Apr 092015
 
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Extracting value from your Business

Find out how you can get the most value out of your business with a business exit health check

Thursday 14 May 2015, Clarke Wilmott, 1 Georges Square
Bath Street Bristol BS1 6BA 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Come along to this Free event hosted by leading law firm Clarke Wilmott with corporate governance experts Excellencia, financial planning specialists LP Wealth Management and innovative investment company Octopus Investments to find out how you can secure your future when you leave your business.

If you are the owner of a growing business then this event will help you to understand how you can take steps now to ensure that you get the most out of your business when it is time to step down and what to do with your money once you have left.

Programme:

17:00 Registration and networking
17:30 Welcome from the Chair and introductions
Adding value to your business
DD150 David Doughty
Chartered Director, Chief Executive at Excellencia
17:50 Estate Planning for Business Owners Jane Halton Jane Halton
Partner Clarke Willmott LLP
18:10 Auto Enrolment and what it means for your Business Chris Lawson Chris Lawson
Director, LP Auto Enrolment Solutions Ltd
18:30 Retirement Planning for Business Owners Andrew King Andrew King and Damon FoxDamon
LP Wealth Management
18:50 Extracting surplus profits from your company tax efficiently  Dominique%20Butters Dominique Butters
Business Development, Octopus Investments
19:10 Refreshments and networking
20:00 Close
LP Wealth Although the event is free, places are limited – to book your place on-line now click here or e-mail debbie.wright@excellencia.co.uk octopus investments
 Posted by at 2:19 pm
Jul 062014
 

Your last chance to get involved with an exciting business challenge this week before the summer break at a Pitching for Management event in London or Bristol

pitching for managementPitching for Management are ending their summer series in London on Tuesday 8th July at Nabarro, 84 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8RW from 6pm and in Bristol on Thursday 10th July at Burges Salmon, 1 Glass Wharf, BS2 0ZX from 4pm

At the London event you have the opportunity to get involved with some fast growth companies with gaps in their management teams that need your help, such as the following:

  1. We produce highly controlled graphene nanomaterials that are used in the next generation of high performance electronics, smart coatings and composites to enhance their electrical, thermal and mechanical performance. We are looking for two people to join our team: Operations Officer and Sales Manager. The roles will offer the right candidate an extremely exciting opportunity to structure the growth of the company in a sector at the cutting edge of technology. Sales driven remuneration will be offered, equity to be discussed.
  2. B2B Sales and Event Director Required for unique games development house. Specialising in games played in the real world (i.e. teambuilding events, conferences, networking etc.), this exciting start up needs a director level individual to establish the business in new markets, source clients and resellers and oversee logistics of delivering the app based product at events. We are also looking for a Digital Product Growth/Marketing Expert
  3. We are looking for an experienced individual with new business development experience who can provide help and advice on bringing a new cycling product to market. This part time role offers the right candidate the opportunity to get involved with the business at the early stages and help mentor enterprising young entrepreneurs.

More details on all of the roles on offer at the London event can be found here. Pitching for Management look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evening for the new format event and they only have a handful of tickets remaining, so don’t miss out and book yours now.

The Bristol event includes a panel debate featuring John Caines from Angels4Angels and Nick Simmonds, Technology Venture Partners together with some fast growth companies with gaps in their management teams that need your help such as the following:

  1. We are developing web-based applications to help small and medium sized companies to analyse the data they have, in order to understand the past and predict the future. We are looking for someone to help raise finance and bring the applications I am developing to market, and build a strong user base, in the UK, Europe, and North America.
  2. We are a revolutionary sales performance application that improves the effectiveness of ambitious management teams to deliver outstanding growth. We are looking for a software sales champion with CRM/SFA market knowledge. Candidates will need to have software and SAAS knowledge, experience of achieving market penetration and rapid growth
  3. B2B Sales and Event Director required for unique games development house. Specialising in games played in the real world (i.e. teambuilding events, conferences, networking etc.), this exciting start up needs a director level individual to establish the business in new markets, source clients and resellers and oversee logistics of delivering the app based product at events. We are also looking for a Digital Product Growth/Marketing Expert.
  4. We are looking for an experienced individual with new business development experience who can provide help and advice on bringing a new cycling product to market. This part time role offers the right candidate the opportunity to get involved with the business at the early stages and help mentor enterprising young entrepreneurs.

