Jun 112016
 

Managing business risks - how to avoid the icebergs

Iceberg"I cannot imagine any condition which would cause a ship to founder. I cannot conceive of any vital disaster happening to this vessel. Modern shipbuilding has gone beyond that".

Edward Smith, captain of the Titanic

"I could have closed down bits of British Home Stores to make more money but it's not my style. I want to make my money as a retailer, not by putting people out of work".

Sir Philip Green, former owner of BHS

"Hindsight is 20/20 vision" and "history repeats itself" are well-known mantras but they do not stop business leaders, boards and managers  making decisions which prove to be disastrous for the business.

In this thought provoking, interactive and practically-based half-day workshop, Andy Farrall explores how company directors and senior managers can take a proactive rather than reactive approach to critical management systems such as health & safety and avoid some common “management icebergs” that can otherwise result in commercial disaster.

Who should attend?

Company directors (executive and non-executive) and senior managers

What to expect?

  • —We’ll compare a tragedy from 104 years ago (the loss of the Titanic) with modern examples of lives being put at risk (and lost) by poor management practice. Have lessons been learned, or are the same mistakes being repeated?
  • —We’ll also look at the new penalties now in force for poor health & safety management. Are these punishments sufficient incentive for managers to do their job?
  • —And finally we’ll look at some examples of how effective planning can minimise the effects of sudden crises

Course objectives

Participation on this course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Identify Management Icebergs
  • Overcome the dangers of complacency
  • Deal with flawed safety management systems
  • Understand the impact of the 2015 Sentencing Guidelines
  • Devise and implement Iceberg Management Strategies

Course Leader:

Andy Farrall FIIRSM CMIOSH MIIAI MInstLM

Andy Farrall Health and SafetyThe course is delivered by Andy Farrell.

Andy has his own health & safety practice, Management & Safety Training Ltd, which in turn has its own specialist industrial accident investigation division, iNDAXCON. He is a highly experienced and internationally qualified investigator, consultant and trainer, qualified in both the health & safety and training sectors.

A Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, a chartered safety & health practitioner (chartered both with IOSH in the UK and SIA in Australia) and a member of the UK Occupational Safety & Health Consultants Register (OSHCR), he has a proven track record in fields as diverse as accident investigation, lone worker safety, construction safety, and health & safety training.

Previously a specialist investigator with two élite UK law enforcement agencies (including responsibility for the management of complex international fraud enquiries) he became an accredited security trainer and assessor with the City of Bristol College. His move into the health & safety sector has included a wide range of training/ consultancy projects.

See his LinkedIn profile here: 

Key Details

Duration: 1/2 day
Location: Bristol

Price
£165.00 (ex VAT)
Payment with Booking Price
£150.00 (ex VAT)
Partner Price*
£140.00 (ex VAT)

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To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:
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The fee includes refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 3 CPD hours of structured learning

Courses can be delivered 'in-house' to a group of Non-Executive Directors - to find out more contact courses@excellencia.co.uk or call 01173 827 820

*Discounts on Excellencia course fees are available for:

Jan 182016
 

IoD Bucks & Milton Keynes Directors Briefing with David Doughty at Hartwell - "Have you got what it takes to be a Non-Executive Director?"

Location: Hartwell House Date: 25 February 2016 Time: 07:30 - 09:30

David Doughty non-executive director

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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 CEO of Excellencia - will give you the highlights in a lively breakfast session at Hartwell House.

David has a wealth of experience from his current role as CEO of Excellencia

  • working with boards and their directors to help them to be more effective
  • 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!CPD

This event qualifies for 1.5 CPD hours.

Location: Hartwell House     Date: 25 February 2016    Time: 07:30 - 09:30
Jan 182016
 

IoD Oxfordshire Directors Briefing with David Doughty at Blenheim Palace - "Have you got what it takes to be a Non-Executive Director?"

