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Business Leaders Conference #theblc

Thursday 29th June 2017

Jury's Inn Brighton Waterfront Hotel

The Business Leaders Conference returns this June and we three inspirational speakers taking the stage. This half day event gives you the opportunity to come face to face with national heroes and network with businesses across the county.

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Roger Black MBE

Roger Black MBE

Roger Black is one of the country’s most successful sportsmen having represented Great Britain for fourteen years at the highest level in the world of athletics.

Roger won fifteen major Championship Medals including European, Commonwealth and World Championship Gold Medals.  His greatest achievements were winning the Olympic 400 metres Silver Medal in 1996 and being part of the Gold Medal winning 4 x 400 metres relay team at the 1991 World Championships.  He was British Men’s Team Captain and was awarded the MBE in 1992.

Kate Bellingham

Kate Bellingham

Kate’s presenting skills came to attention of BBC producers in the early 1990s. She was talent-spotted taking part in a series of engineering lectures for schools. Her success in the BBC Schools series ‘Techno’ led to her being offered a prize job in broadcasting – fronting the weekly live show Tomorrow’s World from 1990 to 1994!

While working for the BBC, Kate was appointed President of Young Engineers and continued to promote science and engineering via a network of clubs in schools and colleges. Then, in 2010 Kate was appointed National STEM Careers Coordinator for the Department of Children, Schools and Families.

Anthony Stears, "The Telephone Assassin"

Anthony Stears Anthony is a born entrepreneur. Already as a child he started selling his father’s belongings from their own garage and quickly became fond of the idea of making his own money. Following certain changes in jobs, the opportunity to set up his own business, with courage and creativity, gave him the opportunity to do what he is passionate about: Cultivating Business Relationships. Anthony shows his audiences how to get in front of more of their ideal customers, and how to get more business from their existing clients.


To hear these inspiring and thought provoking presentations, book your place today.

If you are booking more than one place there are discounts available call 01444 259 259

Buffet lunch will be included at this event.

Chamber Business Awards to showcase best of British business for 14th year running


Businesses from across the UK are invited to compete in the fourteenth annual Chamber Business Awards – hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

The prestigious competition is one of the showpiece events in the business calendar, recognising and promoting the best of British business through a series of regional heats, culminating in a Gala Awards Dinner, which will take place at the Brewery, London on 30 November.

Entries open on Monday 13 March and will run until Friday 30 June. This year’s Awards are being launched at the London Stock Exchange, where last year’s winner of Business of the Year, Scientifica, have won the special honour of opening the Exchange as a prize. Next year’s winners will have the same chance to do so, a rare opportunity for a private business. 

Companies can enter nine categories, covering exports, small business, people development, technology, high-growth, customer service, partnerships with the education sector, social media, and health and wellbeing.

Francis Martin, President of the British Chambers of Commerce said:

“Businesses are the driving force of the UK economy, creating jobs, growth and prosperity, and helping Britain to maintain its reputation internationally. This is exactly why it is important for us to recognise and celebrate the contribution they make to their local communities and the wider economy.

“The broad spread of categories in the Chamber Business Awards reflects both the diversity of industries and skills of British firms, and the range of achievements and projects that they have been involved with.

“Each time I visit Chamber member businesses, it is inspiring to see so many companies finding innovative ways to grow their business in every corner of the UK. The Awards acknowledge the relentless efforts of these businesses and their talented employees.”

Adrian Corbin of Scientifica, Winner of the ‘Business of the Year’ award last year, said:

“Everyone at Scientifica is incredibly proud that the company won Business of the Year at the Chamber Business Awards 2016. It is an enormous achievement and a fitting testimony to all the hard work that has gone into creating such a great company.

“We are at the forefront of high–tech British manufacturing, exporting our products to more than forty countries worldwide. We employ a highly-educated and international workforce who are all committed to producing

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