More details on all of the roles can be found here. Tickets for the Bristol event are going fast so don’t miss out and book yours now.

Jun 302014
 

Find your next role at the next Pitching for Management event in Oxford on 1 July 2014 at 6.00pm – 9.30pm.

 

pitching for managementAt 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

  1. We are a team-based social recruitment and collaboration platform for freelancers, project leaders and employers in the fast-evolving world of work. Our mission is to become a leading online talent acquisition and management platform – and the leading platform worldwide for sourcing or joining dynamic, flexible project teams, no matter how “commercial” or “social” those projects are. We’re a prefunded start-up (with a campaign now running on Crowdcube) but we already have a live prototype that’s in active use and that we’re consistently developing. The current team consists of a CEO/Head of Product, CTO/Lead Developer and a Community Development Director. We’re seeking a Chair who would also be responsible for developing investor relations and a part-time FD who would also be responsible for looking after corporate governance issues (or one person to fulfil both roles). Remuneration would be on a sweat equity and/or results basis at this stage. If you’re interested in working with us but have something different to offer than the requirements given above, still please feel free to talk to us!

  2. We have built an event information and promotion platform that harnesses end user existing calendar apps. We are now targeting museums, societies, charities, and sports clubs who want to increase tickets sales and/or attendance with better interaction with their target supporters/ users/ friends and customers. We are looking for business development people to join our team to achieve  introductions to sports agencies, ticketing agencies, theatre groups and associations with large memberships. The Women’s Institute, the Royal Yachting Association, the National Trust and Sport England are all great examples of partners we would like to work with.

  3. We enable teams to collaborate effectively on their written content, ensuring quality and accountability via our easy-to-use, powerful web platform. Our model is B2B SaaS, focused initially on the book-publishing industry but with opportunities to expand into other exciting areas. Our platform is in private beta with several companies, and we have our commercial launch in October. We are looking for someone to help the executive team to develop and drive our sales and customer-relationship strategy.

  4. We are the largest mobile wood fired pizza company in theUKbased in Oxfordshire. We currently operate from three units but are looking to expand to fifty. We are looking for astrategist to come on board and take the business to the next level, to expand the companyand help raise finance in the future.  

You will also be able to join in the debate to discuss What Makes a Management Team Investable with David Mott from Oxford Capital Partners and Leo Dunne from Arelldee Associates.

Agenda

18.00 : Registration & soft drinks

18.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg & Critchleys

18.35 : 1st Challenge

18.45 : 2nd Challenge

18.55 : The BIG DEBATE: WHAT MAKES A MANAGEMENT TEAM INVESTABLE?

19.40 : 3rd Challenge

19.50 : 4th Challenge

20.00 : Duncan White – Marks & Clerk

20.10 : Networking and Refreshments

21.15:  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

Jun 032014
 

Find your next role at the latest Pitching for Management event in Bristol on 10 July 2014 at 4.00pm – 7.30pm.

 

pitching for managementAt 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.

In a new move to increase the focus on the importance of teams in ambitious businesses, come and debate with VCs and business angels about what makes a management team investable.

We will also have four companies telling you about their big management challenges and asking for your help in solving them.

If you can solve one or more of the challenges you will be rewarded with the opportunity to join the company and take it forwards.  You may be paid a remuneration package based on salary and perks and for the lucky few you will be awarded a stake in the company in return for your efforts.

If you want to make a big change in your life to a better way of working – this is the event for you.

Panellists

John Caines – Angels 4 Angels 

Agenda

16.00 : Registration & soft drinks

16.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg & Burges Salmon

16.35 : 1st Challenge

16.45 : 2nd Challenge

16.55 : The BIG DEBATE: WHAT MAKES A MANAGEMENT TEAM INVESTABLE?

17.40 : 3rd Challenge

17.50 : 4th Challenge

18.00 : Closing Guest Speaker

18.10 : Networking and Refreshments

19.15:  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. 

