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“Networking is not about just connecting people. It’s about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.”

Michele Jennae, author of The Connectworker

The Club places great emphasis on holding professional networking events that can support and enhance the careers of OMs.

The Club pays for school pupils to attend these events: networking is a useful generic skill to develop at an early age. Moreover, OMs are valuable speaking partners when one is in the process of thinking about a future career.

Each event is linked to a specific career path such as Accounting, City, Creative Arts, Engineering, Law, Media and Medicine. There is no set event formula and all OMs are welcome at these events, not just those specialising in the specific career path. Q & A sessions with speakers are encouraged.

The Medical event is held with eminent medical professionals, usually OMs, as guest speakers. The City dinner at the Lansdowne Club covers a broad range of City related topics. Past speakers include OM Lord Glendonbrook, founder of British Midland; OM Nick Leslau, property developer and investor; John Allan, Chair Tesco and former President CBI, John Singer former Chair Advent International. OM entrepreneur, Melanie Goldsmith, founder Smith and Sinclair and Kristen Weldon, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, Black Rock Alternative Investors.

The Engineers dinner at The Bleeding Heart is also well attended by OMs and pupils. Speakers discuss his or her career path as an illustration to attendees.

The Lawyers event is held in the City. Past notable speakers include Bob Marshall-Andrews QC and former MP, David Greene, 2020 Law Society President who spoke on “Justice and Democracy” and former Club President, John Gallagher, who discussed the issue "Is the law meeting Society's needs in the 21st century?".

The Club runs a programme aimed at OM entrepreneurs which includes skills training and network events. Sir John Hegarty’s talk for entrepreneurs and marketing professionals on “The Business of Creativity” was entertainingly provocative and informative.

Creative Arts events usually take place at the Viewing Lounge at One Blackfriars. Chris Clough, (The Bill, The Missing, World on Fire) once gave an inspiring talk on his role as a BBC Executive Producer and OM Amanda Stavri, Commissioning Editor of Factual Entertainment for ITV (Love Island, The Cabins, TOWIE, Real Housewives of Cheshire, Keeping Up with the Aristocrats and Bear Grylls) has shared her learnings and experiences of TV Production and what it takes to be successful over the long haul.

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