We’re sponsoring HR Grapevine Live: Goodbye HR and Hello People

We wanted to let you know that we’re sponsoring HR Grapevine Live: Goodbye HR and Hello People: A flexible approach to the future of HR on Thursday 14 March 2019 at The Brewery 52 Chiswell Street, Moorgate, EC1Y 4SD.

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This year the event will include ’20 inspirational speakers, 4 sessions exploring HR’s trends, Insight sessions from thought leaders and our very own CEO, Michael Moran, networking opportunities and a cocktail reception.’

As the event website says: ‘The world of work is changing – at an increasingly faster rate. Digital transformation, changing patterns, structures and expectations of work, and social change in the world at large have made today’s workforce more diverse, mobile and technologically-enabled than ever before.’

Some of the key themes include, Culture, HR Tech, Transformation and Talent.

HR Grapevine Live 2019: Agenda for the day

  • 7:30 – 8:45 Breakfast and registration
  • 8:45 – 8:50 – Welcome
  • 8:50 – 9:50 – Session 1 – How to build a culture for today that can adapt for tomorrow.
  • 9:50 – 10:05 – Table debates
  • 10:05 – 11:05 – Session 2 – How can HR put people first in the machine age?
  • 11:15 – 11:45 – Coffee and networking
  • 12pm – 13:00 – Session 3 How can HR lead during change and transformation.
  • 13:00 – 13:15 – Table debates
  • 13:15 – 14:00 – Lunch and networking
  • 14:00 – 14:30 – Insight sessions
  • 14:45 – 15:00 – Coffee and dessert
  • 15:00 – 16:15pm – Session 4 – How will you build a future proof talent pipeline
  • 16:15 – 18:00 – Cocktails and Networking

Book your place

Tickets are available on the HR Grapevine Live website.


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We’re sponsoring FuelX London!

We wanted to let you know that we’re sponsoring FuelX London on Thursday 07 February 2019 at The Brewery 52 Chiswell Street, Moorgate, EC1Y 4SD.

Some of the inspirational speakers you could expect to hear from include Anne Fulton of Fuel50, Josh Bersin of Deloitte, Christine Landon of Ebay and Shreya Nidadavolu of Indeed to name a few.

As the event website says: “Fuel50 is passionate about creating world-class career experiences for employees all around the world — it’s all part of our belief that everyone should love their job! FuelX is a true celebration of those who are implementing best-in-class career experiences and journeys for their people.

FuelX Agenda



9.30AM JOSH BERSIN, LEADING HR ANALYST “The rise of the individual”


10.45AM CHRISTINE LANDON, EBAY “Individualized career propositions for business velocity”




1.45PM SHREYA NIDADAVOLU, INDEED “From chaos to career pathing as a retention strategy in a fast-growth world”



3PM PITCH-OFFS – 6x 10min TED talk-style presentations from our FuelX Awards finalists

4.45PM FUELX AWARDS CEREMONY – Presentation of achievement to our FuelX Awards winners


Book your place TODAY!

Tickets are available on the Fuel50 website.

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10Eighty CEO talks key HR trends for 2019 in CIPHR

This month in CIPHR, 10Eighty CEO Michael Moran talks key HR trends for 2019. Along with many others, Michael shares his thoughts on the challenges HR professionals will face in 2019, from AI and technology, employee engagement, GDPR and Brexit it’s all covered here.

Read the full article

If you would like to read the article, click here 




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Fuel50’s Anne Fulton & Jo Mills are finalists in the 2018 EY New Zealand Entrepreneur of the year awards!

We wanted to congratulate Fuel50 co-founders Anne Fulton and Jo Mills on the fantastic news that they are finalists in this year’s EY New Zealand Entrepreneur of the year awards which celebrates successful entrepreneurship of Kiwi’s.

The award, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards programme for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including those with business expertise and entrepreneurial spirit who will provide valuable insight and feedback to award participants during the judging process.

The programme encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and those who have inspired others with their vision, leadership and achievements.

