Growing Gloucestershire business event looks to the future
By Matt Hall | 16th October 2019
More than 120 county business people came together yesterday (Tuesday) in Cheltenham to discuss sustainability, connectivity and technology at this year's Growing Gloucestershire conference.
Now in its 17th year, the event offered an insight into the future of business in Gloucestershire and plenty of networking opportunities.
Taking place at the historic Cheltenham Trust-owned, Pittville Pump Rooms the event saw 15 speakers deliver four keynote speeches and 12 seminars throughout the day.
Led by Gloucestershire Professionals, the event was organised in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
Highlights for the Punchline team ranged from chief executive of CIPD Peter Cheese discussing better work and working lives, Robin Waite of Fearless Business on selling your products at a higher price, cyber security in English by Martin Faithfull and an update on The Bloodhound Project by CFO Rick Sturge.
Mr Sturge revealed how close the Bloodhound Land Speed Record team, based at the SGS Campus near Berkeley, is to beginning trials in South Africa and the projects future aims and ambitions.
Other speakers came in the form of motivation and leadership expert Sophie Bennett, business phycologist Peter Milligan, CGT Lettings MD Angharad Trueman, Danny Matthews, Jackie Handy, Eoin McQuone, Martin Croft, Vicky Henderson, Rachel Savage and Andrew Moss.
Ms Bennett discussed 'The mystery of motivation - and why moments matter more than you can imagine' which focused on talent, talent management and will feature what she calls the 'five flames of motivation.'
The event was a great success, with many delegates commenting on how that they had learnt something new and that the talks engaging talks had made them step back and look differently at how they run their businesses.
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