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2020.01.16 Manchester: NEDonBoard Board Member and Business Introduction with Natwest

January 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Co-hosted by NEDonBoard and Natwest Entrepreneur Accelerator, we are pleased to welcome our NXD, Board and Board Advisor community to join us for an opportunity to engage with Natwest’s Entrepreneur Accelerator business cohort.

For Board Members:

Why attend?

Connection and Knowledge are essential aspects of building a non-executive director career and developing the right network is part and parcel of this.

To connect the NEDonBoard community with businesses interested in their expertise, we co-host regular board member-business networking events. This event is an excellent opportunity to meet with local startups and SMEs based at the Natwest Entrepeneur Accelerator, to grow and develop your business network. Many non-executive director roles, particularly within startups and SMEs, come through those you know – you want to be known to them when their boards are looking to appoint a new NXD or advisory board member.

If you’re an experienced or aspiring non-executive director, you’ll also be interested to hear our experienced NXD guest speakers’ experiences and insight to complement this social NXD networking occasion.

For Natwest Accelerator Entrepreneurs – Manchester Cohort

Why entrepreneurs need non-executive directors and/or advisory board members

Both non-executive directors and advisory board members bring entrepreneurs a wealth of resources, including contacts, partners and access to resources. They contribute their experience and expertise and complement the skills of the entrepreneurs and his/her team. They provide a sounding board, manage complex decision-making and contribute to the growth and success of the business. In addition, their presence promotes investor confidence by increasing the value of the business and likelihood of attracting external funding.

How NEDonBoard can help entrepreneurs increase the likelihood of success of their companies?

NEDonBoard members are experienced professionals who are looking to contribute their skills, expertise and experience to businesses. NEDonBoard can help entrepreneurs access this pool of talents.

Latest update: 7 companies so far confirmed attending (start-ups / SMEs) – further details will be made available to registered attendees.

Guest speakers:

  • Vikas Shah MBE: https://vikas.work/#about – a venture-investor in fast-growing technology businesses internationally, Non-Executive Director and advisor to numerous organisations. Vikas was awarded an MBE for Services to Business and the Economy in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours List.

  • Joanna Parnell: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannaparnell/ – Co-Founder of Project 50 and Non Executive Director at Tremor International. Of note Joanna is a Non-Exec Remco Chair (4+ years, AIM: TAP) advising on M&A and Executive compensation structures; she has 15+ years agency & client side strategic marketing experience, driving change and innovation in brands small and large. Joanna has held Executive board member roles and responsibilities in both the UK & US.

About you

To attend, please register in advance.

To get the most from this networking event, we request for board members to share a succinct overview of how you can best support businesses in a NXD or advisory board member capacity; and request Natwest Accelerator entrepreneurs to please provide a short overview of your company and where you could most benefit from the addition of board level, advisory board or mentor expertise. These details will be shared with fellow attendees for networking purposes.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Hear what those who have attended NEDonBoard events previously: NED testimonials


Location and Parking

Please email [email protected] for further details.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

[email protected] is the easiest way as we love to keep a record. Liv Noble is our Leadership Manager, [email protected].

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, as long as you update the details before the event. There is a security check at the entrance of the building. We need all names before the event which will be shared with our hosts as part of the security checking process.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, just send us an email: [email protected]

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes or your ID.

Can I participate if I am not a NEDonBoard member?

Yes, you can attend events as a non-member. Our events are designed for, and will most benefit, board members. If you are serious about your non-exec career then we recommend you join NEDonBoard. You need to apply here.

How do I become a NEDonBoard member?

You need to apply here: NEDonBoard. We review each profile individually, the process can take up to 24h.


NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator
3rd Floor Hardman Boulevard
Manchester, M3 3AQ United Kingdom