As the first and only truly global awards programme of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognising them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

The 2018 awards evening will be held on Thursday 27th September and we wish Anne and Jo the very best of luck!

To learn more about Fuel50 click here

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Our new Career Portal App is featured in this month’s HR Magazine


We wanted to let you know that you can find out more about 10Eighty’s Career Portal App in the July 2018 edition of HR Magazine.

A double-page feature titled ‘Your HR Toolkit’ highlights two new products recently on the HR market.


One is a handy addition to the gig economy, Brigad, an on-demand staffing marketplace that connects businesses in the hospitality sector with freelance workers. The other is our Career Portal App which is “designed to act as a personal coach to help users develop their career and workplace skills and find the right job.”

It goes on to explain how the app includes interactive tools, e-learning content and job opportunities and is aimed at individual employees and HR Directors who want employees to take control of their career development.


Try out our Career Portal App

It’s easy to access 10Eighty’s Career Portal App simply visit our shop and take advantage of the free 7-day trial, then pay £50 for 6 months (or £8.33/month). And if you enjoy using our new app please leave a review on the App Store or Google Play to help other users find it.


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10Eighty at the Hottest JP Morgan Corporate Challenge Ever!


Last Thursday 5 July, Team 10Eighty took part in the 32nd JP Morgan Corporate Challenge® in London, a yearly tradition that saw 5 of our finest athletes run, jog and walk around the 5.6K course in the always delightful environs of Battersea Park.

Participants were (pictured, left to right) Web Editor Ian, Business Development Exec Hannah, CEO Michael, Finance Director Nick and Director Liz. Missing due to train inaction were Leadership & Management Director Emma and Business Support Manager Shannon, let down by our under-par rail network.

JP_Morgan_56KRun_10EightyJoan, Head of Leadership Development (pictured 2nd left), who looked after everyone’s belongings during the run.


Regular readers (with an excellent memory) will recall that we’ve taken part in 7 Corporate Challenge to date. Our first race was back in 2012, the same year that 10Eighty was founded, which means we have a genuine fondness for this fun event.


Over the two sweltering evenings, 30,585 runners and walkers from 836 companies took part – the event has been at full capacity of entrants in Battersea for seven consecutive years.

How did we do?

The official times are in and here’s how Team 10Eighty fared. Nick and Liz jointly finished in an impressive 35 minutes, especially in view of the muggy early evening weather. Eighteen minutes later was Ian with his walk-and-jog-for-a-short-time technique while Hannah and Michael clocked in at just over an hour. Well done everyone!

Nick Lawson – 35:09

Liz Sebag-Montefiore – 35:09

Ian Christie – 53:14

Hannah Moran – 1.05:50

Michael Moran – 1.05:51


After the run, as is tradition, all the runners retired to a local Italian restaurant to enjoy some restorative home cooking and sparkling refreshments (no carbon dioxide shortages that we were aware of!).


About the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge®

The Corporate Challenge is now run in seven countries across five continents. Approximately 250,000 total entrants – almost equally split between men and women – will enter in 2018.

This year’s beneficiary of the London Corporate Challenge was Cancer Research UK, a national charity that funds over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses who work to save more lives by preventing cancer, diagnosing it earlier and developing new and kinder treatments.

J.P. Morgan made a donation on behalf of all 30,585 participants in the UK and donations of over $800,000 in every Corporate Challenge city, including organisations supporting first-generation college students in Syracuse, NY, young disabled athletes in Frankfurt, Germany, intellectually disabled people in Singapore and the largest volunteer organisation in Chicago.

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Fuel50 wins at Employee Engagement Awards North America 2018


We’re very pleased to report that our New Zealand partners Fuel50 were named Vendor of the Year at the 2018 North American Employee Engagement Awards, held in Chicago last week.

The awards honour organisations that put workforce engagement at the heart of their business strategy –  and you may recall 10Eighty were shortlisted at the UK & European iteration of the awards earlier this year.

Fuel50 were judged on their bottom-line metrics, the measurable impact on careers and engagement of those who use Fuel50Fuel50-Employee-Engagement-Awards-North-America, the level of innovation we’re bringing to the world, our investment in discipline, and how they practice what they preach within their own team.

