Cynthia Spencer Means Business is a completely new concept designed to deliver real business benefits to local companies through membership of our new Business Club.
Cynthia Spencer Means Business is a networking group with a difference. No gimmicks, just quality networking in an informal setting, decent coffee and a programme of informative presentations on key business topics. What’s more, 100% of the proceeds go to Cynthia Spencer Hospice! Meetings will be held at our Moulton Park Business Hub where there is plenty of free parking. There will be opportunities for members to host meetings at their premises so please let us know if you’d like to do this when you sign up and we will work it into our schedule. With a variety of membership levels there are many ways businesses of different sizes can get involved.
|Date||Speakers confirmed so far||Topic/title|
|Wednesday 17th January||Dave Leverton, Next Steps HR||"GDPR - Getting Your People Ready"|
|Tuesday 20th February||Suraj Meghani, Barclays||Cyber security|
|Wednesday 14th March||Paul Beesley, Beyond Theory||"How To Become an Employer of Choice"|
|Wednesday 18th April||Clare Elsby, Elsby & Co Chartered Accountants||"Becoming an Employer of Choice - Freedom to Succeed"|
|Wednesday 16th May|
|Wednesday 13th June|
|Wednesday 18th July|
|Wednesday 19th September|
|Wednesday 17th October||Tony McMurray, Ingram Micro (UK) Ltd||'The Towcester Adventurer'|
|Wednesday 14th November|
Wednesday 12th December
7am - Arrival and registration
7am – 8am Networking and breakfast
8am – 8.45am Presentation
8.45am – 9.00am Questions
Dave Leverton is a hugely experienced and successful senior executive with a genuine passion and talent for unlocking huge potential in individuals, teams and organisations. He has a wealth of experience in developing and leading high-performance teams within highly regulated global organisations across multiple sectors and channels. Dave was instrumental in achieving full FCA authorisation with two major UK consumer credit providers before becoming COO for Next Steps HR who are a Guardian Small Business of the Year (#smallbiz100). Next Steps HR provide outsourced HR solutions to SME’s as well as a range of training and development solutions for companies of all sizes. Working in partnership with leading UK data protection experts, Next Steps HR have established themselves as data protection training specialists and include Microsoft as one of their many customers for GDPR awareness sessions and staff training.
Paul is director and senior consultant at Northamptonshire-based training consultancy Beyond Theory. He firmly believes that work is a force for good; providing income, purpose and a social framework. Having spent his career in operational management, HR and training he’s worked across private, retail and public sectors and blue-chip companies. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and currently chairman of the Northamptonshire branch of CIPD. He regularly judges at the UK Customer Experience Awards and the UK Employee Experience Awards. With his commercial approach to people development, Paul can help you understand what makes your people tick for the benefit of your business and your customers.
Clare's accountancy training means that she has a wide range of commercial experience. Having started and managed (along with her husband) a successful accountancy practice for 25 year, Clare understands and can relate to the issues faced by business owners on a day to day basis. Recent challenges include taking over a more traditional accountancy practice and introducing Elsby & Co's ethos and values to the existing staff and clients of the old practice. Change management, communications and systems implementation were initially the focus with recruitment now being the main challenge as the practice grows under the Elsby & Co brand.