Work, Rest, Play

June 2018 Edition

Events continue apace at Mountbatten HQ with the applications for the March 2019 intakes opening on 2nd July. If you do know anyone you can recommend for the Program, please let us know, and there could be a voucher coming your way. Equally, if you think your company would be interested in sponsoring a trainee, do get in touch.

The summer sporting season continues to gain momentum, and with this in mind, a Mountbatten Night at Yankee Stadium in New York has been arranged in July. Please see all the details below.

Happy 1st Birthday Sheer Chemistry

Congratulations to Tahlia Gray (New York, March 2011) on the first birthday of her company Sheer Chemistry, tights for women of colour. What a year she has had, a highlight of which has been supplying the tights for the Kingdom Choir. Led by Karen Gibson, they gave an unforgettable performance of "Stand by Me" in Westminster Abbey at the recent Royal wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Tahlia describes how they "brought style, grace, and FLAWLESS LEGS to the ceremony. We were truly blessed to be part of this historic event!"

Throughout June Sheer Chemistry has been celebrating in many ways, such as holding an Instagram competition with weekly tights giveaways; appearing at Pop-up Brixton at the Rapport Festival; and the introduction of new Brand Ambassadors, Chidi and Chinwe of TOOCHI Music – singers, songwriters, record label owners; and founders of TOOBEE initiative, and African education program that promotes Performing Arts for girls in schools.

For information on all the offers and celebrations please go to the website:

of the Month

Ray Rodriguez
New York, May 2005

"In 2012, I was hired by Discover Financial Services where I spent 4 years managing marketing programs and initiatives to support merchant acceptance growth in Europe. In 2016, I relocated to Singapore with my wife and 2 year old son to lead our marketing team for the APAC region. I've been doing this role for a year and half now and have enjoyed the new challenge so far, including our new Asia adventure as a family and settling into our new home in Singapore"

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Join us in New York!

Are you in NY? We would love our alumni to join us for Mountbatten Night at Yankee Stadium in NYC on July 11th, for NYCFC v Montreal. We have organized a special group rate for the tickets, and it will include a panel before the game. We hope to be joined by some of our host organization managers, friends of Mountbatten as well as our current Mountbatten's. It will be a great networking opportunity and chance to reconnect. Feel free to buy tickets for your friends, family and colleagues at work as well - the more the merrier!

Please follow the link for our special "Friends & Family" rate and access to an exclusive panel before the game:

Entrepreneurial Alumni

Sarah Becker

London, March 2008

Sarah, whom we featured previously in a newsletter (April 2016) as an entrepreneur, has extended her entrepreneurial empire to create a new business Chief Holistic Officer. The mission at CHO is to enhance and protect family time. Sarah is the main "CHO" within the business and she is responsible for teaching others how to become their own CHOs at work and in life. Future plans include the creation of a CHO platform to be adopted by companies and people who have a similar ethos, and can all be connected to each other.

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A Day In The Life

Jack Rumble

New York, August 2013

Jack, a graduate of Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, joined the August 2013 New York Program and has since worked in financial services and management consultancy. As Head of Strategy at The Baobab Network he runs their Entrepreneur in Residence program; a week-long project that immerses corporate partners from across the world with innovative tech start-ups.

Apply for a Baobab Network program here

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In The News

Charles Arrowsmith (New York, August 2011) has just got his first article published in The Washington Post, a review of David Lynch and Kristine McKenna's Room to Dream. Many congratulations from all of us at Mountbatten.

Alex Smith (New York, September 2007), our Obama Foundation Fellow at the Obama Foundation has written a blog about what he learned in Chicago at the first gathering of Obama Foundation Fellows. It makes a very motivational read.

North London Cares, one of Alex's charities is also is recruiting at present for a Programme Co-ordinator (Social Clubs): Job posting

Manchester Cares is looking for a Volunteer & Outreach Officer: Job posting

Sourajit Aiyer's (London, March 2009) illustrious output continues thick and fast - his soon to be released book The Bay of Bengal: The Next BRICS Asset Class can be pre-ordered on Amazon, and you can also take a look at his new fiction book, Twelve Tricky Tales.

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