Location: Blenheim Palace Date: 10 February 2016 Time: 07:30 - 09:30

David Doughty non-executive directorEmail Event Bookings
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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 CEO of Excellencia - will give you the highlights in a lively breakfast session at Blenheim Palace.David has a wealth of experience from his current role as CEO of Excellencia

  • working with boards and their directors to help them to be more effective
  • 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!CPD

This event qualifies for 1.5 CPD hours.

Location: Blenheim Palace     Date: 10 February 2016    Time: 07:30 - 09:30
Jul 142015
 

NEDonBoard

How to become a leader: from Financial Professional to...Wednesday, 16 September 2015 from 19:00 to 21:30 (BST)

London, United Kingdom

Ticket Information

TICKET TYPE SALES END PRICE FEE
NEDworks Tier1 Members 16 Sep 2015 £149.00 £0.00
General Admission 16 Sep 2015 £289.00 £0.00
NEDonBoard Member 16 Sep 2015 Free £0.00
May 142015
 

Going it alone as an Independent Director

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

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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.

This year's event will be taking place on 3rd June at Dexter House, No 2 Royal Mint Court, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4QN.

Take a look around our event website, and please do get in touch if you would like to find out more about the 2015 Workforce Revolution, or visit our registration page to BOOK YOUR TICKET TODAY!

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This year we are offering the option to purchase a 1:1 consultation with a Russam GMS Principal in addition to your ticket. This session may include CV help, career planning, sourcing NED and Trustee work, and/or an introduction to Interim Management work.

£25 of the ticket price for these consultation sessions will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. This charity directly supports cutting edge research to help find a cure for this terrible disease.

Agenda

The Great British Workforce Revolution - 3rd June, 9.00am-5.00pm

9.00

REGISTRATION, NETWORKING & BREAKFAST

9.30

Introductions from Chair of the Day - MODWENNA REES-MOGG

9.40

Welcome from Headline Sponsor - STEVE GILROY, CEO of Vistage

9.50

Opening Keynote Speaker - ROS ALTMANN

10.05

Special Debate 1: The next 20 years - your time, your opportunity

How are you going to maximise your opportunities in the next two decades?  In this vital debate you will learn from the experts how to make the most money and get the highest levels of satisfaction from your work and why a plural or portfolio career can be the best way to both earn and build wealth.

Panel: Stuart Lucas (Asset Match)

10.55

COFFEE BREAK

11.15

We need you! – 5 minute presentations from SME's looking to hire senior level expertise

11.35

Special engagement session with VISTAGE: From Success to Significance - Practical Steps to Build Your Portfolio Career

With a revolution taking place in the world of work it's critical people know what they want from their next career stage and how to get it. This session will give you some practical advice that can help you on the way to achieving greater career satisfaction - whatever you're looking to do next.

12.25

Special Debate 2: Passport to Export

It's not only British goods that are global brands.  Our senior management skills are too. Never have British interims, consultants and C level directors been more in demand outside the UK, picking up the most lucrative contracts acros the globe.  In this special session led by Jason Atkinson of Russam GMS we will reveal where the most exciting opportunities are to be found and how to win them for yourself.

13.00

LUNCH & NETWORKING

14.10

Introductions from Chair of the Day

14.15

Keynote Speaker

14.35

Special Debate 3: £2,000 Tuesdays; £5,000 Fridays

Experts from the world of investment will explain how to generate an income of between £2,000 and £5,000 a day to replace the money you would otherwise have earned from working

Panel: Camilla Shaughnessy (Eventful Stays), Alex Stephany (JustPark), Mattioli Woods

15.15

Interview

15.35

COFFEE BREAK

15.50

Audience Discussion: What's wrong with my CV?

In the past your cv counted for everything, but in today’s rapidly changing world where references may not be taken up (after all you have been checked out on LinkedIn(!)) this interactive session will discuss how you position yourself so that you can maximise your earning potential through having the right attitude, degree of enthusiasm and level of commitment to your future employer. 

