Over 250 people from 100 professional services firms have already signed up for our Virtual Breakfasts. Why not join us?

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Clients have told us they have been missing our monthly roundtable breakfasts. At Meridian West we are missing the opportunity to feed our clients topical insights, as well as smashed avocado and sourdough toast!

Our new weekly series of virtual breakfasts – You bring the breakfast, we bring the insight – will help you stay plugged in to the latest news and thinking from experts in our sector. We will provide up-to-date insights, you provide the avocado.

We hope you can join us.

Tuesday 14 April, 9:00-9:30     Watch the webinar here
The next normal in professional services: how does our sector get through this?
Alastair Beddow and Ben Kent with guest hosts Paul Smith, former Global Chariman, Eversheds, Nigel Clark, Global Head of Marketing & Communications, SLR Consulting and Keith Tracey, Managing Director, Aon Professional Services Practice.
Four weeks into lockdown Alastair and Ben share the common questions professional firms have been asking about the short-term and long-term impact on our sector. Together with Nigel Clark of SLR Consulting, Keith Tracey of Aon and Paul Smith, former Global Chairman at Eversheds, they will offer some thoughts on what the future may hold for professional firms and firms’ relationships with clients.

Tuesday 21 April, 9:00-9:30     Watch the webinar here
Understanding the impact of COVID19 on your clients industry sectors
Alastair Beddow with guest host Milan Dalal, Director, Brook Intelligence Centre, Simon Hack, Managing Director of Watts Aviation, Simon Blaxill, Managing Director of Kent Blaxill and Andrew Tate, Restructuring Partner at Kreston Reeves
Alastair will be joined by Milan Dalal to explore what the data available so far tells us about the impact of COVID19 on various industry sectors and how this, in turn, will impact demand for professional services.
Simon Hack and Simon Blaxill talk about the impact of the pandemic on their businesses, and Andrew Tate provides insight from the accountancy sector.

Tuesday 28 April, 9:00-9:30     Watch the webinar here
Brand communication and client engagement in the next normal
Ben Kent with guest hosts Richard Silbermann, Creative Director, Brand Remedy, Christina Blacklaws, former President of the Law Society, Gemma Prescott, Head of Business Development: Advanced Delivery & Solutions, Allen & Overy and Edward Peck, Co-Founder, International Asset Finance Network
Ben and his guest hosts share their thoughts on effective brand communication approaches at this unprecedented time. How can firms communicate clearly and effective while fostering brand loyalty and engagement, and maintaining their reputation?

Tuesday 5 May, 9:00-9:30     Watch the webinar here
Your autumn communications plan: identifying the right topics
Ben Kent with guest hosts Suzanne Snowden, Director, Message Communication, Matt Baldwin, Managing Director,Coast and Amir Hussain, Head of Marketing CBS, Deloitte
With many firms refocusing their client communications on immediate responses to the COVID19 pandemic, other macro trends have taken a back seat. Ben and guests discuss how best to plan thought leadership communications for autumn and beyond, and what topics your firm might want to consider.

Tuesday 12 May, 9:00-9:30      Watch the webinar here
Keeping the skills of you and your team fresh and relevant
Alastair Beddow with guest hosts Stephen Newton, Mandy Warnock, Head of Learning and Development at CMS and Chris Howard, Director of Legal Professional Education at King’s College London
Alastair, Stephen, Mandy and Chris consider how those working in professional services can keep their skills fresh and relevant in this new operating environment.

Tuesday 19 May, 9:00-9:30
Client research in a remote environment: what’s possible?
Alastair Beddow and Ben Kent with guest hosts Ian Bennison, Director of Marketing Operations, Intertrust and Michelle Panayi, Head of Client Experience, Grant Thornton and Milan Dalal, Director, Brook Intelligence
Alastair, Ben and their guest hosts consider how best to carry out client research, and what a new remote working environment may mean for client listening and thought leadership research programmes.

Additional webinars in the series will be announced soon!