Welcome to Transpire: Global Director 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 significant 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.

Testimonials

  • 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

  • This was the most brilliant session. I was also impressed by the meeting tool. Much better than anything else I tried. I really didn’t feel that I was not in the same room as the speaker. Well done.

    Cecilia Odergren - 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

  • I found the session very valuable. I reached out to the presenters and some of the people who asked questions via LinkedIn after the event, and have some interesting conversations going on. 

    Liz Barrett - Senior HR Leader

  • Thanks for organising the ESG debate – I really enjoyed it – it’s a topic I know well but it was really interesting to get other perspectives. My exposure is via shareholder/asset owner interest & the impact on value .. and it’s easy to forget the other approaches.

    Steven Bowen - Head of Connections - Sustainable Long-term Investing

  • Many thanks to all of the speakers for a most enjoyable and informative #ESG session which was expertly hosted by Tony!

    Garry Bernstein - Founder/ Investor/ Mentor

Join Transpire

Membership benefits

Transpire’s Membership services are:

  • Access to CPD Accredited Director Training Sessions.
  • The opportunity to network with fellow Directors before and after Training Sessions.
  • Access to the Knowledge Hub: A deep and wide-ranging resource covering every important aspect of being an effective Director.
  • Job Opportunities:Paid and Pro Bono opportunities for Directors and Trustees.
  • Your Transpire buddy:- Get introduced to someone in the Transpire network to share your experience.

Enhanced Member Services

  • One to One Coaching Programme: A bespoke programme with a Transpire Coach (click here) to to re-evaluate your offering, hone and refine your board level skills.
  • Board CV development
  • Application due diligence.
  • Portfolio Optimisation Matrix – A Gap Analysis to identify which skills and/or types of role are needed to be developed/secured to move your portfolio to its optimum configuration.

Services available to all Transpire members at an additional cost:

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 Board Training

For the time being, there will be no physical Transpire events. However, throughout Q2, we will be running online events every two weeks! Click the link below to see upcoming sessions covering Board Governance, Digital Transformation, Cyber Security and Diversity and Inclusion.

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Bristol Board Training

For the time being, there will be no physical Transpire events. However, throughout Q2, we will be running online events every two weeks! Click the link below to see upcoming sessions covering Board Governance, Digital Transformation, Cyber Security and Diversity and Inclusion.

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Cardiff Board Training

For the time being, there will be no physical Transpire events. However, throughout Q2, we will be running online events every two weeks! Click the link below to see upcoming sessions covering Board Governance, Digital Transformation, Cyber Security and Diversity and Inclusion.

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, 

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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 

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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. 

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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 

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Transpire is a CPD
Accredited organisation
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Work for Good.

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