One of the Employee Engagement Award judges said: “This is the most unique offering I have seen thus far, and so necessary in the work world today directly impacting employee engagement!

The awards were part of an ’employee engagement-centric’ day with a theme of creating internal employee experiences mirroring your customer/client experience.

The conclusion everyone reached on the day was that the winners of the talent war will be companies that effectively take their values and mission from a poster board in the break room, embed strategies around inclusivity, belonging and bringing your best self to work and into the everyday lives of their employees.

Click here to read the press release

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CEO Michael Moran on collaborative learning in HR Magazine


In the May 2018 edition of HR Magazine an article entitled “Put your heads together” about the positives to be gained from collaborative learning features commentary from our CEO Michael Moran.

The article opens with the famous saying (which you’ll probably find in a few of our archived articles) from a professor at Portland State University who asserts that within 24 hours the average person has forgotten 70 per cent of any new information, and within a week this goes up to 90 per cent.

It continues with a spot-on definition of collaborative learning from Vlatka Hlupic, author of “The Management Shift”: “Tell me and I’ll forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I may learn”.

Michael’s take on this contemporary approach to learning is: “Where knowledge resides in organisations is changing: the collaborative approach is an acknowledgement that the way you access it is through more people, not one who knows it all.”

This is followed by an explanation of how collaborative learning works – the benefits and the downsides.

The article concludes with another quote from Michael: “Many people may not want to share information for fear of raising their head above the parapet… Getting people to feel able to participate is needed.”

Read the article in full

If you would like to read the article on the HR Magazine website please click here.





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10Eighty Celebrates Six Years Up The Shard!


But now I am six, I’m as clever as clever. So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever (‘Now We Are Six’, A A Milne) 

The social event of the season arrived on Tuesday 29 May 2018 when about 115 guests ascended on the surprisingly brisk lift to Level 24 of The Shard for the express purpose of celebrating 10Eighty’s 6th Birthday Party.


Awaiting near the top of this globally recognised skyscraper were stunning views across London in a unique event space, just one of The Office Group’s many impressive spaces designed by Architects Archer Humphryes (also responsible for The Standard Hotel in New York and the Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone).


How do you like your canapes in the evening?

Guests were offered an appetising selection of canapes throughout the evening including: roast pork loin with apple sauce in a crisp pastry cup topped with fresh rocket, scallion and radish, roast chicken breast Vol au Vent served with smoked paprika and spring onion, rare roast beef crostini with horseradish and rocket mayonnaise, salmon & Cream Cheese Blinis with fresh Dill, King prawns sitting on a bed of pea puree served with coriander.


Meatfree guests chowed down on this alternative selection of canapes: vegetarian Goats cheese pearl and red onion marmalade in a red pesto cup, baby tomatoes, mozzarella and basil skewer with pesto pipette, chickpea and pimiento crostini with homemade garlic and herb mayo.

Thank yous, performance reviews & party bags

For the sixth time CEO Michael Moran delivered one of his engaging and succinct speeches which included ‘thank yous’ galore, a mention of Heidi from Fuel50 who had flown over for the occasion from Australia, a putdown of performance reviews and a plug for the brand new Career Portal app, stylishly promoted by a purple postcard in the traditional 10Eighty Party Bag (see below).

As Michael’s speech cruised to a conclusion, Director Liz Sebag-Montefiore brought out the bespoke birthday cake made by Konditor & Cook a very delicious Victoria sponge topped with marzipan icing.



As the evening drew to a close every guest got a party bag with bubbles, sweets, a 10Eighty-branded travel mug and the aforementioned postcard promoting the Career portal app and the benefits of Connected conversations.Career Portal App Postcard

Thanks to everyone who attended our 6th Birthday Party. We look forward to seeing you again next year!


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Live webinar on the Employee Career Experience on Tuesday 10th April


On Tuesday 10th April at 6pm (BST) our New Zealand partners Fuel 50 will be hosting a live webinar ‘The Employee Career Experience: How to craft a best-in-class career experience across the talent lifecycle‘ with Fuel50 CEO Anne Fulton, Tom Gross, Anthony Luciano Jr and Josh Bradbury.

