Cynthia Spencer Means Business

Cynthia Spencer Means Business is a completely new concept designed to deliver real business benefits to local companies through membership of our new Business Club.

Cynthia Spencer Means Business is a networking group with a difference. No gimmicks, just quality networking in an informal setting, decent coffee and a programme of informative presentations on key business topics. What’s more, 100% of the proceeds go to Cynthia Spencer Hospice! Meetings will be held at our Moulton Park Business Hub where there is plenty of free parking. There will be opportunities for members to host meetings at their premises so please let us know if you’d like to do this when you sign up and we will work it into our schedule. With a variety of membership levels there are many ways businesses of different sizes can get involved.

I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural “Cynthia Spencer Means Business” breakfast meeting. It was a very well organised event with an excellent speaker on a topic very relevant to business. I would heartily recommend this event, not do you have the opportunity to network with other businesses, you have a 45 minute presentation  from a respected and informed speaker and 100% of monies raised goes to the Cynthia Spencer Charity

Clare Elsby, Elsby & Co Chartered Accountants

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2018 Meeting Dates

Date Speakers confirmed so far Topic/title
Wednesday 17th January Dave Leverton, Next Steps HR "GDPR - Getting Your People Ready"
Tuesday 20th February Suraj Meghani, Barclays Cyber security
Wednesday 14th March Paul Beesley, Beyond Theory "How To Become an Employer of Choice"


Meeting Times 

7.30am - Arrival and registration

7.30am – 8am Networking and breakfast 

8am – 8.45am Presentation

8.45am – 9.00am Questions

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Dave Leverton L.C.H Dip - Next Steps HR

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Dave Leverton is a hugely experienced and successful senior executive with a genuine passion and talent for unlocking huge potential in individuals, teams and organisations. He has a wealth of experience in developing and leading high-performance teams within highly regulated global organisations across multiple sectors and channels. Dave was instrumental in achieving full FCA authorisation with two major UK consumer credit providers before becoming COO for Next Steps HR who are a Guardian Small Business of the Year (#smallbiz100).  Next Steps HR provide outsourced HR solutions to SME’s as well as a range of training and development solutions for companies of all sizes. Working in partnership with leading UK data protection experts, Next Steps HR have established themselves as data protection training specialists and include Microsoft as one of their many customers for GDPR awareness sessions and staff training.

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Paul Beesley - Beyond Theory

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Paul is director and senior consultant at Northamptonshire-based training consultancy Beyond Theory. He firmly believes that work is a force for good; providing income, purpose and a social framework. Having spent his career in operational management, HR and training he’s worked across private, retail and public sectors and blue-chip companies. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and currently chairman of the Northamptonshire branch of CIPD. He regularly judges at the UK Customer Experience Awards and the UK Employee Experience Awards. With his commercial approach to people development, Paul can help you understand what makes your people tick for the benefit of your business and your customers.


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Suraj Meghani - Barclays Corporate Banking


Suraj has 7 years’ experience in the financial sector with Barclays, and currently works as the bank's Specialist Support Manager in the East Midlands corporate banking team. Part of his role is to deliver presentations on cyber security and raise awareness of fraud and the types of cyber-attacks that are being used in everyday life, which can affect businesses and individuals. 

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