Panel: David Burdon (Simply Clicks)

16.10

Special Debate 4: Board not bored - where the best executive and non executive opportunities will be found for high flyers

Experts from leading head hunters will share with you the tips and techniques you should be using to guarantee yourself a successful board level career. There will be a special focus on issues such as quoted vs unquoted board positions and the role a Charity Trusteeship will play in your portfolio.

Panel: Tom Attenborough (London Stock Exchange), Oliver Woolley (Envestors)

16.50

Special Debate 5:  Cracking Venture Capital

With some of the best opportunities for experienced executives coming from the Venture Capital community, in this debate we will discuss everything from becoming a candidate that VCs or their portfolio companies want to hire, through to how to raise funding for a business you are working in. 

17.30

Closing Keynote Speaker - KRESSE WESLING

17.45

END OF CONFERENCE, START OF DRINKS RECEPTION  

18.00

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Apr 282014
 

The Great British Workforce Revolution is a one day conference for portfolio directors, NEDs and senior executives that want to learn more about making the most from their portfolio career.

great british workforce revolution

Wednesday 4 June 2014 9:00am to 4:00pm Dexter House, London

Covering topics such as the changing nature of retirement, MBOs, making money outside your portfolio and how crowd sourcing is changing recruitment, this is the must attend event for any one considering their next career move.

Join us on Wednesday 4 June 2014 for the second Great British Workforce Revolution conference which is a day celebrating the people like you, who are leading the changes in how we think about work and rewards in the 21st Century.

Book your place now!

Think about these compelling reasons why you should attend:

  • How to spot and win the elite opportunities in business
  • How to generate the money and capital you desire during your own portfolio career
  • Meet other people thinking and working just like you – and share real-life experiences in a market that is changing for the better. 
  • Sign on for End-of-Conference Q&A Sessions with the Russam GMS Principals – a unique opportunity to learn from the most experience Interim Management Practitioners in the UK – and other Independents in the Session.
  • Why you can't, mustn't and won't retire .
  • Four Special Debates – with specialist experts on the Panels - on key success areas including MBOs and MBIs (either doing them or advising on them), the changing nature, flexibility and landscape of what can be euphemistically referred to as “retirement” and how technology is changing and, some say, killing -  traditional headhunting methods.
  • Finally, how to look beyond the traditional boundaries of Interim Management – and into new opportunity areas

 Listen to acknowledged experts in their field:

  • Simon Woodroffe, founder of YO! Group,
  • Gerald Ratner who pulled himself back from the brink after his "prawn sandwiches" debacle in the early 1990's
  • Organisations who understand the way you like to work - and invest, including leading venture capital firm NVM Private Equity, AIM advisor and broker Daniel Stewart, crowdlender FundingKnight, executive membership group Vistage, Blue Sky Corporate Finance and others.
  • Along with live pitches from fast-growth companies looking for top talent and keynote speakers.

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Mar 142014
 

pitching for management

Get involved with an exciting new business at Pitching for Management on Tuesday, 25 March 2014 from 18:00 to 21:30 (GMT)

Nabarro LLP
84 Theobalds Road
WC1X 8RW London
United Kingdom
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ROLES ANNOUNCED

  • The sector we work in is Advertising, more specifically Experiential MarketingWe are looking for someone(s) who can help us grow the business through hands on advice (not a full time requirement) but industry contacts and the opportunity to bring in business is most important.
  • A Company with a new and engaging approach to learning emotional intelligence knowledge and insights using bite sized interactive modules. Each module includes 'mini drama' videos demonstrating how to deal with everyday workplace people challenges. This exciting and fast growing e-learning business are seeking to fill two roles to help them grow the business: 
    1. Marketing Head to develop a marketing plan and help execute it, primarily to:
      • Develop the value proposition for distributors
      • Raise awareness of the business in their market
      • Develop the company proposition for the US
    2. Technical Head/architect to create and build platform to deliver existing and new products.

