The High Growth Balancing Act
Barclays Events


The High Growth Balancing Act

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 16:00 - 18:00

4th Floor Bridgewater House

Bristol BS1 6BX

Join us on Thursday, 14 June for the second in our series of #HighGrowthLive events for 2018.

Following on from our lively debate in Edinburgh, the Barclays High Growth & Entrepreneur team are back on the road, heading south to Bristol.

Joined by four exceptional panellists we're lifting the lid on burn out, exhaustion and work life balance, exploring why entrepreneurs need to make health & wellbeing a priority! It's often an afterthought; however the benefits of mindfulness and how it is practiced amongst the innovative minds of today is so important when building a successful business.

It's not just about you as a founder but your team, family and friends so take some time out to join Richard Heggie, Co-Head of High Growth and Entrepreneurs at Barclays, for this lively discussion with the following speakers:

Chris Downs, Managing Director, Normally

Chris is one of the true pioneers of Service Design. He founded live work, the world's first digital agency in 2001. Chris is currently the Managing Director of Digital Product & Service Design Studio Normally. He has brought his thinking to the design of iconic and disruptive services for clients including Facebook, The BBC and Spotify.

Chris and his team work a four day week, every week.

Emily Kent, Director, One Big Circle

Emily Kent co-founded sports technology firm My Action Replay in 2010 growing it as a boot-strap start up and seeing it through to a successful acquisition to New Zealand based CricHQ. Selected as 'One To Watch' in 2017 by award-winning business incubator SETsquared she has since founded beebooked - a digital marketplace for trading skills in local communities - and is co-founder of One Big Circle Ltd, a team of technology experts that deliver solutions and give new momentum to projects.

Combined with bringing up four young children Emily understands what it takes to build a business, overcome challenges and try to enjoy the ride!

Sam Johnston, Head of Sales and Marketing, Booking Live

Sam is a driven, business minded and customer focused professional with a track record of leadership, performance and providing growth. ''A successful business is built on three principles; the people, product and process and grows with one... a vision.'' (Sam Johnston).

Having taken these principles into different industries, Sam has been able to gather a breadth of experience in providing growth for a number of businesses and organisations within within a startup and scaling environment.

Sam is now the Head of Sales and Marketing at BookingLive, the UKs number 1 Online Booking and Reservation System based out of Bristol and is scaling the business here in the UK as well as globally.

Jane Ginnever, Founder & Director, Shift Consultancy Ltd

Jane has had a long and varied career in leadership roles, including in the Armed Forces, corporates, not for profits and SMEs. She specialised in HR management for the last four roles of her employed career, focused on helping businesses achieve their full potential. She founded Shift in 2015 to work with organisations that want to enhance their performance through the introduction of more freedom for the people they manage.

An authoritative voice on the future of work and a regular speaker on matters relating to people and organisations, Jane is a non-executive director, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and collaborates widely on positive change projects in the UK.

Registration for this event is on a first come first served basis, please register now to confirm your place.

16:00Arrival and registration
16:15Welcome and introduction
16:20Panel commences
17:15Q+A on Twitter using #HighGrowthLive
17:30Networking drinks
18:00Event close

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Mary Sullivan
Events, Roadshows & Hospitality
+44 (0)20 3555 5547