Want to know what we’re up to? check out  these events…

Money Marketing Interactive London 2019


Michelle is really looking forward to joining the panel to discuss ‘How to reward your top advisers’ at the Money Marketing Interactive Event in London on 4 April 2019. This event will also focus on key issues facing financial planners and their clients in the post-Brexit world.  Learn more and register via their website.

The Business Show  2019


Dee and Kelsey are looking forward to immersing themselves in all things business at The Business Show, taking place  at London’s Excel on 14 and 15 May 2019.   It will be their second time visiting this event  and, with an exciting array of Keynote speakers  on the agenda this year,  they can’t wait to  bring back all of the best tips for a better business!  Learn more and register here.

MDRT 2019


An annual highlight of our calendar, Michelle’s looking forward to experiencing  the 2019  MDRT annual meeting in Miami Beach from  9-12 June.  We’re extra-delighted to confirm that,  together with  enjoying the camaraderie of the MDRT community,  she will also be delivering a focus session as part of the official programme, taking place on Monday 10 June. Find out more about this year’s event schedule here.

Financial Planner Marketing Summit  2019


We’re super-excited to announce Michelle will be joining Martin  Bamford on stage  at this  unique event taking place at The Electric Theatre, Guildford on 21 June 2019. Michelle is one of  eleven engaging speakers who’ll be sharing the latest thinking about the art and science of marketing for Financial Planners.  This is a day not to be missed! Learn more and secure your ticket now   via eventbrite.

Humans Under Management, London  2019


Keeping great company with a  stellar list of speakers,  Michelle’s thrilled to be taking  to the stage at this year’s Humans Under Management,  London – taking place on Wednesday 4 December. Find out more about this unique  event which aims to promote, highlight and build on the work that great advisers are doing in developing their behavioural financial advice, practices and watch videos from previous events here.

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BSI Standards Forum and Awards


Dee and Andrew  attended the BSI Standards Forum and Awards  at the Park Plaza London Riverbank  on 29 November. They enjoyed hearing from  industry leaders who discussed the opportunities and challenges of standards in the global marketplace. The event also included the BSI Standards  Awards ceremony, BSI’s most prestigious awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to standards making.

 CISI Insource vs Outsource Paraplanning Debate


Michelle was delighted to join the debate  panel at the CISI Northern Home Counties event in Milton Keynes on 28 November. As part of this event, which also included a focus session on integrity at work, Michelle was joined by Damian Davies of Timebank and Michelle Wilson-Stimson of Eparaplan. She participated in some engaging discussions around paraplanning provision and explained how The Paraplanner Standard™ can benefit both in house and outsourced paraplanners.

London National Financial Planning Symposium 2018


We were absolutely thrilled to host a stand for the first time  at the 2018 London National Financial Planning Symposium,  which took place at London’s Intercontinental O2 on 22 and 23 November.  Our very own Little Miss WOWW!  also took to the stage on day 2 to provide some added sparkle and Dee, Kelsey, Andrew and Alina were on hand, looking after our little “patch”. It was wonderful to see so many  clients and contacts, together with meeting lots of new friendly faces!

Humans Under Management – London 2018


After an awesome inaugural event last November, Humans Under Management  returned to London on 1 November. More details can be found here and you can watch videos of last year’s amazing speakers   here.

MDRT – Top of the Table


Following her presentation in the connexion zone at this year’s  MDRT Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Michelle was extremely honoured to have been invited to  join MDRT  again at the Top of the Table Annual Meeting 2018. This year’s event took place at the Fairmont Orchid on the stunning Kohala Coast, Hawaii from 3-6 October 2018. Michelle introduced The Paraplanner Standard™ to some of MDRT’s highest performers at this exclusive, unparalleled event.



The profile of the paraplanner is undoubtedly on the rise  and  we  are beginning to  refer to it as the new, untapped “super power” within firms. Quilter Cheviot acknowledged this by creating their own specialist, dedicated  roadshow for paraplanners and Standards International was thrilled to participate in the very first round of Quilter Cheviot Paraplanner Roadshows  throughout September and October 2018.  We were delighted to provide an insight into The Paraplanner Standard™ alongside a variety of key speakers and investment experts.

PFS Keystone Conference 2018


The Personal Finance Society, in association with MDRT UK,  brought together  a wide range of top class, internationally recognised speakers to share their philosophies and inspirational business ideas at this  first-of-it’s-kind event, which took place at the Chartered Insurance Institute in London on 25 September.


