Events

Bi2B Events

Bi2B organises face-to-face networking events in the City of London, and provides remote access to those events via digital platforms. Bi2B is rank agnostic, we help Generals and Marines in equal measure. Potential employers sponsor an evening, guest speakers are selected from amongst the Royal Marines business, and charity communities. Above all, Bi2B provides a catalyst for Royal Marines talent to meet together informally, translate experiences, and find genuine opportunities to further their business aspirations, or directly secure employment..

Connect Transition Succeed

 

We connect Royal Marines brothers with business opportunities.

Front and centre of the organisation is the Royal Marines Ethos with a desire to take care of, support and give back to those who are transitioning from military to civilian life.

Bi2B Events

Our events are listed here, please view the details and use the Eventbrite links in order to confirm your place at the events.

Event 7 – May 2022

Wednesday 18th May 2022

Organisers: Bi2B – Bootnecks in2 Business

Registration: Please click on the link below

Purpose: To connect former Royal Marines and to expand our collective business network.’

Location: Citibank, 33 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E145LB.

Time and agenda:

1815 – Mick Betteridge MBE QGM / Sean Foley

1820 – Citibank introduction

1830 – 30 second introductions

1850 – Networking

2100 – Continue at a bar TBC

Specific Requirements: It would be great if you can let us know via the email below what you want out of the evening.

Examples:-

Name: Joe Bloggs, “I am serving and wish to broaden my network in Financial services”

Name:  Joe Bloggs “I am looking for a career change into…….

Cost: £10 (£11.37) to cover Eventbrite fees.

Next EventQ3 TBC

Sponsor: If you would like to sponsor this event please get in touch – [email protected]

Further details – please visit our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bootnecks-in2-business-tickets-332928988567

Wednesday 9th February 2022

Organisers: Bi2B – Bootnecks in2 Business

Registration: Please click on the link below

Purpose: To connect former Royal Marines and to expand our collective business network.’

Location: Rise London, 41 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4DP

Time and agenda:

1815 – Mick Betteridge MBE QGM / Sean Foley

1820 – Tony Margiotta of Rise London

1830 – Jay Waller –Director at Turner & Townsend

1850 – 30 second introductions/p>

1930 – Networking

2100 – Continue at a bar TBC

Specific Requirements: It would be great if you can let us know via the email below what you want out of the evening.

Examples:-

Name: Joe Bloggs, “I am serving and wish to broaden my network in Financial services”

Name:  Joe Bloggs “I am looking for a career change into…….

Cost: £10 (£11.37) to cover Eventbrite fees.

Next EventQ2 TBC

Sponsor: If you would like to sponsor this event please get in touch – [email protected]

Further details – please visit our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bootnecks-in2-business-tickets-200794470667

Other Events: Jonathan Ball has asked we circulate the following message from himself.

“One of the many strengths of the Bootnecks In2 Business network is that you represent multiple bridges to the outside world which open up employment opportunities for Bootnecks leaving the Corps. However, these bridges are two way, and can draw new supporters and benefit into the Corps Family, and I would hope that you would all be up for drumming up new friends for your Charity whose support can assist us to help Bootnecks and their families in need. one way of doing this is to bring potential new supporters – whether work colleagues or friends – to Charity events.

Please consider inviting them along to our Christmas Concert, in the stunning location of Lambeth Palace which will be lit and decorated, where attendees will be fed and watered, hear the fantastic music of the Royal Marines Band Service including the corps of Drums, meet the Commandant General, and have a chance to learn some Bootneck speak! This event is specifically not a carol service but a wider variety of music, readings and low level fundraising through ticket sales and a small auction. Tickets for RMA Members (remember, Membership is free) are £30, and non-Members £50. This would be a great introduction to the Corps Family. Please can I ask your support – there are only 150 tickets available and they are selling already: please follow this link and encourage others to do so.

Thursday 21st October 2021

Organisers: Bi2B – Bootnecks in2 Business

Registration: Please click on the link below

Purpose: To connect former Royal Marines and to expand our collective business network.’

Location: 2nd Floor, Cotton Centre, Cottons Lane, London, SE1 2QG

Time and agenda:

18-15 – Mick Betteridge MBE QGM / Sean Foley

1820 – Jacobs

1830 – Lee Hallam OBE – Lee has an amazing story to tell.

