IY In The City – Top floor of Barclays Head UK Head Office – Wednesday 9th September 2015

IY in the city

Doors: 6.00pm

6.30pm – 8.30pm

An evening masterclass to inspire and introduce you to some the UK’s leading inspirational figures from the banking and finance sector.

  • Meet and connect with those who are setting trends
  • Get tips on how to take your business to the next level
  • Discuss career change
  • Learn how they manage their work / life balance
  • Network with pioneers on the top floor of Barclay’s Head Quarters


Gina Miller – Founder, SCM Group, Start Up Investor, Transparency and Consumer Campaigner and Philanthropist

Gina is founder of challenger brand SCM Group which is a modern client centric wealth management company founded on evidence, experience and ethics. The company’s smart, contrarian, modern mind-set is underpinned by 100% transparency, with the founders investing alongside clients on exactly the same fees and terms. Gina also at the forefront of investment innovation having launched three life-style brands – SCMDirect.com, SCM50.com and MoneyShe.com, in September 2014 offering low cost access to high end wealth management that is underpinned by transparency, integrity and a hybrid actively passive investment approach.

As an ardent believer in conscious capitalism and philanthropy. All Gina’s business ventures have operated a profit for purpose model where a significant percentage of profits and resources support small dynamic community charities doing transformational work with the most vulnerable in society; primarily in the UK.

In 2009 she founded Miller Philanthropy – http://www.millerphilathropy.com and is respected for her lateral entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy and charitable funding. Her feisty views and principled, integrity driven approach to philanthropy underpins her views on businesses operating as ‘good businesses’ proactively exercising their corporate citizenship and giving back to the societies that afford their success.

Michael Pascall – Director, Barclays 


Babor Hussain – Director at Barclays Wealth

Darren Allaway – Managing Director of UBS Wealth Management and founder member of the UBS Global Family Office Group 

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He currently advises a number of sophisticated family offices and multi-family offices on discrete structured transactions, portfolio construction, and investment selection.

After playing professional basketball in Spain, he joined the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs International in 1998 as a Financial Analyst and in 2000 he was promoted to Associate, assuming co-responsibility for managing over US$2.7 billion of core equity managed portfolios as a member of the largest UK and Ireland coverage team. Darren joined UBS Wealth Management in 2001, and is approved by the FSA as an Investment Adviser

Darren graduated in 1996 from Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) with an AB in Human Biology and holds the (CISI) Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment‘s Private Client Investment Advice & Management Diploma.  Darren is active with The Golden Co. and the West London Basketball Project, organisations which both facilitate inclusion of at-risk youth and incentivise social, athletic and academic achievement.

Darren lives in London with his wife and their two awesome children.

Ursula Henry – Head of Membership and Funding at Banking Standards Board

Ursula is the Head of Membership and Funding at the Banking Standards Board (BSB), with responsibility for developing and maintaining the BSB’s membership base and financial planning and control.

Ursula has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years. Before joining the BSB, Ursula worked for Nationwide Building Society, during her time at Nationwide she worked in Business Transformation, Operations and Retail Distribution. She also worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland, managing the Retail City branches. Prior to this she worked for the Alliance and Leicester.

Ursula is a co-opted school governor, a member of the Finance, Curriculum, Inclusion and Pupil Discipline Committees. She is a mentor and a member of Inspiring the Future.

Book your ticket today – Entry includes:

  • Refreshments

Running order

6.00 – 6.30 Guests seated for discussion

6.30 – 8.00 Welcome, intro and panel discussion

8.00 – 8.30 Q & A

8.30 – 8.45 Close and depart

Nearest tube / DLR station: Canary Wharf

Supported by Barclays Corporate, Lewisham Homes and Lambeth Business


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Pip Jamieson – The future of technology

Pip Jamieson

The future of technology – Part 3

Pip Jamieson


Pip is the Founder of The Dots http://www.the-dots.co.uk. Best described as a ‘LinkedIn for creatives’, The Dots is a professional networking platform designed to help creative professionals and companies showcase work, network, collaborate and (most importantly) connect with commercial opportunities.

