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IoD Lancashire | Being an Effective NED

01 May 2019
Stanley House Hotel & Spa, Mellor

Have you got what it takes to be a Non-Executive Director?

This event we will look at the elements of being a successful Non Executive Director. You will hear from three guest speakers and understand how Non-Execs are identified and hired as well as what Vice Chair's specifically look for when recruiting.

Before the evening closes for networking, you will have the opportunity to ask questions to each of our speakers, and hear first-hand the story of an existing Non-Exec Director, a company that hires them and finally the Vice Chair that works with them. 


Key details

Date & time: 01 May 2019 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Stanley House Hotel & Spa, Mellor
CPD Hours:

Prices from

0.00 GBP + VAT - Members
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non-members

Event manager:
Miss Lauren Mullan
Contact phone:
0161 806 0890
Contact email:


17:00 Registration and networking 

17:30 Welcome from Stuart Thompson, MD of Reorient and current Non-Exec Director 

17:40 Presentations from Steve Turnock, former Non-Exec Director, Gordon Bateman, MD of Complete Resourcing and Jill Williams, Investment Director at Mercia Fund Managers covering what it takes to be an effective Non-Exec Director, identifying and hiring them and what VC's look for when recruiting.

18:30 Panel discussion and questions

19:00 Further networking

19:30 Event closes 


Steve Turnock
Previous Non-Exec Director

After training as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse, Steve spent a number of years as Finance Director of Village Leisure Hotels. In 1997 Steve became a co-founder of trainstation Limited;  a health club start-up business which received investment from 3i.  He successfully grew trainstation to three clubs with more than 8,000 members before he exited the business to Crown Sports Plc in 2001. 

As Managing Director, Steve subsequently led the Dunedin Capital Partners backed MBO of Practice Plan, the UK's leading provider of practice-branded patient membership plans. He remained involved with the business in an NED capacity until the business was sold to Wesleyan in 2013. More recently, Steve was Non-Executive Chair of Mercia portfolio business Ph Creative; an employer brand agency with offices in Liverpool, London, San Diego and New York.

Jill Williams
Investment Director
Mercia Fund Managers

Jill joined the EV Growth Funds Investment Team in 2018, and is responsible for originating and transacting new investments and managing portfolio companies. She is based in the Manchester office, and invests into high-growth SMEs across the UK in a range of sectors.

Before joining the Group, Jill was an investment director at RJD Partners based in London, investing in businesses across the UK mid- and lower-mid market. Jill has over 10 years of private equity investment experience within several sectors including business services, leisure and travel, education, and IT services. Jill has also worked with the Wheatsheaf Group, a long-term investor in food and agriculture businesses. Before joining RJD, Jill spent several years in the corporate finance and corporate tax teams at PwC, and is a chartered accountant. Originally from the North West, Jill has an MA in French and Philosophy from Oxford University.

Gordon Bateman
Managing Director
Complete Resourcing 

The launch of Complete Resourcing was motivated by Gordon’s passion for developing and growing businesses.

With over 22 years working with investors and companies across a range of sectors, Gordon is also experienced as a mentor and coach.

Over the last 12 months, Gordon has built key relationships with a small number of best-of-breed partners to allow Complete Resourcing to broaden our service offerings, providing a more comprehensive service to our customers.

In addition to developing and managing Complete Resourcing, Gordon still has a hands-on role in delivering assignments. Covering everything from management, due-diligence, assessment, organisational design and recruitment of C-Level and non-executive directors, Gordon can boast a 100% track record for successful delivery.





Prices from

0.00 GBP + VAT - Members
20.00 GBP + VAT - Non-members


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  • Stanley House Hotel & Spa
  • Further Lane
  • Mellor
  • BB2 7NP

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