How do you stay abreast of emerging trends and evolutions that might affect your business, including economic, technological, social, political and environmental? This short conference-style programme brings together some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners over 24 hours to share the latest macro and micro developments that could influence your approach.


The world is evolving faster than we ever believed possible and the ability to anticipate and respond to changing human and business needs, circumstances, and priorities, is becoming increasingly challenging.

Vital Few: Part Two was developed to provide an annual event where business leaders are invited to take a step back and reflect on their leadership and how some of these emerging factors might influence both the direction of their business and how they get there.


The schedule for this programme is curated each year to explore topical themes for businesses and leaders. While the speakers and themes change for each programme, the format remains consistent with each programme beginning with a group drinks reception and dinner with a guest speaker followed by a full day workshop, anchored in the Dimensions leadership framework.

Programme dates and speakers for 2024 are yet to be confirmed.

Our speakers for November 2023 included:

Pippa Crerar

Pippa is a multiple award-winning journalist who has covered Westminster and international politics for more than two decades and exposed the Partygate and Barnard Castle scandals. She is Political Editor of The Guardian and before that was Political Editor of the Daily Mirror, and City Hall Editor at the Evening Standard.

Mark Stevenson

Mark is a strategic advisor to governments, investors, NGOs and corporates and co-founder of Carbon Removals company CUR8.

Though branded a ‘futurist’ by others Mark is more, as one client puts it, ‘Chief Annoying Question Asker’. He helps organisations change the way they feel, think, invest and operate.

Chloe Combi

Nobody has a crystal ball, but Chloe’s work is the next best thing . She has spoken around the world,  interviewed 10,000+ members of Generation Z, wrote the first book on them, and has successfully worked with global brands on their future strategies.

Colonel Tim Collins OBE

Tim is a former SAS officer, former battalion Commander, and now author and broadcaster.

As the commanding officer of 1st Battalion Royal Irish,Tim gave the now famous eve-of-battle speech to his troops in Iraq on Wednesday 19th March 2003. The speech has gone down in modern military history as an inspiration to world leaders and soldiers alike

Dr Costas Andriopoulos

He is a Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, consultant, angel investor, NED and author of ''Purposeful Curiosity: How to ask the right questions at the right time''

Participant Profile

As with the Part One programme, Vital Few: Part Two is open to business leaders from a variety of sectors and business backgrounds including public, private and non-profit organisations.

The programme is open to previous participants on Vital Few: Part One alongside incumbent Chief Executives and members of our Faculty.

What our Clients Say

The overall programme was excellent, thought provoking, and I really enjoyed the broad perspective from the four areas challenging us to think holistically and recognise the importance of all 4 aspects in our roles as leaders.

(CEO, Construction business)


Fascinating sessions offering a perspective completely different to the world you perceive every day.

(CEO, Housing and care provider)


It has made get a feel for what is expected as the CEO, how to behave and some core areas for further development which I intend to spend good quality time on

(Managing Director, Fintech business)


I learned a lot from Vital Few and was keen to experience and learn further from Vital Few: Part Two. It provided me a forum where I felt comfortable to share and openly discuss issues with peers

(CEO, Construction business)

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