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The Dots launched in the UK on September 25th and has already attracted over 1,000 + UK/EU companies who have join the site to promote their brand, attract clients and hire talent – some of which are BAFTA, Vice, Spotify, BBC, TATE, Net-a-Porter, Facebook, Wolff Olins, Pentagram, Universal Music, Twitter, Random International, AKQA, Condé Nast, Twitter, V&A, W+K, Guardian and many more.

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The site has revolutionised how creatives and businesses connect, collaborate and commercialise, helping build a stronger, more profitable and diverse creative sector.

An entrepreneur with a distinctive marmite laugh (you either love it or you hate it) Pip has spent the last 13 years immersed in the creative industries, including executive roles at MTV Australia and New Zealand.

Pip lives on a houseboat with her husband in Kings Cross, London.

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The future of technology – Wednesday 10th June 2015

The future of technology

Wednesday 10th June 2015

Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton, SW2 1RW

Inspirational YOU supported by Impact Hub Brixton and Lambeth Enterprise will be holding a tech master class and networking evening.

Come along and meet a panel of senior leaders from the BBC, The Telegraph, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Barclays Corporate

The Panel will focus on:

  • From start up to billion dollar business – what did they do?
  • Support available for businesses seeking investment
  • Developing digital skills
  • The importance of UX for any online business
  • The support available for tech start-ups and SME’s
  • Changing careers to work within the tech sector
  • Meet and listen to inspirational women who work in technology

Jane Austin – Head of UX at The Telegraph

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Jane is the a user experience specialist with a particular interest in data, start-ups and how UX works with Agile and Lean.

She is currently focused on bringing user research into the design process and using prototypes to evolve design.

Nick Reynolds – Assistant Editor, BBC Online at BBC Digital

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Nick is the Assistant Editor for BBC Online and BBC Digital. His is passionate about social media, innovation and content production.  He was also formerly a Social Media Executive.

Nick previously ran the BBC’s moderation service, which was a half a million pound contract with an external supplier. He found moderation fascinating as “you’re making sophisticated judgments about how people behave online”. He also ran H2G2, a user generated content site with a loyal and lively community.

He is currently in charge of rolling out Social Flow to the BBC. Social Flow is a publishing and listening tool which the BBC has procured to better manage official Twitter, Facebook and other social media accounts.

Nick is very interested in the ethics of digital and worked as a Senior Adviser in the BBC’s Editorial Policy unit for over ten years.

Pip Jamieson – Founder of The Dots

Pip Jamieson

Pip is the Founder of The Dots. Best described as a ‘LinkedIn for creatives’, it’s a professional networking platform designed to help creative professionals and companies showcase work, network, collaborate and connect with commercial opportunities.

The Dots launched in the UK on September 25th and has already attracted over 1,000 + UK/EU companies who have join the site to promote their brand, attract clients and hire talent – some of which are BAFTA, Vice, Spotify, BBC, TATE, Net-a-Porter, Facebook, Wolff Olins, Pentagram, Universal Music, Twitter, Random International, AKQA, Condé Nast, Twitter, V&A, W+K, Guardian and many more

An entrepreneur with over 13 years’ experience in the creative industries, including senior roles at MTV Australia and New Zealand, Pip regularly shares her entrepreneur journey and insights with the likes of Guardian Master classes, Digital Shoreditch, REMIX, Channel 4 Breakfasts, TEDx Sydney, Soho House Group and Creative Mornings.

Lorraine Ruckstuhl – Corporate Director of Barclays TMT

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Lorraine has over 20 years’ experience of corporate and investment banking. Before joining the Technology, Media and Telecoms team, she spent five years in Debt Finance at Barclay’s, arranging and providing acquisition finance and term debt facilities to a variety of corporates.

Before that she spent seven years as a Relationship Director working with large UK and European-based media clients, which took her regularly to France, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

The panel will discuss their careers paths and debate how best to use technology to boost your brand, network and profits.

Elizabeth Watson – Director in Technology and Operations at Bank of America Merrill Lynch


The evening promises to offer a fantastic opportunity to meet established and respected leaders, network and gain tips designed to give you the competitive edge.

Enquire about membership to the Impact Hub Brixton, which is an innovative business incubator space in the heart of Lambeth.


