Blake Morgan's Investing In Success - Reshaping the world of work

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Blake Morgan is pleased to be hosting our first event in our new series Investing In Success on 16 May in our London office.

We will be bringing together a panel of entrepreneurial individuals to shine a light on their inspiration and how they achieved success in a world of cultural change. Reshaping the world of work will focus on the dramatic shift in the environment, where adaptability and flexibility have taken over job security, long term employment, structured environments and standardised roles, and the impact this has had on careers. Our aim is to encourage our audience to think differently about driving good judgement, achieve higher levels of engagement with colleagues and peers, and create an inclusive culture.

Our panel event will be hosted by Kate Mosse OBE, the author of eight novels & short story collections, including the No 1 multimillion selling Languedoc Trilogy - Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel. A champion of women's creativity, Kate is the Founder Director of the Women's Prize for Fiction - the largest annual celebration of women's writing in the world - and sits on the Executive Committee of Women of the World. She was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to literature and women and was named Woman of the Year for her service to the arts in the Everywoman Awards.

Our panellists are:

  • Rachael Burford – England rugby player, Harlequins Ladies Captain and one of the first women in English history to become a full time professional rugby player. Rachael was also the first female professional player to be appointed to the Rugby Players Association and, subsequently became a World Rugby Women’s Advisory Committee member and is also on the Rugby Committee for World Rugby. Rachael founded the Burford Academy to inspire others to not only fall in love with a sport but also to learn from her unique insight into teamwork, achievement of success and the value of never giving up on your dreams.
  • Tracey Groves – Tracey is a trusted business adviser, consultant and educator on leadership transformation to Boards and Senior Business Leaders and has deep consulting and change management experience as a former PwC Partner.  Her portfolio roles include CEO of her own independent advisory practice, Intelligent Ethics, Global Head of Client Advisory Services at Talking Talent, a Board member of City Women Network (CWN) and Non-Exec Director at Middlesex County Cricket Club, and a Duke Business School Faculty Expert Practitioner.  Tracey works with leaders to create trustworthy cultures and high levels of integrity in business decision-making through defining and embedding inclusion, diversity, corporate purpose and ethical values. 
  • Karl Sandhu – A serial entrepreneur and owner of Gold's Gym UK, part of Gold's Gym International, Inc. one of the largest fitness club chains in the world. From humble beginnings trading on market stalls, Karl has achieved success in bringing the Gold's gym brand to the UK, and has now diversified into real estate. With a substantial development in West London of £200m, Karl has built up a substantial net worth, with operations of 5 health clubs, a hotel  and he is looking to expand his operations with further developments planned. Having won awards from an early age such as Young Achiever of the Year award at the Asian Business Awards, Karl comes with a  wealth of experience in business acumen and growth strategies.
  • Aki Schilz - She is the Director of The Literary Consultancy, the UK's longest-running editorial consultancy for writers, providing editing services, mentoring and literary events. She is a Trustee of Poetry London, and sits on the advisory board for the award-winning publisher Penned in the Margins. Aki is a judge for the Bridport First Novel Award and the Creative Future Literary Awards. She is also a prize-winning writer, and co-founder of the Saboteur Award-shortlisted #LossLit digital literature project. In 2018 Aki was named as one of the FutureBook 40 (a list of the top 40 innovators in UK publishing), and nominated for an h100 Award for her #BookJobTransparency campaign and her work to improve representation and accessibility in the literature sector. She is also the founder of the Rebecca Swift Foundation, in memory of TLC's founder and her boss and mentor. The Foundation now runs the Women Poets' Prize, a free-to-enter award offering year-long support and cash prizes to women poets, supported by industry partners including RADA, Faber and Faber, Verve Festival, and CityLit.

We do hope you are able to join us to hear insights from our inspiring panel. Please click on the Register Now button to book your place.

Event details

16 May 2019
Blake Morgan - London
4.00 pm – Registration and networking
4.30 pm – Panel event
5.15 pm – Q&A
5.30 pm – Drinks, canapes and networking
7.00 pm – Finish

Blake Morgan
6 New Street Square

No charge