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18th Jul 2018

The last few weeks have proved yet again that fairness is missing in consumer finance, There is a need for real change. In the loans space - Fairmoney clearly fulfills the...

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17th Jul 2018

When people work together as a group there will always be a difference of opinion. It is certainly not unusual for opposing views to lead to challenging discussions in the...

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16th Jul 2018

The Finance Reporting Council (FRC) has published the latest version of the Corporate Governance Code in a bid to improve the fairness and equal opportunities within UK boardrooms. As of the 1st January 2019, the latest version of the Corporate...

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16th Jul 2018

The role of a Non-Executive Director (NED) is an exciting proposition, but is not without its pressures. Although as a non-executive you are not officially part of the day-to-day management team, you still have legal obligations to uphold (and can be held accountable for) failings within the...

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13th Jul 2018

You don’t need to break the bank to make a difference... And at a time when the UK market is facing a shortage of skilled workers, creating work environments conducive to high performance and loyalty are key to attracting, and keeping, the cream of the...

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18th Jun 2018

Hiring freelance talent Whether a business is going through rapid development, changing management or looking to revamp - manpower and expertise are essential. However, hiring new personnel is not always a viable...

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18th Jun 2018

If you’re approaching retirement but not quite ready to quit working just yet, why not consider taking up a role on a company board as a Non-Executive Director? Becoming a Non-Executive Director enables you to showcase your knowledge, skills and expertise...

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15th Jun 2018

Following the Buy-to-Let PRA changes to landlords’ tax relief introduced last year, many investors are now considering structuring their investment portfolios into Limited Companies. There are some potential advantages and drawbacks to this approach and below we will briefly outline...

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13th Jun 2018

Not so long ago, the word ‘digital’ only had meaning for the likes of mobile phones, television and radio. But today, the context attached to digital is an enormous global shift on par with...

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12th Jun 2018

There are a number of similarities shared by the roles of a non-executive director (NED) and a trustee, but it is much easier and clearer to define the relationship between the two roles by noting the...

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4th Jun 2018

When you are facing your first Non-Executive Director role, you are probably curious about the type of questions you will be asked. And rightly so.  It is important to note that interviews for Non-Executive Director positions are not...

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31st May 2018

Keir Hopley became a member of TheConsultantHub.com and NonExecutiveDirectors.com following a recommendation from a friend. Since joining, Keir has secured a role as an ‘Independent Person’ with The London Borough of Brent. Read our...

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GDPR - Just Days to Go

InTouch Networks

23rd May 2018

By now, most of us are - or at least should be - au fait with the challenging but necessary changes GDPR compliance requires of us professionally. We must adhere to these stipulations...

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19th Jun 2019

Week beginning 14th May 2018 was Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, opening up discussions about the role mental health plays in our day to day lives, particularly in the workplace. As we climb the corporate ladder, we often find ourselves needing to present a strong,...

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11th May 2018

Every board level professional, no matter their years or level of expertise, should be conscious of their own personal growth and development.  The business landscape is continually changing, which can make it challenging for...

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11th May 2018

Thanks to a recent partnership with Growth Partners PLC, we have an exclusive Q&A with CEO Paul Bresnihan, an expert in Employee Engagement and Business Development with over 15...

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11th May 2018

The new tax year is upon us, following a wide array of changes throughout 2017 that may influence how tax conscious investors form their investment decisions. This week, IW Capital have featured in the FTAdviser’s guide to the new tax year; alongside fellow industry...

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4th May 2018

Today's top companies have to find solutions to navigate a fast-paced business climate. Subsequently, the past few years have seen an influx of boards taking on new members that have...

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3rd May 2018

For our May success story, we interviewed Mark Smith, a member of NonExecutiveDirectors.com and TheConsultantHub.com since September 2017. Within just a month of joining, Mark identified a suitable opening as a Non-Executive Director for Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, and...

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30th Apr 2018

So far, 2018 has been a big year for the controversial tax law known as ‘IR35’. In fact, it’s only April and we’ve already seen two very different but highly publicised...

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26th Apr 2018

Aina Khan OBE is a world-renowned consultant solicitor in London, specialising in the field of International Family Law. She is a leading expert in Islamic and Asian issues.   In addition to her demanding cases, in 2014 Aina launched the highly successful campaign...

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GDPR - One Month To Go

InTouch Networks

26th Apr 2018

With the introduction and implementation of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) officially one month away, you’re nearing the eleventh hour if you haven’t yet made any considerations of business impact or...

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13th Apr 2018

Regardless of your professional background and confidence in your abilities, moving into a new boardroom as a Non-Executive Director or taking the leap to become your own boss as a Consultant can be an...

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11th Apr 2018

The business world has always been in a state of flux. Right now we are experiencing a paradigm shift that will change how businesses operate. Subsequently, organisations are searching for board members that can bring solutions to the conversation. This...

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6th Apr 2018

In Touch Networks has received further recognition as a specialist group of transformative online networks; having quickly built momentum in the business world by connecting elite...

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4th Apr 2018

Midnight tonight is the deadline for private sector businesses and charities with more than 250 staff to report their gender pay gap figures.  The new rules, which were unveiled last...

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22nd Mar 2018

For any business or organisation looking to hire a Non-Executive Director, choosing an experienced professional with the relevant skills and expertise is critical. Prospective employers will...

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20th Mar 2018

It has been said that a Non-Executive Director (NED) is a role that nobody is qualified for. The list of attributes is quite precise, yet at the same time contradictory. Knowing how to seamlessly slot into the build of a board and perform your duties to the best of your...

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15th Mar 2018

With competition to land your next role at an all-time high, having a CV that sets you apart is vital, especially when you are at director level. Therefore, it is no surprise that people invest in a professionally written CV, but why is it that they buy into the...

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8th Mar 2018

“The ideal NED today is the corporate equivalent of Superman: they possess wisdom but remain plugged into current developments; they need a breadth of experience alongside a depth of knowledge; they need a variety of complicated and niche skill sets but also sophisticated communication...

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9th Feb 2018

For our February success story, we spoke to David Powell, an active member of Non-ExecutiveDirectors.com to hear about his experience of using the network and his delight at securing a role as a Non-Executive Director. Who? Having spent almost 40 years in employment, David made the...

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19th Jan 2018

The number of Non-Executive Director positions has grown significantly in the private, public and non-profit sectors over the past few years. With the rise in non-executive opportunities, it is important to understand the role of the Non-Executive Director, how it differs to that of the Executive...

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5th Jan 2018

Taking the step towards a portfolio career as a non-executive director (NED) is often seen as a natural progression for executives to demonstrate their experience across a wider array of sectors, and expand their network of...

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20th Dec 2017

For our December success story, we interviewed Rico Gusman, a member of Non-Executive Directors and The Consultant Hub to hear why he originally joined the networks and his delight at securing a role which offers more than...

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19th Jun 2018

One of the challenges of deciding to take a career in a different direction is that it can be hard to reinvent yourself. Your reputation is likely a large part of your career, and people...

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7th Sep 2017

In my national consultative work I see a real need for public appointments to become more representative of the public as a whole. I want to see more disabled people gaining positions on public bodies and advisory committees....

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5th Sep 2017

Whilst presenting a recent webinar on 'The Power and Impact of the Non-Executive Director', expert coach and In Touch Networks COO Anne Watson mentioned a legal case involving IPL that drew quite a lot of interest. Anne reached out to her contact Amelie Smith, an...

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19th Jun 2018

Reviewing our extensive non-executive director (NED) jobs listings, we know that the majority of role advertisements specify candidates who are already experienced in non-executive roles, or at lest have experience of corporate governance and sitting on a...

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