6.30pm – 7.00pm Guests seated for discussion

7.00 – 8.30pm Welcome, intro and panel discussion

8.30pm – 9.00pm Q & A

8.50pm – 9.15pm Close and depart

      Tickets: http://futureoftech.eventbrite.co.uk

Contact: info @ inspirationalyou.co.uk \ 07545 156 111

@inspirational_u | #IYTech2

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Genelle Aldred (Speaker) – Presenter, HuffPost blogger, Writer and Business woman – Succeeding at the top – Tuesday 9th June 2015

Genelle Aldred is a journalist, TV presenter, author, public speaker, host and businesswoman


Genelle joins Inspirational YOU on Tuesday 9th June at theTNG youth space in Lewisham.

As a journalist and TV presenter Genelle has worked for the BBC, ITN, MailOnline and now ITV in various roles including; online journalist, documentary producer, weather presenter and newsreader. Genelle has a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism from Staffordshire University. After seven years of working in the media with several highlights including reporting live on the national BBC News channel, working on a Hillsborough documentary for Channel 5 and interviewing high profile personalities, Genelle’s expertise within her field is of a high and impressive standard. Genelle’s substantial knowledge within media shines bright in her roles as a public speaker and host.


As the daughter of a preacher Genelle has always been comfortable speaking in front of large crowds. At 7-years-old she delivered a speech to several thousand for a church conference. More recently she was a speaker on business for Birmingham Library in association with Barclays Bank and hosted six debates for Selfridges, Birmingham around modern ideas of beauty.  She has also given many speeches for schools and youth groups within her role as a provider and deliverer of building self esteem, confidence and goal setting workshops for young women.


As a natural speaker Genelle has a great way with words and is able to communicate with people from different backgrounds and cultures, whilst still bringing her uniqueness to any event. Within her role as an entrepreneur, Genelle recently launched SadeRose an online boutique specialising in limited edition, exclusive and quirky items for women. Her passion for business was sparked when she studied fashion business as London College of Fashion before going into journalism.

Genelle also works as a consultant to businesses and creative enterprises providing strategic and media friendly solutions for their ventures.

Book your ticket: http://www.inspiringlewisham.eventbrite.co.uk

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BAFTA CREW – Apply before 1st June

BAFTA Crew is an active UK wide initiative that brings together a professional network of industry talent working in film and TV.

BAFTA Crew is back and is coming to London! Are you working in Film or TV production and with at least two main team credits? If so, then joining BAFTA Crew will place you at the heart of a professional network with access to the best industry talent working in film and TV today.

This year, BAFTA Crew is expanding to the capital, welcoming applicants from London as well as Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the English regions to join the networking and skills development programme, now in its third year. We’re looking for up to 300 of the brightest ‘below the line’ crew talent – whether camera, art department, sound, costume, post-production (VFX and editing), hair and make-up or production management across the UK, connecting talented crew across the country to each other, and BAFTA-winning colleagues.

The joining fee is just £25 for new Crew members and £15 for returning BAFTA Crew participants, giving you access to a range of benefits, including:

  • access to live masterclasses with some of the film industry’s most established HoDs, drawn from a pool of major BAFTA winners and nominees
  • a series of interactive live streamed Q&As, with BAFTA-nominees, focusing on a range of craft and technical subjects
  • online social networking for BAFTA Crew members
  • a series of bespoke networking events for BAFTA Crew members and local industry, run in partnership with Creative England in the English regions and at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly in London

Masterclasses will focus on feature and high end TV drama.  BAFTA Crew is open to professionals with experience in broadcast or feature film, including factual scripted and long-running drama, with main team credits in your department. Last year’s masterclasses featured BAFTA-nominated talent such as multi-BAFTA and Oscar-winning Cinematographer Chris Menges (The Killing Fields), BAFTA-nominated Costume Designer Sammy Sheldon (The Imitation Game), BAFTA and Oscar-nominated Production Designer Andy Nicholson (Gravity) and BAFTA and Oscar-winning Make-Up artist Frances Hannon (The Grand Budapest Hotel). Click here to catch up on last year’s BAFTA Crew programme.

BAFTA Crew 2015 applicants will get the opportunity to have their CVs seen by practitioners working at the top of their game, across 8 craft departments.