Anne, author of ‘The Career Engagement Game’ will be providing research insights and stories that reveal what best-in-class organisations are achieving with their employee experience.Employee-Career-Experience

Register for early access to Josh Bersin’s talk & research

Register for next week’s webinar and you can also access the first instalment (of many) of Fuel50’s #CareerExperience Learning Series. The inaugural material includes a video of Josh Bersin’s and his latest research, “Catch The Wave: The 21st Century Career”.

Recorded last year when Josh delivered an hour’s worth of incredible insights as well as key content to over 60% of Fortune 100’s HR leaders. The last day of the Bersin Impact conference is today, so this content is very topical.

So if you sign up, not only will you have access to the webinar hosted by Anne Fulton, but you’ll also get post-webinar content and the full video of Josh Bersin’s talk.

About the Employee Career Experience webinar

Fuel50’s global career benchmarking research has shown that the employee career experience needs to be crafted with touch-points across the entire talent life-cycle — from attraction to alumni strategy.

Join Anne Fulton, Fuel50 founder and author of The Career Engagement Game, for research insights and stories around what best-in-class organisations are achieving with their employee experience.

Register today

Once you’ve signed up you don’t have to do anything else — we’ll be in touch with your exclusive content as soon as it’s ready.

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A Night at the Opera

A NIght At The Opera

Tonight we’re doing something completely different and will be exploring the hidden world of ENO (English National Opera) to discover the secrets of the Coliseum, London’s largest theatre.

A friendly and informal tour of this extraordinary building will include the old Gentleman‘s Baronial Smoking Hall, Stoll’s Balcony, some Private Rooms, the Upper Glassed Terraces, the auditorium, the warren of staircases backstage, and underneath the vast revolving stage and orchestra pit (if we’re lucky).

We have a guest list of 60, some of whom are 10Eighty guests and others have been invited by Quentin Millington of Marblebrook our partner, strategic alignment consultant, from a wide range of organisations including Google, Rothschild, Hitachi, UBS, DHL, NHS Direct, Carillion PLC and The Crown Estate.

A NIght At The Opera

The agenda for the evening is

6.00pm    London Coliseum tour

6.30pm    Private reception in the American Bar

7.30pm    Iolanthe – curtain up

8.50pm    Interval drinks

10.05pm  Carriages

A couple of short talks during the tour will include Cal McCrystal (who’s directed Iolanthe) talking about the opera and how it links to the audience, then 10Eighty CEO Michael Moran will be talking about employee engagement.

About the Coliseum and ‘Iolanthe’

We did some research and found out that the London Coliseum opened as a Music Hall in 1904. It quickly became known as ‘The Peoples Palace’ – a theatre that was affordable but also inspired a sense of wonder and excitement.

‘Iolanthe’, also known as the ‘The Peer and the Peri’, opened down the road at the Savoy Theatre over 20 years before the Coliseum opened, on November 25, 1882 and it ran for 398 performances. Many feel that Iolanthe, Gilbert and Sullivan’s seventh work, is the most perfect of their collaborations.

If you’re a fan of the songs from Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare before Christmas’ or Monty Python’s surreal musical ditties we think you’d enjoy the witty and fast-paced songs of Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta Iolanthe, particularly ‘The Nightmare Song’.

In this ‘fairy opera’, the House of Lords is lampooned as a bastion of the ineffective, privileged and dim-witted. The political party system and other institutions also come in for a dose of satire. But the author and composer couch the criticism among bouncy, amiable absurdities it is all received as good fun.

And we hope our party of 60 have some good fun tonight!

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What I learnt at HR Grapevine Live

Connected Conversations

As regular readers will know 10Eighty was at the HR Grapevine Live event ‘HR Takes Centre Stage’ yesterday. This a very lively and well-attended day featured a plethora of engaging speakers and sessions exploring HR trends.