1855 – Close Mick / Sean

1900 – Networking

2100 – Continue at a bar TBC

Sponsor: Big thanks to Jacobs

Specific Requirements: It would be great if you can let us know via the email below what you want out of the evening.

Examples:-

Name: Joe Bloggs, “I am serving and wish to broaden my network in Financial services”

Name:  Joe Bloggs “I am looking for a career change into…….

Cost: £10 (£11.37) to cover admin costs.

Sponsor: If you would like to sponsor this event please get in touch – [email protected]

Further details – please visit our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bootnecks-in2-business-tickets-179939372507

Thursday 29th July 2021

Due to the situation we have had to cancel the F2F and revert back to virtual for our Q3 event – Thursday 29th July 2021.

Organisers: Bi2B – Bootnecks in2 Business

Registration: Please click on the link below

Purpose: To connect former Royal Marines and to expand our collective business network.’

Location: Virtual – Zoom

Time and agenda:

18-00 – Mick Betteridge / Sean Foley

1810 – Main presentation TBC

1830 – Breakout rooms*

1945 – Close

*Breakout rooms attendees will be chosen depending on who signs up and the information you give beforehand. There will be 3 x 15 min breakout rooms with Q&A’s and pre prepped information in between each breakout session.

Specific Requirements: It would be great if you can let us know via the email below what you want out of the evening.

Examples:-

Name: Joe Bloggs, “I am serving and wish to broaden my network in Financial services”

Name:  Joe Bloggs “I am looking for a career change into…….

Cost: £6 (£7.06) to cover zoom costs.

Next Event: TBC – Again hopeful we can do a F2F in Q4

Sponsor: If you would like to sponsor this event please get in touch – [email protected]

Further Details – please visit our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/copy-of-bootnecks-in2-business-tickets-154097334275

Thursday 29th April 2021

Our third Zoom networking event – Thursday 29th April 2021

Sponsors: Loopin’s co-founders, and former Bootnecks, Antony Thompson and Ben Williams proudly sponsor Bootnecks In2 Business networking event this April.

Loopin inspires inclusive speak up culture within organisations. Loopin’s intelligent software helps organisations understand how their people are feeling –  bridging the gap between digital engagement and wellbeing in the workplace. Our platform also delivers valuable real-time mentoring in leadership, performance, development, and wellbeing for happier, inspired, more positive people. Our aim is to unlock a ‘speak-up’ culture, improve employee retention, and bring people together.

Location: Virtual – Zoom

Time and agenda:

18-00 – Mick Betteridge / Sean Foley

1810 – Antony Thompson, CEO Loopin

1830 – Breakout rooms*

1945 – Close

*Breakout rooms attendees will be chosen depending on who signs up and the information you give beforehand. There will be 3 x 20 min breakout rooms with Q&A’s and pre-prepped information in between each breakout session.

Further Details – please visit our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bootnecks-in2-business-tickets-142486281303

Thursday 28th January 2021

Our second Zoom networking event – Thursday 28th January 2021 

Location: Virtual – Zoom

Time and agenda:

18-00 – Mick Betteridge / Sean Foley

1810 – Pete Lawrence – Frontier Risks

1830 – Breakout rooms*

1945 – Close

*Breakout rooms attendees will be chosen depending on who signs up and the information you give beforehand. There will be 3 x 20 min breakout rooms with Q&A’s and pre-prepped information in between each breakout session.

Further Details – please visit our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bootnecks-in2-business-tickets-136402366149

28th October 2020

Our first Zoom networking event – Wednesday 28th October 2020

Location: Virtual – Zoom

Time and agenda:
1830 – Mick Betteridge / Sean Foley
1840 – Tim Pitcher – Transition and life in Microsoft
1855 – Breakout rooms*
1950 – Close
1950 – Can stay on and network if you choose

*Breakout rooms attendees will be chosen depending on who signs up and the information you give beforehand.

Further Details – please visit our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bootnecks-in2-business-tickets-123985496959

Bi2B Event background

Our events have taking place since 2018 when a group of like minded individuals were looking to network and socialise within the business community.

COVID Update October 2020

Since COVID our background activities have been to look to technology to still bring former and serving Bootnecks together and now we can offer a unique offering via Zoom.

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