Bringing the hidden resource together

Exidex - at a glance

Date of next meeting: Some time to be confirmed in January 2019!

If you are hoping to come along, please let us know by clicking here

Exidex - The Experienced Individuals Ideas Exchange is a new project where Experienced Individuals "Exies" can exchange ideas that can be either commercial or philanthropic in nature.

Exidex brings a unique resource and opportunity together – to help more experienced people make a real difference. This will not just improve their own lives, self-esteem and potentially even their financial situation but will also help businesses to reconnect with the changing demographics of the workforce and the population as a whole.

The beauty of the Exidex is that you never know what will happen, or what ideas will crop up. This is a group that uses existing relationships that Exies have built up over years, which are otherwise going to waste – it is not just a networking group because Exies already have tremendous networks of friends, colleagues and associates. The idea is to put those networks to use.

Ideas and proposals can be brought to the group and given airtime so that the Exies can use their knowledge and expertise to uncover new input, suggestions and possibly pitfalls that had not previously been noticed.

The ideas that the Exies bring do not necessarily have to be revenue generating business ideas – they could be in the charity sector or anything that the Exie feels will be interesting. The aim is to create the buzz that can be found in small groups when ideas are floated and refined, when the sum of the whole is greater than the constituent parts – to bring the zip back into the lives of talented and creative people.

Exidex ideas that have become actual businesses



  Exidex is for people who can identify with one or more of the following:

 ● not in work

● motivated by being pro-active

● may have taken early retirement or a career break and are now looking for something stimulating and productive to do

● would like to gain employment by offering their skills and experience

● whose children may have flown the nest and are now looking for new opportunities

● in a job that is not making the best use of their relationships and capabilities

How it works

Exies meet every three weeks for a couple of hours at a convenient, comfortable central location in a relaxed yet business-like environment.

There is no charge to attend, but we do ask for a donation of £5 to cover our costs.

We want to keep things interesting and for Exies to share ideas. Ideally 6-10 Exies will meet up, which will present the best opportunities for everyone to learn something new.

Please click here for a report on our first meeting in Feb 2017
Perhaps click here for a report on the second meeting which took place in March 2017
You could click here for our third meeting report from May 2017
Or you could click here for our June meeting report.
Here is an article from September about becoming a consultant.
How about the early October meeting, here?
We had a Halloween meeting that you can read about here.
Our November meeting report is here.
December's discussions touched on Apprenticeships (Externships?) here.
Thoughts, hopes and expectations for 2018 can be found from the 2nd January meeting here.
Some thoughts about being a business angel from the 23rd Jan 2018 here.
A slightly City themed meeting in February here.
A great turnout for our April meeting, notes here.
Almost an embarrassment of great ideas at our May meeting, you can learn all about it here.
On the 5th June we brainstormed many things, including Education, mentoring, uses for empty shops and much more!
I wish I knew then what I know now - what is this about? Find out in our 26th June meeting notes.
Are your policies up to date? Are they even the right ones? Do you really need them all? Find out more in our 28th Aug notes.
What to do if you've done the same thing for 30 years and want a change? Find out in our October notes.
Our very last 2018 meeting was one to think about the future.

You can keep up to date with news and information for Exies as well as the latest details of our upcoming meetings on our Facebook group (search Exidex), on our Twitter feed (@exidexies) or on the LinkedIn page here. Please give us a "follow"!

If you or anyone that you know could fit the description, or might be interested in coming along please do get in touch with us at ideas@exidex.com

Thanks and see you soon!