Mar 202015
 

Find out how you can obtain a Non-Executive Director position by booking a place on this interactive 1-day course.

non-executive director“As an introduction to the world of NED’s this course is well structured to give an honest and practical insight in to how to identify and prepare for a move in this direction. Money well spent!”

John Cooper, Vice President, North West Europe at Weber-Stephen Products LLC United Kingdom

The How to become a Non-Executive Director course helps you to plan and prepare for your first NED position. It instils a real sense of what is expected of NEDs, and how you can meet the challenge.

This one-day interactive course is aimed at aspiring NEDs and covers essential knowledge about roles, responsibilities, strategy and corporate governance that are key foundations for a Non-Executive board role. It also considers up to date thinking on corporate governance and the responsibilities of owners, the board and employees.

This is followed by practical sessions on identifying NED opportunities, the process of obtaining a first appointment and performing due diligence before any position is accepted. There is emphasis on the importance of presenting your experiences with clarity and relevance.

This course identifies the various ways and circumstances in which non-executive directors can make an effective contribution to a board’s work. It also examines methods for their selection and reviews their motivation, induction and reward.

Who should attend?

Individuals who are currently a non-executive director; those seeking appointment as a non-executive director and those looking to appoint a non-executive director.

 

What to expect?

  • Clarifies how and why non-executive directors can strengthen a board
  • Provides practical guidance on how best to secure an appointment as a non-executive director

Course objectives

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

  • Clarify the board’s role, purpose and key tasks
  • Appreciate the contributions that non-executive directors can make to the board in different types of company and situations
  • Recognise the qualities and experience needed to fulfil a non-executive director appointment
  • Appreciate appropriate methods for finding, selecting, appointing and rewarding non-executive directors
  • Understand the preparation required to interview for or be interviewed for the post of non-executive director

Course Leader: David Doughty CDir FIoD

David Doughty - Chartered DirectorThe course is delivered by David Doughty, a Chartered Director and highly experienced Non-Executive, Chief Executive, Chair, Entrepreneur and Business Mentor. David has extensive executive and non-executive experience in small and medium enterprises in private and public sectors. He is also a board level consultant to multi-national organisations and a Chartered Director Ambassador for the Institute of Directors. See his LinkedIn profile here: (http://uk.linkedin.com/in/daviddoughty)

Key Details

Duration: 1 day

Location:

Manchester One

53 Portland Street

Manchester

M1 3LF

Price

£330.00 (ex VAT)

Payment with Booking Price

£300.00 (ex VAT)

Tier1 Member Price*

£280.00 (ex VAT)

Book Now

To see course dates and to book your place now follow this link:

Course Registration

The fee includes lunch, refreshments and a copy of the course handbook

Attendance counts as 6 CPD hours of structured learning

 

 

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Dec 022014
 

Final London ‘Pitching for Management’ at Nabarro – THE BIG DEBATE

Pitching for ManagementTuesday, 9 December 2014 from 18:00 to 21:30 (GMT)

Nabarro LLP
125 London Wall
London EC2Y 5AS

What is it all about?

Pitching for Management is a series of pop-up events across the UK where innovative exciting companies pitch their businesses to an audience of experienced, talented business professionals that are looking for a new challenge and thrive on the buzz of working within entrepreneurial companies.

Luke Johnson, serial angel investor, says: “Almost every venture capitalist I know says that the most important factor in any investment is the management.”

AND IT WORKS!

Check out their success stories and testimonials page to see for yourself!

 Who is it for?

  • Entrepreneurs with a great business that need an extra skill-set to help the company grow to its next stage or to achieve a specific goal;
  • Experienced High-Level Professionals looking for new and exciting roles or a career challenge, whether it be a full or part-time position, Chairmanship, Mentoring, Non-Executive role, or perhaps a Sales, Finance or Marketing Directorship;
  • Value-add Business Angels looking to work with exciting innovative companies;
  • Serial Entrepreneurs seeking a new venture to be a part of;
  • Key influencers wanting to support the pitching companies in their regions, attend the invaluable post-event networking and become part of the Pitching for management UK wide enterprise network.

