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Virgin StartUp Masterclass: Building A Team

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)

Virgin StartUp Masterclass: Building A Team

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General Admission 11 Oct 2017 £35.00 £0.00
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Building a team is part of a growing number of masterclasses run by Virgin StartUp to give entrepreneurs the practical skills and tools they need to start, fund and scale a successful businesses.

This class is part of the Step Up Masterclass Series – for start-ups looking to scale. Click here to find out more and receive a discount on the individual admission price when purchasing the whole series.


About this class

Growing your start up from your great idea into a thriving, successful business will depend, sooner or later, on your ability to assemble and build a strong team.  Recognising what help you need, working out who to bring on board, and learning to let go so that others can do great work, are skills you need to get good at, quickly.

This brand new workshop led by Jen Charteris, an experienced organisation & leadership consultant with Virgin Money, will take you through practical tools for figuring out what skills you need and the options for sourcing the right people, and show you how to avoid the pitfalls of poor hiring.  By the end of the workshop you will have developed your own skills grid and outlined a plan for finding, assessing and onboarding new team members. 


Key takeaways

  • Why:  Making the decision to bring others to the party (facing up to letting go!)
  • What: Doing the diagnostics: what skills in which order? What essential qualities?
  • Who:  Finding talent, testing for fit
  • Where and When: Flexibility on job design and working arrangements
  • How:  Getting off to a flying start with new team members, leveraging differences, handling conflict, good basics. 


Who is this class for?

  • You are starting to get traction with your business idea, but hitting your limits with either knowledge or volume; you need new and different skills to build it into something viable.
  • Or maybe, you’ve already tried hiring but struggled to get the right people or to let go!



This is an entry level class, but you should ideally arrive with

  • A clear understanding of your key business goals and challenges for the next 6, 12 and 24 months. 
  • A list of your own strengths and weaknesses (ask a few people who know you well to give you their candid views on this!)
  • A ‘wish list’ of the help (skills, capacity, advice and expertise) you think you need to take your business to the next stage.

You might want to bring a laptop as well, so you can work along as you go through the course.


About the instructor

Jenny Charteris

Jen Charteris leads on Leadership & Talent Management for Virgin Money. She has over 25 years’ experience coaching and advising business leaders, from start-ups through to global corporate organisations, government and NGOs.

Terms and Conditions:

i.      By buying a ticket, you consent to being filmed, recorded and photographed at the event as a member of the audience and to footage and photographs of you being used by Virgin StartUp in any medium for the promotion and marketing of Virgin StartUp and the Virgin Group.


ii.      Views expressed by speakers at the event may not be the views of Virgin StartUp. Event materials are provided on an “as is” basis and Virgin StartUp makes no warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness of those materials.


iii.      Speakers and attendees are subject to change and we do not guarantee that any specific speakers or participants will appear at the event. However, we will always try to find a suitable replacement if one of our key speakers or participants is unable to attend.


iv.      You attend the event at your own risk. You are responsible for safeguarding your property when attending the event. Virgin StartUp will have no liability for property lost, stolen or damaged at the event.


v.      You must be aged 18 or over to attend the event and may be asked to show photographic identification to prove your age.


vi.      Tickets can be transferred, exchanged, or refunded once purchased as long as the claim is made 7 days before the event is due to take place.


 vi.      Whilst we cannot guarantee that our events will be at venues offering disabled access, please do let us know as far as possible in advance, of any requirements you may have in relation to access or any other disability requirements and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

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When & Where

66 Porchester Road

W2 6ET
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 from 18:30 to 21:00 (BST)

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Virgin StartUp is the not-for-profit Virgin company for entrepreneurs. We provide advice, funding and mentoring to entrepreneurs across the UK looking to start or scale their business.

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