What is Vantage:
It’s a membership group for people in and around Shrewsbury to hear experts from the professional business speaker circuit
- Quarterly Meetings (Always on Thursdays from 4pm – 7pm)
- High quality speakers covering business-relevant subjects
- Annual memberships cost £200 + VAT
- Get sponsored by your company to cover the cost
- Membership can be obtained by contacting us using the form below or via firstname.lastname@example.org .
Who is it for:
Applications are welcome from people working in businesses in or around Shropshire:
- Who are serious about their career development
- Want to learn about new things from leading experts
- Can commit to attending most of the 4 meetings per year
Note – it is not a group intended purely for networking or selling to each other. You’ll meet like minded people and hopefully stay in touch, but if you want to spray business cards around to get more customers then this isn’t the group for you.
8 March - Dani Saveker: GLAS, Families in Business
14 June - Lorna D Sheldon: LDS International Limited
13 September - Simon Moores: Zenitelligence
22 November - Graeme Leach: Macronomics Global
What Sort of Speakers Do We Have?
International conference speaker and Guardian newspaper contributor, rated by one publication as being among the Top Ten UK Tech Thought Leaders.
Dr Simon Moores is an applied futurist, a self-confessed digital existentialist and a contributor to Sky News and the BBC, the Managing Director of Zentelligence Research Ltd and a former ‘Technology Ambassador’ for the British Government. He is a Vice President of the Westminster-based Conservative Science and Technology Forum.
Recognised as an authority on information security risk, the evolving nature of artificial intelligence and the ethical challenges of the digital economy, Simon has advised and assisted prominent organisations and governments in grasping the impact of the many converging and accelerating technology trends now shaping our future.
Graeme is CEO of Macronomics Global, formerly a chief economist, director of policy and main board director at the IOD, and director of economics and prosperity studies at the Legatum Institute.
Graeme continues as a visiting professor of economic policy and a senior fellow of the Legatum Institute, and is a member of the IEA Shadow Monetary Policy Committee, and has a column in the City AM newspaper.
Over the past decade he had undertaken over 100 live television and radio interviews for BBC News, Sky News, the Radio 4 Today Programme and Radio 4 World at One. Over the past 15 years he has made hundreds of speeches to business audiences in 25 countries across the globe.
Lorna D Sheldon
Lorna’s career has seen her from successful CEO, to record-breaking charity funds achievements, to creating her own company. Her company offers high-level professional training programmes, covering public speaking, presentation skills, and effective communication, and the impressive client list includes names such as Coutts, BT, PWC and Coca-Cola.
Lorna has worked in 27 countries and has coached/trained well over 100,000 people in the 25 yeas since setting up her business. She won a Midlands Excellence in Marketing Award, was runner up in the UK National Business Woman of the Year contest, and voted Network Midlands Business Woman of Achievement.
As CEO in her family’s manufacturing business, Dani restructured, won awards, made family members redundant, acted as an ambassador for manufacturing and women in business, recovered from a major fire, learnt to weld, electroplate and polish, carried out an MBO, acquired businesses and managed multiple sites.
In 2016, Dani designed FIB Global System, a framework to unlock businesses and assist people in living a better life, built on her understanding of family business dynamics, along with significant research, studies and interviews.
In 2014, Dani was a finalist in the Inspirational Woman of the Year category at the Natwest Venus Awards.
One of the U.K’s leading Sales and Marketing experts and a thought leader in his field, Leboff’s main focus is to address the massive changes that are taking place in a world that is constantly being introduced to new technologies and an evolving World Wide Web. He continually challenges Sales & Marketing conventions that become accepted wisdom, but don’t necessarily deliver results.
A leading economist who is a regular on the executive coaching circuit. Roger publishes an irreverent take on the UK and Global Economy once per quarter, and this is your chance to hear the man himself. He puts a complex topic in to clear and accessible terms and takes challenging questions from the floor as if he’s been doing it for over 45 years. Which he has.
What Vantage members say:
I thought the event was terrific . The venue was perfect and the speaker was so easy to listen to. His style was something of an education – very good indeedMartin Thomas
Thank you again for a thoroughly enjoyable and informative evening (and for the hospitality!). Roger’s talk was excellent and if it’s possible to have a copy of the slides, that would be great!Nigel Harrison
It was an inspiring and enlightening experience. I was particularly impressed with how he expressed some difficult concepts in terms that we could all understand.Evgeny Romanov
Contact us today to get an application form
Application forms are an opportunity for you to get your manager to sign to say they support you in doing it, and to pay for your costs. They also require you to sign a declaration that you will respect confidences shared in conversations you have at the group.