Thank you all who joined us for the first Spark – we hugely appreciate the turnout and the feedback.
As with every new event, there were a few teething troubles which we’re addressing but we are constantly working to make it bigger and better – lots going on so watch this space!
Huge thank you to our two speakers, Jason Allan Scott and Lina Bourdon who were fantastic – please find details about them below.
It would be great if you can join us on 20th March and we look forward to welcoming you then!
Jason Allan Scott is a successful Serial Entrepreneur, Professional Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, award-winning event professional, Mentor, Podcaster and a part of Tim Ferris’s NR set who travels the world educating and empowering people. He can show you how ordinary people can build a solid living, with passion and purpose, on their own terms.
Voted Top 100 Movers and Shakers in Events by Eventbrite 2016, Voted number 1 on Double Dutch 250 people in Events and top 10% of social media in events in the world and one of the Small Business Top 100 companies 2016. Jason has started and sold several companies on three continents in his entrepreneurial journey.
Lina is the Founder and MD of City & Country Financial Services Ltd, a practice of Independent Financial Advisers based in the City of London.
Originally from the Ukraine, Lina lived in Russia for over a decade before moving to London and quickly establishing herself as a successful business woman and a great achiever.
Lina came to the UK in 2001. She was not able to find a job immediately and was told she was over qualified. Lina decided to take a different approach and set up her own business. In a short period of time and in the middle of the financial crisis she made a career in an industry dominated by men. Apart from running her business and working with clients Lina is well known for providing financial education to businesses and their employees. She has run financial seminars and workshops for a number of years and she also was a part of a project called “Money Made Clear” which was organised by the Financial Services Authority (the regulator of the industry at that time). Among organisations Lina has worked with are the House of Commons, Ministry of Justice, Home Office, UK Border Agency, John Lewis, Zurich, Sony, BUPA, NHS Trusts and local Government offices to name but a few.
Lina is an Ambassador for Women in Business who promotes and supports women. Three years ago she set up regular networking events for women who own and run small businesses. As a result of her work she was appointed as one of the 15 members of the National Taskforce “Women in Enterprise” which was set up by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The main objective of the Taskforce is to bring more women into business and help them succeed. Lina is responsible for work undertaken by the FSB Women in the Greater London region and she is committed to “put every woman who owns or runs a small business on the big business map.”