- Wednesday 8 July 2015, 8:00-10.00,
Bristows LLP, 100
Victoria Embankment, EC4Y 0DY
Disaster Planning and Recovery best practice.
Recent, alarming events on our doorstep in Midtown have had
Members reaching for their Disaster Recovery Plans, if they
existed. This event will set out London-wide recovery plans
and showcase Members' best practice and experiences of effective
Disaster Recovery Planning.
A Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) ordinarily sets out procedures to
recover a business's IT infrastructure, however, the best plans are
also concerned with the recovery of office space, logistic networks
and communications. The Kingsway fire affected businesses' IT
and telecommunications. The subsequent closure of Kingsway
prevented access to office space, further impeding operations.
Should we perhaps reconsider our Disaster Recovery Plans as 360
degree 'Business Continuity Plans'?
Members will first hear from London's Resilience Manager,
Hamish Cameron, and TMCS, the specialist IT services provider who
assisted businesses affected by the Kingsway fire. Farrer
& Co and MTT will also share their experiences of the effects
of the fire. All will gain a fuller picture of what can, will
and has gone wrong, alongside key ways to mitigate their
We are grateful to Bristows LLP for hosting this event.
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- Thursday 23 July 2015, 18:30- 20.30,
Russell Speechlys, 5 Fleet Place, EC4M 7RD
How to get quality and quantity into your contacts list.
The YPN are delighted to invite you to our next event "Speed
Networking". Our Speed Networking session will provide you
with the opportunity to speak to a number of different people and
to test your ability to have a productive conversation within a
short space of time. At each introduction both participants
will get an equal chance to introduce themselves before speedily
moving on to start another conversation.
It is often the case that you are asked to attend an event and
"meet as many people as possible", only to realise that quality
trumps quantity. Having the confidence to move on from a
conversation and work more of the room is imperative. Our
Speed Networking event will help you develop the necessary skills
to make better quality contacts. This will be an interactive
event, and will begin with a summary of top networking tips
followed by the speed networking session.
If you've attended YPN networking events in the past, the
session will be a great way to refresh your knowledge and
experience. For new guests, the session will equip you with
professional networking skills which you can easily put into
practice at future events. The session will be followed by an
informal drinks reception.
We look forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, why
not start networking now by introducing yourself in our LinkedIn
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- Tuesday 8 September 2015, 18:00-20.00,
Metro Bank One
Southampton Row, WC1B 5HA
Metro Bank will be hosting an evening event at their Midtown
branch in Holborn. Further details to follow.
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- Thursday 1 October 2015, 8:00- 9.30,
Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2FG
Crossrail is Europe's largest infrastructure project
constructing a new railway stretching from Reading and Heathrow in
the West through brand new tunnels underneath central London and
out to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the East.
Up to 24 trains an hour will operate in the central section
between Paddington and Whitechapel during peak periods, with each
train able to carry 1,500 passengers. When Crossrail opens in
2018, it will increase London's rail-based transport network
capacity by 10% and dramatically cut journey times across the
Hogan Lovells will be hosting a breakfast briefing for the MBC,
when the Crossrail team will be discussing the impact that
Crossrail will have for Midtown. This will include the
construction progress at Midtown stations, the property and
regeneration potential of the new railway and the impact that
investment in infrastructure has more widely in terms of skills
development and support for businesses of all sizes.
Further details to follow.
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Back to the future - kindly hosted by Farrer
Hugh Petter - ADAM Architecture
When your lease expects it - kindly hosted by
Louise Cartwright - Irwin Mitchell
Sue Wilson - Irwin Mitchell
Mark Anstey - Farebrother
Jon Batt - Farebrother.
Social Capital - kindly hosted by Speechly
Robert Bond - Speechly Bircham
Nick Hurd MP - Minister for Civil Society
Simon Hoare - Hoare's Bank
Moira Protani - Wilsons Solicitors. Presentation
Refurbish or rebuild? - kindly hosted by
Natalie Roberts - Land Securities
Mark Anstey - Farebrother
Clare Wildfire - Mott MacDonald
Alasdair Donn - Willmott Dixon
Discussion - produced by Talking Edge Studios
Business Development in difficult markets
Chris Butterwick & Paul Matthews - The PACE Partners LLP. Presentation
Is Sustainability working? hosted by Buro
Simon Pilkington - Buro Happold
Andrew Richmond - GLA
Andrew Cooper - Consultant
James Fitzgerald - justebikes.co.uk & Low Emission Vehicles
The Bloomsbury Summer Fete 2013 - in partnership with
The Midtown Business Club
Levenes Employment - Social Media - Don't make a
#hashtag of it!
