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Making the most of 'unretirement'

Next-Up supports employers with a range of services for directors, partners and employees to help them understand the impact of retirement on mental health and create a plan to use their skills and experience in new ways to ensure wellbeing.

A key part of our role is to inspire people to use their skills in new ways 


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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. These podcasts will help you do that.

Subscribe to our Re-think Retirement Podcast or listen to the episodes on our website here


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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We work in partnership with The Orcid Partnership, the boutique executive and non-executive search firm which was awarded ‘Best Non-executive Search Consultancy’. Next-Up refers relevant clients to The Orcid Partnership if they are interested in and qualified to consider non-executive director positions.  The Orcid Partnership refers candidates to Next-Up when they are interested in exploring wider opportunities
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