Eccleston Yards presents New Year’s Revolutions.

Are you a budding entrepreneur, looking to start your own business or perhaps you already have and are looking for some more inspiration or practical advice? Look no further as Eccleston Yards with Caroline Issa - the publishing entrepreneur and style icon – will host New Year’s Revolutions, a two-week series of talks and workshops.
 
Caroline will host a panel discussion on the 17 January at 6.30pm with our very own entrepreneurs taking part.  Join them to hear the discussion on ‘Can balance exist in today’s tilted world?’
A second discussion will take place on 24 January with Lucy Cleland, Editor-in-chief of Country & Town House for discussion on how to approach work life balance.  
 
Additional workshops and events will be announced in the following weeks. See below for more details and how to book a seat.

Panel discussion with Caroline Issa – Can balance exist in today’s tilted world?

Thursday 17 Jan 6.30pm – 7.30pm – Central Working Auditorium, Eccleston Yards

Join Caroline Issa, Fashion Director of Tank Magazine along with Tom Warren, Co- Founder of Wild by Tart, Tracey Suen Co- Founder of 50m and Archie Hewlett Founder of Duke and Dexter for a panel discussion on balance in today’s tilted world.

How we combat against the speed of technology and the requirements of daily life? How can the gig economy and shared working spaces enhance a sense of community? Are just a couple of the topics to be discussed.

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Panel discussion with Lucy Cleland – how should we approach nourishing our bodies and minds in 2019

Thursday 24 Jan 6.30 - 7.30pm – Central Working Auditorium, Eccleston Yards

Join Lucy Cleland, Editor-in Chief of Country & Town House Magazine along with Yulia Kovaleva, co-founder of Re:Mind Studio, Miabella Ristorp, founder of SMUK Beauty Studio for a panel discussion on how we approach nourishing our bodies and minds in 2019.

How to approach work/life balance? What are the key ingredients to keeping on top of it all? How and where do we go for inspiration and new ideas? Are just some of the topics to be discussed.

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The Perfect Pitch – from the experts at KPMG

21 Jan 6pm – 7.30pm – Central Working Auditorium, Eccleston Yards

Do you have an elevator pitch that leaves people confused about what you do?
Do you hate standing up in front of people?
Do you worry that you leave people feeling confused, or that they’ll forget who you are and your pitch?

The ability to confidently, clearly and concisely communicate who you are and what you do is crucial to your success. This workshop will help you move forward in delivering amazing pitches to a variety of people, all in 60 seconds!
 
By the end of the session you will have the information and tools to:

·         Develop a clear and compelling pitch that gets results
·         Understand what to include and what to leave out of a pitch
·         Leave a lasting impact!
 
We do hope that you will be able to join us for what will be an informative and entertaining session with like-minded businesses
 

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Office Hours – from the experts at KPMG

18 January 9am – 6pm (hourly slots) – Central Working, Eccleston Yards
 
Do you have a some burning questions on the growth of your business but you’re not sure who to ask? KPMG are here to help! The team specialises in the requirements of scaling businesses in both the UK and international markets. As your gateway to a global network with a wealth of experience they are well positioned to help with any queries you may have from growth and funding, to internationalisation or even planning your exit.

If you’re a high-growth company and want to have a one-to-one session with KPMG to see how they can support you and your business just book using the link below.

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How to Succeed in 2019 Lucy Beresford, broadcaster, writer and psychotherapist.

30 January 7pm – 9pm at the SMUK London Studio, Eccleston Yards.

Lucy will be talking about how to create a great work/life balance and how to live a life you love in the New Year. She will be signing copies of her books, “Happy Relationships: at home work and play” “Invisible Threads" and "Hungry for Love.”

Best known for hosting LBC’s Sex & Relationships show, Lucy is also an Agony Aunt at ITV’s This Morning, hosts the ‘Love Decoded’ show for eHarmony and delivered a recent TEDx talk on the subject “Infidelity: to stay or to go?.”
 
Lucy advises people on issues around stress, sex and relationships, fame, addictions, performance anxiety and confidence and will be sharing her secrets with guests of SMUK at the event.

Tickets are £10 plus a small booking fee and the ticket price is redeemable against any SMUK service purchased at the event. Services include hair, makeup, massages and facials, to name a few.

Start your New Year with success and join us!  Tickets are on a first come, first served basis.

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Want to really bring something new to your business this year?

