Breaking Barriers Black History Month Special

Meet the UKs leading business figures and find out how they achieved success in their career. The night is all about helping and encouraging diverse talent.


Breaking Barriers Black History Month Special 27 Oct 2014 BPP University, United Kingdom
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This event will see 300+ attendees coming to be inspired and challenged to achieve their aspirations.

The evening will commence with a panel discussion on Powering innovation and business success through diversity. This will be followed by a choice of smaller, more intimate seminars each with a maximum of 50 attendees. Places are allocated on a first come first serve basis during the eventbrite registration process

Our guest speakers include Paul Smith - Chairman at Eversheds LLP, Chloe Smith MP, Sonia Browne (MBE), Derick Tuitt - Director of Social Innovation at HP, Heather Melville - Director of Strategic Partnerships - RBS, Robert Baker - Senior Partner - Mercer (see full list below), they will be sharing their stories, answering questions and offering advice.

There will be talent scouts and head hunters present looking to meet perspective new employees

5.30pm Registration, refreshments and nibbles
6.25pm Welcome Remarks
6.30pm Panel Discussion on Powering Innovation and Business Success through diversity
7.10pm Refreshments
7.20pm Break out into How I Made It classes facilited by our Speakers
8.20pm Networking, Food and Drinks
10.15pm Building Closes

Event aim:
Our aims can be summarized in 3 words. Networking, Learning, Achieving.

Networking: Connecting entrepreneurs with each other, highly skilled professionals and the UKs brightest prospects

Learning: Give all attendees valuable skills and tools that they can apply to grow. If our economy is to grow then business and entrepreneurs most be given as much assistance as possible

Achieving: All attendees will leave the event with tools that they can take apply into their business / careers and achieve the aims they want.

Early Bird: GBP 5
Early Bird: GBP 7.50
Early Bird: GBP 10
Early Bird: GBP 15
Standard Ticket: GBP 20

Speakers: Paul Smith - Chairman - Eversheds LLP, Robert Baker - Senior Partner at Mercer LLC (Panel only), Anastasia Petrova – VP Transition Services Management - Corporate and Institutional Banking- Royal Bank of Scotland, Andrew Davis - Digital Marketing Consultant and Advisory council member of Ofcom UK, Chloe Smith – MP, Derek Tuitt - Director of Social Innovation - Hewlett Packard, Heather Melville - Director of Strategic Partnerships - Royal Bank of Scotland, Jenny Garrett - Women's Coach of the Year 2014 Award Winner, Executive Coach and Trainer, auhor of Rocking Your Role, Speaker and Founder of Reflexion Associates Leadership Consultancy Sanja Rahman – Operations Excellence Manager – Sodexo Group Sonia Browne - MBE Robert Baker - Senior Partner – Mercer Seyi Obakin - CEO of Centrepoint Representatives from London Assembly Jeannette Arnold – Labour ( Hackney Islington and Waltham Forest)