G Meets: London
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
17:30 - 20:00 (GMT)
EC2A 1AG - View map
- 02:30 hours
- This event is free of charge
Join us for this informal networking evening and start making connections with G.
We’re looking for dynamic leaders of small businesses
G by Grant Thornton creates new, exciting and fresh opportunities to learn, connect and share with other small businesses, thought leaders and networks; people who are just as serious about business growth as you are.
As you grow your business, how can you maintain a good company culture?
At this month’s G Meets you will hear from Rachel Clacher, an inspiring Founder and one of Grant Thornton’s 100 Faces of a Vibrant Economy. Rachel is the Founder of Moneypenny, and has rapidly grown her business from 2-500 employees over the past 10 years, whilst retaining a fantastic company culture. Join us on 14 March to hear from Rachel about her successes, challenges and ambitions for the future, as well as some top tips to take away on how you can maintain a great company culture as you grow your business.
Hosted in The Lounge at Finsbury Square, G Meets is a place where interesting people gather, an informal space for dynamic small businesses to connect. You are welcome to come along for the full evening, or pop in for a drink; the evening is flexible to suit your schedule.
Our mission is to build a community of business growth enthusiasts; a place where new connections are made and business is done; that challenges traditional thinking about business growth and has a positive impact on our business community.
Register today and start making connections with G
- Guest speaker
Rachel Clacher, Co-founder, Moneypenny
Most people in the UK have spoken to Moneypenny without even realising. The world-leader in telephone answering, live chat and outsourced switchboard solutions, the company provides talented people and cutting-edge technology to ensure exemplary customer contact for clients across the UK and US.
Moneypenny has achieved impressive growth over the years. Set up by Rachel and her brother Ed Reeves in 2000, today the company looks after 10 million calls or contacts a year – on behalf of 10,000 businesses. It is growing at a rate of 20% year-on-year. All of this has happened while being a Top 5 Best Company To Work For, expanding to the US and building an award-winning head office – known as ‘the happiest office in the land’.
In 2014 the company established its own charity, WeMindTheGap, to provide holistic, paid traineeships to young unemployed women. Such has been the success of these traineeships – seven out of ten of participants move into full-time work or education – that the charity is expanding to deliver in new communities.
Rachel says one of the biggest joys of Moneypenny is witnessing members of the team achieve amazing things with the right support. Her advice is to: “Ask ‘what would I do if I wasn’t afraid?’ And then do that.”