Michelle was thrilled to share her concept, The Future You™ and we really hope this amazing event will become a regular fixture!

International Adviser Future Advisory Forum Europe


Michelle was extremely proud to join International Adviser as keynote speaker for their second annual Future Advisory Forum Europe in association with FEIFA on Thursday 20 September at the Courthouse Hotel, Shoreditch, London. To find out more  click here.



12 September  saw the  sponsor-free lifestyle planning conference BACK2Y return to the ICC in Birmingham. Michelle  enjoyed  the inspiring presentations and the  welcome opportunity to mingle and catch up with many of our lovely clients,  both old and new.  Check out Little Miss WOWW! on Twitter for her favourite quotes and takeaways from the day!

The WOWW! Workshop™


We were super-excited to  hold a run of four awesome WOWW!  Workshops™ in 2018 – all of which took place in London in January, March, May and  July.

The WOWW! Workshop™ is a unique  experience, designed for financial professionals. Hosted by Michelle Hoskin, it  promises to totally INSPIRE! Find out more about our workshops, along with  testimonials from previous  delegates    here.

MDRT Annual Meeting 2018


Michelle enjoyed mingling with the  global audience at this year’s MDRT annual meeting  in Los Angeles, California on 24-27  June.   She was also thrilled to deliver a presentation on the power of coaching in the connexion zone where she gave her audience an insight into The WOWW! Matrix™.

CISI regional meeting


Our WOWW! Coach and certification scheme assessor, Joanne Mullen,  shared  how “Best Practice Makes Perfect” at the Lancashire and Cumbria branch meeting on the afternoon of 7 June 2018.  She introduced delegates to the British and International financial services best practice standards of BS8577, BS8453, ISO 22222, along  with  our newest offering, The Paraplanner Standard™ and enjoyed providing them with an insight into  just  how awesome standards can be!

Power Live, the future of financial planning


Michelle  had great day at this Personal Finance Society event held at the National Conference Centre, Solihull on 5 June 2018.  A  series of inspirational speakers and practitioners touched on topics such as behavioural economics and the benefits of coaching.

On the road with New Model Adviser®


Little Miss WOWW! went on the road throughout May  2018  with New Model Adviser®. She provided a wealth of best practice tips and insight, together with hosting lively  panel discussion sessions, joined by  a selection of top regional IFAs – including some of our  wonderful clients!


Watch Michelle’s promotional  interview with Ian Horne, which introduced these events,  here.

BSI Standards Forum 2018


Standards International was delighted to be participating in the 2018 BSI Standards Forum on 26 April,  joining prestigious industry leaders who gave their insights into the opportunities and challenges of standards in a global marketplace.


Michelle and Neil Masters of the National Trading Standards Scams Team co-chaired  a breakout session  based around   PAS 17271 Protecting customers from financial harm, which launched in November 2017, where they discussed fraud and data security challenges in financial services.


A video of highlights from the 2017 Standards Forum can be found  here.

Nucleus Illuminate Diversity Event


The SI team  were incredibly proud to support  Michelle as she  opened this exciting Nucleus event exploring the value of diversity which took  place  at  BAFTA  in London on Thursday 8 March 2018 (International Women’s  Day).


Michelle introduced three sessions of four presenters who provided some varied and inspirational TED-style talks around the many aspects of diversity. She also  chaired some enlightening panel discussions after each  session to probe the presenters further using  questions provided by the audience.


Missed out on the day? You can watch recordings of the event speakers  via the Nucleus Financial  YouTube channel, where you can also catch up on their Diversity video playlist.


Nucleus has signed up to the Women in Finance charter and set itself the target of 40% of all senior roles filled by women by 2021. You can read more about what led them to  mastermind  this  unique event (which we hope will become a regular fixture!)  here.

LifeTalk LIVE 2018 


Kicking off the year with a bang, Michelle was thrilled to take part in  LifeTalk LIVE 2018 in London  on 25 January 2018.


This unique event for financial professionals, inspired by the global success of TED and TEDx conferences,  aimed to  share new ideas and insights around the future of Financial Planning, Personal Finance, Online Advice and the Business of Financial Advice. As one of a succession of fabulous speakers, which also included one of our lovely clients, Justin King, Michelle had just fifteen minutes to work her magic onstage. The event created a real buzz on twitter and wholeheartedly delivered on  its promises – new thinking, challenging concepts, notions, predictions, wisdom and big, bold ideas – we can’t wait for next year!