Jan 072014
 

Get involved with an exciting business at a Pitching for Management event

pitching for managementAt these events you can see entrepreneurs present their businesses and the roles available ranging from sales, marketing and finance board positions to mentorships, chair, CEO and non-executive director positions.

The roles on offer can be full or part time. Some offer paid remuneration and all packages offer additional rewards such as sweat equity, share options, commissions and bonuses.

To find out more about the concept, click here.

If you think you could make a significant difference to a fast-growing company, then this is the event for you. The networking is also highly recommended.

This is your chance to accept a new challenge by adding value to a fast growing business – come and join the Pitching for Management team and see if there is something for you.

The dates and venues for the next events are as follows:

To reserve your place click on the links above or call 01761 452 248.

Oct 032013
 

Find your next role at the latest Pitching for Management event in Oxford on 8 October 2013 at 5.00pm - 8.30pm.

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At these events, exciting start-up and entrepreneurial businesses present their companies and the roles available to a room of senior quality business professionals. The roles on offer range from sales, marketing and finance board positions to mentorships, chair, CEO and non-executive director positions.

The roles can be full or part time. Some offer paid remuneration and all packages offer additional rewards such as sweat equity, share options, commissions and bonuses.

If you think you could make a significant difference to a fast-growing company, then this is the event for you. The networking is also highly recommended.

ROLES ANNOUNCED - these are just two of the exciting businesses that will be pitching

  1. Innovative Sports Centre which is growing fast and popular in the busy Bristol Centre is urgently seeking help with funding applications and with good contacts and experience within the Leisure/Sports industry.  Ideally an NED role with a tailored package on offer when future investment is secured, full or part-time within the South West area.  A young enthusiastic team with a new approach to fitness which is motivating and refreshing are keen to expand the business
  2. We bring to market an inclusive Online Bank, leveraging new payment technologies to deliver an innovative and holistic portfolio of highly competitive financial services. We provide clear money management advice and simple affordable banking services for the nine million private individuals in the UK who do not have full access to mainstream financial services. The founders are now looking toidentify an executive leadership team with the vision and business acumen to establish an enduring brand and build a high growth and high value Online Bank. Following completion of the first round of funding, expected within 90 -120 days, remuneration offered will  include Salary, Bonus, Equity and executive level benefits to attract and retain the best and motivate great individual and team performances. The opportunity is to write the future of the financial services market

Agenda

17.00 : Registration & soft drinks

17.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg

17.35:  Welcome from our hosts at Critchleys

17.40 : Guest Speaker

17.45 : Pitching Companies

18.15 : Break

18.25 : Guest Speaker

18.30 : Pitching Companies

19.00:  Networking and nibbles

20.30:  Finish

Hope to see you there.  If you are interested in pitching at one of the events, please call the AngelNews team on 01761 452248. 

Book your place now by clicking this link

Sep 262013
 

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The Great British Workforce Revolution Conference

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Going it alone as an Independent Director

Wednesday 16th October 2013, Dexter House, Royal Mint Court, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4QN

The Great British Workforce Revolution conference is a must-attend event for Independent Directors, value-add Business Angels and cashed-out entrepreneurs who are interested in finding out how to prosper in the ever-evolving Independent Executive recruitment landscape.

In light of the recent discovery that nearly half of the UK working population are not full-time employees - thus being left almost entirely to find their own work and their own contracts - this Conference aims to understand, explore and seek out the opportunities available to this increasingly popular dynamic of independent working.

The Great British Workforce Revolution conference is the only live event in the UK focused on bringing hundreds of senior level executives together in one day and in one place, alongside the key influencers in the executive recruitment industry. Come along to hear from industry experts, gain educational insight, participate in exciting debates, enjoy quality networking and hear from some excellent keynote speakers.

Take a look around the event website, and please do get in touch if you would like to find out more about the 2013 Workforce Revolution, or visit the event booking page to BOOK YOUR TICKET TODAY!

With an increasing trend towards a "portfolio" or "plural" career with senior, professional executives. holding a mixture of positions simultaneously or consecutively, across a broad range of businesses ‘Workforce Revolution’ will delineate, demonstrate and debate the innovative approach that individuals and companies are taking in order to capitalise on this changing work-dynamic.

