Build your Thought Leadership & Network in 2021

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Gain advice from experts on how to grow your business through thought leadership and building an effective network.

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As you begin the new year, you have a great opportunity to reflect on your positioning in your field, and to start building and extending your thought leadership profile.

Thought leadership done well is a powerful way of raising your profile with authenticity and credibility and can play a key role in supporting other players in your field, attracting new audiences and business opportunities.

You may be wondering...

❓ Where do you start?

❓ Which medium should you use?

❓ How do you cut through the noise?

Equally, for thought leadership to be effective, you need a strong network to amplify your message and reach the right audience. But building an effective network isn't always easy - and it's something that requires both skill and effort.

❓ So, what's the best way to start a conversation?

❓ And how do you build connections effectively?

❓ More importantly, how do you make them last?


On 20 January, our fantastic line-up of speakers will help us answer some of these big questions, sharing their top tips to ensure you begin 2021 in the best possible way.


👉 Welcome & Introduction

👉 Building an Effective Network with Oli Barrett MBE

  • Oli Barrett, described by Wired as "the most connected man in Britain" , will share his top tips on how to build and maintain a strong and effective network.
  • Following this, attendees will have a chance to ask their burning questions on network building.

👉 Panel Discussion: The Power of Thought Leadership

  • Hear from David Brear of 11:FS, Victoria Usher of GingerMay PR and Jo Simmons of LinkedIn on how to build and extend your thought leadership profile. Moderator: Janet Coyle, Managing Director - Business at London & Partners.
  • The panel will discuss questions such as: How to get started? How to stand out? What medium to use?

👉 Q & A


Meet the Speakers:

🎙️ Oli Barrett MBE

Oli is the Co-Founder of numerous ventures including Clean and Cool, social enterprise Volunteer It Yourself, the school challenge Tenner and literacy campaign TOTS (Turn On The Subtitles). He hosts the podcast 'The Lens' for Business in the Community - the Prince of Wales’s responsible business network - and co-hosts the annual Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

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🎙️ David Brear

David is the CEO of 11:FS. Since David's dream of being a sportsperson was crushed (along with the ligaments in his knee!) and he was forced to get a proper job, he has worked in pretty much every angle of the financial services industry - never losing that competitive desire to drive forwards and win. Having pitched, established and run billion-pound transformations for some of the biggest FS companies on the planet, the realisation that digital financial services are only 1% finished has spurred his desire to establish an organisation that can actually support the industry through its greatest challenge. 11:FS is a challenger to the incumbent consultancies. We create innovative strategies and build out new propositions and ventures in the UK, US, Europe and Asia for some of the biggest brands on the planet.

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🎙️ Victoria Usher

As the Founder & CEO of GingerMay Public Relations, Victoria helps startups and fast-growth businesses, as well as established companies, promote their business across domestic and international markets, achieving differentiation and a tangible commercial impact. A self-confessed tech geek, her career followed an unconventional - but highly relevant - path from political researcher for two MPs, to data analyst, global marketer, and finally, PR specialist.

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🎙️ Jo Simmons

As an Account Director, Jo looks after all things UK Government at LinkedIn as part of the Marketing Solutions team. It’s a world she knows well, having spent over twelve years working in a variety of Government comms and marketing roles herself, including as Head of Marketing at BEIS devising and running the Business is GREAT campaign promoting Government support to SMEs.

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