Finally, after more than a year of social distancing, live in-person events are back. Banking Hall, an art deco gem nestled within the City of London, played host to The Verve Group’s Evolution Summit last week, designed for anyone with ‘an interest and personal commitment to improving financial services from within’.

After all those virtual meetings it was a welcome opportunity to mingle over coffee and canapés (canapés have really come on over the last 18 months) and to meet many people for the very first time in the flesh.

Apart from the hand sanitiser in the goody bag, and the eerily quiet London streets, the event felt no different from any other. But perhaps mindful of the fact that we’ve all become used to short and snappy webinars (often viewed in the comfort our own pyjamas) the organisers pulled out a dazzling line up, in beautiful surroundings, designed to keep our delicate attention spans for as long as possible.

Read more in Faith Liversedge’s article in Nucleus here.