5 February 6.30pm – 8pm at Central Working, Eccleston Yards.

It’s difficult to get different results using the same approach. Let’s discuss something new for your business this year. Each New Year we talk about achieving new things. But how often do we take a new approach? Usually we just try harder without trying anything truly new. Trying harder using the same approach has built in diminishing returns. Join One Thought for a look at a new dimension of effectiveness in all areas of life and work. You might see how to make this year easier, more productive and leave many existing difficulties and frustrations in the past. 

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Individual Life Coaching Discovery Sessions

22 & 29 January at Central Working, Eccleston Yards.

Join Wellness Coach Katie for your free individual Life Coaching Discovery session. In the session you will discover what areas of your life you need support and how to make changes to get your life headed in the direction you want!

During the session you will look at:

- Your existing lifestyle

- Bring clarity around what areas in your life need greater focus to bring balance to your life<

- Shift your perspective to help you achieve your goals

Katie will guide you to look at the challenges you face from a different, positive perspective and define actions to support you to get results you want.

This is a collaborative process so you will define what you are happy to do, although Katie may stretch your proposed actions as this is her role as a coach!

This is a great opportunity to experience what it is like to work with Katie should you decide that coaching would be beneficial for you going forward.

Click on the below link to book your specific time slot:

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Legal considerations for growing your business

Wednesday 23 Jan 9am to 10.30am – Central Working Auditorium, Eccleston Yards

People, Premises and Pitfalls - Legal considerations for growing your business

Are you about to start a new business venture? Or are you ready to take your new business to the next level? If so, there are important legal issues that you need to consider when it comes to growing and protecting your business.

Join Lee Bolton Monier - Williams Solicitors for an open discussion focussing on the key legal issues facing new and expanding businesses, from deciding which corporate structure is best for you, to engaging people to work with you.

The aim of the session is to highlight the key legal issues you should be aware of and the potential hazards that can trip up small business; to equip you with the skills and confidence to work with your solicitors to help your business thrive. We will take you through the fundamentals of structure, acquiring your first office site, brand protection, general commercial compliance and HR considerations.

The session will be run by Ed Henderson a partner in the commercial department, Nishita Gudka a partner in the commercial real estate department and Niamh McKay a solicitor in the commercial department. Between them, Ed, Nishita and Niamh have over 25 years' experience in acting for all types businesses from start-ups to listed companies.

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Production - an insider's guide

Monday 28 Jan 7.00 - 8.00pm – 50m, Eccleston Yards

There's one thing more challenging than sales, production and there more to it than what meets the eye.

- How do you source your fabric?

- How do you get the best quality whilst keeping within your budget?

- How do you ensure quality season after season?

- How do you get sourced materials from point A to B without huge costs?

Come, take a seat with Paula Hayton, Head of Fabric and Trim at Alexa Chung whilst she gives you a first-hand tour of production as an insider and, take note of her valued knowledge and words of wisdom.

A little more about our guest mentor:

Paula is currently the Head of Fabric & Trim at Alexa Chung’s label, which involves the setup and development of all collection raw materials, including print and embroidery. Her skills include product development, production and managing operational logistics.
 

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Managing and Maximising your IP

Wednesday 6  Feb 11am - 5pm – Central Working Auditorium, Eccleston Yards

Intellectual Property is the central building block for any organisation and in most cases, the monetary value of the business sits in the IP itself.

Patent Attorney Andrew White from leading IP firm Mathys & Squire will be hosting one-to-one IP clinics for businesses in Central Working. It will be an opportunity to have an open and exploratory conversation about your organisations IP, how best to maximise it and to commercialise one of your most important assets.

To book in your meeting with Andy - email ajwhite@mathys-squire.com

Times available from 11 am - 5 pm. Each session approx 45 mins

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Panel discussion with Lucy Cleland – how should we approach nourishing our bodies and minds in 2019

Thursday 24 Jan 6.30 - 7.30pm – Central Working Auditorium, Eccleston Yards

Join Lucy Cleland, Editor-in Chief of Country & Town House Magazine along with Yulia Kovaleva, co-founder of Re:Mind Studio, Miabella Ristorp, founder of SMUK Beauty Studio for a panel discussion on how we approach nourishing our bodies and minds in 2019.

How to approach work/life balance? What are the key ingredients to keeping on top of it all? How and where do we go for inspiration and new ideas? Are just some of the topics to be discussed.

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