Group A1O

Welcome to the MD2MD information page for A1O group members

Group A1O Meetings

This group meets online eight times a year on Tuesday between 1.30 and 3pm.

A1O meeting dates 2022:
10th May, 21st June, 26th July 6th Sept, 18th Oct, 6th Dec

Enhanced membership including in-person meetings is also available. Click here for details

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Calendar for meetings

Calendar for meetings

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Speaker-led workshops

Speaker-led workshops

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Meeting Facilitator: Ken Norman

Ken will be facilitating some MD2MD peer group sessions. Since 1997 Ken has trained thousands of business professionals to conquer their fear of presenting, polish their presentation and engage with their audience. He has helped, among others, bankers (The Royal Bank of Scotland & NatWest), accountants (Grant Thornton, James Cowper Kreston, Shaw Gibbs), solicitors (Brethertons, Lester Aldridge, Tollers, DHM Stallard) others: (The National Trust, n-Power, Kings College, London) and vicars (The Church of England.) Ken is often seen MCing at conferences, charity events and Flock Comedy Nights. He will soon be living a more aquatic life aboard a narrowboat whilst cruising the Inland Waterways.

Group manager: Andrew Spink

Prior to his retirement Andrew was a “one Company” individual who has spent all his Career at the De Vere Group now operating as Village Hotels since the break-up of the Company in 2014. Since his first General Manager’s position in 1984 he has managed several Hotels across the Country including The Belfry, the World famous Hotel and Golf Resort, famous for hosting The Ryder Cup. Until recently he was Regional Director accountable for 4 Hotels including Swansea, Cardiff, Swindon and Farnborough. Andrew joined MD2MD as a Group Manager following his retirement. He has been a member of MD2MD since it’s beginning and has extensive experience of guest speakers.

Membership information

Simple confidentiality and membership agreement

  • MD2MD encourages engagement between members with each other and with speakers outside meetings.
  • We will always connect by email, leaving you to share phone numbers as you choose.
  • If you need to be connected to someone please simply ask a member of the team to connect you.
Membership, subscriptions and benefits

Between meetings

MD2MD also aims to be a helpful source of information and contacts for members so if you need to know something or someone or need some service and think we might be able to point you in the right direction, please ask.

Finally MD2MD also endeavours to be there when you need us.  So if you have anything on your mind that you’d like to run past someone independent and detached yet supportive and experienced, please  ask your group manager and if they can’t help themselves they will endeavour to connect you with someone who can.

There is no additional fee for the quick high value limited time remote support MD2MD provides for members.  It is part of the service.  If you need more in-depth support, Bob is available for business coaching, mentoring, non exec roles and board facilitation.

Services fee schedule