Announcing a World Class Guest Speaker! – Simon Weston CBE – Date TBC

Speaker Announcement – Date TBC
Simon Weston CBE – Falklands Veteran and Charity Campaigner

We are pleased to announce that we have Simon Weston CBE lined up to be a guest speaker at a future Artemis and Apollo meeting. More details to be released when a date is confirmed.


In 1982 the Sir Galahad was destroyed in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands. On board was Simon Weston, Welsh Guardsman, a name and face that was going to become well known for his struggle to overcome his injuries (46% burns) and redefined his role in life. Simon’s message is one of achievement, of triumph over adversity, of seizing the moment and succeeding.

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Speaker Announcement – Mike Flewitt – May 9th

Speaker Announcement – 9th May
Mike Flewitt – Chief Executive Officer, McLaren

Join us on the 9th May 2018 to hear Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer of McLaren, talk about his experiences in the businesses world.

Mike Flewitt joined McLaren as Chief Operating Officer in June 2012 and became a Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. At the time of joining, the position was a new and strategic addition to the executive team and came as the company embarked on a new period of growth. Mike’s current role as a CEO include the development, manufacture and global distribution of a range of current and future McLaren sports cars.

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Artemis and Apollo Guest Speaker – 29/11/17

We are pleased to announce that the guest speaker for the Artemis and Apollo meeting on November 29th at the Sherlock Holmes Hotel, 108 Baker St, Marylebone, London is Catherine Holland.

Catherine is an experienced senior leader, coach, writer and Associate of Amara Collaboration. She has a long background in managing corporate services at a senior level understanding the demands of governance, and the challenges of securing real and lasting change in organisations. Catherine strives to be an authentic leader and uses her passion, personal experience and story telling to inspire others.

Until March 2017 she was Chief Executive of the Reducing Reoffending Partnership. Prior to this Catherine was the Chief Executive of the Staffordshire and West Midlands Probation Trust, the seconded largest Probation Trust in the UK consistently producing some of the best reducing re-offending rates in the country and recognised for excellence at four stars by the British Quality Foundation. Catherine designed and led the Trust though a performance turn- around programme, and later through extensive structural changes taking the public sector service safely and effectively into the private sector. As Chief Executive of the newly formed Reducing Reoffending Partnership she led a significant restructure and implementation of a new delivery model.

Widowed suddenly in 2016 Catherine is experiencing a major personal transformation and is exploring what are the next steps for her life. She writes and talks about her experience of bereavement and resilience and believes passionately that sharing such personal transformations can empower and support others.
Catherine originally trained as a Social Worker and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies, and a MSc (distinction) in Organisational Development and Management Learning.

A&A member achieved 3rd place at the Caterham Championship 2017

Nathan Bell , managing director of Openda Ltd and A&A member achieved a splendid 3rd place in his 320R at the Caterham Championship finals at Silverstone on 14th/15th October . During an exciting race when Nathan started 9th on the grid he fought his way through the very competitive field to finish a splendid 3rd closing the finish line with only 100ths of a second covering the lead group of cars .

After running as high as second during the second 30 minute race on the following day Nathan was unlucky to be passed on the last corner to finish 5th .
Nathan , who last raced Caterham’s eleven years ago , was recognised as having made an outstanding return to this highly competitive formula . Nathan is looking forward to next year when he will be taking part in the full 2018 Caterham 320R championship .

Guest Speaker – William Casely

We are pleased to announce that the guest speaker for the Artemis and Apollo meeting on 15th September at Wokefield Park in Reading will be William Casely.

William Casely

William has 28 year’ experience working in the retail industry, 16 of them in Senior Management positions.

Trained at Harrods, William has worked with a range of retail names over his working career, such as Debenhams, Bentails, Harvey Nichols and the Otter Nurseries Retail Group. Career progression with Debenhams culminated in him managing their Oxford Street store, before he moved to Kingston as General manager of Bentails. As Chairman of Kingston Town Management Ltd he developed one of the earliest known town centre management organisations in England. He then went on to be appointed as General Manager of Harvey Nichols, which led to him becoming Group Director at the Oxford Retail Summer School, Kebel College. Returning to the South West, William became Managing Director of the Otter Nurseries Retail Group.

William joined the Exeter Business School in 2010 on the ‘Practitioner Research Fellowship Scheme’ and is a lecturer in Business Management. He completed his MBA in 201, graduating with a distinction and is currently working on his PhD thesis entitled ‘The Entrepreneurial Process and Intelligent Failure’.

William shall be speaking upon the subject of ‘Innovation and entrepreneurship in organisations: Leading in an age of uncertainty’.

Artemis and Apollo – Missenden Abbey

The Artemis and Apollo delegates met at the Missenden Abbey Conference Centre, in Buckinghamshire, on Thursday, 8th July. The Centre is a subsidiary of Buckinghamshire New University.


Beautiful grounds of Missenden Abbey

The delegates were given the challenge of writing and directing a video which comically showcases stressful situations and then shows strategies to overcome them. The creative task encourages the delegates to work in a team and to think openly, possibly encouraging them to work outside their comfort zone.


The delegates discussing their plan for the video

The creative format went down extremely well and not only did it prove to be an insightful new tool in team building and leadership, yet also proved to be a lot of fun and to be very enjoyable in such a beautiful setting.


The delegates filming a scene in the picturesque setting of Missenden Abbey

We look forward to seeing how the final video turned out and to the development of this exclusive new format in our new leadership training programme.