Hawthorne Group

Welcome to the MD2MD information page for Hawthorne group members

MD2MD In-person Meeting

Welcome to the group.

This group meets online eight times a year on Friday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

We encourage you to download the group meeting dates (links towards the end of this page) to your work calendar and make a point of attending the group meetings as an opportunity to work on, not in, your business for 90 mins but also to be there to support your group colleagues who may need your input on one of their challenges.

MD2MD encourages engagement between members with each other and with speakers outside meetings, if you need to be connected to someone please simply ask your group manager to connect you.  We will always connect by email, leaving you to share phone numbers as you choose.

Don’t forget, your membership entitles your senior leadership team to have unlimited access to our online events such as workshops, webinars, special interest groups and trending topics.

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Hawthorne Group

Meet and connect with the other members in your peer group.

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MD2MD Online Events

Don’t forget, your membership entitles you and your senior leadership team to unlimited access to our online events, including workshops, webinars, special interest groups and trending topics. To find out what events we have coming up and to book a space, please follow the link below.

MD2MD Online Events

Between meetings:
MD2MD 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.

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 you themselves, they will endeavour to connect you with someone who can.

There is no additional fee for the quick, high-value, remote support MD2MD provides for members. It is part of the service.

If you need more in-depth support, our founder Bob is available for business speaking, coaching, mentoring, non exec roles and board facilitation.

Connect with Bob on LinkedIn to keep up-to-date with his thoughts, tips and tools for all things business leadership. Click here to book a no-fee, 30-minute coaching call with Bob.

Hawthorne Meeting Dates 2024

12th Jan, 9th Feb, 15th Mar, 26th Apr, 21st Jun, 19th Jul, 27th Sep and 22nd Nov.

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To join the Hawthorne Group WhatsApp group chat.

Each group has its own dedicated Whatsapp group to share information in between meetings such as questions, insights, links and recommendations so its a great way to keep up-to-date and engaged with the other group members.

This group is run by

Group Manager: Glyn Lloyd

Glyn is a marketing and advertising professional with over 35 years experience working on leading B2B brands, both in the UK and internationally. Glyn forged the early part of his career working for some of the UK’s biggest advertising agencies, and until his ‘semi-retirement’ at the end of 2021 was the founder and MD of Northstar, an award winning marketing consultancy in Manchester which he founded in 2000.
Glyn now spends his time France and in the Cotswolds, where he enjoys walking with his wife and three dogs.

Meeting Facilitator: Duncan Souster

Duncan has been involved with MD2MD as both a long-term member and as a member of the team. Previously the Managing Director of a fast-growth automotive training company running pan-European programs for Nissan Europe with extensive experience in services including IT training, Learning & Development and business accelerator coaching. For the last 13 years he has worked as a corporate videographer and photographer. He is interested in the parallels between sport and business leadership & teamwork and what they can learn from each other.

Calendar dates to add to your diary

Online Calendar

View the group calendar online

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Download the .ics calendar file

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View all forthcoming member events

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How to add group meetings to your Outlook calendar

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How to add group meetings to your Google calendar

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How to add group meetings to your Apple calendar

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