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2012 - May to August

Venue: University Centre Milton Keynes, 200 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes MK9 1LT

Venue: Milton Keynes College,Chaffron Way, Leadenhall MK6 5LP


Speaker-led sessions/member s’ networking


Wednesday 2nd May

6:15 – 8:15 pm

Speaker session: How to network successfully and develop your one minute elevator pitch".

Stephen Roberts, Networking Trainer and MD Broadband via Satellite, TV via Satellite Dish or TV Aerial Installation Systems Specialists, C&R Technologies LTD. Stephen is an Associate Director of BNI.

Wednesday 9th May

6:15 – 8:15 pm

Members’ event:Networking techniques in action and applying them to cold calling.

Ian Robinson to lead

Wednesday 16th May

6:15 – 8:15 pm

Members’ event:  Generating new career ideas and how we could potentially help each other to identify and establish our own business opportunities.

Alex Klein to lead with presentations by 3 members about their business ideas for group discussion and feedback.

Wednesday 23rd May

6:15 – 8:15 pm

Speaker session:Career development opportunities


Business Ideas Follow Up

Tom Bartlett, Careers Advisor and Co-Founder at SB Career Support

Group Discussion following presentations given at meeting on 16 May

Wednesday 30th May

6:15 – 8:15 pm

Speaker session: Network Rail: an overview of what is currently happening, opportunities, how they recruit, what they are seeking from candidates and their selection processes. Followed by Q&A session.

Matthew Lutz and Stephen McCool, Network Rail.

Wednesday 6th   June

6:15 – 8:15 pm

Venue:  Double Tree by Hilton Stadium MK, 2nd floor bar

Members’ event:Speed networking with other group members, how can we help each other? Can our personal networks help and what other opportunities exist?


Wednesday 13th June

6:15 – 8:15 pm

Speaker Session: Traditional and non-traditional ways of searching for a new job

Gordon Adams, Managing Director at Alternative Futures Research Ltd. and author of two books Overcoming Redundancy and The Great Mid-Life Career Switch.

Wednesday 20th June

6:15 – 8:15 pm

Members’ event:Creating an elevator pitch for networking and as an interview opener.

Melvin Hurley & Alex Klein to lead

Wednesday 27th June

6:15 – 8:15 pm

Speaker session:LinkedIn – how to build a profile, manage your online reputation and how to use it for job seeking.

Melvin Hurley, in addition to running MKEA Melvin is a Chartered Marketer working within digital marketing and an interest in business social media.

Wednesday 4th   July

6:15 – 8:15 pm


Speaker session: Interim employment: a career or stopgap?

Clive Bennett, Client Services Director, from London based Brooklands Executives ( With an active portfolio of over 5,000 interim professionals they are one of the UK’s most successful executive recruitment consultancies. Clive and has a wealth of experience of interim management gained on both client and recruitment consultancy sides, he is manager of Brooklands public sector practice.

Wednesday 11th July

6:15 – 8:15 pm

Speaker session: Confidence, Self Esteem, Assertiveness, Faith and Belief

Sunil Bali and Billy Richie.  Sunil is a speaker, author, performance psychologist, ex Head of Talent Vodafone Group & Santander (UK); he is also Non Exec Director at Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Billy’s business career included 3 redundancies; he is now Associate Pastor at Milton Keynes Christian Centre.

Wednesday 18th July

6:15 – 8:15 pm


Speaker session: Setting up your own business

Richard White / Phil Green of Maybe Magazine and providers of Adult Education City & Guilds Course “Setting Up Your Own Business”.

Wednesday 25th July

6:15 – 8:15 pm

Members’ event: Speed networking with other group members, how can we help each other? Can our personal networks help and what other opportunities exist?

Venue:  Hilton by Doubletree Stadium MK, 2nd floor bar

Wednesday 1st   August

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Season – Round-Up

Melvin Hurley to lead.

MiltonKeynes College, Chaffron Way Campus, Leadenhall

  Wednesday 1st
 One to One Consultations
 with Clive Bennett of
 Brooklands Executives

 MKCC Strudwick Drive, Oldbrook. MK6 2TG
 45 minute CV review and consultation
 to identify suitability and opportunities for interim

Wednesday 8th   August

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Special event: MKEA - future direction and feedback to local MP.

Mark Lancaster MP will be attending this special event.

Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus, Leadenhall