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Shape your unretirement - learn with & from Next-Up peers who can show you how

Next-Up is a membership platform for people leaving executive careers, supporting you to refine your identity, rework your skills & create new opportunities for yourself.
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Next-Up peers share their experiences

Transitions are often tough. But this time in your life is unique, giving you the opportunity to shape your future, on your terms and what’s right for you. We will help you do that.


Ajaz Ahmed
Founder, Freeserve; business adviser; advisory board, University of Huddersfield Business School
Ajaz built and sold Freeserve for £1.6bn. He now helps businesses and is a speaker - and shares his thoughts on how to be more approachable to businesses who would like your help.


Denise Jagger
Partner, Eversheds Sutherland; non-executive director, chair and trustee
Denise Jagger, partner at Eversheds Sutherland LLP shares her experience and tips of becoming a non-executive director of corporates and trustee of not-for-profits.


Bernadette Byrne
Consultant; former company
director; trustee
Bernadette Byrne was a company director and found it challenging to shape a new life. She talks about the process, how she is launching a business,  and her advisory and non-executive director role.

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Next-Up membership gives you access to a range of tailored support and benefits


Individual Assessment

Our questionnaire is the first stage of helping you to figure out your potential.



Turn the key points from your assessment into a plan with an hour’s mentoring.


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Discount for our events, webinars and masterclasses throughout the year.

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Access members-only videos, guides & network online with peers in our LinkedIn group.

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Watch our exclusive online video

How to be a successful consultant, with Victoria Tomlinson and Rick Firth

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How to be a successful consultant with Victoria Tomlinson and Rick Firth


We are delighted to announce our launch partner, The Orcid Partnership. The boutique executive and non-executive search firm was awarded 'Best Non-executive Search Consultancy' by CV Magazine in 2017.  Working together, we will refer Next-Up members to The Orcid Partnership if they are interested in, and qualified to consider, non-executive director positions; and The Orcid Partnership will refer candidates to Next-Up where they are interested in exploring wider opportunities.
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