My main takeaways from the conference were that organisations need to become far more employee-centric to succeed, for example by customising performance appraisals to take into account individual roles and aspirations.

As I mentioned, the theme of the 2018 conference was ‘HR takes Centre Stage’. For this to happen, employers need to provide more connected career conversations via the dynamic combination of personal development and opportunities that meet the career aspirations of their employees.

Delegates seemed most interested in the methods available that support connected conversations which means understanding how your people tick, what their values are, their skills and their passions and how you can enhance their skills to help them achieve their personal goals.

Social media and photos from the day

10Eighty were busy on Twitter throughout the day, to kick off this social media selection here’s a couple of tweets from Director Liz Sebag-Montefiore

And Business Development Executive Hannah Moran

Team 10Eighty set up and ‘Connected Conversation Ready’!

Connected ConversationsAnd here’s a few of my #HRGrapevineLive tweets

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We’re live at HR Grapevine Live ‘HR Takes Centre Stage’ today

We wanted to let you know that we’re at HR Grapevine Live: HR Takes Centre Stage today, Thursday 15 March 2018 at The Brewery 52 Chiswell Street, Moorgate, EC1Y 4SD.

The event promises ’19 inspirational speakers, 4 sessions exploring HR’s trends, Insight sessions from thought leaders, networking opportunities and an evening drink reception.’

It also promises a 10Eighty presence(!), so if you’re going today please look out for our stand with our distinctive purple logo and join us for a discussion about the importance of managers having connected conversations and how this helps to put employees ‘centre stage’ in the organisational strategy.

You will also find out how the Engaging Managers’ project for DS Smith helped managers at all levels learn how to articulate the direction of the business, increase employee engagement and become role models, supported by the powerful career pathing software Fuel50. You will be able to try out Fuel50 and sign up for a demo too.

As the event website says: “with the past year heralding political and social change, it’s essential, now more than ever for HR to learn how to adapt to the curve. HR is at the epicentre of dealing with this wave of change; but how exactly can businesses take full advantage of the impending opportunities?” You should get some of the answers to these questions at today’s event.


Diversity of thought and digital disruption

The best ideas can occur where there is diversity of thought.  This year’s event will be an opportunity to draw inspiration from industry leaders who you can share your ideas with, through table debates and networking opportunities. You could even dDigitownload the delegate list from the last HR Grapevine event to see who you could bump into.

With digital disruption, GDPR and Brexit at the forefront of businesses agendas, navigating your workforce through these changes will be paramount.

HR Takes Centre Stage: agenda for the day

08:50 – 09:50 – Session One: From Purpose to Purposeful
09:50 – 10:05 – Intermission for coffee & table debate
10:05 – 11:05 – Session Two: The impact of tech on HR in 2020
11:15 – 11:45 – Networking Break
12:00 – 13:00 – Session Three: The future of Talent Management
13:00 – 13:15 – Table Debate
13:15 – 14:00 – Lunch and Networking
14:45 – 15:00 – Keynote Speaker, Bev White Chief Executive Officer, Gi Group UK
15:00 – 16:00 – Session Four: The culture of Change Management
16:00 – 16.15 – Insight sessions
16:15 – 18:00 – Cocktail and Networking


Our ‘Centre Stage’ advert

Here’s the 10Eighty advert that’s appearing in today’s conference literature created by artist James Mellor. Have you brushed up on your Shakespeare?!




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Fuel50 take the 2020 Talent Challenge at the Sydney HR Leaders Forum

Talent Challenge

We wanted to tell you about the outcomes from the HR Leaders Forum –  the 2020 Talent Challenge – a 2-day event about the future of HR, that our New Zealand partners, Fuel50, were lucky enough to attend. They joined a group of HR Champions who, like 10Eighty, advocate the need for better career experiences in organisations.

