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Teamwork & Communication: What Business Can Learn From Sport

  • Institute of Directors 116 Pall Mall London, England, SW1Y United Kingdom (map)

GROW: in London and HR Strategy Pro are proud to present the next instalment of their popular “Recruit. Retain. Grow” series.

With special guest ex-England fly-half-turned Executive Coach Charlie Hodgson, “Teamwork and Communication: What Business Can Learn From Sport” will be a lively session designed to provide a wealth of information for start-ups and SMEs alike who are looking to establish and grow their teams.

Once again, the event will be hosted at the prestigious Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London.


10:00 - 10:15 – Registration and Light Breakfast

10:15 – 10:45 – Effective Communication - Charlie Hodgson

  • Honesty and the cost of getting it wrong
  • When to be open (and when not to be)
  • The importance of transparency
  • How to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Providing feedback - what works, and what doesn't
  • Social Capital - the cornerstone of success.

10:45 – 11:15 – Building a team of superstars - Nick Butcher

  • Structuring a sustainable, winning team
  • How to embed a communication culture within a team
  • Achieving success through communication and teamwork.

11:15 – 11:45 – Communicating with the Outside World - David Taylor

  • Being marketable
  • Getting everyone on the same page
  • Staying relevant (and what happens if you don't)
  • If / when it all goes wrong - Crisis Communication Planning

11:45 – 12:00 – Q&A and Networking.

Who Should Attend

The Recruit. Retain. Grow. Series is all inclusive, but “Teamwork and Communication: What Business Can Learn From Sport” will benefit Entrepreneurs, Directors and Small Business Owners who are looking to develop their business and their teams.

The Speakers

About Charlie

Having spent 16 years as a player for Sale Sharks, Saracens, England and the British and Irish Lions, Charlie retired from professional rugby in 2016. With several Premiership and European titles to his name, Charlie set up Charlie Hodgson Performance to use that elite sporting experience and work as an executive coach helping individuals and teams enhance their performance in business.

Charlie is a member of the Association for Coaching and holds the ILM Level 7 in Executive Coaching and Mentoring.

About Nick

Nick has been an HR Professional for over 10 years and has held senior HR positions within both Corporate Multinational and SME Companies. In 2017 he co-founded HR Strategy Pro with the aim to bring Big Company Strategic thinking to Start-Up and SME Businesses.

Nick achieved his Level 7 Diploma in International HR Management in June 2017 and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD. He is also a Business Mentor for Virgin Start-Up.

About David

David found his passion in Marketing early in his career and went on to work at Microsoft Advertising [Xbox LIVE] and Ciscobefore turning to the world of Start-ups, working as Head of Marketing at RedCloud and New Business Marketing at Currencycloud.

Now David is running GROW: in London - the Start-up Friendly Marketing Agency, helping Start-ups GROW: in London, and beyond. When he's not doing that, David is a Mentor at Virgin StartUp & Start-up Kitchen and a Faculty Expert (Sales & Marketing) at Incubator Serious Impact UK.

Earlier Event: July 17
Recruit. Retain. Grow - Masterclass.
Later Event: November 14
The Business Show