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Conquering the Abyss

Thursday 21st January @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm GMT


This event has been put together by the young professionals of Future Finest. Future Finest is a members’ organisation run by and for future leaders in a professional services role within Staffordshire.

Career development workshops, seminars and networking events make Future Finest one of the most energetic and relevant member organisations in Staffordshire not only for young professionals but for their employers championing their professional development. (link: FutureFinest – Staffordshire Chambers)

In November 2017, six women known as the ‘Ice Maidens’ faced the blistering cold as they embarked on a British Army expedition to become the first all-female group to ski across the Antarctic using muscle power alone.

The team battled their way across perilous terrain, enduring extreme winds and gruelling temperatures to face their fears and conquer the abyss.

Similarly to navigating the icy plains of the Antarctic (but hopefully without the frosty temperatures!), your business journey will be filled with challenges and uncertainties that often require heading into the unknown.

In this fascinating event, the West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association and their guest speakers share how teamsmanship, resilience and perseverance can help you and your business achieve great things.

Presentation Speakers

Andy Johnstone – Having served as a close combat soldier for 26 years in many areas with global conflict. Andy has held several leadership roles ranging from command of a 4-man team in Northern Ireland to a unit 170 strong in Afghanistan. From 2012-2014 Andy was appointed senior non-clinical soldier, helping injured soldiers rebuild their lives, and is now a full-time Army Reserve.

Captain D Gibson – David joined the Army Reserve in 2008, and has since served in the Falkland Islands, Middle East and Afghanistan. In 2013 Captain Gibson completed a Master’s Degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) and in the same year attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Prior to his current position serving as the Adjutant of the 159 Regiment RLC, he was commissioned as a Regular officer into the Royal Logistic Corp and was deployed to Cyprus, Iraq, Syria and Kuwait with a combination of NATO, UN and US SOCOM forces. Aged 33, David is a keen skier and long-distance runner.

Major Sandy Hennis – After joining the Royal Signal straight from high school 20 years ago, Major Sandy Hennis’ career has seen her serve across the globe including tours in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. During her career, Sandy was introduced to adventurous training and skiing and has participated in expeditions worldwide including the Ice Maiden team.


Thursday 21st January
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+0
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