Your Job Search – Managing your Expectations, Managing your Journey

Wednesday 13th October 10.30am-11.30am

Do you consider yourself to be overqualified for the jobs you are applying for? Have you been told by employers that you are overqualified for a role despite your desire to do it?

Join us as we share tips and techniques to help you to make this transition to a new career.

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Making the Most of a Thriving Jobs Market

As the economy recovers,  there seem to be more jobs around than ever before. But how can you demonstrate your transferable skills and get yourself on the shortlist? Join the Work Avenue team as we discuss how to maximise this opportunity.

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start-up central 2021

It is safe to say that the last year has been particularly challenging not only for the health of the nation but also economically for many businesses. However, there are stories of businesses that during the pandemic have pivoted, grown and had to move quickly to adapt to the times.  Work Avenue are therefore delighted to welcome you to this year’s conference which will focus on the following themes INNOVATE : INFORM : INSPIRE



KEYNOTE: Innovation from the frontline, Rachel Anticoni COO NHS Royal Free Hospital & Marc Southern, co-founder, BOB. Health – click here to watch

Digging for Gold – How customer insight can help a business to Innovate, Nick Rabin, Head of Insights, Pizza Hut Europe – click here to watch

Innovation Start Up Stories – Insights from two young entrepreneurs. Kate Hofman, Co founder Grow Up Farms & Stephen Moses, founder of Zenplans. This session will be facilitated by Adam Djanogly who has over 25 years of experience in Financial Technology in senior management roles working for some of the industry’s leading organisations – click here to watch

Inspiration from the pandemic – how two businesses pivoted and grew during the pandemic. Batsheva Netzer, founder B7Diet and B7 Active & Sasha Frieze, Business Narrative – click here to watch

Making the leap from corporate life to starting a business – Interview with Paul Charles, CEO of The PC Agency – click here to watch

is franchising the new business for you?

Tuesday 11th May – 10.30am-11.30am

Are you interested in running your own business but feel you need help off the starting blocks? How about considering a franchise? Join our webinar ‘Is franchising the new business for you?’

Kim Davidson is one of our Business Advisors but she has also spent 15 years running a Stretch n Grow franchise, providing exercise classes for children. She will be joined by Stuart Fisher who has been running a Recognition Express franchise for 12 years, selling branded promotional products

The webinar will cover:

  • Pros and cons of buying a franchise
  • Costs of buying a franchise
  • What does a ‘good’ franchise opportunity look like

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Interviewee to Employee

Thursday 29th April – 10am-11am

From first impressions to first 3 months in the job you’re on one long interview. Join us as we offer tips for making a good first and lasting impression and turning the interview into a long successful working relationship.


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graduate careers month

Are you looking to explore your possible career options when you graduate?


Hear from professionals in your chosen industry or job role and gain valuable insights.


Law/Accountancy/Management Consultancy – click here to watch

Marketing/Advertising/Agency – click here to watch

PR & Comms/Journalism/TV & Film Production – click here to watch

Civil Service/Public Sector/Politics/Not for Profit – click here to watch

IT/Cyber Security/Software Engineering/Data Analysis – click here to watch

Property/Finance/Wealth Management/Banking – click here to watch

HR/Fashion/Buying/Events Management – click here to watch


The time management of job-seeking

Join the Work Avenue Employment Team in discussion as they consider effective strategies to ensure you make the most of your job search leading to an effective outcome.


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Using Search & Social to Grow your Business

Tuesday 16th March – 10am-11:30am 

This Marketing webinar focussed on how paid google search advertising and paid social media advertising can help you to grow your business.

We had two excellent speakers for this session:

Alexis Levene: Caerus Digital Media

Alexis has over 15 years’ experience within digital media agencies, and decided to create Caerus Digital Media, focusing on paid advertising across social media and the web. We work with a broad range of clients, getting under the skin of what is important to them, and helping to achieve their marketing goals.


Steven Mills: PPC Republic 

Steven has been in the advertising industry for over 20 years, working for leading international ad agencies, managing campaigns for some of the UK’s top advertisers (Colgate-Palmolive, BT, Mercedes-Benz).

He is the founder of PPC Republic, a digital marketing agency that generates new business leads for its clients through pay-per-click advertising campaigns.

The webinar will cover:

  • The importance of paid advertising on social media
  • Planning advertising campaigns according to the purchase journey
  • Understanding the Google Ads platform and how to generate a ROI
  • What many Google Ads advertisers get wrong

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How to Build Resilience in the Workplace

Thursday 11th March – 2pm-3pm 


How to manage stress and build resilience.  Simon Rickman of PEAK Performance and Potential, takes through the principles and practices of building resilience, enabling people to improve their coping mechanisms and increase their wellbeing.

Simon is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  As a leadership development coach and mentor, he specialises in working with individuals and teams to help them make a significant change in their professional performance.  As a seasoned practitioner, Simon has successfully led recruitment and HR departments in companies such as Accenture, Waitrose and American Express, as well as SMEs and charities.


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Wellbeing @ Work

Our Wellbeing @ Work conference offered practical advice, together with plenty of hints and tips, to help you refocus and rebalance amidst the stresses and uncertainty of our times.

