Transpire Non-Executive Director & Trustee Network

Bristol Events

Are you ready to develop your Board level skills? Over seven evenings in central Bristol locations, you will learn, question and network with a highly qualified group of people, all experienced in their discipline and sector and ready to share current thinking and best practice.


Please join us for a FREE launch event at 5.30 on 10 March at which Zara Nanu, CEO/Co-Founder of Gapsquare, will speak about building her Board. This event is kindly hosted by UWE at the Bristol Business School. Please register here.

Following the launch, the Programme consists of six sessions, each with top speakers and panellists, covering these vtial topcs:

  • March 24th, (UWE): Building Boards for 2020 Vision – Finance  
  • April 21st, (Future Economy Network): Building a Sustainable Board for 2020 Vision
  • May 12th, (UWE): Building Boards for 2020 Vision – Cyber Security 
  • May 26th (UWE): Building Boards for 2020 vision – Digital Transformation
  • June 16th (Shaw & Co): Building Boards for 2020 vision – Giving Back
  • June 30th (Shaw & Co): Building a Diverse and Inclusive Board for 2020 Vision 

This essential training for both aspiring and established Board members is generally only available to Transpire Members and places are limited. Click the Download Pack button to review our NED Training and Events information pack.

In certain circumstances, Guest places may be available at a particular session. To request a Guest ticket, please email:

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  • 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… 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

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