Keynote Speakers & Workshops

9:30am

Registration Opens

10am

Main Stage

Welcome Address

Cllr Chris Hossack, Leader of Brentwood Borough Council


10:10am

Main Stage

The Thames Estuary – Delivering Good Green Growth Across the Estuary and South Essex

Kate Willard OBE, Thames Estuary Growth Board

Learn about the Thames Estuary Growth Board’s ambitious plans to transform the Estuary region including South Essex.  Exciting developments are in train that will provide direct and tangible benefits to businesses based in Brentwood and across Essex, such as key sustainability and “green blue” infrastructure projects.  Always an engaging speaker, Kate will also share her professional journey, moving from the arts sector to senior advisor to the Stobart Group to becoming the first Thames Estuary Envoy.


11am

Workshop - Brentwood Chamber Zone

Growing a Healthy Business

Baljeet Kaur and Beth de Cruz, Tees

Learn about the importance of communicating clearly and effectively with customers and staff and how to document this, find out whether the foundations of your business are secure and discover if you are protecting your most valuable assets/goodwill.


11:30am

Main Stage

Business Leadership for a Net Zero Economy: Brentwood Environmental Business Alliance panel discussion

Join us for an interactive discussion all about making net zero ‘mission possible’ for your business. Our panel of local business leaders will explore what makes a successful sustainability strategy in the 2020s.  Following a Q&A session, visitors are encouraged to visit the Brentwood Environmental Business Alliance (BEBA) stand to take the BEBA pledge to reduce their carbon footprint.
Panellists include:

  • Kirsty Dailly, Baker Labels
  • Sam Roberts, Ground Control
  • Sally Powell, Tees
  • Matt Brown, Allen Motor Group
  • Greg Campbell, Brentwood Borough Council
  • Cllr Chris Hossack, Brentwood Borough Council

12pm

Workshop - Brentwood Chamber Zone

Non-Verbal Communication

Colin Barber, The Management Mechanic

Often referred to as ‘body language’, but in fact far more complex, the majority of non-verbal communication takes place at an unconscious level. Bringing it to your conscious awareness can have a major impact on your effectiveness as a communicator.


12:30pm

Main Stage

Doing Good is Good for Business

Scott Russell, Paddy & Scott’s Coffee


1pm

Workshop - Brentwood Chamber Zone

Bounceback Marketing: Building a Smarter Marketing Plan

Richard Willis, Attract & Engage

History shows that businesses who are able to invest in marketing during a challenging economic period, come out stronger than the competition. Richard will walk you through the steps you can take to prepare marketing activity for the bounce back and maintain visibility for long term profitability and continued growth.


1:30pm

Main Stage

New Space for Your Growing Business: How to Navigate Current Commercial Property Hurdles

Jane Winfield, Tees

The way we work, think about and deal with commercial property has changed substantially. Jane will be discussing how important it is to be fully informed of the issues that you need to consider, including supply, infrastructure, environment, flexible working and future proofing commercial property discussions and contracts.


2pm

Workshop - Brentwood Chamber Zone

An Employer’s Guide to Apprenticeships

Steve Lee, New City Colleges-Havering

The way we work, think about and deal with commercial property has changed substantially. Jane will be discussing how important it is to be fully informed of the issues that you need to consider, including supply, infrastructure, environment, flexible working and future proofing commercial property discussions and contracts.


2:30pm

Main Stage

Becoming a Zero Carbon Business

Peter Gudde, Greater South East Energy Hub

With the need to shift to net zero to address the UK’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, find out what opportunities exist for smaller businesses to make the transition to become carbon neutral.


3pm

Workshop - Brentwood Chamber Zone

 Get More Business from LinkedIn

Emma Goode, 24 fingers

With the need to shift to net zero to address the UK’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, find out what opportunities exist for smaller businesses to make the transition to become carbon neutral.


3:15pm

Main Stage

Family First, Business a Close Second

Barry Hearn OBE, Matchroom Sport

Recently appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to sport, Barry will tell the story of how Matchroom Sport was forced to pivot during the pandemic and has come out stronger as a result.  He will share his views on why Essex businesses are so resilient and how Brentwood is great place for business.


4pm

Main Stage

Complimentary Drinks Reception

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