Keynote: Zoe Sinclair, founder Employees Matter – click here to watch

Joanna Michaels, Social Media Trainer and Coach Looking After Your Wellbeing in the Digital Age – click here to watch

Nick Patience, JAMI Associate Trainer Staying Mentally Healthy at Work – click here to watch

Nicky Mann, qualified nutrition adviser Eating Your Way to Mental Health – click here to watch

Jo Kaye, Founder The Breathe Academy Calm Amidst the Chaos – click here to watch

Q&A with the Work Avenue team – click here to watch

Virtual networking

Thursday 10th December – 10am-11.30am

Simon Johnson, Chair of The Rugby Football League and Independent Business Consultant,  gave his expertise on what makes a perfect elevator pitch.  Then like minded self employed/business owners had the opportunity to network in breakout rooms.

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Women in the workplace conference 2020

Welcome Women in the Workplace 2020: the one stop shop for every woman who works or wants to, from employment to business and everything in between. And this time we have gone virtual!


Keynote: Susannah Kintish, Mishcon De Reya
My career – Click here to watch

Sophie Eden Founder Gordon Eden Executive Search
What I have learnt from Inspirational Women in Business – Click here to watch

Barbie Goldfoot, Owner Splendid Speech and International Presentation Skills Coach
“Rocking the screen” Confident public speaking in a virtual world – Click here to watch

Yael Solomons, Placements Manager Work Avenue
The CV and Cover Letter: Getting your Application Noticed – Click here to watch

Jane Hirst, Founder Jane Hirst Developing Your Potential
Building Resilience – Click here to watch

Sara Sherrard and Jess Green, hosted by Melanie Pearl, Employment Adviser Work Avenue
Returning to Work: Doing it My Way – Click here to watch

Hannah Glass and Daniella Winton, hosted by Joanna Sadie, Head of Business Work Avenue
Building My Business – Click here to watch

Defining Your Second Career Event 2020

More than 150 people attended our Defining Your Second Career event. At the conference, attendees were able to pick from six different sessions covering everything from CV building and using LinkedIn, to whether age can count against you in the job search. Many had either lost jobs due to Covid-19 or had become motivated during lockdown to try something new.


Keynote: David Kaplan, COO at SBC Group
How I pivoted to a successful second career – Click here to watch

Melanie Pearl, Work Avenue
Changing sector using your transferable skills – Click here to watch

Amanda Reuben, Bijou Recruitment
How to work with recruitment agencies – Click here to watch

Emma May, Work Avenue
Is age just a number? – Click here to watch

Richard Linden, Work Avenue
Your second career CV – Click here to watch

Joanna Sadie, Work Avenue
Building a Business: Getting You Started – Click here to watch

Adam Katz, Whitbread PLC
Harnessing the power of LinkedIn to secure your next role – Click here to watch

Q&A with the Work Avenue team – Click here to watch

the business of retail

3rd November 11am-12pm

Join our panel of experts to hear their advice for making a success of your business in the retail sector. Our experts will be sharing their own experience of key success factors and will be answering your questions too:

  • Oli Shorts – Seed and Bean Chocolate
  • Sara Gatoff – Former buyer for Tesco and Harrods
  • Stuart Leviton – Clothing Manufacturer supplying Arcadia and Primark
  • Marc Granditer – Owner of BASE clothing retail and e-commerce

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how to manage time and be more productive in business

14th October 11am-12pm
Join Productivity Coach & Study Skills Consultant, Juliet Landau Pope to lean how to manage time and be more productive in business.
  • Planning and prioritising: how to stay on top of your to-do list
  • Managing procrastination: how to motivate yourself when you’d rather avoid important tasks
  • Being productive: how to be less busy and get more done

Juliet Landau-Pope is a certified coach, professional organiser and study skills consultant. An Oxford graduate with a background in academic teaching, she launched her consultancy JLP Coach in 2008 to help students and young professionals improve time management, organising and exam revision skills. She’s an expert in overcoming procrastination and has delivered innovative training for corporate and community groups. Juliet has written two books: Being More Productive (2017) and Clearing Your Clutter (2018). For more info, see: www.jlpcoach.com


Volunteering your way into employment (repeat)

13th October 2-3pm

Thinking about your next job? Work Avenue and the Jewish Volunteering Network explain how to maximise the opportunities gained from a voluntary role to bring you close to getting a job.

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how to set up a consultancy business

Are you thinking about setting up a Consultancy Business based on your expertise spent working in the corporate world? Then this webinar is for you!

Our panelists Adam Katz, Simon Rickman and Head of Business Joanna Sadie are here to give insight and answer any questions about what steps to take to make this your next move.

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About our panelists:

Adam Katz: Adam is an ex ‘Big-4’ Management Consultant, having spent 5 years between PwC and EY in their People Consulting practices. Over the last 4 years, Adam has been sitting on ‘the other side of the table’ as an internal management consultant at Whitbread Plc (Premier Inn), where he helps business leaders Design, communicate & implement their strategies. More recently, Adam has started his own career and business coaching company, and has developed a high impact LinkedIn presence in this space – both in terms of views, engagement, and sales.

