Transpire Non-Executive Director & Trustee Network

Transpire – the leading Director Network. Your bridge to Board success...

The Transpire Approach

Practical, actionable Board Level networking Events, Masterclasses, Workshops and One-to-One coaching ensure senior Directors can increase Board expertise and supercharge growth in their companies and organisations.

There are talented and experienced people at the top of many companies or working as consultants who want to help other organisations benefit from their skills. There is a signficant demand from businesses looking for exactly this kind of help.

The Transpire Approach is to build bridges between properly qualified individuals and aspiring companies to match their mutual needs.

The Non-Exec Director Journey

Individual Assessment

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121 Coaching

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Great CV, supported applications

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CPD Certified Training and Networking

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Accredited NXD!

Become a Non-Exec Director or a Trustee

Transpire answers the question “how do I deploy my valuable business knowledge, experince and skills to find a new Non-Exec (NED) or Trustee role?” There are just under 250,000 UK businesses employing between 10 and 250 people ands 185,000 registered charities. Many of them are in urgent need of senior level strategic and governance support. Despite this, the NED market is fiercely competitive and good NED roles can be difficult to find.

We help you work-out your “offer” as a potential NED or Trustee, articulating your value clearly and succinctly. We create opportunity by running networking events and masterclasses attended by would-be NEDs and growing companies alike.

Develop your Board / Find a Trustee

There are times in every company’s development when some experienced outside advice is invaluable. Could a non-executive director (NED) benefit your business and how do you find one? Or are you a charity with skills gaps among your trustees?

While entrepreneurial companies are increasingly looking to leverage the experience, discipline and credibility a NED can provide, the NED market remains quite unstructured. Transpire provides some structure and discipline to finding an NED or Trustee. We have a strong network of experienced members representing a wide range of sectors and skills.

We also work with organisations with statutory Board requirements – Charities, Housing Associations and social enterprises.

Testimonial

  • Tony, it was a good group so they were a joy to help.

    Bryan Foss - Non-Exec Director

  • Dear Tony,  many thanks for a great evening – enjoyed the atmosphere, discussion and the advice.

    Jane Williams - Non-Exec Director

  • Good session yesterday and interesting speaker as always.

    Paul Williams - Transpire Member

  • Chair as Mentor was the best session I have attended so far. Very insightful.

    Sarah Frost - Coach/Mentor

  • The Board Assurance session I found the most useful as, really for the first time, it introduced me to the Corporate Governance Code and the FPC. I felt David Styles really brought the subject to life.

    Neil Baines Thomas - Coach/Mentor

  • Great topics of interests (plus I was on the panel) – diversity and inclusion are current topics which many organisations are failing to address properly. Some are still uncomfortable talking about the subject with faces like they are sucking lemons.

    Vivienne Aiyela - NED/Transpire Member

  • Thanks, I enjoyed last night and found it very interesting and thought-provoking. You really have got your offering just right to meet my needs, and it will be a pleasure to continue working with you.

    Cheryl Watts - Transpire Member

  • Hi Tony, It was a real pleasure to meet you on Tuesday…..you led a great session, which was thoroughly informative! Thanks so much for the introductions. Keep in touch 🙂

    Rav (Bumbra) - Transpire Member

  • Hi Tony Great to meet you today. Really informative and useful session. Looking forward to learning more in the future about NED roles and maybe taking one up!

    James Mcnamara - Natwest

  • Thank you very much for inviting us and hosting a great session. The audience were very engaging and their feedback was very valuable.

    Vipul Mishra - CEO/Founder - Neotas

Join Transpire as a

Corporate Member

Transpire Corporate Members benefit from a whole range of services. Up to 8 current Directors or Senior Managers can take advantage of Transpire Board training, workshops and masterclasses and have access to the Transpire Knowledge Hub. The Knowledge Hub contains video and documents from all Transpire Board training sessions and a variety of other useful resources.

Individual Member

Transpire Individual Membership gives you the edge every prospective NED needs. CV review, LinkedIn advice, application and interview support and access to the Transpire Knowledge Hub. The Knowledge Hub contains video and documents from all Transpire Board training sessions and a variety of other useful resources.

Upcoming Events

We have been delivering Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accredited Programmes and premium networking opportunities in London and Bristol since 2015. Over six early evening events, highly regarded board leaders and expert panels present and debate with Programme Delegates on key topics relevant to every Director and NED in today’s increasingly complex world of governance and regulation. Each session is topped and tailed with an opportunity to network and gain further insights from the experts in a relaxed environment.