Organisations such as Telstra, AirBnB, BBC, Australian Army, ANZ shared inspiring stories about company culture that demonstrated how shifting the focus to your people pays dividends to your organisations’ success. The 5 recurring themes from the forum were:

1. Technology is disrupting the future workforce

Alex Badenoch of Telstra spotlighted that by 2020 job functions will have experienced a massive fundamental shift.  Anne Fulton, Fuel50’s CEO  presentation ‘The 2020 Talent Challenge’ asked the audience: ‘What did you want to be when you grew up?’ A question highlighting the stark reality of today’s workforce trends. Due to the increase in AI and robotics, 6% of jobs are expected to be completely eliminated.


Organizations around the world are looking to tackle the talent crisis. Employees are asking questions such as:

“How do I ensure my job won’t become obsolete?”
“How do I develop my skillset to stay relevant in my organization?”
“I can’t see a future here, should I start looking elsewhere?”

Technology can offer unique opportunities to increase the career experience and, as Michael Stanley from Vodafone Australia pointed out, it can also be fundamental to transforming learning.

2. Power in people

People matter and human interaction is still key, it’s all about achieving balance and creating the right conditions for people to flourish.

Joe Barr of John Holland highlighted, “being true to your values is always going to get you home; as long as you are true to your values people will see authenticity.” Alignment among your team on the ‘why’ and aligning HR strategies to what’s important within the organisation can be transformational, not just for business, but for your people too.

3. Importance of Leadership

There were many valuable insights surrounding leadership and how becoming a bit more human and ‘real’ could be key to becoming more engaging and accessible to your colleagues.

Kathryn van der Merwe (ANZ Australia) said that in order to fully thrive as a leader, communication channels need to stay open – particularly during times of change. She admits, it does take effort but is extremely worthwhile.

For leaders, change is a golden opportunity – become a champion of change. Another hot tip is to identify talent and talent leaders within your team, and then empower them.

4. Video is bigger than ever

James Brennan of Kaltura shared that video is the language the new generation speaks. Did you know that in 2018, 75% of workers will interact with video over three times daily?

5. Talent Agility

The universal goal of the forum was to stay ahead of the game to deliver the best HR solutions for your people so talent agility was a key topic.

Anne’s presentation encouraged audiences to reimagine talent management. She argued that the Old School talent matrix is not delivering workforce agility.  HR leaders need to drive change. As Ashley Winnett, Executive Director HR of Holden Australia pointed out that change can hurt, but it’s necessary to prepare for the future, organisations need to find the courage to adapt and evolve.

So what does career agility need to look like today for a 2020 world? Anne’s presentation should provide you with some useful insights, just click on the image below:Talent Challenge

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Team 10Eighty take on the 6th JP Morgan Corporate Challenge with biggest team ever!


We wanted to let you know that we’re taking part in the 2018 JP Morgan Corporate Challenge ® in Battersea Park on Thursday 5 July.

Regular readers will know that the JP Morgan run has become an annual fixture in the 10Eighty CRS Calendar and this year will be our 6th Corporate Challenge – here’s how we fared when we took part in 2017 20162015, 2014 and 2013.


Taking part in the 2018 run are 9 (count ’em) members of  Team 10Eighty, some of whom will be running around the 5.6 km circuit of the very picturesque South London riverside park : CEO Michael Moran, Director Liz Sebag-Montefiore, Finance Director Nick Lawson, Non-Executive Director Nigel Williams, Leadership & Management Director Emma Mitchell, Marketing Director Trevor Merriden, Business Support Manager Shannon Rowlands, Web Editor Ian Christie and Associate David Black.


The event is also used as a platform to promote health and fitness in the workplace, foster goodwill and camaraderie among their employees, and show their commitment to the community and best environmental practices and aim to make the Corporate Challenge the world’s greenest road race.

Tees for everyone

Everyone who completes the race will be getting a 2018 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® t-shirt, so look out for a post in July with the team modelling their newly acquired attire. And we’ll share individual timings for each Team 10Eighty runner too.


J.P. Morgan, in celebration of the Corporate Challenge in London, will make a donation to a local not-for-profit organisation. Donations are made to locally-designated organisations in each of the 13 Corporate Challenge events in seven countries on five continents.

Join the run using #JPMCC

We’ll be sharing our pics and thoughts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #JPMCC.


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