Simon Rickman:  Simon is a freelance leadership development coach and mentor.  He set up his own Limited company Peak Performance & Potential  nearly two years ago having spent most of his career working for Corporates such as Accenture, Pinsent Masons and American Express.  Simon has experience of taking the plunge from the relative ‘comfort’ of the 9-5 work environment, to managing the peaks and troughs of working on his own and with little support.

Joanna Sadie: Joanna heads up the Business Team at Work Avenue. Following a successful career in Sales working for high profile media owners Joanna established her own Sales Training and Consultancy business. She has extensive experience helping founders and directors of SME’s and Start-Up’s devise business plans, develop sales and marketing strategies in order to help her clients to set and achieve their business goals.

volunteering your way into employment

Thinking about your next job? Work Avenue and the Jewish Volunteering Network explain how to maximise the opportunities gained from a voluntary role to bring you close to getting a job.

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Are you stuck and looking at a career change?

David Levenson, Executive Coach and MD of Coaching Futures, takes us through the pitfalls and opportunities that this presents, and some top tips to move forward.


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A live demonstration with invaluable tips for nailing your next interview, whether face-to-face or virtual.


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start-up central 2020

Work Avenue teamed up again with Google’s Digital Garage for our annual Start-Up Central event, a fantastic event for all entrepreneurs, freelancers, SMEs and emerging businesses. This year we went virtual with online sessions throughout the day, concluding with a keynote from Josh Kettle, founder of Shaketastic.


Keynote: Josh Kettle, Shaketastic

Josh launched his business in 2009 and now employs over 50 people and has Shaketastic stores worldwide, he shared his story and talked about how he has had to evolve his business model since the onset of COVID-19. Click here to watch


The 3 Cs driving growth on social media with Fix our Social 

Al Tepper & Simon Hutchings have 30+ years between them leveraging social media for clients. They have identified three elements to break down your social media into that rapidly accelerate your chances of success. It’s called social media not broadcast media for a reason. The 3 Cs will get you to success faster. Click here to watch


How a website can help to grow your business..even in lockdown! with Corinne Millar

This session covered: Defining your digital business proposition and strategy; building your website in order to optimise your shop window; promoting your services online and assessing the success of your website. Click here to watch


A strategy for hope and success in challenging times with Julian Saipe, Entrepreneur and Coach

Using a proven coaching framework, Julian explained in detail how focussing on a positive outcome, and getting in touch with our inner resourcefulness, can help create structure and purpose, and reduce uncertainty and fear. Click here to watch

Securing your next role My #LinkedIn Story

Adam Katz of Whitebread PLC shared his personal story of his 2 year job search and how to harness the power of LinkedIn


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Meet the Creative Experts

We had a great discussion with our panel of creative experts about getting your branding right for your business, finding the right words to boost your sales and showcasing your business through your website. Thanks to our experts Ariella Aghai, Brand it with Ariella, Richard Cohn, Scribbles Media and Marc Mazure, MLA Web Design


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Getting Started on Your CV in Preparation for Work

The Work Avenue Employment team joined in conversation to create a winning CV

  • What should your CV look like?
  • The main messages
  • Crafting the content

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Cash & Corona

The Business Team discussed making and saving cash in corona times

  • Ensuring you have accessed the government support for businesses
  • Being realistic about your sales strategy
  • Negotiating the new normal

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Your Job Search and Your Mental Wellbeing

The Employment team were joined by psychotherapist Jonathan Dove to discuss:

  • Getting down to your job search
  • Prioritising conflicting demands
  • Looking after your mental wellbeing in times of stress

as we recognised Mental Health Awareness Week

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How to unlock the power of LinkedIn to grow sales

Our LIVE webinar with Al Tepper, Marketing & LinkedIn Leadership Coach at TepFu. He talked us through 12 key elements to making LinkedIn your #1 Sales Resource

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The Networking Special - The Socially Distant Guide

Make the most of the unique opportunities presented by the COVID-19 lockdown to reach out to your networks, both existing and new for your job search.

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How social media can help promote your business in lockdown

Live Q&A with Joanna Michaels, Beyond Social Buzz about how you can make social media work for your business during lockdown.

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Progressing Your Job Search During Lockdown

Emma May, Director of Employment and the Employment team shared tips on how to keep yourself motivated, busy and employable during this time whilst moving closer to the goal of finding a job.

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How to get your offline business generating revenue online

Never has it been more important for entrepreneurs to realise maximum revenue opportunity from online platforms. Brad Lazarus, Founder of Goliath Sourcing Academy, was in front of the camera guiding the Work Avenue business community through some new initiatives to both plug the revenue gap as a result of COVID-19, and at the same time, develop new ongoing profit centres for the future.

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Financial Guidance

We hosted an Interactive Webinar on Wednesday 1st April with WE Hub Member Michael Ross, a Chartered Financial Planner (IFA), and Work Avenue Preferred Business Supplier Andrew Kaye, Partner at Harford Michaels Kaye Accountants. They shared their knowledge and took questions on how best to navigate these challenging financial times.

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