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Next-Up Blog


24 July 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Retirement Income

Retirement income (or unretirement) adds £9 billion to the UK economy

If you’re choosing to continue working, whether driven by retirement income or other factors, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re bang on trend.

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17 July 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Unretirement  Skills

The best retirement advice? Be open to change

One of the biggest issues that the newly retired people we speak to have is a perceived lack of identity. They spend a lot of time talking about their last job and “former” career. So what’s the best retirement advice for them?

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10 July 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson


Do you need to talk about retirement with your parents? Here’s how

Are you worried about one or both of your parents if they are about to retire – or have just retired and it's not going well?

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21 June 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson


Expertise is ageless – apply your skills in an encore career

Starting a new career after retirement - or in 'unretirement' - is a great opportunity to make the most of your lifetime of skills and contacts. The expertise you’ve been building up is ageless and now is the time to capitalise. American author Marci Alboher in this article about encore careers says: “Encore jobs tend to leverage the kinds of qualities that deepen with age.”

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19 June 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Skills

Creating a webinar that people want to watch

One of the ways to pass on your skills in unretirement, is to create webinars – typically these range from 8 minutes to 90 minutes.  You can offer them free or charge for people to view them.

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17 June 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson

Blog  Networking  Skills  LinkedIn

Using LinkedIn to find new roles and win business

The other day I sat on a train and watched a masterclass in how to build relations and win business using LinkedIn.

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15 June 2018 By Next-Up


In the company of… Victoria Tomlinson, as featured in the Harrogate Advertiser

On 14th June 2018, The Harrogate Advertiser featured an interview with Next-Up Founder Victoria Tomlinson. Read on to see what she has to say on starting a business, rethinking retirement and more.

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14 June 2018 By Guest writer Jan Garrill

Skills  Charity

How to become a charity trustee and share your skills

One of the best career decisions I’ve ever made was to become a charity trustee.

At the time, I was a middle manager gaining lots of experience in managing staff and delivering projects, but knew I needed to get experience of more strategic decision making if I wanted to progress.

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12 June 2018 By Next-Up


Next-Up in the media

The launch of Next-Up has been featured in a number of local and national publications.

Click the links below to read more about our thoughts on the growing 'unretirement' trend, and how we plan to support our clients in entering the next stage of their lives. 

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