The Groucho Club, a bastion of creativity and free-thinking in London’s Soho since 1985, takes its name from Groucho Marx’s oft-misquoted quip that ““I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member’.
As the venue for ASK’s first Ideas Exchange event, we’re glad to report that another of Groucho’s famous remarks – “I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.” – would also have been entirely inaccurate.
Indeed, despite weather that would have belonged more fittingly in a biblical epic or a disaster movie, the evening was a great success. Hosted by our consultant team, we honoured the venue’s creative credentials by insisting that our guests played an equal role in shaping the fruitful conversations that they enjoyed.
Over forty organisations were represented among those that made their way to Dean Street to enjoy not just a refreshingly unformatted evening but also the opportunity to genuinely share ideas, experiences and challenges. Including, of course, ‘where else could I have had a better Thursday evening?’
Speakers from a number of our existing clients – including PwC, UKBA and and Eurostar – were also on hand to talk about their own challenges in talent management, executive coaching and leadership development, and about the ways in which ASK has been able to help them to tackle them.
We will be holding another Ideas Exchange in the first half of 2013, so please contact us if you’d like to receive further details once they are available. We’re hoping that it will live up to another Groucho Marx quote: “Room service? Send up a larger room.