Autumn 2018 event

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The Club’s autumn event was hosted by J. Walter Thompson, at the advertising agency’s Knightsbridge offices. Our keynote speaker was Dr Ger Graus OBE, Global Head of Education at KidZania, who shared his fascinating insights into the roots of ambition in children and teenagers, setting in context many of the challenges that our audience of diversity and early careers professionals now face when recruiting, training and retaining young people.

Next, we heard from Emma Hoyle, UK & European HR Director at J. Walter Thompson, who talked us through the ad firm’s evolving campaign to broaden their appeal and visibility among talented applicants from all backgrounds. Finally, it was time to hear from our audience, with contributions from Matt Baker at KPMG, Laura Roberts at ITN, Amy Shepherd and Esther Nicoll at Cancer Research UK, Steve Morton at Virgin Money, Kimberley Rowling at CBRE, Amanda Nash at Harvey Nash, Sajana Raja at Mumsnet, Lee Curtis at Selfridges, and Laurence Cubbon at Demos.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAS LEHAL jaslehalphotography.co.uk

Dr Ger Graus OBE, KidZania

Emma Hoyle, J. Walter Thompson

Tanya de Grunwald, Graduate Fog

Steve Morton, Virgin Money

Laura Roberts, ITN

Matt Baker (KPMG), Cary Curtis (Give A Grad A Go)

Sajana Raja, Mumsnet

Dr Ger Graus OBE

Thank you to our hosts J. Walter Thompson for kindly providing the venue and hospitality for the Graduate Fog Employers Club’s Autumn 2018 event

Amy Shepherd, Cancer Research UK

Lee Curtis, Selfridges

Oliver Waddington-Ball, The Big Issue

Esther Nicoll, Cancer Research UK

Amanda Faull, Harvey Nash

Kimberley Rowling, CBRE

Dr Ger Graus OBE

Angus Hanton, Intergenerational Foundation

Marius Bartsch, J. Walter Thompson

Emma Hoyle, J. Walter Thompson

Dr Ger Graus OBE, KidZania

Tanya de Grunwald, Graduate Fog

Emma Hoyle (JWT), Tanya de Grunwald (Graduate Fog), Dr Ger Graus (KidZania)

Matt Baker, KPMG

Kimberley Rowling, CBRE

 

Emma Hoyle (JWT), Tanya de Grunwald (Graduate Fog), Dr Ger Graus (KidZania)

Laura Roberts, ITN

Esther Nicoll, Paige Guilfoyle and Amy Shepherd (Cancer Research UK), Amanda Faull (Harvey Nash)

Emily Wong, Nelson Bostock

Dr Natalie Marchant, UCL

Emma Hoyle, J. Walter Thompson

Laurence Cubbon, Demos

Sajana Raja, Mumsnet

Lee Curtis, Selfridges

Amy Shepherd, Cancer Research UK

Oliver Waddington-Ball, The Big Issue

Michael Lassman (Equality Edge), Laura Roberts (ITN)

Our guests and speakers continued the conversation over drinks

Paige Guilfoyle, Cancer Research UK

Rakib Ehsan, Intergenerational Foundation

Sally Evans, Give A Grad A Go

Amanda Faull, Harvey Nash

Emily Wong, Nelson Bostock

Dr Ger Graus, KidZania

Laura Roberts (ITN), Sajana Raja (Mumsnet)

Our famous home-roasted sweet ‘n’ spicy rosemary nuts made yet another appearance!

 

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