If you are coming along to Burges Salmon, please use the office postcode (BS2 0ZX) to ensure you head to the right offices. Please note that due to limited spaces, you are unable to park at the Burges Salmon offices. A map of nearby car parks can be found here 

Book your place now by clicking this link

May 182014
 

At Pitching for Management events you can get involved with an exciting business and develop your career portfolio

pitching for managementThese are some of the challenges that will be offered on Tuesday 20 May 2014 at Taylor Vinters in Cambridge

  1. We are looking for a Chief Marketing Officer to drive all PR and customer acquisition activities for a mobile social reading platform that connects Writers and Readers around the world.  Candidates must be familiar with Facebook mobile app install advertising productsTwitter’s mobile advertising platform, and Google’s mobile AdMob product. Candidates must have extensive experience of working in global digital markets and love working with Writers. Candidate must have experience of mobile User Interface design and Facebook viral promotion.
  2. With a pilot product operational, we need to explore real opportunities. We recognise that the video market is emerging fast, but see a gap to support the SME digital market. We recognise that larger organisations will be able to provide such platforms, but this product provides a private, customisable, easily changed CMS, that can be made flexible in the digital space. The main need is to examine viability during the pilot through market evaluation and seeking funding to exploit niche markets. We have the technical, project management,security, sales skills to move through the pilot to the market for SMEs, niche organisations – interim recruitment, consultants, accountants, lawyers. There will be a platform need for scaleability.
  3. We are a Cambridge based start up that produces highly controlled graphene nanomaterials that are used in the next generation of high performance electronics, smart coatings and composites to enhance their electrical, thermal and mechanical performance. We are looking for two people to join our team:
    1. Operation Officer – The position requires an experienced operation officer that is expected tomanage the execution of large research projects or commercial contracts. For the specific projects, the ideal candidate will monitor the operation against targets, budget, staffing and logistic.
    2. Sales Manager – The position requires a manager with experience in relevant industries that will help to develop our network of customers, distributors and industrial partners. As the company is currently making the transition from the R&D to the commercial phase, the role will be initially part-time.
    3. The roles will offer the right candidate an extremely exciting opportunity to structure the growth of the company in a sector at the cutting edge of technology. Specific experience in the oil and gas industry will also be considered for specific set of projects. Sales driven remuneration will be offered, equity to be discussed.
  4. Strategic Operations Officer – Channel Sales Officer sought for VC and Angel backed technology group. The candidate must have experience of the tech sector and a sales / channel strategy background preferably for taking, ‘disruptive’ technology solutions into public sector, UK private and third sector companies and global customers. The role will be London based. Potentially a share option package will accompany a salary which will be at a market rate for the role. It is likely that the position will be scaled up as contracts and opportunities are delivered. These are some of the characteristics the successful candidate will display:
    • demonstrable track record of overseeing substantial growth in a company environment in an executive or non-executive role
    • recognised for rapid results
    •  experience of smaller company environments and multiple product and market opportunities
    • career in the Technology sector with B2B business models, but target B2C end user
    • international experience
    • strategic and an operational mindset
    • hands on, high energy, people business

In a new move to increase the focus on the importance of teams in ambitious businesses, come and debate with VCs and business angels about what makes a management team investable.

We will also have four companies telling you about their big management challenges and asking for your help in solving them.

If you can solve one or more of the challenges you will be rewarded with the opportunity to join the company and take it forwards.  You may be paid a remuneration package based on salary and perks and for the lucky few you will be awarded a stake in the company in return for your efforts.

If you want to make a big change in your life to a better way of working – this is the event for you.

Panellists

Kerry Baldwin – IQ Capital Partners 

David Gill, MD of St. John’s Innovation Centre and a venture capitalist at ET Capital

David Gee, Tower Tree (ex-TTP Ventures)

 

Agenda

18.00 : Registration & soft drinks

18.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg & Taylor Vinters

18.35 : 1st Challenge

18.45 : 2nd Challenge

18.55 : The BIG DEBATE: WHAT MAKES A MANAGEMENT TEAM INVESTABLE?

19.40 : 3rd Challenge

19.50 : 4th Challenge

20.00 : Closing Guest Speaker

20.10 : Networking and Refreshments

21.15:  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.

To book your place at this Pitching for Management event click here

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.

See the latest Programme

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 Posted by at 7:26 pm
Mar 142014
 

pitching for managementGet 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 072014
 

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

pitching for management

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

  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.

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

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.

 Posted by at 3:07 pm
Oct 072013
 

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

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.

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

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