March 30, 2022
Andy Briggs, group chief executive of the Phoenix Group and the UK Government’s Business Champion for the Ageing Society, describes his role as helping people secure a life of possibilities. Very much in line with how Next-Up thinks! We wanted to get an employer perspective on the issues of retirement to understand wider thinking.
March 15, 2022
Genny Jones wears many hats. She is a qualified account, accountancy teacher, life coach and qualified as a teacher of African dance, shortly after her 60th birthday. She also runs her own group with Gingerbread, the charity for single parents, to help herself and others.
February 8, 2022
When Dr Julie Wilson’s mother-in-law died, she and her daughter realised something had to be done about end-of-life administration. She had been planning a packed retirement, travelling the world in a camper van. But instead she agreed to start Settld with her daughter, Vicky Wilson. Together they have created a simple, secure online service that notifies all companies of a loved one’s death in one go and keeps users updated on account progress in a central place.
December 9, 2021
Dorthy Miller Shore launched Prime Women – an online magazine for women over 50 to fill a market gap. Why didn’t she just put her feet up? Hear her lessons and inspiring story.
She says that to be successful in unretirement you need to be willing to learn new things and be curious.
November 5, 2021
Hear how she created a completely new role and now making a real difference to entrepreneurs
October 20, 2021
What’s the secret to reinventing yourself after a long corporate career? For Les Bayne dog walks, a few bottles of wine and spreadsheets, got him started. Now he is focused on helping Scottish companies grow, and Scotland reach its full potential, working with eight start-ups and chairing The Data Lab, innovation centre. Listen to hear about getting the balance right work and pleasure.
September 23, 2021
As the country faced the COVID crisis, Ian McCubbin abandoned his unretirement life to develop supply chains for the Oxford University and Imperial College vaccines. What was it like taking on that responsibility again? And who helped him to do this?
September 3, 2021
A great example of reinventing yourself, Maxine Room CBE used her career in further education and diversity expertise to create a business, mentor individuals and find roles. Find out how you can use one aspect of your experience to create a new personal brand – and new opportunities.
April 21, 2021
Pat has had an interesting career, spanning from starting, building and selling tech businesses to having a non-exec portfolio career to creating a new business called Defy Expectations.
Like many things in Pat's life, things just happened, she didn't plan much. The pandemic has made us aware that we need to do things differently. With Defy Expectations she wants to disrupt the world of coaching and to encourage more great leaders through every level of any organisation.
March 31, 2021
Six years ago Corporate Faculty was founded by Julie Gray to help companies develop their leaders – to deliver business results. This is mostly through bespoke executive education programmes for senior management. Julie couldn't see herself as completely retired and playing golf every day, she wanted to use her experience, skills and wide network and so Corporate Faculty was born.
Jullie says "Helping people in their development makes me feel useful and alive"