Our meetings are a mix of online events (free to attend) and face to face networking (where a small charge is usually applied to cover costs.)

We are a welcoming, informal networking group for senior executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, non-executive directors, interim managers, consultants, coaches and self-employed professionals. We keep up to date through our monthly speakers and exchange information, expertise and opportunities through our members’ broadcast system.  We also have a number of Special Interest Groups where you can exchange information and discuss in small groups.

XTEND Monthly Meeting 14th May 2024 18.00 – 19.30 pm

Cartoons and Communication

Tuesday 14 May 2024, 6 – 7.30pm

Cartoons and Communication

In an event for all those interested in politics, satire and communication, professional cartoonist James Mellor (Private Eye, The Spectator, The Critic) talks through his career mocking the powerful and finding humour in the news.

The discussion features some of his more famous (and infamous) cartoons and he will attempt to draw some new material live – depending on the day’s events!

James will also explain how he uses methods and techniques from cartooning to help businesses, organisations and charities communicate their unique messages, hopefully providing inspiration for those wishing to reach out to clients in novel, effective and memorable ways.

Tuesday 14th May 2024, 6 – 7.30pm

via Zoom – book here

Find out more about the meeting here


Next meetings:

Special Interest Groups

Monday 9th May 2024 5.30 – 8 pm:

XTEND SIG – NED with Naithan Hilaire

The NEDs’ Crucial Role in SME Growth
Start Early, Thrive Faster: D&I in Start-ups

Read more here

Monday 8th July 2024, noon:

XTEND SIG – Coaching

subject tbc

Face to Face run by Matt Goddard

Booking details will be available soon

Member offer

If a member introduces a guest who then becomes a member of XTEND this year, the committee have agreed to give a £25 discount off the member’s 2023/2024 annual subscription for each new member introduced, up to the full amount of the subscription (£99).

For Members
All of our online presentations are recorded and can be found here  . The page is password-protected, please contact [email protected] if you haven’t received, or forgotten the password.

Take a look at one of our online presentations:

Nigel Pacey and Caroline Swain “Scoping the Future”