La Fosse had the pleasure of hosting a panel-led discussion on how to build, maintain and change a company culture, and its importance in driving business success.
Date: Wednesday 10th October
Location: Photobox, Herbal House, Farringdon, EC1R 5EN
The panel discussion was hosted by Jonathan McKay
Jonathan is a Chairman with an exemplary track record of scaling and internationalising world class technology business to create and realise outstanding shareholder returns. In addition to being the Chairman of La Fosse Associates, Jonathan Mckay is also a Chair of Forward Partners CBNL, Driftrock and ISG Technology Ltd. His former Chair positions include JustGiving.
He was joined by the following speakers:
Emma co-founded digital training company FreeFormers, supporting individuals working in corporates, and broader society, including less advantaged young people, to be successful in a digital future. With 18 years' experience for FTSE 100 brands, she is a fellow at the Forward Institute and was named the Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year at the National Business Awards 2014.
Dominic is a scale-up expert and tech business coach. He has held executive positions at companies including Peer 1 Hosting, IT Lab and Rackspace, and has won many awards for creating great places to work. He built Rackspace from 4 to 150 staff, and under his management the company was recognised as one of the most outstanding workplaces in Europe. Dominic is a regular public speaker on creating great places to work and achieving continuous client satisfaction.
Liz Robinson is co-head of Surrey Square Primary School, co-director of Big Education Trust, Trustee at the Literacy Trust and former Chairman of the Board of Governors at the International Academy of Greenwich. Surrey Square was rated outstanding by Ofsted and featured in The Guardian for their policies which help the school's struggling families as well as receiving national recognition for her innovative policies on staff self-assessment.
In 2007, Simon started La Fosse Associates with the vision of creating a co-owned, technology recruitment firm that treated clients, candidates and each other with care and respect. 11 years later, this simple ethos has driven growth from a one man band to a team of 180 people with offices across the UK + US. La Fosse has won numerous awards along the way, including being voted the Sunday Times Top 40 Best Small Company to Work For in the UK for six years in a row.
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