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Catherine Walker & Co to hold private exhibition for charity

Celebrating four decades of British couture
Spencer House, London, 16th to 18th October, 2017

To mark its 40th anniversary, British couturier Catherine Walker & Co is holding an invitation-only exhibition at Spencer House to raise money for two charities, SSAFA and Brendoncare, supported by St James’s Place Wealth Management, held from the 16th to the 18th October, 2017.

Personally curated by Co-Founder and Head of Design Said Cyrus, exhibits will comprise archive pieces worn by Catherine Walker & Co’s most famous clientele, accompanied by their handwritten notes and original drawings.

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‘Navigating Change – A Review of the UK Maritime Welfare Charity Sector’

Two-day ‘Supporting Seafarers’ conference coincided with launch of ten-year research report

Ten years on from the publication in 2007 of ‘Supporting Seafarers and their Families: Challenges for the Future’, a new report, ‘Navigating Change – A Review of the UK Maritime Welfare Charity Sector’ is being released at a major conference in London on 16-17 October.

Despite its huge scope, from small fishing vessels to large container ships, naval vessels and superyachts, the maritime welfare sector is one of the few industries to attempt to research and define the needs of its communities in order to better allocate charitable resources.

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The Mountbatten Festival of Music 2018

The Mountbatten Festival of Music is to change its performance times to enable more people the opportunity to attend this spectacular event. For the first time, 2018 will see a Saturday afternoon performance beginning at 2.00pm. It is hoped that this matinee performance will allow people to travel to London from all over the country and still be able to get home the same day. We also hope to attract younger people to the concert so why don’t you consider bringing the children or grandchildren.

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17th October 2017: OA Webinar – Mind Flip Chat and Q&A with Zena Everett

This webinar will be focusing on how to flip your focus away from yourself and instead look outwards – to the value you add and the problems you, uniquely, can solve for other people.

Join us for this ‘fire-side’ style chat and Q&A with Zena Everett, Organisational Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Coach and author of Mind Flip, where she will focus on helping you to find and sell your unique mix of skills, knowledge, experience and networks.

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Monday 9th October – Walking With The Wounded – Manchester Roadshow

Manchester, join Walking With The Wounded at Be At One Manchester on 13 Barton Arcade for an informal drinks evening with an update on the charity and hear how you can become an ambassador for our Walking Home For Christmas campaign.

Military charity Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) is estimating it will treble the number of ex-servicemen and women it supports in 2018, following a 97% increase last year to more than 1,000. With Christmas fast approaching, for many a time of financial pressure and loneliness, more ex-service personnel than ever require support.

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Veterans Minister to Promote ‘Military is Good for Business’

The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP will outline why business should recruit former officers, at an OA event in London.

As Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Mr Ellwood will highlight that ‘Military is Good for Business’. As a former Army captain, he understands the career challenges officers face on leaving the Armed Forces. Former Trade Minister and Crossbench Peer, Lord Digby Jones, and Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, will also attend.

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Officers’ Association Supports Launch of New Military Networking Group in Wales

The Porffor Group, a new network in Cardiff for people who are serving and former military Personnel, is launching later this month.

The group’s first event is on Thursday 26th October 2017, at The Hopbunker in Cardiff (The Kingsway, CF10 3FD).

It was founded by John Solosy, a Chartered Financial Planner who previously served as an Army Major.

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10th October 2017: OA Webinar – Insight Into Medical Practice Business Management

This webinar will be focusing on how your military skills and experiences could translate into medical practice business management, an area many ex-military officers add value to.

The webinar will be giving a broad overview of the sector including what is attractive about this industry and how you can develop within it.

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11th October 2017: OA Event – Networking Masterclass and Talk with CEO of Grant Thornton – Bristol

The Officers’ Association have partnered with the University of the West of England as part of their annual Bristol Distinguished Address Series to host a networking workshop exclusively for OA members before the main talk by Sacha Romanovitch, CEO of Grant Thornton and a follow up opportunity for networking.

The evening’s events will take place in the new Faculty of Business and Law building on Frenchay campus with the OA Networking Workshop running from 17:00 – 18:00, hosted by Tim Hughes, Professor of Applied Marketing, and Bryan Foss, Visiting Professor Business Markets.

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