16th year, offers an annual scholarship to an outstanding Norwegian scholar at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo and Bergen, and gives the successful Scholar 6-7 weeks of placements in 3 different types of financial institution in the City of London in the Autumn, before the student goes on to study for a term at CASS City of London Business School.

Bridge Ward Club host the scholar at its events during the time the scholar is in the City and a Certificate is presented.  The scholar of 2019, Sven Lyngholm, played in the Bridge Ward Club Challenge Cup with the ‘Bridge Ward All Stars’ and is acting as liaison with previous scholars.  Sven will be returning to the City in the autumn of 2020 to take up his place on the Masters course at the London School of Economics. Here is Sven receiving his certificate at St Magnus the Martyr on 5th December 2019:

L-R: Tim Levene (Common Councilman), Keith Bottomley (Deputy and Trustee), Sven Lyngholm, Michael Cooper (Trustee), Kathryn Williams (Chairman Bridge Ward Club 2018 – 2020)

The Trustees are as follows:

  • Geoffrey Bond OBE, DL, LLD, FSA (Chairman)
  • Michael Cooper (Treasurer)
  • Marius Eriksen
  • Lord Jeffrey Mountevans
  • Costas Grammenos
  • Keith Bottomley
  • Roma Bhowmick

Contact the Trust via Bridge Ward Club: bwc@bridgewardclub.org.uk

Recent Norwegian Scholars

Carl Jørgen Sundet Flaen

L-R: Ken and Sue Newnham, John and Linda Carnaby, Brian Wadsworth (Past Master Plumber), Carl, Michael Cooper, and Ivan Whitting.

Jonas Melhus

L-R: Deputy Keith Bottomley, Alderman Sir Alan Yarrow, Jonas, Kathryn Williams, Roma Bhowmick and Michael Cooper.

Nikolai Wiencke

L-R: John Carnaby, Nikolai and Michael Cooper