About Hoggett Bowers

Feedback on Our Events

Hoggett Bowers regularly hosts breakfast, lunch and dinner events for leaders of organisations, specifically Chair/Non-Executive Directors, Chief Executives, Chief People Officers and  Chief Financial Officers.

Some events are speaker led followed by a Q&A, others are a gathering of a number of peers including some which are sector or function specific to debate a current topic.

We continue to host events online, however, as a result of client feedback, we have resumed our face-to-face events.

Below you can see some of the brilliant feedback we have received from guests who attended recent events. If you are interested in joining one of our future events, please contact events@hoggett-bowers.com.

I always enjoy the sessions organised by Karen and her team and the one led by Andrea Blanche raised the bar. As a seasoned NED, she had significant experience and insights to share. It was helpfully personal but made cleverly relevant for a diverse group, from different sectors and different stages of their careers.

Carol Richmond, CRO, AJ Gallagher

The recent event was great. The speaker, Andrea, was very approachable, her introduction and answers to questions extremely informative and her views straightforward and honest. A very enjoyable session led by Andrea for new and early stage NED's providing great insight into the role of the NED, potential approach to obtaining that elusive first NED role and, thereafter, constructing a rewarding portfolio of NED roles. The session was extremely informative and has provided me with lots of food for thought for the next stage of my NED search.

Alison Goold

I enjoyed the recent event; thank you. Andrea gave us some useful steers on how to approach the NED field and combine that with our existing Exec Roles. Her style of delivery and level of detail in answering questions were exactly right for the audience. The meeting was, of course, also useful for generally expanding my network.

Justin Young Partner, COO, Knight Frank

I really enjoyed the breakfast and session – thank you so much for inviting me. The insights from Andrea’s discussion on commencing a NED career were practical, tangible but at the same time led to some real a-ha moments for me. She provided a humble and understated view on the factors contributing to her own initial and subsequent successful NED appointments. And she married this with a rich experience of both being candidate and selector for board positions.

Nici Audhlam-Gardiner, CEO, Foresters

Andrea brought to life the realities of a NED role by sharing her experiences and answering several very insightful questions at the breakfast session. A very informative session for attendees considering a portfolio career or acquiring that first NED role whilst still serving as an exec (me!). Andrea’s honest and succinct account was incredibly useful, stimulating my curiosity. I have since adapted my approach to my NED role search – thank you Andrea!

Karen Lewis, Group HR Director, DOHL

This event was excellent, others I have attended in the last 12 months have been virtual. It was great to have the round tables and the interview style. Looking forward to the next event already.

Phil Inskip

Having the opportunity to spend quality time networking and listening to a good speaker is great. The food is always good.

Craig Pocock

Had a great evening, was fantastic networking with other HRD's and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Nick, who I found really inspiring. Many thanks!!!

Russ Simpson

Different, bigger and more people. Nick was tremendous. Great example of authentic and natural leadership. Fab food. And other guests great too.

Simon Copp

Good venue and relaxed setting, interesting and senior attendees for networking and interesting session.

Sam Laurie

I think events that have the right number of people are the best. Too many and it feels over crowded and the Q&A's are more to the point. I think the number of attendees was just right in terms of being able to network and the Q&A session feeling more like a discussion. Also I think a sit down dinner is better than drinks and canapés as it enables you talk to individuals for longer.

Pete Hill

Lovely venue and great surroundings to have this type of session.

Karen Brookes

I appreciated the format of the evening, it was a good balance of informal and informative, sometimes either is lost.

Fiona Claybrook

Very much enjoyed the evening and expanding my network.

David Shakespeare

I enjoyed the dinner and the speaker with the Q&A as well as the networking.

Kate Lyne

Very satisfied and appreciative of the invitation. Thank you!

Diahann Williams