Event Details

ROLES ANNOUNCED!

1. Marketing Manager required for early stage luxury online boutique, specialising in bra’s for curvier ladies designed and made in Britain with the intention of supporting British manufacture and based on the “made in Britain’ theme. This role is initially part time and is required to help develop the marketing strategy and subsequent online sales and collaboration within selected luxury retailers. We are looking for an experienced marketing manager with specific knowledge of online marketing initiatives and campaigns through website and social media.

The right candidate will be involved from the early stages and support and drive the brand awareness in order to gain market share and competitive advantage. Initially targeting the UK market, the growth strategy includes moving to further countries and diversifying into related products including swimwear, nightwear and sportswear for the curvier lady. Remuneration will be based on experience and may also include an element of equity.

Please join the team for their final 2014 flagship Pitching for Management event of the year in London on 9th December 2014 at 6.00pm to 9.30pm at the new offices of Nabarro LLP.

In a new move to increase the focus on the importance of teams in ambitious businesses, come and debate with VCs, business angels and entrepreneurs about how to adapt the team post-investment.

There will also be 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.

Agenda

18.00 : Registration & soft drinks

18.30 : Introductions Modwenna Rees-Mogg & Nabarro

18.35 : 1st Challenge

18.45 : 2nd Challenge

18.55 : The BIG DEBATE: ADAPTING THE TEAM POST-FUNDING

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. 

You can find the Terms and Conditions here.

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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

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 142014
 

Research focusses on what makes men and women thrive in the workplace

careerThe first major study linking personal resilience, gender and career success will help determine how and why some men and women get to the top.

Much work has been done on the subject of resilience, but there is scant evidence available on whether resilient men and women behave in the same way regarding situations and scenarios, from living and working through a large scale economic crisis to everyday office politics or family issues.

Following interviews with a number of respected business leaders providing insight into the issue, a survey is to be carried out by Sarah Bond of for business sake in partnership with Dr. Gillian Shapiro of Shapiro Consulting. This will seek the views of as many women and men as possible – aiming for at least 1,000 respondents – on the importance of resilience in the workplace.

The poll, sponsored by Nationwide Building Society and Vodafone, will be used to develop insights which will in turn help inform UK employers about how to better enable women and men to reach their full potential.

People are being encouraged to fill out the survey, which closes on Friday, 25th April. It will ask a number of questions, including:

  • How much difference does resilience really make to women’s career success?
  • How is career resilience defined for women and men?
  • What helps successful career women and men develop their resilience?
  • How does the resilience of women at the top compare to and differ from that of men?
  • What is the role of the organisation in building women’s resilience?

Sarah Bond and Dr. Gillian Shapiro said:

“We talk a lot of resilience as a health and well-being issue but little work has been done on the role of resilience in getting to the top of organisations. We simply don’t know why, if, or how men and women are different in this respect. Hearing from as many men and women as possible through our survey will make a huge contribution to answering these questions. What we do know, from speaking with business leaders, is that resilience is crucial to success. This research aims to create a greater awareness of the importance of resilience to career success and identify the practical actions women in particular – and the organisations that employ them – can take to build resilience and progress to the top.”

Keith Astill, HR Director at Nationwide, said:

“It seems certain that those who make it to the top of organisations, and stay there, are extraordinarily resilient and likely share a number of characteristics. As an employer that focuses on developing talent from within, irrespective of background, we are really looking forward to how we can use the research to better understand how to enable women, and men, to reach their full potential.”

Sharon Kyle, Group Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Vodafone, said:

“Resilience is unarguably a quality that is key to leadership and career success particularly in a business sector where change is fast and constant. However anecdotal evidence within Vodafone suggests the need for resilience is something more overtly cited among our female talent. This research will help us better understand if and why there are gender differences in resilience, and what we can do to ensure both men and women are a successful as they can be in their careers.”

The survey can be found here. Twitter users can follow, and mention, the #resilientcareers and #resilientsuccess hashtags.

Source: Marketwired 14 April 2014

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