The day will include keynote addresses, inter-active debates, live interviews and of course, excellent networking opportunities. Speakers include:

Peter Whitehead

Editor, FT Executive Appointments; Editor, FT Non-Executive Directors' Club.

Peter will be sharing his invaluable insight into how the nature of work is changing and the factors that are driving it.

Humphrey Walters

Consultant and Motivational Speaker

Speaking of his experience over the past 30 years of working exclusively in helping individuals perform to high levels as well as developing winning teams and leaders for many Organisations and professional bodies.

Lara Morgan

Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Pacific Direct Ltd and CompanyShortcuts.com.

Lara started her first company at just 23 years old. 17 years later she sold her 99% share for £20million!

To join up to 200 like-minded delegates please click here to book your place and take advantage of the ‘Summer Flyer’ 25% off discounted tickets.

More details are available on: www.workforcerevolution.co.uk or get in touch with Fuchsia Curry on fuchsia@angelnews.co.uk or 07766 954 155.

Sep 232013
 

Exclusive Screening of the New Corporate Drama Movie 'A Price Worth Paying?' - 6 November 2013

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Dechert in conjunction with Willis, NEDA and Alvarez & Marsal invite you to an evening of movie-spec entertainment and lively discussion.'A Price Worth Paying?' is a new drama movie focusing on the board of directors, senior executive team, and external advisors of a fictitious company, Maartel International, and looking at how well each identifies, and reacts to, risks emerging within the business. The movie looks at difficult issues such as executive compensation, the risks involved in an acquisition in an emerging market, the adequacy of the company’s response to a serious whistle blower allegation and the role played, and advice given, by Maartel International’s General Counsel. It reinforces the importance of setting the right "tone from the top", ensuring that adequate compliance policies are in place and the crucial role of a General Counsel in advising the board of directors and senior officers in challenging situations.Click here to watch the trailer.“One of the most professional, star-studded examples of an underappreciated genre: the corporate training video” is how the Wall Street Journal described the film in an article on the front page of the 16th July 2013 edition. Read the full article here.

“A Price Worth Paying? is a superb quality film which raises awareness of important issues facing a board in the most dramatic fashion. It has been cleverly designed to provoke uncomfortable, but much needed, debate.” - Alan Thomson, Chairman, Hays okc & Bodycote plc; NED at HSBC and Alstom

Written by Dechert partner Duncan Wiggetts and directed by Nick White, who was short-listed for a BAFTA award in 2011, A Price Worth Paying? features an all star cast of directors including Phil Davis, currently on TV in the new series of Whitechapel.

RSVP »

When and Where

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Willis Group
The Willis Building
51 Lime St
London
EC3M 7DQ

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4.30 PM - 5.00 PM
Registration and refreshments

5.00 PM - 6.45 PM
Screening and discussion

6.45 PM - 8.00 PM
Networking reception

Discussion Panel:

The film will be introduced by Duncan Wiggetts and commentary will be provided by other speakers during breaks in the film as the story unfolds.

Neil Gerrard, Partner, Dechert LLP

Francis Kean, Willis Group

Malcolm McKenzie, Alvarez & Marsal Europe LLP

Alan Thomson, Chairman, Hays plc & Bodycote plc; NED at Alstom

This event is kindly hosted by Willis:

And supported by:

NEDA:

Alvarez & Marsal:

Sep 232013
 

The 4th German Directors' Conference is on October 24 & 25, 2013 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

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The German Directors‘ Conference is an initiative of supervisory board directors for other board directors in Germany. The main goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of experience between colleagues and to further the dialogue between supervisory board members in Germany and Europe as well as around the world.

Twice a year non-executive directors from Germany and other European countries as well as politicians and representatives of industry meet and discuss Corporate Governance issues relating to their practical work at the German Directors‘ Conference.
The participants are Supervisory Board Members and Non-Executive-Directors .
The centre of the conference are the participants themselves: the speeches and presentations just initiate their dialogue.
The program starts on Thursday evening with a dinner and keynote speech, followed by an all day conference on Friday.

NEDworks members can get €200 discount off the conference fee!

For more details and to book your place contact Debbie Wright (debbie.wright@nedworks.net)

You can download a pdf-version of the program here.

