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The Business Leaders Conference is back! #TheBLC

Business Leaders Conference - Mental Toughness
Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 12:00noon - 18:00pm
Crown Plaza Felbridge, London Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2BH

Mental Toughness is an aspect of personality which determines how we deal with stress, pressure, opportunity and challenges. It is a valuable way of understanding why people act and respond the way they do when faced with events.

Every day we hear stories of how people are living with mental health problems. Everyone experiences “ups and downs” in their everyday life. Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people. These problems can vary from depression, stress, anxiety to others such as schizophrenia. Reactions differ and can make you feel sad, angry, anxious, stressed, fearful or hopeless. Different events can trigger a variety of symptoms.

Understanding when someone might need help is a sensitive issue and people worry about what to say or do. We can all help support individuals who are experiencing a mental health problem, whether this is in or out of the workplace.

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Come and listen to our speakers and pick up tips and suggestions for how you can help work colleagues, partners, siblings, young people or a friend.

This Conference will also bring you face to face with most exceptional business minded people this county has to offer with plenty of networking opportunities.

Keynote speakers

  • Gerry Hill, Founder of Feeding Unicorns and Founder of Resilify
  • Doug Strycharczyk, Managing Director of AQR International
  • Neil Laughton, Managing Director of Laughton & Co Ltd

A two course buffet lunch and refreshments are included.


MEMBERS - £60.00 + vat (normal price £70.00 + vat )

NON-MEMBER - £80.00 + vat (normal price £90.00 + vat )

To find out more about our speakers please click here and to book your place please call us on 01444 259 259

Sussex Chamber To Launch 'Ditch The Plastic' In Collaboration With The Creative Group

The Sussex Chamber of Commerce and The Creative Group (a full-service marketing agency based in Gatwick) are delighted to announce their latest collaboration with their ‘Ditch the Plastic’ campaign.

The two companies have worked together for many years and have once again come together for a common cause and are leading the way in raising awareness of the catastrophic effects that plastic pollution is having on our environment.

Headed up by CEO of the Chamber, Ana Christie and CEO of The Creative Group, Matt Turner, the two organisations will be organising several beach cleans across the region with the hope to expand to parks and villages in an effort to clean up Sussex’s award-winning natural spaces. As part of the initiative, the duo is calling for other organisations to do their bit and to get involved in this important initiative; with the two explaining that they are particularly keen to speak to organisations who are interested in partnering or sponsoring the events.

Ana Christie, Chief Executive of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce, said: “This is a huge issue for the Sussex region and with this campaign we hope to encourage people to cut down on their plastic waste and in doing so clean up Sussex’s beaches and reduce the growing tide of plastic, washing up on our beaches every day.

Matt Turner, CEO of The Creative Group, added; “This is an issue that businesses, can no longer ignore. We need other organisations to get involved to help spread the word of this important initiative. Therefore, I urge the businesses across Sussex to help us make a real difference and get in touch to discuss potential partnership and sponsorship opportunities.”

However, they haven’t stopped there - in an effort to continue the good work, the two organisations have both also committed to reducing their plastic wastage in their office spaces and have already started putting measures in place, to encourage their staff to recycle any rubbish and to limit their use of single-use plastic.

If you’d like to find out more about getting involved, please contact: or call 01444 259 259.

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