Helping to select the final group will be BAFTA-nominated Costume Designer Sammy Sheldon Differ (The Imitation Game, X-Men: First Class, V for Vendetta), BAFTA-nominated Production Designer Grant Montgomery (Peaky Blinders, Birdsong, The Crimson Petal and the White), BAFTA and Oscar-winning Production Sound Mixer, Simon Hayes (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Guardians of the Galaxy, Les Misérables), BAFTA-winning Post Production Sound Designer Andy Kennedy (The Imitation Game, A Royal Night Out, Woman in Black: Angel of Death), First AD Nickie Sault (This Is England, ’86, ’88 & ’90, Utopia, Song For Marion), BAFTA-winning Hair and Make Up Designer Jan Sewell (Theory of Everything, X-Men: First Class, Les Misérables), Cinematographer Ben Davis (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Debt, Layer Cake), Visual Effects Producer at Double Negative, Louise Hussey (Outlander Series 1, The Hollow Crown Series 2, Mr Selfridge Series 2, 3 &4)and BAFTA and Oscar-nominated Editor, Barney Pilling (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Never Let Me Go, An Education). The jury will be overseen by Nicky Ball, Creative England’s National Crew and Facilities Manager, with support from BAFTA Cymru, BAFTA Scotland and N

Apply to BAFTA Crew 2015 now >

Deadline 6pm, 1 June.

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Nominate a BAFTA Crew Member >

Have you worked with or are you currently working with a talented colleague in the craft department? If so, nominate them for BAFTA Crew to join 300 of the brightest ‘below the line’ talent to develop their skills and network with HoDs in the industry. Email baftacrew@bafta.org

The BAFTA Crew Programme

  • Free tickets to live masterclasses with a BAFTA-winning or nominated HoDs
  • Interactive live stream Q&As with the best industry talent
  • Exclusive podcasts of masterclasses held across Britain
  • Bespoke live networking events
  • A dedicated social networking group, with exclusive curated guests and Q&As with filmmaking talent to share ideas, advice opportunities and inspiration for professional crew

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Masterclasses focus mainly on feature film production, but BAFTA Crew is open to professionals with experience in TV too. Previous masterclasses have been lead by BAFTA-nominated talent such as cinematographer Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave), costume designer Sandy Powell (The Wolf of Wall Street), production designer Eve Stewart (Les Miserables) and production manager Barry Ryan (This is England)

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Additional Benefits

  • For those participants who want to opt in, BAFTA will also publish the names and several key credits of BAFTA Crew members. This list will be available to speakers and the wider industry via the BAFTA website
  • For those participants in the English regions, an introduction to the Production & Location Services offered by Creative England and the National Crew & Facilities database. This service is not only supported by a free-to-join database, but a series of national crew nights and a dedicated crewing manager who works across all productions supported by the Creative England Production Liaison managers
  • Access to BAFTA’s regional programme of screenings and events
  • For those based in Scotland and Wales, access to BAFTA Cymru and BAFTA Scotland’s year-round events programme.

The BAFTA Crew programme will cover creative, technical and operational topics across departments.

Members will help shape the content of the live masterclasses by suggesting questions in advance. These sessions are valuable not just for those working in the same department, but also for other Crew members who want to build a better understanding of their colleagues’ work and use the masterclasses to build networks with professionals at a similar level in the industry.

The live streams will also be delivered by speakers drawn from BAFTA’s pool of nominees, winners and members, or craft practitioners with BAFTA-nominated credits with content covering more detailed craft and technical subjects.

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Intern opportunity – African Football Shop


Do you like to write?

Are you interested in football?


Are you a sports journalism student or graduate looking for that first big break in a competitive career?

Are you looking to add some tangible office and writing experience to go alongside your studies and passion?

Africa Football Shop are looking to expand its coverage of African Football and we’re looking for your help to develop our product.

We need dedicated passionate sport writers for our fantastic online football platform to write remotely or for an internship in our north London office.

The successful applicant will be able to find and write up to 30-35 short pieces (of approximately 120-150 words) per week for publication on our site.
We focus on Africa’s football from the continent’s grassroots to the major stars of the world game and want someone with a diverse knowledge and an extensive passion for the sport.

