Our Patrons

Rt Hon Simon Hughes

Simon Hughes has lived in Southwark since 1978, and represented the people of Bermondsey and Old Southwark as the local Member of Parliament from 1983 to 2015. He was Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 2010 to 2014, and Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice from 2013 until 2015. He has acted as Patron of RBCS and supported the Choral Society for many years, attending numerous concerts and events.




Prem Goyal OBE JP

Prem Goyal is a successful City entrepreneur and Bermondsey resident. After working for the top financial institutions in New York, Tokyo and Zurich, he settled in London and founded his own company, Global Markets Consultants, in 2002.

He is very active in the community, serving as a magistrate in East London and a Governor at Tower Hamlets College. In Southwark, he is Patron to a number of community organisations, including the Basic Business Initiative, the Carragher Academy and the Tayo Situ  Foundation. He’s also an Ambassador for UpRising and trustee of Time and Talents Association.

He’s raised over £150,000 for charity by undertaking diverse challenges, including running the London marathon, walking 100km through the Sahara Desert, cycling 500km in Vietnam, climbing to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro and trekking to Mt Everest base camp.

In the Queen’s 2012 Birthday honours list he was awarded an OBE for services to the economy and promoting charitable giving. Prem became a patron of RBCS in Autumn 2012.

Prem has kindly written an article celebrating the achievements of RBCS.