THE MEETINGS:

FASCINATING SPEAKERS FROM ALL AREAS OF HUMAN ENDEAVOUR

Our speakers are such experts in their fields and they never fail to inspire some flash of insight.  As business leaders and entrepreneurs, we know that it only takes one little spark to lead to our next great idea.

 

The EAGB meets on the second Thursday of every month for a reception, lunch, and to hear from exceptional guest speakers at the Dorchester Hotel in London.  We start with Mikado Experience, a guided networking session which runs from 12:00 until 12:45, followed by a drinks reception at 12:45.  Lunch is served promptly at 13:15 and the event closes at 15:15.

 

Tickets cost £98 for members, £110 for non-members (plus VAT).

december 13

 

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GARRY SMITH

THE MEDAILLE TRUST

 

Last year in the UK, over 5,000 people were referred to the Government as potential victims of slavery – a 35% increase on the previous year (source: National Crime Agency). Since 2015, British companies over a certain size have been required to report on slavery in their supply chains.

 

Garry Smith is the CEO of the Medaille Trust, the largest specialist provider of safe house beds for victims of modern slavery in Europe.  With the issue now on more and more agendas, he will highlight some of the issues involved and, with it being Christmas, some of the good news stories of survivors of modern slavery that the Medaille Trust have worked with.

 

After an initial career in the public sector, Garry Smith forged a career in the charity sector where he took up his first CEO role aged just 30. He then ran a consultancy business for ten years which gave him unique insights into management practices and strategy across a broad range of voluntary and public sector organisations, as well as blue chip businesses in the UK, Europe, USA and Africa.

 

Garry returned to work where his heart is, in the voluntary sector, in 2016 and is now CEO of the Medaille Trust, the largest specialist provider of safe house beds for victims of modern slavery in Europe.

 

Thursday, December 13

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JANUARY 10

 

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SIAN SUTHERLAND

A PLASTIC PLANET

 

In 2017, Sian and Frederikke Magnussen founded A Plastic Planet; a global social Impact movement with a single goal - to ignite and inspire the world to turn off the plastic tap.  As entrepreneurs, they bring a different fresh approach to environmental issues - pro-business, working collaboratively and using worldwide media to champion those businesses and brands that are doing the right thing.

 

Their first campaign asked supermarkets worldwide to give customers the choice to buy plastic and guilt free in a Plastic Free Aisle.  The Plastic Free Aisle and the Plastic Free Consumer Trust Mark are currently shortlisted in the London Design Museum Awards as one of the best examples of creative ideas throughout 2018. 

 

On June 5th, World Environment Day, they launched One Plastic Free Day, reaching 1/4 billion people. To cap off the year, they influenced the Budget with their radical proposal to tax virgin plastic and partnered with a London supermarket to take 1700 products plastic free within 10 weeks. 

 

Thursday, January 10 2019

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JANUARY 10

 

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MINDY GIBBINS-KLEIN

HOSTING THE MIKADO

 

Sometimes You Need to Change Yourself to Be Yourself

 

Mindy has authored and co-authored eight books, including 24 Carat BOLD.  A native New Yorker, she currently resides in the UK where she operates two businesses: The Book Midwife®, an elite book coaching company, and Panoma Press, a cooperative publisher business.

 

Her TEDx talk “Sometimes You Need to Change Yourself to Be Yourself” has nearly half a million views, and it showcases Mindy’s passion for helping people from all under-represented groups to become leaders, and for all people to approach life more thoughtfully.

 

Mindy has been an international speaker for 25 years and her own online and offline content has been syndicated, licensed, and showcased many times.

 

She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post as well as executive media in several countries.

 

Thursday, January 10 2019

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February 14

 

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DR RUTH LEA

 

Noted economist Ruth Lea CBE has been an independent non-executive director of the Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC since 2005 and the Group’s Economic Adviser since 2007. 

 

She is the author of many papers and articles on economic issues, has been a Governor of the London School of Economics and Council Member of the University of London.

She is also a notable supporter of leaving the EU.  After 7 months of negotiations, what will she make of progess so far?

 

Thursday, February 14

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February 14

 

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SEAN BRICKELL

HOSTING THE MIKADO THIS MONTH

 

Business Impact Founder Seán Brickell is a reformed and award-winning frontline network TV news correspondent & presenter and an undercover investigative journalist for national newspapers…turned communication psychologist, best-selling author and media commentator.

 

He works with individual business professionals from around the world to help them gain the tangible and intangible results, recognition and rewards they want by applying some sometimes unusual confidence & communication skills. 

 

Because Seán's also…
Been held at gunpoint by angry men in ugly situations, exposed multi-million frauds, infiltrated a swingers’ orgy, cycled from one end of Great Britain to the other solo & unsupported, has almost died motorbiking, mountaineering and paragliding, been a discus and wellington boot throwing
champion and met and dealt with a wide variety of people, from presidents and pop stars to paedophiles and professional assassins…and much, much more. 

 

Thursday, February 14

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MARCH 14

 

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JOANNA GAUDOIN

HOSTING THE MIKADO THIS MONTH

 

Joanna Gaudoin is Managing Director of Inside Out Image which helps professional individuals achieve greater career success and their organisations improve business performance, by working with them on their personal impact and relationship building skills.

 

Joanna spent 10 years in marketing and consultancy. She now works with clients one-to-one, as well as speaking and running workshops across all areas of personal impact and relationship building; including appearance, body language and voice, as well as the skills and confidence for different professional ‘touchpoints’, such as meetings, networking and presentations. Joanna also helps clients navigate ‘office politics’, facilitated by a diagnostic profiling tool to help clients understand how they currently 

interact and how this could be improved, to achieve their objectives and those of their organisation.

Clients include HSBC, Metro Bank, Joelson Law and the AAT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RENEE WALLEN

HOSTING THE MIKADO THIS MONTH

 

Renée had run a training consultancy in Plain English writing techniques for two decades when social media erupted. Diversifying her workshops to satisfy the marketing demands of time-stretched business owners, she used her Masters Degree in applied linguistics to carve a niche in promoting businesses online; blending straightforward, traditional marketing language with cutting edge digital skills.

 

As well as coaching in social media and, specifically, best practices for the successful use of LinkedIn, Renée handles all aspects of digital marketing for businesses that are too busy to do it themselves.

Renée is a published author and poet with exhibitions across Europe. She was named as London CEO of the Year 2017 by Corporate Vision magazine and awarded UK Independent Business Honours for Excellence in Training, Coaching and Instruction. She’s proud to have won an Inspirational Woman award for her work with the families of young stroke survivors, and has spoken widely on TV, the radio and at parliament.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAY 9

 

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MAGGIE SEMPLE

A LAYMAN'S VIEW OF OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM

 

Maggie is a successful business woman and entrepreneur. She owns two companies - a management consultancy firm that works with global businesses on leadership development & Semple, an international bespoke womenswear fashion brand.

 

Maggie was a Non-Executive Director of the Criminal Cases Review Commission where she chaired the Audit & Risk Committee and is currently a Member of the Queen’s Counsel Selection Panel. She is a Fellow of the City & Guilds Institute, one of 500 Fellowships awarded since 1878 and an Associate Member of the Senior Common Room of Exeter College, Oxford University. Maggie is cited in the World’s Who Who and was awarded an OBE in 2001. 

 

Maggie has a strong sense of justice and will talk about her observations of the UK justice system.

 

 

 

 

 

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