    Working at their offices in Basingstoke and remotely the package can be a mix of sweat equity, commission and or exit fee.

  • We are creating the first premium brand craft distillery in the heart of Oxford City. The distillery complex will include a bar and restaurant and we will be using a locally grown 2000 year old organic Rye to ferment and distill our alcohol. (Vodka, Gin & Rye Whiskey) This will be a sustainable business and all the spent grain (still full of nutrition) will be picked up by local organic farmers each week to be used as animal feed. They in turn will give us preferential rates and cuts on the meat which will be used in our restaurant. With 9.5 million visitors to the city every year, our primary income in the first 2 years will be via distillery tours. At this time we are looking for a very cool GM to help us pull together the company structure, apply for licenses set up accounting systems and help us set achievable goals etc. I am interested in finding a great structured organiser who is a team player with possible background in hospitality, drink and luxury goods sectors. I am happy to consider all strong proposals. There is a budget for a wage from September, plus I will look at rev share and equity for the right person.

Click here for more information on all of the roles.

Book your ticket now so you don't miss out

At these events, exciting start-up and early-stage companies present their businesses to a room of individuals with the right skills to help them reach their next stage of growth. The roles available range 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

18.00 : Registration & soft drinks

18.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg & Nabarro

18.35 : Speaker - Heather White - Non-Exec Hub

18.40 : Pitching Companies

19.10 : Break

19.20 : Speaker - Marks & Clerk

19.25 : Pitching Companies

20.00 : Networking and nibbles

21.30 : Finish

Feb 052014
 

Find your next role at the latest Pitching for Management event in Oxford on 27 February 2014 at 4.00pm - 7.30pm.

P4M

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.

 

Agenda

16.00 : Registration & soft drinks

16.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg

16.35:  Welcome from our hosts at Critchleys

16.40 : Guest Speaker

16.45 : Pitching Companies

17.15 : Break

17.25 : Guest Speaker

17.30 : Pitching Companies

18.00:  Networking and nibbles

19.30:  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

ROLES ANNOUNCED!

  1. The sector we work in is Advertising, more specifically Experiential Marketing. Our emerging point of difference as an agency is that we look to provide an integrated solution for brand engagement which includes Experiential, Social and Digital media platforms – this is a concept that is understood by many but ignored by most at the moment, it is however the future for this burgeoning sector of the marketplace. We are looking for someone(s) who can help us grow the business through hands on advice (not a full time requirement) but industry contacts and the opportunity to bring in business is most important. Note, there is no business sector where experiential marketing cannot be considered relevant in terms of sales. We will offer a revenue share or consider equity in the business – revenue share is the preferred route at the moment.
Feb 052014
 

Find your next role at the latest Pitching for Management event in Guildford on 6 February 2014 at 4.00pm - 7.30pm.

P4M

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.

 

Agenda

16.00 : Registration & soft drinks

16.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg

16.35:  Welcome from our hosts at Baker Tilley

16.40 : Guest Speaker

16.45 : Pitching Companies

17.15 : Break

17.25 : Guest Speaker

17.30 : Pitching Companies

18.00:  Networking and nibbles

19.30:  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

ROLES ANNOUNCED!

