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News & Events

Exploring the Capital with the London Venture Crawl!

US2U Consulting team member Kerwin Blackburn, currently studying a Master's degree at King's College London, took part in the 2018 London Venture Crawl on Wednesday 14 March.

Involving 200 students from 9 different London universities, the event was aimed to introduced students to London's startup ecosystem, visiting some of its top innovation hubs and workspaces.

Beginning at the Royal Academy of Engineering just off The Mall, the KCL bus, hosted by the King's College London Entrepreneurship Institute, made visits to startup accelerator Wayra, Geovation, Deliveroo and Accenture before the closing event at Plexal, an innovation hub based at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The day also featured various entrepreneurs speaking on the top deck of the moving London double-decker bus!

This all made for an energetic, information-packed day!

Special Saudi British Joint Business Council Meeting on the Occasion of the Saudi Crown Prince's UK Visit

Rachel Blackburn was pleased to attend this meeting on 7 March 2018 at the Mayfair Hotel in London on the historic occasion of the Saudi Crown Prince visiting the UK.

This is the first Saudi British Joint Business Council meeting that Rachel has attended since US2U Consulting formally joined the Council last month. It falls in advance of her second trip to Jeddah to develop Executive Coaching business to support the Crown Prince's Vision 2030.

The meeting was attended by Dr Majed Al Qasabi, Minister of Commerce and Investment, Mohammed Al-Tuwaijri, Minister of Economy and Planning, and Ibrahim Al Omar, Governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority.

Championing Childline!

US2U Consulting was pleased to support the Childline Ball 2018 in Manchester on Saturday 3 March.

Childline is a charity which provides a free, private and confidential service for children and young people under 19 in the UK who have worries and need help and support.

The ball raised £194,000. This is enough to train 121 Childline Counsellors - a vital element to providing this great service.

Food for Thought at Food Matters Live 2017

US2U Consulting attended the Food Matters Live Exhibition 2017 at ExCeL London on 22 and 23 November in order to learn about the latest trends and innovations within the food and drink sector.

US2U Consulting has enjoyed working with many clients in this sector and we look forward to embracing the challenges and opportunities that will impact this sector in the future.

The exhibition also provided dozens of seminars and conferences about all aspects of food and drink, including a keynote talk featuring celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal. There were also hundreds of food samples on offer, including the much talked-about seaweed pasta (seaweed is predicted to be the next big global food source!).

For an example of our work in this area please watch the 'From Field to Fork' avocado film that we produced with Worldwide Fruit in 2014, or contact us!

Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 with the University of East Anglia

Rachel Blackburn was pleased to be the first speaker for the new Consulting Society at UEA on Monday 13 November.

Around 30 enthusiastic students attended to learn about US2U Consulting, how Rachel got into the consultancy sector, the pros and cons of running a consultancy business and the key learning points from her career.

The evening started with the launch of the US2U Consulting Positive Difference music track which set the scene regarding some of the services we deliver for clients and also the energy required to be an effective consultant!

"The session was very well received by our students as it gave a real world overview of consultancy life" said Lucy O'Toole, the President of the UEA Consulting Society.

In a message to Rachel after the talk UEA Student and photographer for the event, Katharina Wodenitscharow, commented, "I just wanted to thank you again for your insightful talk! I thought it was amazing how straightforward you are, which made your presentation stand out compared to other employers and business owners I have heard speak!"