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IoD Liverpool | Barriers to Business Growth with Rory Underwood MBE

11 Mar 2020
Brabners, Liverpool

We are delighted to welcome the inspirational Rory Underwood MBE to share his incredible story and wealth of knowledge on 'barriers to business growth'.

Rory’s experience as the highest try scoring England Rugby International, coupled with his 18 year career as an RAF pilot and more recently, a psychometric profiler and performance coach, places him in a unique position. 

Straight talking with a laser like focus on developing leaders and businesses, this is an event that is sure to add value. A high performance culture is at the core of high growth companies and Rory will share some of his experience that you'll be able to utilise in your own development. 

Hosted by Liverpool Chair, and MD of McIver Scott Recruitment, David Wafer, the event will kick off with Rory taking us through his journey and career to date, from professional Rugby, to the RAF, and now his journey as the owner of Wingman Ltd, a team development and performance consultancy built on the high performance experience of Rory's international rugby and fast jet flying careers. Wingman develops the performance of individuals and teams, enhancing the dynamics between teams within organisations and provides a suite of development workshops and programmes.  The event will then conclude with the opportunity to ask questions and network with fellow attendees.

Not to be missed!

Key details

Date & time: 11 Mar 2020 12:00 - 14:00
Location: Brabners, Liverpool
CPD Hours:

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Event manager:
Miss Lauren Mullan
Contact phone:
0161 806 0890
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12:00  Arrival, buffet and networking

12:30  Welcome from IoD Liverpool Chair, David Wafer, Managing Director of McIver Scott Recruitment

12:40 'Barriers to Business Growth' by Rory Underwood MBE

13:20 Questions

13:40 Further Networking 

14:00 Event closes


Rory Underwood MBE
Director/ Owner
Wingman Ltd

Rory Underwood, probably best known for his legendary international rugby career, combines his wealth of team development knowledge with being an experienced facilitator, psychometric profiler and performance coach.

 During his Rugby career, not only did he score a record 49 tries for England (85 caps, 1984-1996) but also won 6 caps for the British Lions touring Australia (1989) and New Zealand (1993). Additionally, Rory played first class rugby at Leicester Tigers for 14 years.  Rory spent 18 year as a pilot in the Royal Air Force flying over 3000hrs on Tornados, Canberras, Hawks and Domines and was responsible for introducing Human Factors (HF) training into the RAF.

A consultant since 1999, Rory combines the wealth of experience from international sport, the military, extreme human achievement and the tried and tested formula of personal and team development to create processes for individuals, teams and organisations to inspire performance.  He is an experienced facilitator, psychometric profiler and performance coach.


David Wafer
IoD Liverpool Chair
Managing Director of McIver Scott Recruitment

David is the MD of Liverpool’s Recruitment Company of the Year to add to his previous 17 awards in the industry. David is a passionate advocate for high standards in the industry. 

McIver Scott Recruitment use Psychometric assessments as an integral part of the recruitment process and is another reason to set them apart in the industry. Having grown businesses from scratch to a £10m+ turnover in 4 years coupled with previously working as an Operations Manager and Account Director for a global recruitment business his awarding winning experience is hard to match in the industry. 

Executive Search coupled with wider commercial recruitment are the areas McIver Scott Recruitment excel in. David’s extensive understanding of the skills and employment landscape is the reason he was chosen as the Skills Lead for the Liverpool City Region in joining the Liverpool Committee of the IoD. David says his biggest achievement is being described by a Global HR Director as being the most “normal” recruiter they have met. 




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