IUA Circular 080/21

IUA Mini-Market Briefing Session

Highlighting industry services for business progression

"Bridging the Gap Between Business and Community"

with Ian Parkes, Chief Executive, ELBA - East London Business Alliance

Event Chaired by Fiona Wilson, VP Human Resources, Trans Re and Chair of the IUA HR & Training Committee 

Event Date:  Thursday 07 October 2021

Time:  2pm  (UK/London time)  for approx 45mins

Subject:  This mini-market briefing will highlight the support and guidance of ELBA and its partners, to those in local communities seeking to pursue a career in the City of London.  

Contact:  Deborah Finch, IUA Events Manager (020 7617 4451)

CPD: If you require CPD accreditation, please email for relevant documentation, if you  have not already done so.  Please note that accreditation will only be supplied to delegates who attended the “live” event.  The  recording is for reference only.

Recording: Please click HERE for the audio recording – Password: qww334NTr

Slide Deck: As attached  in PDF format.

Speaker contact details: If you require any further information on the content of this event or information about ELBA, please contact our speaker directly: Ian Parkes
The City of London is surrounded by a huge amount of untapped talent and those who would like to embark on a career in the Square Mile, could struggle to find the opportunities that they deserve without the support of community organisations such as ELBA - East London Business Alliance.

Since their 1996 inception, ELBA have helped young people with knowledge, skills and confidence regarding working life in the City.  Their community partners create possibilities to bring about positive change in London by channeling the wide reaching resources and influence of the private sector to address key areas of need.

This market briefing event will update our members and audience on how ELBA provide a great opportunity for young people looking for a career in the City and also, how organisations in the City can assist.

Discussions will include include case examples, CSR for a post-Covid environment and how to encourage participation in a safe and comfortable way.  We will also hear of first-hand experience from a beneficiary on the merits of how ELBA has had a positive improvement in confidence and aspirations within the community and welcome Clive Luketo who is currently undertaking an ELBA graduate programme with their Eagles initiative at RSA.

Our Speaker:
Ian Parkes
took over as Chief Executive of ELBA in April 2016. His career spans the public, private and not for profit sectors. Formerly Chief Executive of AZTEC, he founded SOA Development in 2001. SOA Development was an independent practice specialising in project management, strategy development, partnership development, and organisation governance. Clients were drawn from the public, not for profit and the private sectors. He was involved with the London Olympic and Paralympic Games and development of growth strategies in London and the south east.   

Strongly committed to helping children and young people meet their full potential, Ian is a serial school and college governor. He is Chair of the Governing Body at Graveney School in Tooting, and Vice Chair of Graveney Trust. He has been Chair of governors at two inner London primary schools. He is Chair of Barking and Dagenham Giving, one of London’s place based local giving organisations, was a Commissioner on Waltham Forest’s Life Chances Commission, and was a  Commissioner to the Tower Hamlets Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Inequalities Commission. He is a co-founder of SHIFT25, a movement of senior and influential professionals dedicated to raising the pace of change for racial equality, particularly in relation to Black young people and their life chances. 

DISCLAIMER: The market briefing presentation materials and speaker comments therein were prepared solely by the presenter(s) in their personal and professional capacity. Any materials or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the IUA and IUA does not bear any responsibility for, or liability to, any parties in respect of the accuracy, legality or overall content of the presentation or any other comments made by speakers or other attendees during the market briefing.
As a member of the CPD (Continuing Personal or Professional Development) Certification Service the IUA is committed to providing high quality training activities. Our market briefing events are certified as being suitable for CPD purposes. To obtain a self assessment form for any particular event please email Deborah Finch. These forms will be issued after each individual event upon request.