CWN is delighted to be collaborating on an exciting panel session hosted by BDB Pitmans on how to start and grow your own business. Come and join us at their offices at One Bartholomew Close between St. Pauls and Barbican for an engaging panel discussion with Q&A followed by drinks and canapes.
BDB Pitmans is a law firm that cares about doing things right and well so individuals, businesses, charities and the public sector do well too.
This female-led panel includes Hollie Gallagher, partner at BDB Pitmans, Susanne Pugsley, consultant and co-founder at Puglsey Sidwell Business Development (PSBD) and Pauline Caldwell, Director of Momentum Business Consulting, who will all be offering advice and support on how you can approach starting your own business.
About Hollie Gallagher
Hollie is Partner at BDB Pitmans. She is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who advises entrepreneurs and businesses on their legal needs.
She supports national and international businesses in all stages of their corporate life cycle development. Hollie has a particular talent for supporting entrepreneurs as they seek to turn their ideas into tangible opportunities and successful businesses.
Hollie has a broad practice and advises on private acquisitions and disposals, MBOs, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, commercial agreements and corporate governance / company advisory matters.
About Susanne Pugsley
Susanne is a passionate and pragmatic business development specialist in the legal sector and beyond. During a quarter of a century working in house as a BD and Marketing Director and externally as consultant and coach she has developed a deep understanding of the nuances and intricacies of working with partnerships to achieve their business goals.
Susanne started Pugsley Sidwell Business Development or “PSBD” in 2009 after a decade in house in law firm marketing and business development for a range of firms from Global UK headquartered, US firms, National firms and Regional firms so her range of experience spans the very large to the very small and can adapt and tailor services to fit any size or requirement.
Susanne is a judge for the Managing Partner Forum awards and the Head of Programme Managment for the PM Forum and MPF. She is also a Non Executive Director for The CPI Code.
Pauline is a Global HR professional, Non-Executive Director and Executive coach with 20+ years’ experience, who has operated extensively at C-Suite level working across professional services, primarily within law and accountancy, and more recently within risk, engineering, wealth management and healthcare.
Pauline’s ability to understand the complexities of the environments in which people work, enables her to advise Boards and leaders on their people leadership capabilities in a business first, commercially focussed, supportive yet challenging way.
After almost 20 years working in professional services firms, Pauline set-up Momentum Business Consulting in February 2021, a people focussed consulting and executive coaching business. Her key areas of expertise cover executive coaching, people leadership & development, compensation & remuneration, succession planning, ED&I and relationship management. Pauline is known for being honest, straight-talking, curious, collaborative and possessing an ability to identify issues and recommend solutions swiftly in line with the culture of an organisation.
Pauline is MCIPD-qualified and holds a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching and a Systemic Team Coaching certificate via the Academy of Executive Coaching.
BDB Pitmans LLP
One Bartholomew Close
6:00pm : Registration and networking with drinks and nibbles
6:30pm: Panel discussion
7:30pm: Networking with drinks and canapes
8:30pm: Event end
This event is free to Members and Corporate Members with the option to register a guest for £10, the cost of which will be donated to our Charity Partner, Woman's Trust. Non-Member tickets cost £20 - this cost will also be donated to Woman's Trust.
For tickets cancelled no later than 7 days in advance of the event we are able to provide a full refund of the ticket fee. For any tickets cancelled later than 7 days in advance of the event, a refund can only be given should the ticket be re-sold to the waiting list.
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- BDB Pitmans LLP, One Bartholomew Close, London EC1A 7BL