October 19

Thomas’s Take – September 2021

Now that summer is slowly drawing to a close, I hope that you all had the opportunity to take some time away to refresh and reflect from the daily grind of the last few months/year. September is when XTEND holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM), the opportunity for the Chair and Committee to report on.

October 19

Thomas’s Take – May/June 2021

Networking remains as important as ever in this challenging environment, full of new opportunities. We are pleased that so many of you have joined our Zoom meetings, and welcome those of you who have become new members. Our online meetings have ranged from informing ourselves on “The Circular Economy” and the impact of flooding due.

April 20

Thomas’s Take – March 2021

“YOUR BUSINESS NETWORK – DO YOU STILL HAVE ONE ?” XTEND Remo Meeting on Tuesday 9th March 2021 from 6pm to 8pm. (5.45pm to make sure everything works) It is nearly a full year since the first UK lockdown. Over 20 million people have now been vaccinated against the Covid virus. The light may really.

April 20

Thomas’s Thoughts – January 2021

The XTEND committee worked hard in 2020 to support members and guests, organising 20 events during the year. This has resulted in new XTEND members during the year and opportunities for existing XTEND members to join in events for the first time for a while. Last year and this year, networking is more important than.

January 28

Thomas’s Thoughts – December 2020

Join us on 21st December 2020, 6pm to network via Remo Following requests from members for networking opportunities, we are trialling Remo for our Christmas Networking drinks this Monday starting at 6pm. If you have not already signed up for this it is really easy to do so on this link: https://live.remo.co/e/xtend-the-executive-network3 Of course we.

November 25

Thomas’s Thoughts – November 2020

Knowns and Unknowns, Lights and Tunnels Dear Members, Donald Rumsfeld, former US Secretary of Defense, coined the famous “…known knowns; … known unknowns; … also unknown unknowns…”. 2020 has certainly given us all a fair share of “knowns and unknowns”: Covid-19 pandemic, US Presidential Election, Brexit outcome and – as the elephant in the room.

November 25

Thomas’s Thoughts – September 2020

Dear Members, As I pen the first of my column as the new Chairman of XTEND, following our AGM last week, I would like to echo the Committee’s warmest thanks to Calum Byers for his quiet but strong leadership over the last couple of years. Calum has agreed to stay on the Committee and I.

March 24

Calum’s Corner – March 2020

Dear members and friends of the XTEND network, Contents: Coronavirus/Covid-19 Update Networking in quarantine March event roundup 1. Coronavirus/Covid-19 As the spread of Covid-19 continues and the government places rules and guidance on group activities I am writing to tell you what we are doing in the XTEND network. Based on the latest Government advice.

March 4

Calum’s Corner – February 2020

What did you miss? Our meeting on the 11th February was at the Lansdowne Club, where we had invited a panel of experienced Non-Exec Directors to talk about how to get onto a board and what the challenges were as a board member. After welcoming two guests and one new member, Thomas Saltiel introduced the.

November 28

Calum’s Corner – November 2019

What did you miss? We had our last presentation for the year on Wednesday 13th November at the National Liberal Club. Our speaker was Bob Ferguson, who gave us an inspiring overview of the differences between Persuading, Motivating and Inspiring people. He illustrated his point by suggesting that no matter how good a leader’s speeches.