Thank you to E & J Gallo

A big thank you to our Expand sponsors E & J Gallo for the excellent choice in wine for our attendees. The comments from guests were delightful regarding the reception and networking, the wine definitely helped our attendees settle into the evenings and made it a very sociable occasion.



E & J Gallo Sponsor First Expand PA & VA Event. Partnered by Parkside Recruitment

Expand1JulyThe first Expand event was in the beautiful surrounds of The Charter Building in Uxbridge, presentations from industry experts were followed by wine generously sponsored by E & J Gallo. Nibbles and networking on the terrace with the sun setting the made for a great evening for all attendees.

EXPAND stands for Executive & Personal Assistants Networking & Development. This event was aimed at bringing together EA’s, PA’s, VA’s and office professionals from the Thames Valley region in an interactive, fun and social environment. With this being the first event to galvanise this sector of business professionals for the area, future events will be added to the calendar and the expansion of the audience too. Watch this space for more info.

Our speakers spoke about:

RICHARD MAYBURY “How to deliver your career critical results easier, no matter how demanding your workload and associated email volume is”

CHRISTINA WOODERSON “Adapting to the changing workplace by becoming a Virtual Assistant”

SUE SERRET “You can get sad, you can get mad or you can get busy’ 

Thank you to Parkside Recruitment for partnering with The Charter Building for this event.

EXPAND is a dedicated networking platform to share ideas. Every speaker is carefully chosen to present their experience, training, and motivation based on current challenges and trends which Assistants are facing this year.

If you are interested in speaking or would like to attend events please get in touch

Business Growth: Three Vital Steps Event

Held by Icon Business Solutions


A great turn-out with an engaging talk by Charlie McClelland about how small changes to a business process and/or management style can achieve significant improvements in results.

The evening was interactive and ended with discussions surrounding why businesses fail, what owners don’t necessarily consider when running their businesses and why business owners struggle to build a successful and committed team.

Along with refreshments, there was a great opportunity to network with fellow business minds of the Uxbridge area.


IoD South – Google Digital Garage

10.05.18 – The Charter Building welcomed the IoD South and Google as Patrick Cutliffe talked about Google Analytics and Social Media.


With a great turn out, Patrick shared top tips on how to improve your marketing, understanding your audience and the impact this will have on your brand.


“From tracking codes and business objectives, to interpreting insights and content optimisation.”




Aston Martin at The Charter Building

26.04.18 – International Intellectual Property Day


Change Business Series Aston Martin Lagonda Talk

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On Thursday, the Charter Building hosted guest speaker Dan Balmer, President of UK and SA Aston Martin Lagonda and a number of individuals from local businesses. A stimulating talk surrounding brand purpose development, brand partnerships and the importance of data, followed by an engaging discussion.

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Fortunately, the weather held out and the cars were shown off in all their glory!

ICON BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Business Growth: Three Vital Steps by Charlie McClelland 24.05.18

Growth is vital for all businesses. You may be happy with where your company is financially, however external factors make it essential that you grow your business or risk being overtaken by your competition.

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Following from hugely successful seminars last year, Charlie McClelland of Icon Business Solutions, will again be discussing three key areas where small changes to business processes and/or management style can achieve significant improvements in results. This free seminar, in association with the Chater Building, will also cover:

  • Why businesses fail
  • What many owners don’t consider when running their business
  • Working on, rather than in, your business, and
  • Why business owners struggle to build a successful, committed team

The session will be interactive and you will leave with some great ideas and tools you can implement straight away. You will also have the opportunity prior to, and after the event, to network with other local businesses owners. There will also be time to take a look at the NEW Charter Building.

Light refreshments are provided.




IoD South |Google Garage 10.05.18

IoD South, in conjunction with the stylishly refurbished Chartered Building in Uxbridge, are delighted to welcome the tantalising skills of the Google Garage on Tour initiative.

Google’s Digital Garage have been invited by the IoD to visit Uxbridge and provide local businesses, entrepreneurs and social media students the opportunity to learn expert digital skills on Thursday 10th May 2018.

In addition to time for networking and nibbles, Google’s trained touring presenters will run two masterclass sessions and provide their insight to: Social Media Strategy and Know your Business with Data.

This event is open to members and non members of the IoD and will be a great opportunity to hear directly from the Google experts on how to use the Google tools more effectively.

Places are limited so please book now using the link below:

Key details

Date & time: 10 May 2018 15:30 – 19:00
Location: Charter Building, Uxbridge
CPD Hours: 2.0

Prices from

Member Price
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Non-Member Price
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Event manager:
Ms Polly Buckley
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Know your business with Data:

Learn how the power of Data can help you uncover trends about your customers, including how people use your website or interact with your business online. This workshop from the Digital Garage team will help you measure how your business performs online. Take the guesswork out of digital marketing by learning how data can empower you to make data-driven decisions for your business. You will discover all the different insights available through Google Data Trends Search and Social. Plus you’ll understand how to correctly interpret the data, and use it to help your business grow.

Social Media Strategy:

Discover exactly where your small business needs to be seen and heard on the web in this short course designed for aspiring social media marketers. In just an hour, you’ll get a run down of the best social media platforms to use in 2017, plus your trainer will explain how to create a social media strategy that delivers the right goals for your business. We’ll cover the importance of defining a set of marketing guidelines too, so you can always stay on brand and on message.


This event is being supported by Charter Building and Google Digital Garage

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