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Which recruitment solutions, workforce models, and technologies will best help you to lead and manage scale? High growth entrepreneurs, talent and learning experts share their insights.

Automation, remote and flexible workers, and more advanced recruitment solutions are enabling business owners to manage scale more effectively. They're using purpose and building an employer brand to attract and motivate the best talent from every generation. And they're also using new learning solutions and coaching to develop tomorrow’s leaders.

The Supper Club will bring together high growth members to share their tactics and real life experiences alongside specialists in recruitment and professional development.

A panel of speakers chaired by The Supper Club will present insights on the following:

  • Building an employer brand to attract the right people
  • Optimising new recruitment and talent management solutions
  • Enabling better leadership and management
  • Improving productivity with new technology
  • Maximising benefit and minimizing risk of new workforce models

The Supper Club is an exclusive community for founders and CEOs of innovative, high growth businesses beyond start-up. Everything we do has a single purpose: to inspire an entrepreneurial mindset in all leaders, because we believe that where entrepreneurship thrives so does innovation, employment, and wealth creation.

Join this interactive and insightful discussion for entrepreneurial tactics to recruit the right people and create a scale-up culture.


Jo Geraghty, Co-founder, Culture Consultancy

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A member of The Supper Club since 2014, Jo is a globally renowned expert in building high performance cultures. Formerly head of HR for Goldman Sachs France and Switzerland, with 16 years’ experience working in change management for various investment banks across the globe, Jo co-founded Culture Consultancy in 2010 to bring her wealth of practitioner experience to change projects. Jo now works with CEOs and leadership teams of global organisations operating in large, complex and regulated environments. She is a speaker on high-performance leadership and organizational culture and a regular guest lecturer at several of the UKs leading business schools. Jo was recognised in the 2017 Smith & Williamson Power 100 index for her work to boost productivity through positive company culture.

Jo will share insights from working with founder-led businesses dealing with rapid growth and managing rapid change from a cultural perspective.

Duncan Cheatle Founder/CEO Learn Amp

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Duncan is the founder/CEO of Learn Amp an Employee Experience Platform which makes it easy to manage the Employee (or student) Journey driving higher effectiveness and longer retention. We’ve been named best in class globally for the last two years.
Duncan has spent nearly 20 years championing UK enterprise, In 2003 he set up The Supper Club, now home to nearly 500 of Britain’s most innovative, high growth entrepreneurs. He also sits on the Chartered Management Institute’s Board of Companions.
Previously Duncan co-founded StartUp Britain, launched by the Prime Minister in March 2011, a non-exec of the Start Up Loans Company, and sat on the advisory boards of Sheffield University Management School, the Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank and the Demeter Network.
Prior to all this he’s been a failed cowboy in outback Brazil and a rather better Finance Director for a VC-backed publishing group with variety of other jobs in between.

Stephen Phillips, Founder & CEO, Zappi

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Steve founded Zappi in 2014 with the goal of changing the world of survey research and it has since become the world’s most powerful automated consumer insights platform. After using his personal savings and partnering with a small tech firm to create Zappi, Steve has since scaled the business to almost £20m in 2017 and now has over 160 employees. Zappi has successfully raised £14m in equity investment in three rounds to support an ambitious global expansion into over 20 new markets and exports make up 65% of its sales. Steve attributes much of his growth to a new approach to decision-making, which was inspired by a fellow member of The Supper Club who recommended the book Re-inventing Organisations by Frederic Laloux.

Steve will share insights on how he has built a self-managing organisation and removed obstacles to growth by making people more accountable.

Charlie Walker, Founder, Harmonic Finance

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Charlie Walker set up his first recruitment business at 24, scaling it to £30 million in sales in 7 years across 48 countries and making fifth place on The Sunday Times International Track. Since exiting the business he has founded the rapidly-scaling Harmonic Finance. Based from Camden Market and Barcelona, it specializes in supplying Finance & Accounting hires into entrepreneur-led businesses. A member of The Supper Club since 2012, Charlie is passionate about combining profitability with an ethical, values-based approach to leadership and organisational culture.

Charlie will share insights into how he is using a values-based leadership and management approach at Harmonic Finance to drive a highly-effective talent acquisition and retention strategy.

Alexandra Galviz, Co-founder & CMO, LocalX

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Alexandra Galviz was the former Head of Training and Development for a foreign exchange broker by the time she was 24 years old. Finding herself a round peg in a square hole she spent time learning what her values, passions and skills were before deciding to create her own portfolio career. She has been named LinkedIn Top Voice for the UK for the last two years, making her in the top most influential content creators on LinkedIn. She has consulted with clients including Shell and Deloitte on graduate development and coached leading CEOs on building their profile on LinkedIn. She is also the co-founder of a global movement called #LinkedInLocal - a hashtag campaign that started on LinkedIn with the intention of encouraging people to get offline and meet the people behind the profile for informal networking. It has since grown to 80 countries, in over 600 cities and reached over 100,000 members.

Alex will explain how founders and CEOs can build their personal and employer brand on LinkedIn to attract talent and build talent communities to support scale.


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£95 Non-members
£0 Members (included in membership)
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Thursday 28 February, 2019 2.30pm

The Soho Hotel 4 Richmond Mews, London W1D 3DH ·