Interim Management Event – New Year’s (Board) Resolutions

Interim Management Event – New Year’s (Board) Resolutions

Well Hemming Robeson started the new year positively with an event hosted by Withers surrounding the key issues interim executives should consider from a legal standpoint when they join an organisation on an independent basis.

Our interim management professionals were out in force and almost 50 of our most senior executives supported this masterclass at the Old Bailey in the heart of London.

The first speaker covered Director’s duties and the key elements to consider when appointed as a Director or Shadow Director of a business. He went on to review liabilities an Interim Executive may find themselves responsible for in organisations facing issues such as insolvency which is so often the case when interim management executives are brought in to troubled businesses. 

We then had an overview of tax planning which has had significant amounts of publicity recently and considered reputation when planning tax affairs for businesses and individuals – and of course a review of IR35 which is clearly something interims are very aware of.

We were treated to a masterclass in indemnities and D&O insurance which certainly enlightened some of our interim community – particularly the Finance Directors and made them aware of key issues to consider for their next assignment.

Finally, Withers reviewed Operational Employment Issues which was a reminder for most of the Interim HR Directors attending (the nodding heads attested to that) and a review for the rest of us. It was a clear reminder that there are different strategies to be adopted when handling people related issues in-house.

We rounded the evening off with drinks and networking which was a good chance for us to catch up with our interim executives and the feedback was so positive that we were awash with good wishes and the over-riding feedback was that our interims really enjoyed being part of our executive group and valued networking with other senior executives across functions.

A huge thank you to Withers for hosting the event for us and they delivered what could have been a dry subject with good pace and great humour making the evening enjoyable, worthwhile and at times extremely entertaining!

Some comments from our 
Interim Executives:

“Many thanks for the “New Year’s Resolution” event at Withers, which was a good refresher. I found the section on Director’s liability and related insurance particularly instructive.”

“Thank you for organising such a good event last night. Not only was the subject matter very relevant but all the presenters made a rather “dry” topic interesting. I also enjoyed making contact with some people I had not met before, so a good networking evening as well.”

“I found the seminar a very useful reminder of the duties and pitfalls we interims often encounter. The topic coverage was good and very well delivered. I was also impressed by the calibre of my fellow attendees. Hemming Robeson has a good stable!”

“I found the Withers presentations very relevant & extremely enjoyable. It was also great to have the chance to meet some like-minded Interims afterwards.”

“Many thanks for hosting the board resolution event, which was perfectly pitched at the issues that affect interims.” 

“Thank you so much for last week’s Master Class, it was very useful and I do hope you continue them. I thought Withers produced an excellent line-up of speakers”

“Very many thanks for your invitation to the presentation night at Withers on Thursday. Your arrangements were perfect and I learnt a lot of very good stuff”

“Thanks very much for the invitation and for organising it. I thought it was an excellent session on a very relevant subject.”

“It was an excellent evening; the event was well presented with interesting material. Events like that are very important for the interim community, especially when the market is not as active as we would like. It was great to catch up with people and to meet new contacts.”

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Nick has built a reputation over 15 years as a leading protagonist in the Interim Management industry. He has started, bought, rebranded and sold interim management businesses. He is now focusing his attention exclusively at Board and Head of Function level.


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