PROGRAM
October 24, 2013
6.00 p.m. Registration
7.00 p.m. Introduction*
Peter H. Dehnen
GermanBoardRoom GmbH
7.15 p.m. Dinner and Keynote:“The Non-Executive Director on International Boards”Frank Dangeard*
Chairman Goldbridge Capital Partners, UK
Deputy-Chairman of Telenor, Norway
October 25, 2013
8.30 a.m. Registration
8.55 a.m. Introduction*
Peter H. Dehnen
GermanBoardRoom GmbH

9.00 a.m. “Quo vadis Aufsichtsrat? Family Business - Women - Occupational profile”*

Astrid Hamker
President
German Directors‘ Association (VARD)

9.30 a.m. Coffee Break

9.45 a.m. "Report from Brussels"* Klaus-Heiner Lehne
European Parliament, Brussels

 

10.15 a.m. "Compliance of Corporate Governance and Rating"* Torsten Hinrichs
Managing Director
Standard & Poor's Credit Market Services Europe Ltd

 

11.00 a.m. Coffee Break
11.15 a.m. "Investors Panel: „The Dialogue between Investors and the Supervisory Board"Presentations and discussions with:Sasja Beslik *
Head of Governance
Nordea Asset Management, Sweden

Rogier Snijdewind
Advisor of Responsible Investment
PGGM Investments, Netherlands

Amra Balic
Director Head of Corporate Governance
BLACKROCK, UK

Jean-Nicolas Caprasse
Director - ISS Europe
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), UK

Moderation:
Christian Strenger
Multi-Board Member

 

12.45 p.m. Lunch
2.00 p.m. Supervisory Board Future Forum: Field Reports *Dr. Jürgen Heraeus *
Chairman
Heraeus Holding AG
Friedrich Merz *
Multi-Board Member
Member Advisory Board VARD

Heinz-Peter Schlüter *
Chairman
TRIMET Aluminium SE

Moderation:
Peter H. Dehnen *
GermanBoardRoom GmbH

 

3.30 p.m. Networking and drinks at the bar

Sep 122013
 

Guildford Pitching for Management™ at Baker Tilly

pitching for managementWednesday, 18 September 2013 from 16:00 to 19:30 (BST)

Baker Tilly, 3rd Floor One London Square
GU1 1UN
Guildford
United Kingdom

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The latest Pitching for Management™ event is in Guildford on Wednesday 18th September at 4.00pm - 7.30pm. This is a unique opportunity to network with fellow business professionals, meet the best entrepreneurial talent from around the UK and find roles in dynamic, ambitious fast-growing businesses. At these events, senior executives see exciting entrepreneurial businesses present their businesses and the roles available ranging from sales, marketing and finance board positions to mentorships, chair, CEO and non-executive director positions.

The roles on offer can be full or part time. Some offer paid remuneration and all packages offer additional rewards such as sweat equity, share options, commissions and bonuses.

If you think you could make a significant difference to a fast-growing company, then this is the event for you. The networking is also highly recommended.

Agenda

16.00 : Registration & soft drinks

16.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg

16.40 : Guest speaker -

17.00 : Pitching Companies

17.30 : Break

17.40 : Pitching Companies

18.10:  Networking and nibbles

19:30   Finish

We hope you can make it!

Book your ticket now so you don't miss out!

Sep 052013
 

Wednesday 27 November 2013 Brookes Restaurant (Oxford) 07:00 - 09:00

David Doughty If you’ve ever wanted to find out more about the opportunities offered by taking up a Non-Executive Director position, as well as how to find one and whether you’d be suited to the role – now’s your chance!

  • Member price
    £15.00
  • Non-member price
    £20.00
IoD - Institute of Directors Hosted by:IoD Oxfordshire

Organiser:Rebecca Upright

Contact:+44 (0)1865 390025

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If you’ve ever wanted to find out more about the opportunities offered by taking up a Non-Executive Director position, as well as how to find one and whether you’d be suited to the role – now’s your chance! David Doughty  - a Chartered Director and director of Executive Transitions - will give you the highlights in a lively breakfast session at Oxford Brookes Restaurant.

David has a wealth of experience in roles varying from his directorship of the Executive Transitions Network – helping people develop a portfolio career - to his time as Chief Executive of the Oxfordshire Economic Partnership. This breakfast session is an opportunity to explore the realities of NED positions, deal with a few myths about the status of NEDs and see how you would respond to some typical scenarios, were you to be a NED on a company’s board.

