Spark Sessions: Work on important business challenges alongside peers and inspiring experts

Equip you and your team with the spark required to deal with the obstacles standing in the way of achieving long-lasting business success.
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How they work

Spark Sessions connect business leaders and senior decision makers with the curated business expertise required to overcome today's biggest business challenges.

Over the course of three, 75-minute weekly online sessions, you'll come away with the knowledge, confidence and motivation needed to turn obstacles into opportunities.

Spark Sessions are for businesses which have three or more full-time employees and have been trading for over a year.

We've got some incredible expert speakers lined up for you, including:

  • SALES – David Mansfield: founder and director at The Monday Revolution. As an executive business consultant, David advises on process simplification and fast growth strategies. He is highly commercial, results focused and performance driven. As CEO at Capital Radio, he oversaw a merger with GWR, creating a company with a £750m market capitalisation.
  • LEADERSHIP – Jeanette Pope: head of people capability, operational performance at BAE Systems. Jeanette started her career in finance and then moved into project management, holding a wide variety of leadership positions. She has been coaching, mentoring and supporting leaders with their careers for over ten years.
  • FINANCE – Drake Peabody: director at Group FP&A, IHS Towers. Drake is a finance leader with a passion for mentoring, championing diversity and volunteering. He played a key role in successfully transitioning IHS Towers from being private equity-backed to listing (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange.

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“Spark Sessions proved to be a very effective way to get to a greater depth of knowledge. The collaborative approach to learn and share real experiences significantly enhanced my understanding of subject matter critical to doing business. Following the sessions, we immediately took action and implemented specific changes in how we operate.”

James Pickles, MD at Westek Technology

Helpful details

Where: All sessions will be taking place virtually via Zoom. Admittance to the Zoom room is closed ten minutes after the start time.

Eligibility: Spark Sessions are for businesses which have three or more full-time employees and have been trading for over a year. Please provide as much detail as you can on sign-up stage to ensure we can provide you with the most relevant sessions to your business needs.

Please note these sessions aren’t intended to be a networking event, rather an opportunity to learn from like-minded business leaders and to start to make small but impactful changes in your business by having access to an expert. There is an important element of group discussion and therefore we ask that you keep your camera on where possible and contribute to each session.

Cost: We offer an early bird price of £30 if you sign up more than one week in advance of the first workshop. After that point participation costs £50.

Contact information: To find out anything else about our Spark Sessions contact us on – we look forward to hearing from you!

Future sessions: If you are unable to commit to the current programme dates but would like to be kept up to date on our future cohort sessions please complete an expression of interest form.

Privacy notice: To find out more about how we use your data please see our privacy notice.

“Spark Sessions give you the opportunity to connect with other business leaders – driving insight from other industries that you wouldn’t typically connect with. It was reassuring too to discover that many other leaders had the same challenges as you. When you lead, I think it’s important to have wider insight beyond what you already know.”

Jo Scott, MD at Truth Design