These programmes are included as part of the Transpire Membership offer. Click here to join Transpire.

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London Exclusive Event

This exclusive London event provides an overview of the key changes introduced by the Senior Managers and Certification regime. Speakers: Helen Farr, Employment Partner, Fox Williams, Chris Finney, Regulatory partner, Victoria Raffe, 2019 NED Award Winner and Neil Baines-Thomas, Independent Consultant. Thurs 14/11, Fox Williams, 5.30 – 8.00pm.

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Bristol Board Training

The CPD Certified Bristol programme attracts Directors and Trustees of growing businesses and charities seeking Board development, as well as aspiring and established Chairs and NEDs looking to build their skills, board level network and Board profile.

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Cardiff Board Training

The CPD Certified Cardiff programme attracts Directors and Trustees of growing businesses and charities seeking Board development, as well as aspiring and established Chairs and NEDs looking to build their skills, board level network and Board profile.

Meet Us

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Tony Stubbs, Transpire Founder and CEO

Tony is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants who has served as FD/CFO for businesses in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, 

Tony Stubbs

Tony is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants who has served as FD/CFO for businesses in a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, staffing and software both in the UK and in Europe, North America and South East Asia. He leads Transpire – The Director Network, connecting great Directors with Growing Companies. He is a Tutor on the Financial Times NED Diploma Programme, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has served on a number of fast growth company and charity boards.

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Francesca Ecsery, Non-Exec Director

Francesca is a Portfolio Non-Executive Director with expertise in Marketing and 23+ years’ experience in directing in both blue-chip companies and start-ups in the Digital / Retail / FMCG 

Francesca Ecsery

Francesca is a Portfolio Non-Executive Director with expertise in Marketing and 23+ years’ experience in directing in both blue-chip companies and start-ups in the Digital / Retail / FMCG / Leisure Travel industries.
Currently, Francesca is a Non-Executive Director on 5 boards, Air France, Foreign Colonial Investment Trust plc., Marshall Motor Holdings plc., Share plc. and VISTA Ltd. She Chairs the ‘NED Talks’ workshop program for Senior Women at WACL ltd and in 2016 was a finalist for the Financial Times NED Awards. Francesca is an investor in several start-ups, acts as an advisor in the leisure travel, retail and digital marketing sectors and works as a mentor to several digital entrepreneurs. 
“I really enjoyed the Board Diversity panel discussion and felt energised by both the diversity of the attendees and the people sharing the panel with me. Thank you for inviting me to speak”

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Alice Chapman, Founder and CEO

Alice is the founder of Practice, providing non-executive director, consultancy and training services to privately run, entrepreneurial businesses. 

Alice Chapman

Alice is the founder of Practice providing non-executive director, consultancy and training services to privately run, entrepreneurial businesses. Her background is in private equity and venture capital. She has been Investment Director for 3i plc; Investment and Managing Director of Catalyst Fund Management; Chair of Investment Committee for South West Ventures; as well as Board Director and mentor for many entrepreneurial businesses. Her investment track record includes Parragon Book Service, Marlborough Stirling Group, Select Software, and Cotswold the Outdoor People and whilst at 3i she delivered an IRR in excess of 53%. Alice now works with a number of businesses on the M4 corridor but feels particularly committed to Bristol when she lives with her family. She won Mentor of the Year in the Bristol & Bath Women in Business Awards, 2016.
“Tony, just to say thank you and congratulations for another excellent Transpire evening. You somehow manage to get the atmosphere just right which makes for a high quality discussion and then a really relaxed bit of networking afterwards. I’m always sorry to leave.”

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Sarah Frost, Coach/Mentor

A Non-Executive Director of Alliance Homes Group , Sarah also sits on their Audit & Risk Committee. She is a Treasurer and Trustee for the Abbeyfield Gerrards 

Sarah Frost

A Non-Executive Director of Alliance Homes Group , Sarah also sits on their Audit & Risk Committee. She is a Treasurer and Trustee for the Abbeyfield Gerrards Cross charity, is a Trustee for Calibre Audio Library and has volunteered for several years with the Lindengate mental health charity. 
Her background is in Banking with 16 years’ experience of large-scale IT transformation change programmes. She has expertise in Digital, Change Management, Operational Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting.
She has an MBA from Cass Business School and in 2018 she was awarded the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma. 
“The Transpire premium networking service was pivotal to me landing my first paid NED role, since the advice I received from two experienced portfolio NEDs was worth its weight in gold.”

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