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Start-up & SME Club

Co-chaired by Arnaud de Montille, co-Founder of Merci Maman Personalised Gifts

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Arnaud de Montille founded Merci Maman Personalised Gifts with his wife in 2007 and he joined the company full time in 2013. He was previously working in Risk Management at Deutsche Bank in the City.
Merci Maman creates personalised jewellery sold online. In 2014, the business more than doubled and it won the French Chamber’s Franco-British Business Award in the SME category. Today, the company has 25 employees spread between its London and Paris ateliers and the business continues to grow at double digit rates. Merci Maman is part of the French Tech London.


and Jeanne Monchovet, Founder and Principal Consultant of Olystix
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Jeanne Monchovet is the founder and principal consultant of Olystix, a Management and Communications Consultancy with a high focus on presentation, networking and communication skills for effective management.
Olystix programmes offer a mix of advisory sessions, training and consulting.
Rather than rely on generalised theories, Jeanne treats each of her clients individually, working closely with them to provide practical advice and tools around the business results they want to achieve.
Jeanne also facilitates team building days and board dynamics.



Aims & Objectives

The Start-up & SME Club is unique at the Chamber as it is aimed at ambitious small to mid-sized entrepreneurial member companies looking to grow, willing to learn and to share best practice about topical issues and challenges facing them, with a special dedication to Franco-British trade. The group meets regularly at the Chamber and gathers CEOs and Directors of Media, Technology, Telecoms, Manufacturing, Retail and Consultancy SMEs and start-ups, with key speakers from various professional backgrounds invited to give advice and present case studies.

Upcoming Sessions


Our next session will take place at the Chamber on Tuesday 12 September 2017 from 8.30 am to 10.00 am.

Theme: 'Personal Branding is the new Marketing: are you onboard?'

Guest Speakers: Amanda Tran, Managing Director, JIN, Etienne Duval, Director & Founder, NewTownVision and Pinar Akkaya, Director, Signature Communication

To register your interest in attending this session, please contact Aurelie Simon.

Click here to access the 2017 Forums and Clubs Calendar

Past sessions

Click here for minutes and presentations from past SME Club sessions.

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