– Ability to produce specialised match previews and post-game reports
– Knowledge of the global game and a broad perspective/interest in world football
– Written English to a high standard
– Be highly motivated
– Ability to work under pressure, to organise work and meet deadlines.
– Ability to adapt to changing demands and evidence of an ‘eye’ for interesting news, angles and popular content.

Access to professional domestic and international football players Free Match Tickets Expenses Paid Sports Goodies and Merchandise The opportunity to work with an editor and a team of writers to refine your own journalistic skills and improve your output The Experience of working in a professional office environment A perfect opportunity to increase your journalistic portfolio.

If you are interested please send us your CV and a few samples of your previous work, ideally this would be work comparable to the kind of short news piece we would be looking for during the internship – jarvis@africafootballshop.com

CHECK OUT: www.africafootballshop.com
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.@MyxQuest (Speaker) – Entertainment, Media and Enterprise youth talk – Tuesday 9th June at the TNG youth space in Sydenham

Myx Quest, Record Producer, Owner / Founder of Qirv Ventures & Property Developer joins the Inspirational YOU talk at the TNG in Sydenham on Tuesday 9th June 2015

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The International businessman with creative flair, Myx Boadi-Alawiye Michael Kofi Quest is a prime example of the new wave of entrepreneur. Best known for his career as an outstanding record producer and manager of Singer – Songwriter Haidara formerly H-Boogie (EMI / Sony ATV, Universal / Island Records, Ministry Of Sound / Hed Kandi, Ultra), younger singer of Grammy winning artist Estelle. This British born Ghanaian has a hub of businesses that sit under the umbrella of what today is called Qirv Ventures Limited. Qirv-Mail-Image Myx Quest is also an accomplished musician, influential music industry mogul, devout Christian and also dabbles in fashion design as a hobby. Myx possesses the best of both of both worlds creativity and business, having the ultimate win-win situation drawing on both talents giving him the tools to survive rough economic tides and to continue to grow and prosper.

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BACKGROUND Born and raised in West London 3rd July 1981, Shepherds Bush, Myx moved to Ghana at the age of 11. This move gave him the opportunity to attend the prestigious Mfantsipim School, a Methodist boarding school situated in Cape Coast, attended by a number of high profile figures including Heads Of State, Ministers and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. During this time Myx was selected to represent Ghana at the Stockholm Water Festival as well as being a key leader in the Ghana United Nations Student Association. Returning to London aged 17 to complete GCSE’s, A-Levels in Mathematics, Chemistry and Psychology and completing higher education in Music Technology and Business, Myx’s educational duties were fulfilled and he began to make his own path.


MUSIC Myx started out in the music industry as a performing artist whilst simultaneously working as a writer and producer for a range of signed, emerging and published artists. His first recording experience was in London, were he started as a recording engineer intern and quickly became the studios main engineer, working with the likes of English R&B and soul singer-songwriter Terri Walker at Poisonous Music. Myx then went on to form his own company formerly known as The Q Entertainment (now Qirv Music) which led to his first releases as a producer and songwriter through Arista / BMG in 2004 for artist Nina Jayne’s hit records “Could’ve Been” and “Anything”. 2 OF 3 Myx then went on to release his first production album “The Q Overdue” independently as a limited edition soft release featuring a number of recording artists and remixes and gaining him more recognition as a talented emerging producer at the time. Myx also received particular support from BBC Radio 1’s Ras Kwame for his promo track “Make It Happen” which was featured record for a few months on the Official BBC Radio 1 website. Since then Myx has worked with a number of artists across genres on compositions, tracks and lyrical content including Haidara (formerly H-Boogie), Wiley, Solange Knowles, Dionne Broomfield, Baby Blue, Bashy, Cleo (formerly Mz. Bratt), Terri Walker and Ghanaian artists Sarkodie, Yaa Pono, Irene Logan and Efya to name a few. May 2009 saw Myx cement his business relationship with EMI Music Publishing inking a deal for singer–songwriter H-Boogie via Qirv Music whose hit record “Love Has Gone” with Dave Armstrong & Redroche is a club dance classic (also vocally produced by Myx Quest). Success continued with the H-Boogie and Get Far single (co produced by Myx Quest) “The Radio” which reached number 1 in the US Billboards Dance Chart in 2010. More recently, in 2014 Myx released his first Gospel / Christian project in the form of an EP titled “Jesus In My Heart Drive”. This features Myx’s production and writing featuring various artists and included the massive single “Creator” featuring The Cokers. Creator was nominated as “Song Of The Year” in the 2014 Prosperity Awards and it’s quirky animation video co-directed by Myx Quest was also nominated as “UK Best Praise & Worship Video” in the 2014 JUMP Release Awards. BUSINESS In July 2004 Myx founded The Q Collective Limited an umbrella company housing The Q Entertainment with support from a number of initiatives including The Princes Trust, Arts Council, One London, Business Enterprise Centre, Portobello Business centre and support from his business mentor Robin Broadhurst CVO, CBE, FRICS. However this did not stop other opportunities coming his way. In 2006, Myx played a pivotal business role in the launch of Music World Entertainment International, owned by none other than Mathew Knowles, manager of the biggest selling girl group in the world Destiny’s Child and father of global Superstar Beyonce Knowles. Developing and pitching the proposal Myx was key to the new venture.