It will surely make for a fascinating start to the day!

Brookes Restaurant
Oxford, OX3 0BP
+44 (0)1865 390025

Sep 032013
 

What to look for and how to manage your Non-Executive Directors

UKIFLogo17 October 2013| University of Nottingham Innovation Park, NG7 2TU 9:30am-1:00pm

In partnership with:

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This workshop will provide a useful overview of the value that can be added by Non-Executive Directors in small or early stage businesses, as well as talks on how to find and select Non-Executive Directors and how to manage your Non-Executive Directors.

With expert commentary from the UK’s leading Non-Executive Director advisor and panels of CEOs and Non-Executive Directors from relevant businesses, this highly interactive session will allow you to gather insights from a diverse range of people with a wealth of experience to share.

If you are the Chair, Chief Executive, Finance Director or Company Secretary of a growing business, or deeply involved with or advising one in your role as a Technology Transfer professional, then this event will help you to understand how you can assess the effectiveness of your company’s board and the value that qualified independent non-executive directors can add.

The half-day programme includes:

  • Why have a Non-Executive Director? David Doughty, Chief Executive, NEDWorks
  • How to find and select Non-Executive Directors. Panel discussion with academic and industry NEDs and CEOs
  • How to manage your Non-Executive Directors. Panel discussion with academic and industry NEDs and CEOs

This is followed by a sandwich lunch.

The delegate rate is £80+vat for UKIF, PraxisUnico and NEDworks members. The rate for non-members is £100+vat. This includes morning coffee and a sandwich lunch

If you are interested in registering for this event, please email Helen O’Connor (0799 0883 490), who will be able to provide payment details.

Speakers include:

  • David Doughty: Founder, NEDWorks, CEO Excellencia, chartered director and highly experienced non-executive, chief executive, entrepreneur and business mentor in SME in private, public and voluntary sectors, including the NHS.
  • Stuart Miller: An entrepreneur for over 18 years, Stuart is CEO and co-founder of multi award-winning hypergrowth company, ByBox.
  • Heather White: CEO of the Non Exec Hub Ltd and a career and business networking expert. One of her roles is to work with groups who are seeking to develop their NED/Trustee careers.
  • Dr Neill Moray Mackenzie: Neill has served on the boards of larger companies, VC-backed companies, spin-outs and more, including CMP Therapeutics Ltd, Roji Ltd, Medigene AG, Avidex Ltd, Oxford BioMedica plc, BioMedica Inc and Cambridge Genetics Ltd.
  • Professor Bryan Foss: Bryan is a highly experienced independent board member, risk, audit and remuneration chair with multiple public and privately backed companies. Bryan is also visiting professor at Bristol Business School.

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Directions to the Innovation Park

Jun 202013
 

Pitching for Management – Wednesday 26 June 2013

16:00 to 19:30 Manchester

pitching for managementThe next Pitching for Management™ event is in Manchester on 26th June 2013 at 4.00pm – 7.30pm.

This is a unique opportunity to network with fellow business professionals, meet the best entrepreneurial talent from around the UK and find roles in dynamic, ambitious fast-growing businesses.

Book your place on-line now!

At these events, senior executives see exciting entrepreneurial businesses present their businesses and the roles available ranging from sales, marketing and finance board positions to mentorships, chair, CEO and non-executive director positions.

The roles on offer can be full or part time. Some offer paid remuneration and all packages offer additional rewards such as sweat equity, share options, commissions and bonuses.

If you think you could make a significant difference to a fast-growing company, then this is the event for you. The networking is also highly recommended.

ROLES ANNOUNCED!!

