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Speaker Boutique: Talent Strategies to Scale



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 to grow the best together. 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.


Kris Naudts, Founder, Culture Trip


Dr Kris Naudts trained as a medical doctor and psychiatrist in Belgium, with periods of study in South Africa, Israel and the UK. He began his career in academic psychiatry at the prestigious Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London and later assumed the role of medical director at a private psychiatric hospital in the capital. Kris left the medical profession to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship, culture and creativity and founded Culture Trip, a travel, entertainment and media startup. Its global goal was to connect diverse cultures with inspiring multi-media content powered by innovative technology. After several years of bootstrapping, Kris raised more than $100m in funding to propel Culture Trip into its next phase of growth. It has used this investment to significantly expand its engineering and creative workforce around the world to fuel innovation, drive further audience growth and roll out various monetisation strategies.

Kris will share insights on how he used his talent strategy to raise investment and how he is recruiting and developing talent to scale internationally.

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.

£55 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 ·