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This was to be the international arm of the parent company Music World Entertainment and would focus on territories outside US and Canada. Holding multi faceted roles including Company Director and Operations and Finance Director, Myx played a senior and influential position in the company for over 3 years working between London, Houston and New York regularly. DSCF2740 Myx eventually parted ways with Music World to continue the development of his own business. In order to accommodate the expansion of his businesses and maximize it’s potential Myx then went on to restructure and rebrand “The Q” and formed the Qirv Ventures Limited. Qirv currently houses 4 businesses:

  • 3 OF 3 – Glory Roots (An Online Health & Wellbeing Store) – Apticca Digital (Web Design / Solutions & Graphics Design)
  • Swan & Hyssop (Commercial & Domestic Cleaning)
  • Qirv Music (Record Production House) – From 29th June 2012 – 2nd July 2012

Mr Quest and his team organised and funded the first ever exhibition in Ghana of James Barnor’s works, a highly critically acclaimed Ghanaian photographer who’s works have been features all around the world including Tate Modern London, South African National Museum and Harvard University. The exhibitions titled “Ghana – A Heritage Ever Young” showcased pictures on Ghana’s actual day of independence (6th March 1957), other key political moments and general unique images pre and post independence and included the likes of Kwame Nkrumah, Duchess of York and Mohammed Ali.


The event was attended by numerous key figures and launched at the British Council, Accra. In additional to this Myx is also an accomplished Property Developer and has successfully constructed a number of apartments abroad from bare land to completion available for long or short term let or holiday homes. He also regularly consults as a Business Developer for various businesses and companies including Jubail Specialist Hospital, one of Africa’s leading Private Fertility Hospitals based in Ghana. A sort after public speaker, Myx has sat on many panels in music, business and fashion events including Kulture 2 Couture (funded by Mayor of London, City Hall) along side Hip Hop Music Mogul Damon Dash, Inspirational YOU along side various record company executives and the Ghanaian Londoner’s Young Entrepreneurs’ Programme along side CEO of Oakam Ltd (Frederic Nze), Mayor of Harrow and local councillor for Harrow.


Myx is also a member of the Courvoisier Future 500 that nominates and celebrates talented, inspirational and forward thinking individuals in the UK to be part of the private hub. Despite the obvious wealth of activity, Myx still finds time to dedicate himself as a resident musician of Ruach City Church covering various locations. Headed by Bishop John Francis, Ruach is one of the largest and leading churches in Europe and known for it’s outstanding musicianship and praise & worship. He also played an active role in the initiation of the church’s transition to digital and new media by developing it’s first new media / social network integrated website and currently consults on Ruach’s digital record releases. Qirv Ventures is set to develop greatly under Myx Quest’s leadership and expertise. Through his business and music Myx continues to push and progress forward and is an excellent example of a young successful individual building a legacy brick by brick.

