Well wasn't that the longest January ever?! We had a very busy month here at IoD North West so we have lots to share with you...
We entered the New Year with a mission – to help our members be the best leaders that they can be. We do this through Connectivity (delivering events that are inspirational, educational and fun), Professional Development and Influence.
We kicked off January in Liverpool with and event called ‘Resilience in the workplace and beyond’. We were moved by the inspirational stories of our speakers who offered insights into mental resilience & overcoming adversity. For those of you who didn’t attend, I bet you can’t guess which is the most resilient animal on the planet??
– You can have a look at the photos here
January also saw an overview of plans for 2019 from Lancashire Chair Stuart Thompson, as well as our brand new Manchester Chair Sharon Amesu. On both occasions we enjoyed an evening of networking and canapés and were delighted to see lots of faces both old and new.
If you haven’t met Sharon already, here is a news article about her.
In true UK style, we were hit with some very unpredictable weather towards the end of January, just in time for out Cheshire event – “How to price your platypus” – simple ways to increase your price. A massive thank you to all that were able to brave the snow. But we don’t those who couldn’t make it to miss out, so we will be running the same event in webinar format on 21st March, you can register your place here
January also saw the announcement of the 2019 Director of The Year Awards NW finalists. A huge congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted. And to our North West and Isle of Man community of leaders, we can't wait to see you all suited and booted, with a glass of fizz in hand and ready to celebrate the well earned success of our business community!
If you would like to join us, there’s still time to book your tickets - Book now
And lastly, if you missed our January events, don’t fret, there’s lots of others coming up in the next few months…
12 February | Modern day slavery | Manchester
We think of slavery as something from the history books but it is happening in towns, cities and even rural areas across the UK at this very moment. Learn how to fight back
19 February | Manufacturing tour at Siemen’s factory | Congleton
Hear about Siemens, what it manufactures and the challenges it faces to be competitive in the Siemens organisation. It will be followed by a factory tour showcasing digitalisation and industry 4.0 and how these have been implemented in real world applications to give real value back to the business. Take a tour
21 February | Diversity in the boardroom | Burnley
Businesses of all sizes have a vital role to play in the fight against modern day slavery. Join us to hear what The Co-op have been doing to tackle this issue - followed by a tour of their premises.
26 February | Ethical business – an introduction to B Corps | Manchester
If you haven’t already heard, B Certified Corporations are a new type of business that balance purpose and profit. They are a community of leaders driving a global movement to use business as a force for good. Join us for an insightful event that will demonstrate how the B Corps model can fit across businesses of all shapes and sizes.
14 March | Dinner at The Clink | Cheshire
Join us for a brand new dining experience designed to transform the lives of women prisoners through work-based training. You will hear from Sharon Amesu, Darren Burns and Catrin Aherne and discover the huge impact The Clink Charity are making.
21 March | “How to price your platypus” – simple ways to increase your price Webinar | Online
If you've ever struggled with knowing what to charge, then it's time to get to grips with the science and psychology of pricing through this interactive webinar.
04 April | IoD North West & Isle of Man | Director of the Year Awards 2019 | Manchester
Book you table or ticket for the most prestigious evening of the year! The event will provide you and your team with an exceptional hospitality opportunity at the awards ceremony. Reserve your table
See all our events here - If you have any questions or would like to book, feel free to drop Lauren an email
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
The North West Team.