  1. After our beta launch has validated the huge potential to deliver this new disruptive concierge buying service, our experienced start-up team is looking for a dynamic Marketing and Customer Service Director to leverage multi-channel market opportunities in support of our partner and supplier activities. For the right candidate the role can be full or part-time, working remotely with a remuneration package tailored to suit his or her needs including equity. Sector expertise covering some of the following areas is highly desirable; consumer internet, vehicles, insurance, affiliate multi-channel marketing and partner sell-though models.
  2. Service driven company working in the Telecare services arena is looking for executive management help to grow and expand its service offering of B 2 C & B 2 B. With the development of a revolutionary new bracelet worn GPS device linked into its existing managed service offering, we are exceptionally well placed to capitalise on the growing demand to help support persons with dementia (and associated conditions) remain in their own home longer. Executives who have experience of developing consumer markets or who have strong political links into social services who are looking for their next challenge and are prepared to contribute for “sweat equity” are of interest to us.
  3. Finance director, required for feature film production company, who can assist with managing the budget and continue to secure finance for current and future projects. Based in London, though the role can be based remotely. The role is paying commission only at the start but for the right candidate the long term rewards can be tailored to suit. Successful candidate will also enjoy exec producer credit for the film and VIP treatment such as attending first class film festivals such as Cannes, Venice and will be invited to UK premier and set visit. The company recently produced a film debuting in main competition at 2013 Edinburgh Film Festival with a stellar cast, is currently collaborating with Academy Award winning company and affiliated with top festivals and markets such as Cannes and Toronto. The producer’s track record includes 218% return to investors for her first feature film project that had a budget of $11m, which was distributed worldwide and remake rights purchased by Universal.
  4. Entrepreneurially-minded C-level individual required to spearhead an exciting and innovative initiative with national and international sales opportunities for an established and successful CIC in the cycling related arena.  The successful candidate will be given a significant degree of authority and responsibility to create a business with highly interesting characteristics of profitability and scalability.  He/she will be expected to take day to day responsibility for the initiative but will receive the necessary level of support from the CIC’s existing management team and board of NEDs.  Expertise in the leisure sector would be an advantage and in the rapid roll out of new initiatives.  It would be especially interesting if they have contacts in and experience of theme parks.  The role would be full time and whilst the initial remuneration package would be tied to performance, once traction has been proved, there is an opportunity to have a package in line with leisure sector norms for the level of responsibility taken.  The role would also offer the opportunity to build a full management and executive team to manage the opportunity.  The role can be based remotely although the candidate would be expected to have regular meetings with the CIC management team, which is based 90 minutes from Manchester.

More to follow . . . . 

Agenda

16.00 : Registration & soft drinks

16.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg and Brown Shipley

16.40 : Guest speaker – TBC

16.45 : Pitching Companies

17.15 : Break

17.25 : Pitching Companies

17.55:  Networking and nibbles

19:30   Finish

 

Hope to see you there.  If you are interested in pitching at one of our events, please call the AngelNews team on 01761 452248. 

Parking is restricted at the offices of Brown Shipley, but there is an NCP car park at Spinningfields – New Quay Street, M3 3BE (Charge of £10 for 2-4 hours)

Book your place on-line now!

May 172013
 

Free places for NEDworks members at the NHS Sustainable Development 2013 Conference and Exhibition

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NHS Sustainable Development 2013 Conference and Exhibition, Brewery Conference Centre, London, on Wednesday 11 September 2013.

This year will see the launch of the NHS Sustainable Development Unit’s carbon route map for 2014- 2020. Previous route maps have helped establish how the NHS can manage carbon reduction whilst promoting sustainability to patients and staff alike. They have been integral drivers in the challenge to make the NHS carbon free whilst acting as key indicators to the emergence of sustainable practices across Trusts, Hospitals and PCTs.

The Government announced on the 23 January 2013 that it is making available £50 million of capital in 2013-14 for NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, to fund new and innovative projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of the NHS by reducing energy usage, carbon emissions and improving resilience to climate change.

This funding will further support NHS organisations to deliver on the NHS Carbon Reduction Strategy for England of 2009 and 2010.

Defining the Priorities will examine the route map consultation and the direction that the NHS must take in the fight against rising CO2 emissions, whilst showcasing the work already being carried out by NHS organisations up and down the UK.

The cost to attend this key sustainable development conference is £995.00 - FULLY FUNDED (No cost) places are available to NEDworks members.

To secure your  FULLY FUNDED (Free) place email debbie.wright@nedworks.net  before 14 June 2013

Full event details can be found at www.nhssd.co.uk

Speakers include:-

Professor Hugh Montgomery
Director, Human Health and Performance
University College London

Veronique Molieres
Co-Founder, Strategic Director,Communication and International Relations, C2D S

Kathryn Dapre
Energy and Climate Change Manager
NHS National Services, Scotland.

Ms Ruth Passman
Senior Policy Advisor
Department of Health, North West.

Ruth Passman
Senior Policy Advisor
Department of Health and Performance.

More speakers to be announced shortly