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Book your ticket: http://www.inspiringlewisham.eventbrite.co.uk


Karen Tippett (@TippettPR) – Inspirational YOUth talk – Tuesday 9th June 2015 – TNG Youth space Sydenham

Karen Tippett joins the Inspirational YOUth talk on the Entertainment, Media, PR and Hospitality industry at the TNG Youth Space in Sydenham (Lewisham) on Tuesday 9th June 2015.

Karen has 23 years experience in public relations, including senior agency roles in Paris and the UK. Past clients include Saga Holidays, Toronto Tourism, Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Loire Valley Tourism and Miami CVB. She spent 10 years at travel PR agency First Public Relations Limited, joining as an account manager progressing to Strategy & Business Development Director, before being headhunted by Virgin Holidays. During her 4 years as Head of PR at Virgin Holidays she oversaw internal and external communications, launching the first V-Room at Gatwick, Virgin Holidays Cruises and brand partnership with HIP Hotels.

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Karen set up TippettPR Limited in 2010 to offer a “blended to order” service to clients needing senior level attention, solid basics, social, crisis management and fresh  campaign creative. She currently represents Elite Island Resorts Caribbean, Hairstylist Errol Douglas MBE and Swiss Sun Protection brand Ultrasun.

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She won CIPR Excellence “Outstanding Freelance Practitioner” and Home Counties South PRide “Outstanding Freelance Practitioner” 2013 & 2014. Karen business mentors at the CIPR. Recent campaigns for clients have included:

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  • The Caribbean’s first Silent disco and cinema programme curated by De La Soul’s Maseo
  • The first overseas “Olympic Sea Pool” swim workshop with Becky Adlington
  • X Factor “Judges Homes”  2013 & 2014 locations for two resorts
  • The first travel blogger Island Hopathon
  • The Caribbean’s First “Sleep School”
  • “Project Bell Boy” – a style and travel partnership: Errol Douglas MBE and Thompson Hotels

Outside of business, Karen has mentored with Kids Company for the last two and half years.

Book your ticket: http://www.inspiringlewisham.eventbrite.co.uk

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Ashley Belal Chin (Actor) – Tuesday 9th June 2015 – Entertainment, Media, PR and Sports talk at TNG Youth Space in Sydenham

Ashley Belal Chin partners with Inspirational YOU to host an inspirational youth evening at the TNG Youth Space in Sydenham on Tuesday 9th June 2015.


In 1999, Chin began his acting career in the BBC film Storm Damage directed by Lennie James. He then made his theatre debut as the role of Young Mal in Roy Williams’ Lift Off at the Royal Court Theatre. In 2007, he played Razer in Bola Agbaje’s Laurence Olivier award-winning play Gone Too Far!– a role which he subsequently reprised in 2008. He also played the role of Carl Wilkins in Roy Williams’ There’s Only One Wayne Matthews at the Polka Theatre. In August 2007, he played the role of Seales in BBC Radio 4’s radio adaptation of E. R. Braithwaite’s novel To Sir, With Love.

Ashley Chin1

Chin’s television credits include The Bill, Holby Blue, The Fixer, Law & Order: UK and Waking the Dead, Silent Witness and Casualty. On film he has played supporting roles in Cherry Tree Lane and Anuvahood, and also a cameo in Sket. He was also selected as the 2010 Trailblazer at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for the role of Asad in Cherry Tree Lane. In 2011, Chin co-wrote and starred in Victim with Michael Maris.


On 22 June 2012, the film was released in UK cinemas. In April 2012, Chin co-starred in The Boxer, a seven minute short film, alongside Paul Barber. From October to December 2012, he played the role of Escalante in Frank McGuinness’s Damned By Despair (English translated version of Tirso de Molina’s 1625 play El Condenado por Desconfiado) at the Royal National Theatre.

In October and November 2012, he was involved in filming of Destiny Ekaragha’s adaptation of Bola Agbaje’s play Gone Too Far. In 2013, Chin he played a supporting roles in Fedz and Starred Up. From May to August 2013, he played the role of Mercutio in a National Theatre production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in Ben Power’s version for young audiences.

In July 2013, he appeared on Channel 4’s Ramadan Reflections.  In February 2014, Chin set up a charity ABC Life.

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In June 2014, he visited Pakistan to deliver a lecture and record television interviews at Dreamworld Family Resort in Karachi.

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