Prince William opens new Remembrance Centre at the NMA


Sir Bernard is presented to HRH The Duke of Cambridge on the occasion of the Official Opening of the stunning Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Sir Bernard has been a member of the successful Appeal Council which together with so many others raised £12M to complete this unique project of remembrance

Sir Bernard attends Big Data Convention in Guiyang China

Sir Bernard joined a group from the Global Group plc supporting an international convention addressing the topics of BIG DATA and CROWDFUNDING. During the visit the delegation met and were welcomed to Guiyang capital of Guizhou Province by  Party Leaders and other Municipal dignatories when Sir Bernard extolled the virtues and spirit of enterprise of the City of Birmingham and Birmingham International Airport.

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Presentation of Lord of the Manor


September 2014 was the month when a unique event was held at the House of Commons in Westminster, London. The occasion was the presentation of Lord of the Manor to two prominent Chinese businessmen, Mr Zhu (Lord of Leiston) and Mr Zheng (Lord of Sutton Howgrave). Hosted by the Rt Hon Tony Baldry MP, the keynote speaker was former Government Minister Edwina Currie with the presentations being made by Sir Bernard Zissman. The recipients, in addition to their Chinese business interests are establishing a business enterprise in the UK and received their Lordships in recognition of their philanthropic and charitable generosity.

Picture shows Sir Bernard with Edwina Currie