Britain’s most successful female kayaker, Anna Hemmings MBE, joined us at The Kia Oval for the November Network Oval Business Club networking lunch!

If you’ve competed at two Olympic games and been crowned world champion of your sport on six occasions, your experiences are worth sharing. Anna spoke about her rise to the top, which included competing at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and winning six World Championship gold medals across individual and team events. Within all that, Anna stressed the importance of being part of a team to reach the pinnacle, as well as laying out her steps to optimum performance which included creating a learning environment, focusing on performance rather than results, willingness to speak up, the importance of listening, taking stock of different viewpoints, and the ability to review and reflect on performance.

After Anna’s talk, new Network Oval Business Club members were welcomed and introduced, which included: Money Corp, Promotion Wear UK and Sleeping Giant Media.

The next Network Oval event sees us join forces with Twickenham Business Club for a one-off networking lunch at the iconic Twickenham Stadium on Tuesday 10th December! Find more details and book here

Thank you to Denise Quinlan (Insightful Images) for excellently capturing the event! Check out the full album here.

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