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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.

Please join us on Wednesday, 9th October for our Flagship Back to Business Event: Realising Your Dreams.  We are delighted that Dame Helena Morrissey DBE will be giving our keynote speech empowering our members to take their next step.


We are delighted to welcome St James’s Place Academy as our headline sponsor and are grateful for their support for this important initiative.

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  


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Join the Really Helpful Club for a day of inspirational talks and practical Round Table discussions to help you rediscover and reconnect with the workplace. Whether you are returning to employment after a career break, setting up your own business or taking an already established business to the next level or just looking for ideas, you can discover something new and learn from others.  This is an exciting opportunity to make new connections, share your own experiences and meet other like-minded people.


Arrival 8.45am (talks from 9.30am), Lunch 12.30pm , Roundtables 1.30pm until 3.00pm
Cost: £59 per person including coffee, refreshments and a sandwich lunch


Highlights of our previous event:

Our Speakers:

Dame Helena Morrissey DBE

Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management

Helena is well known in the City, particularly for her work on gender equality. She founded the 30% Club, a campaign for more gender-balanced boards, and is Chair of the investment industry’s Diversity Project. She was CEO of Newton Investment Management for fifteen years and chaired the Investment Association from 2014 to 2017. Helena joined Legal and General Investment Management in 2017, leading a new drive to engage the nation to invest more.
Helena has been named one of Fortune magazine’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and the Financial Times’ 2017 ‘Person of the Year’. She was appointed a Dame in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours list.  Helena is a Philosophy graduate. She is married to a Buddhist priest and they have nine children. Her first book ‘A Good Time to be a Girl, Don’t Lean In, Change the System’ was published by William Collins in February 2018.

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

Prior to joining the St James's Place Academy, Amanda had a challenging and exciting career within the consumer marketing industry, being responsible for well-known household brands for over 20 years.  Amanda held roles as both European and UK Marketing Director, responsible for the Personal Care Global Brands of Kimberly-Clark.
Amanda joined the St. James's Place Academy in May 2013 and started advising and building her client base from November 2013. Now in her 6th year of trading, she achieved Chartered Financial Planner status in January 2018, has recently expanded her business, has moved into larger offices and has three employees as support staff. Her client base ranges from first time investors to senior professionals and board members, with a strong focus on pensions and retirement planning.

Lisa Everitt, Associate Partner, St James’s Place Wealth Management

Amanda is joined by Lisa Everitt, Associate partner at St James's Place Wealth Management. Lisa brings vast experience in her role where she will share her experiences of the business world with you.

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.

Addie Pinkster

Founder and CEO Adelpha. Independent corporate advisors to scale-ups. Formerly Head of Hedge Fund Strategy at Citi. Addie and her panel of female entrepreneurs will be sharing stories from the front line of founding and funding.

Diana Greenhalgh

Addie will be joined by Diana Greenhalgh, the Co-Founder of technology start-up - the world’s first double-sided platform that fulfils both sides of the interior design market.

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

Cypher asks Is Your Child Future Ready? Their mission is to empower children to move freely and confidently, armed with the most powerful and ubiquitous language tools, to help them navigate the changing world around us and secure their future by understanding the universal technological language of code.
Cypher runs fun and entertaining holiday coding camps for 4-14 years olds with enthusiastic and trained teachers. The teachers use a methodical and cumulative curriculum tailored to each child and built on a core foundation of computer science. The courses are stimulating, fun and engaging and the children learn coding with the emphasis on creativity
Cypher links core computing concepts to real world creative themes to encourage children to be curious, collaborative and promote the ability to problem solve and create with confidence. Themes include relatable subjects such as Architecture, Fashion, Art, Minecraft, Robotics and Entrepreneurship and the children see their creations come to life via 3D printing and graphics.
Elizabeth has taught coding to children of all ages for the past 4 years in London and they respond to her love of the topic and natural flair to communicate. She has written and co-written 6 books, her most recent focused on teaching children Python, using real world career examples (aimed at Key Stage 3).


Elizabeth is a working mother of three, with a Computer Science degree and Masters in Architecture. Previously she was a computational design specialist at several leading architectural offices including Foster + Partners. She is passionate about unlocking the code to the future for the next generation and creating a world where children can explore their unlimited appetite and curiosity, by giving them the tools to open doors and tackle whatever our fast-paced future brings.

Joy Foster - Founder of Tech Pixies

Founder and Managing Director of TechPixies, an award-winning enterprise empowering women across the UK. 

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

Women Returners:

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
Women Returners
Design JD
Queen Bee Styling
The Return Hub
Annie Armitage Photograhy
Direct Colour

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