Carole Stone explains how she had left her job as a BBC producer to try and become a chat show host, but she found more success by organising lunches and events for corporate clients.
She spent 27 years at the BBC starting as a newsroom secretary and eventually becoming producer of Radio 4's flagship discussion show 'Any Questions?'
Working as a consultant for major British companies, and with more than 50,000 names in her electronic address book, she’s often been called ‘London’s networking queen’.
Carole also set up YouGovStone Ltd, a joint venture with the online market research agency YouGov plc, where she established the YouGovStone ThinkTank – a global panel of over 4,000 people who are leaders in their field – the ‘influentials'.
But her networking began with annual get-togethers and a weekly 'salon' at her flat in Covent Garden.