  1. The sector we work in is Advertising, more specifically Experiential Marketing. Our emerging point of difference as an agency is that we look to provide an integrated solution for brand engagement which includes Experiential, Social and Digital media platforms – this is a concept that is understood by many but ignored by most at the moment, it is however the future for this burgeoning sector of the marketplace. We are looking for someone(s) who can help us grow the business through hands on advice (not a full time requirement) but industry contacts and the opportunity to bring in business is most important. Note, there is no business sector where experiential marketing cannot be considered relevant in terms of sales. We will offer a revenue share or consider equity in the business – revenue share is the preferred route at the moment.
  2. We are building a new luxury brand centred on English sparkling wine. Our USPs include our approach to quality (we are the first pure negociant in England) and our best practice approach to building a luxury brand which place us in a unique position in this new, rapidly growing industry. We are seeking a person who could become Chairman of the Board to help the Board execute its business strategy and carry out its responsibilities effectively in accordance with best business practice and governance. The ideal candidate would have a strong network in luxury goods / hospitality / drinks sectors, act as a figurehead for our brand building efforts and potentially participate in major business development initiatives.
  3. Family friendly camping company with their first site open in Beaulieu is seeking executives that have worked with large landowning organizations in the countryside/experience in growing a hospitality or leisure business to ensure the business can keep growing.
  4. Amazing B2B video platform with a pay-wall is looking for a CTO.  With two Co-founders, the MVP ( minimum viable product) has been developed and the business model has been established. The platfom is a unique, content-rich, market intelligence platform for business executives and the company is now looking for a CTO wizard who can take the platform to the next level and beyond. The company sources its video content from conferences, trade associations and other content producers that have a professional tone. This allows the content producers the opportunity to monetise their valuable content and use that content to expand the reach of their conference and sell extra tickets through the platform.  Bootstapped to date, the company is now in the middle of its first funding round and its needs a hands on CTO to take on the day-to-day tasks of evolving the platform, taking it from the existing MVP to an amazing produce that can benefit millions of businesses and business professionals globally. Its mission is to to break down barriers of language, geography, time and money to help business professionals access relevant and thought leading video content, so they can make better decisions, while saving time, money and becoming more informed.If you are a passionate developer wanting to take the existing platform to the next level, from optimising performance and ensuring we can scale rapidly, to migrating off the white label solutions we are using at present, to improving the user experience and developing entirely new features, this is the role for you.  You should have a focus on functionality, design and developing the platform to fit in with the business plan.You will be working with two Co-Founders on a day to day basis in London and will have the opportunity to shape the future development and acceleration of the business and disrupt a $100+ billion dollar industry to the benefit of everyone involved.  You will be rewarded with a package that reflects the stage the company is at and on what you can achieve.Some of the key requirements the co-founders are looking for include:

    • Previous experience working on and developing a video platform
    • Working with online payment solutions and have the technical ability to bring a payment and video capabilities together
    • Ability to think through user journeys and create an amazing user experience
    • Understand the business model and technical issues that will arise and solve them
  5. Online publishing solution is looking for a CMO with experience of the online publishing and/or social media space, ideally having successfully taken a start-up internet business through rapid growth to exit. The right individual will have a deep understanding of content marketing, performance marketing, social engagement activities and online marketing in general. Key factors governing our success are likely to include virality, monetisation model, stickiness (getting users back to our site and using the product on a regular basis) and traction in general terms. Our CMO should have experience in these areas at strategic and tactical levels – capable of innovating, experimenting, pivoting and thinking on the move. A people person capable of working in a small team where the standard day is 15 hrs+ but equally capable of growing the business and identifying the best strategies to do so – partnering as required and identifying/managing external resources to get the best results. In due course we will target emerging markets and classic overseas territories such as US and Europe. Experience of setting up offices and/or strategic partnerships would be a benefit. The product roadmap includes mobile/tablet apps and integrations with products such as MS Word and DropBox. These represent huge opportunities in their own right and the CMO will play a substantial and critical role in making them successful. Experience of taking mobile products to market and partnering with established online businesses would clearly be a great benefit, possibly even a pre-requisite.The person we hire will become a key member of the team alongside the founders. The role will be salaried (commensurate with start-up business) and stock options will be offered. We anticipate several rounds of funding and our CMO will play an important role in securing this investment. Our vision is to create a global business with 100m+ users and an exit valuation of £bn+ in the next 3 to 5 years. We will be taking on well-funded and respected US companies in what is predominantly US space so our CMO really does need to be up for a challenge. No pressure then!
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.

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