Planning surpises in and around Midtown
Chris Hicks, Nick Spall & Setareh Neshati. Presentation
Midtown - Better Connected
Robert Lines - Network Rail. Blackfriars Station & Bridge
Mike Keegan - Transport for London. Improving transport for
The 2011 Midtown Business Club Dinner - The
Bloomsbury Big Top. Sponsors - George Carter, Archive Acumen, CgMs,
EA Shaw, Farebrother, MTT, PKF and The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Alistair Subba Row, Chairman of the Midtown Business Club and Senior Partner at Farebrother
heralded a new Vision for London Midtown that includes better
streets, spaces, transport, co-ordination between authorities and
branding at the Club's Annual Dinner this week, attended by 480
business, local authority and community leaders, raising £7,250 for
Wooden Spoon in the process and BBC Commentator / Wooden Spoon
Ambassador Ian Robertson's thumbs.
MBC Young Professionals' Network Launch
- hosted by Saffery Champness.
Louise Beddoes - Speechly Bircham. Networking
2012 - Ready or Not - hosted by
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Tim Jones - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. The
London 2012 Opportunity. Presentation
Ben Plowden - TfL. 2012 Transport. Helping businesses
Rick Cudworth - Deloitte. Preparing for 'The Greatest Show on
Vision On! - hosted by
Peter Daw - Mayor of London's Office. Leading to a greener
Alistair Subba Row - Chairman, Midtown Business Club. A Vision
for Midtown. Presentation
Vision for Midtown -
Business leaders working for change
Andrew Jones - AECOM. More than the sum of its parts.
John Powner - Atelier Works. A Midtown Conversation - Branding
Pat Brown - Central. Presentation
Corporate Social Responsibility Workshops -
1. How to get started. Robert Bond & Shelley Rowley -
2. How to communicate initiatives. Holly McKinlay - M&N and
Graham Thorley - Strategic Fusion. Presentation
3a. How to engage staff. Bernie Watson - haysmacintyre, Marie
Broad - Time & Talents.
3b. Unlocking value. Mark Hutcheon - Reputation Inc.
4. Working with charity partners. Louisa Dixon & Natalie
Appleby - Nabarro, Laura Cook - Great Ormond Street Hospital, Alex
Robinson - Lymphoma & Leukaemia Research. Presentation
5a. Maintaining the momentum. Robert Bond & Shelley Rowley -
5b. Street to school. Deborah O'Malley - Aviva. Presentation
Introduction to the Equality Act 2010 - Levenes
An introduction to Business Development - Dale
* Prospect more intelligently in order to get to pitch more
* Better structure what you say in meetings
* Present yourself and your organisation with confidence and
* Use strong evidence to underline the value of your product or
* Build lasting relationships with clients.
London 2012 - Ensuring MBC members are
Vince Fihosy, Director, London 2012 City Operations Programme,
Mark Evers, Director, Games Transport, TfL Games Team. Presentation
Rick Cudworth, Deloitte. Presentation
Tim Jones, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Presentation
Travel broadens the mind - Statesman
Speakers: Tracey Randell, Statesman Travel, Gwyneth Williams,
Collyer Bristow and Matthew Hudson, Transport for London. Hosted by
Statesman Travel Limited, supported by Transport for London.
The 2010 Midtown Business Club Dinner
Chairman Alistair Subba Row of Farebrother set-out the Club's
four-point plan for the year ahead to create:
* A 20 year masterplan for Midtown including environmental,
transport and public realm improvements
* An international place marketing strategy that celebrates the
collection of world-renowned 'villages' that make up Midtown
* A sound stakeholder network to establish a pro-active voice for
Midtown, at all levels of government
* A continuing platform for the generation of new business for
Members and guests were given a headstart on the issues facing the
area, locally and internationally by Fred Cerullo, President/CEO of
New York's Grand Central Partnership (below) who spoke of the
benefits of working together in partnerships and how uniting
business communities is the key to a successful City, and Ross
Walker, of RBS whose timely and entertaining economic forecasts
were thought-provoking. Presentation.
Profile of Fred Cerullo in Property Week.
The Midtown Hotel Economy - Performance and future
growth - PKF (UK) LLP. Presentation
The key to successful litigation - Nabarro. Presentation
On your marks....Set.....Go! London Olympics
Heather Hancock, Lead Partner for London 2012 and Managing Partner
for Innovation & Brand, Deloitte. Presentation is available to
Club members who attended the event, upon request.
Bernie Hollywood, Senior Business Development Manager, Lloyds TSB.
Tim Lawler, Chief Executive, SportsAid. Presentation
The Green Costs Code
Martin Powell, Director of Projects, LDA. Presentation
: Low-carbon London.
Dave Farebrother, Environmental Director, Land Securities.
Presentation : Moving ahead through partnership.
Richard Weavers, Head of Technical Management, Land Securities.
Presentation : CRC Treating everyone fairly.
Charlotte Eddington, Group Head, Energy & Sustainability, CB
Presentation : An extraordinarily long walk.
Planning issues in Midtown - Explained! - CgMs.