Back to Business – ‘Realising your dreams’
October 9, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 3:15 pm
For anyone looking reengage with the workplace, the RHC Back to Work programme is a great place to start. Our workshops and seminars provide amazing opportunities to be inspired and learn from others who may have already done it.
This is the event for you if you are thinking of:
- Returning to work
- Wanting to start your own business and looking for inspiration and ideas
- Looking to take your business to the next stage
- Engaging with your local community or
- Finding like-minded people to connect with
Highlights of our previous event:
Dame Helena Morrissey DBE
Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management
Our Sponsors: St. James’s Place Wealth Management
A leading UK wealth management organisation and an award-winning FTSE 100 company with a proven track record of success and achievement, underpinned by continued investment in people. The St. James’s Place Academy provides an unrivalled development programme for outstanding individuals who have no previous experience of giving financial advice. They offer a brilliant opportunity for anyone who's keen to retrain for a new career as a financial planning and wealth management adviser helping bright and motivated people to fulfil their career potential. Once established and running your own business, you take control of both your work and personal life. We will hear from two graduates from the Academy about their journey and experiences.
Amanda Redman, Partner, St James’s Place Wealth Management
Lisa Everitt, Associate Partner, St James’s Place Wealth Management
Lisa has been working in the Financial Services Sector for over 25 years. Prior to joining SJP, she had a successful career with NatWest Bank/RBS group as a Senior Business & Relationship Manager. In 2007, after 10 years of working with the Bank, Lisa took some time out of the industry to raise her three daughters before deciding to join St. James’s Place.
Lisa joined the St. James’s Place Academy in May 2017 and the first six months of the two-year programme equipped her with the expertise to provide first class professional advice in financial planning and wealth management. During this time, she also obtained the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning.
Now in her second year of trading, Lisa has successfully grown her client base and recently employed an assistant to support her, as the business has continued to expand. She has a varied range of clients from high profile celebrities in the music industry to first time investors, such as school mums, who have had successful careers and are desperately seeking pension and investment advice.
My Bespoke Room is the UK’s first affordable, online interior design service. It ranks No.1 Interior Designer in the UK on Houzz, and employs over 35 designers across the country. Their new product is called Design Pal Pro, which is a new demand led B2B SaaS tool to help interior designers set-up, run and grow their own business. It’s the UK’s first comprehensive interior design tool aimed at women to support female flexible work opportunities, productivity and entrepreneurship. Diana has a background in brand development, product and marketing. Before starting her businesses she worked for L’Oréal for over 10 years across brands such as Kiehls, Giorgio Armani & Stella McCartney.
Elizabeth Tweedale - CEO and Founder of Cypher
Joy Foster - Founder of Tech Pixies
Joy is an award winning entrepreneur who helps women upskill with modern technology in order to return to work, change careers or start a business. Most recently she was named as one of the 100 Faces of the Vibrant Economy by Grant Thornton and in 2018, she was named IoD Startup Director of the Year for London and the South. Her business, TechPixies was named Women in Business Startup of the Year 2018 and Enterprise Nation Female Startup of the Year 2017.
Joy and her company have recently been profiled in Forbes for raising £150,000 and Stella for breaking down barriers for women wanting to re-ignite their careers and in April 2019, TechNation has named TechPixies 'one to watch' in the EdTech space.
Councillor Samantha Rayner
Hear from Councillor Samantha Rayner how volunteering can offer a great opportunity to to use your skills, develop new ones and discover new and challenging roles.
Samantha is the Deputy Leader Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, the Lead Member for Windsor, Culture & Communities, Libraries & Resident Services, Revenue & Benefits, and is also an Armed Forces Champion.
Round Tables from 1.30pm until 3.00pm:
Make the day your own: bring your questions to our Round Table hosts. Access advice from leading experts and ask questions to people specialising in:
Social Media, Marketing, Website Development, Building a network, Career coaching, IT, Communicating with confidence, Raising funding and investment and much more.
Our Round Table hosts include
St James's Place Academy: Simplifying and building confidence in your financial future
The Return Hub: Relaunching or transitioning your career in financial services
Duo Creative: Debunking myths and old school thinking behind digital marketing
Computer Fitness:Fearless IT - what do I need to know to get back to work?
Dina Michele: Career change can be successful at any age
Orchid Digital: Learn the secrets behind engaging videos for social media
Visit our exhibitor area to connect with consultants and companies who can help you with many aspects of building a business, returning to work or enhancing your skills. Our exhibitors include
St James's Place Academy
Queen Bee Styling
The Return Hub
Annie Armitage Photograhy