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Next-Up Blog


14 June 2018 By Guest writer Jan Garrill

Charity  Skills

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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7 June 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson


Talking to your partner about boredom in retirement

If you’ve worked a five-day week (and in many cases much more) for the last 40+ years, suddenly going to an unstructured lifestyle can be a jolt, to say the least. Too often, the reality is that individuals experience boredom in retirement.

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6 June 2018 By Next-Up

Unretirement  News 

Next-Up discuss the unretirement trend on BBC Radio 4 You and Yours

On Wednesday 6th June, BBC Radio 4 consumer affairs programme You and Yours featured Next-Up in a segment on the trend of 'unretiring.'

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5 June 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson


The 10 stages to enjoying your unretirement

Over the last few years my business has been helping a lot of people who are coming up to ‘retirement’ – I use the word retirement cautiously, because the last thing they actually want to do is retire.

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3 June 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson


Podcasting to create an audience for your skills

The big issue for people in unretirement is that they have all these skills built up over a successful career – and then, what?  Surely you can help someone with your insights and expertise?

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2 June 2018 By Guest writer Pat Chapman Pincher

Skills  Blog 

Become a thought leader – by blogging

A surprising number of people who are ‘unretired’, are interested in becoming a thought leader.  Read this blog by Pat Chapman-Pincher to get ideas about what this might look like.

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31 May 2018 By Victoria Tomlinson


Networking can build vital connections and find roles in unretirement

If you’ve worked at senior level, you’re likely to have built a good network and spent a fair amount of time and effort on maintaining contacts and relationships. It’s these contacts that will help you to unlock valuable opportunities in unretirement

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29 May 2018 By Guest Writer Jon Woolmore


How can you help someone have a happy retirement?

How do you help someone who’s struggling with the prospect of a happy retirement? This can be one of the most stressful transitions in life, and often it is family and friends who have to pick up the pieces.

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