Exclusive Networking Event

LEADERS CONNECT: 6th June 2023

Greatest Challenges
A relaxed networking event for non-profit sector leaders in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

When & Where

Date & Time

Tuesday 6th June 2023

12:30 – 14.30 BST



The Foundation Room
Triodos Bank UK
Deanery Road


Reserve your place

Come along to this Leaders Connect event to hear from non-profit sector expert Andy Taylor-Whyte, and explore what are the principles of great fundraising leaders.

With case studies to help bring key points alive, this presentation and open forum will provide attendees with some thought-provoking insights, based on academic findings and emotional intelligence, to help them consider how their personality and character can bring greater success to the causes they led.

Guest Speaker

Vivid Leadership Event Julie Worrell

Andy Taylor-Whyte

Andy is an accomplished presenter, multi-million pound charity fundraiser, campaign specialist and founder of The Inspiration Bureau, which helps people to inform and inspire others.


He has led teams and motivated individuals at the Royal British Legion, Alzheimer’s Society, MS Society, Dementia Care, Royal Marines Charity and Royal National Lifeboat Institution, to engage and deliver extraordinary results, including the 100th Poppy Appeal, £2 million to £1 billion appeals and campaigns.


Andy has presented and consulted for many other organisations both in the UK and internationally, including the United Nations Refugee Agency, Guide Dogs, Whizz Kidz, Meningitis Now, Worldwide Cancer Research, Cornwall Air Ambulance, Citizens Advice, Royal Air Force Association, NHS Charities Together, Hall for Cornwall plus other health, religious, arts, educational and international relief charities.


Today he works with many different charities and companies to help improve their message, public presence, presentations, conferences and campaigns, also providing dedicated presentation skills training and consultancy to individuals and teams.


Andy has a passion to inspire others to bring about change and founded The Inspiration Bureau to deliver and achieve this very precise vision.

We thank Andy for giving his time for free and helping to make the event accessible to all.


A buffet lunch and drinks will be available.

Event Timings:

12.30 – Refreshments and networking
13.00 – Presenters
13.45 – Q&A
14.00 – Networking and skills swap
14.30 – Close

I attended the Leaders Connect event in Bristol . It was friendly and welcoming group where I was able to connect with other non-profit professionals in a relaxed environment. The speaker was engaging, dynamic and generous in sharing her knowledge. I would definitely recommend Leaders Connect to anyone looking to build their professional network, share challenges and get inspired.

Bryony Long, Missing People

I’m new to the whole networking thing, or more truthfully, I’ve been avoiding it… However having attending a Leaders Connect event recently I’ve realised I have been missing out! I found it very welcoming from the moment I walked in, had some really great conversations and was blown away by the guest speaker. Furthermore the organisation and ease of booking where topped off with a really nice brunch! Highly recommended.

JP Edgington, Professional Edge Project

Pay what you can:

The suggested cost of a ticket is £15 (Incl. VAT) per person. This is not a profit making event, and any payments will go towards covering the venue hire and refreshments. Our speakers have kindly given their time for free.
However, we want this event to be open to all, therefore please pay what you can, or nothing at all. We never want cost to be a barrier, and it’s more important to us to see you there!

Your Host

Vivid Leadership Event Host Charly White

Charly White

Charly is the founder of Vivid Leadership Ltd. She’s an experienced trainer, facilitator and coach. Her background is working in the non-profit sector, specialising in fundraising. For over 15 years she raised significant funds and lead teams for the NSPCC, The National Trust and Mary Potter Hospice in Wellington, New Zealand.

In 2016 Charly trained with Barefoot Coaching to qualify as an executive and personal coach, gaining a Post-Graduate Certificate from the University of Chester. She has coached over 900 not-for-profit sector leaders and emerging leaders, helping them to make a positive step change in their personal and professional development.

Through her company, Vivid Leadership Ltd, Charly and her team provide coaching and training to leaders and teams, helping clients to succeed in demanding roles whilst maintaining a healthy balance. Vivid Leadership develops bespoke training courses for not-for-profit organisations in the UK and internationally. They also design and deliver team away days and strategy days for teams and Trustees.


If there are any access requirements you’d like us to be aware of, please get in touch or call Charly on 07889950166. Any information given regarding personal access requirements will be used to inform access during the event. All information will be kept confidential.

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