- Published: Monday, 07 May 2018 00:00
Sunday 1st April 2018 marks US2U Consulting's 12th Birthday!
As we reflect on 12 years of teamwork, creativity and making a positive difference through our work, we would like to thank all of our clients, suppliers and colleagues for working with us during this time!
Rachel Blackburn has recently returned from her second visit to Jeddah to develop specific business projects to support the Saudi Crown Prince's Vision 2030.
Specialising in Executive Coaching which complements the knowledge transfer and Saudisation elements of the strategy, Rachel met with several companies from the pharmaceutical, education, finance, food and real estate sectors as well as the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is developing specific project proposals, supported by the UK Department of International Trade.
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.
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.
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.
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!).
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!
Always looking to do things to engage with different people in different ways, we are pleased to launch our first music track.
This celebrates our brand values including encouraging diversity and being inspirational as it tells you about some of our core HR services.
We have written and produced the track and video featuring Wilstar and Flowzane - two talented artists who have been great to work with.
Please watch and listen below, share with your contacts and let us have your feedback!
We hope you enjoy it!
Kerwin Blackburn attended a 'Conversation with Professor Muhammad Yunus' at RSA London on Sunday 12 November, hosted by Uinspire.
The talk focused on the themes of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus' latest book, A World of Three Zeroes, as well as covering his background in pioneering the Microfinance sector in the 1970s with Grameen Bank and his ambitions for the growing field of 'social business'.