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).

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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march 14

 

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KATE ADIE

 

As a television news correspondent, Kate’s memorable assignments include both Gulf Wars, four years of war in the Balkans, the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster at Zeebrugge, the massacre at Dunblane, the Selby rail crash, the SAS lifting of the Iran Embassy Siege in London, the Bologna railway station bombing and the Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing in 1989.

 

She carried out numerous assignments in Northern Ireland throughout "The Troubles" as well as reporting on the referendum to ratify the Good Friday Agreement. Kate covered the Lockerbie bombing and reported from Libya after the London Embassy siege of 1984, reporting from Libya many times thereafter, including the bombing of Tripoli by the US in 1986. She also covered the Rwandan Genocide and the British military intervention in the Sierra Leone Civil War.

 

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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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