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You will be able to join any of the upcoming Business Leader virtual events by visiting this page. We will be covering a variety of business critical topics, ranging from business resilience to inspirational talks from our network of business leaders and VIPs.

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What are the upcoming virtual events you can register for?

Thursday 21st January 2021

Business Leader Insight with WaterBear CEO Ellen Windemuth

Business Leader Insight with Ellen Windemuth: CEO of the WaterBear Network

Thursday 21st January 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We have an incredible interview lined up for the first episode of Business Leader Insight in 2021. We'll be joined by Ellen Windemuth, founder of the WaterBear Network; the first interactive streaming platform dedicated to the future of our planet.

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Harrison Clark Rickerbys homeworking panel debate

Live panel debate: Is homeworking bad for our health?

Tuesday 26th January 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

New research conducted by law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys suggests that the mental and physical health of employees could be at risk if businesses fail to adapt to the long-term impacts of home and office working environments.

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Business Leader Tech month panel discussion

Special Tech Month Panel Discussion: Future for Tech

Wednesday 27th January 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

In honour of Business Leader Tech Month, sponsored by VWV, we've assembled some of the most influential names in the UK tech sector for a very special panel discussion on the state of the industry, its future and much, much more.

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Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Cavendish Ed-Tech roundtable

Ed-Tech roundtable – are you equipped for engagement?

Wednesday 3rd February 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

2020 has challenged us all, especially the training sector. Overnight the sector has had to seek new ways of delivering content, some were already prepared and looking for a catalyst to go digital, others less so. We've teamed up with Cavendish for a must-watch round table discussion with some of the players in the training and Ed-Tech sectors

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Past Events

Business Leader Insight with Joseph Valente: winner of the Apprentice & founder of Trade Mastermind

Business Leader Insight with Joseph Valente: winner of the Apprentice & founder of The Trade Mastermind

Thursday 14th January 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

After launching Impra Gas at 22 and winning the Apprentice at age 25, Joseph Valente has curated an impressive list of achievements in a short space of time. Valente has also launched The Trade Mastermind & Coaching Academy, which was set up to support one-man bands, sole traders and SME’s in construction.

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Business Leader Insight with Chika Russell: founder of Chika's Foods

Business Leader Insight with Chika Russell: Founder of CHIKA’S Foods

Wednesday 23rd December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We’re lucky to have the founder of CHIKA’S Foods and a truly inspirational business figure Chika Russell on our final episode of Business Leader Insight for 2020

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2030 Diesel and Petrol new car ban – all businesses need to know

Tuesday 22nd December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

As 2020 draws to a close, the 2030 ban on the sale of new cars and vans powered wholly by petrol and diesel creeps a little closer. We caught up with Head of Go Ultra Low, Poppy Welch, to find out more about the campaign and what businesses can do in the coming years.

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Special Live Panel Debate – Brexit and your Business

Tuesday 8th December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Never has an issue divided so many people both across the country and in business. But as we near it’s inclusion, what will a deal or no deal mean for UK businesses and how have they been preparing? How will their access to skills and funding change?

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Access2Funding event with Business Leader

The Cashflow ‘Vaccine’: are R&D Tax Credits the financial vaccination your business needs?

Thursday 3rd December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Protect your finances with cash rewards supported by the UK Government. We’ve teamed up with R&D Tax Specialists Access2Funding for an event that could change the future of your business.

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Alpesh Patel special live event

The companies you should be investing in – a live event with Alpesh Patel OBE

Wednesday 2nd December 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

There’s a new President on the other side of the pond and there are constant reports of the vaccines that are going to help us shed the COVID nightmare for good. We’re honoured to be joined by Alpesh Patel OBE who will impart his expertise and give hints into the companies you should be investing in.

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Business Leader Insight with Merlin Griffiths: First Dates bartender and pub landlord

Business Leader Insight with Merlin Griffiths: First Dates bartender and pub landlord

Thursday 19th November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Merlin Griffiths is instantly recognisable as the nation’s favourite bartender. The publican joins us for an insightful interview about the state of hospitality and his business journey.

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Trading through the new normal panel debate with Shawbrook Bank

Live panel debate: What next for the business world?

Tuesday 17th November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The business world has been changed irrevocably. But what next for businesses? And what do leaders need to know about how they can successfully trade through the new normal. Register today to book your place.

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Business Leader Insight with Chris Ormrod: Managing Director at The Flavourworks

Business Leader Insight with Chris Ormrod: Managing Director at The Flavourworks

Friday 6th November 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

From trained actor to transforming a small, largely unknown manufacturing business into one of the most innovative and respected food ingredients suppliers in the UK, Chris Ormrod is an inspirational leader with a fascinating story. Tune in for this unmissable discussion with the Managing Director of The Flavourworks.

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Is your business ready for Brexit? With Descartes

Is your business ready for Brexit? And how to prepare for 1st January 2021

Tuesday 27th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The 1st January 2021 is only a few months away, so it’s essential to know if your business is ready. We’ll be speaking to experts from Descartes to find out how you should prepare your business for the post-Brexit landscape.

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Grant Cardone bestselling author, investor, business guru & creator of the 10x movement

Business Leader Insight with Grant Cardone: Bestselling author, investor, business guru & creator of the 10x movement

Tuesday 20th October 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We were proud to talk to internationally-known business guru, marketer, billion-dollar real estate investor and best-selling author of The 10X Rule, Grant Cardone in this very special edition of Business Leader Insight.

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how a landmark high court ruling could mean a sizable payout under your business interruption insurance policy Bird & Bird

Why every business leader should check their business interruption insurance policy, with Bird & Bird

Thursday 8th October 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

We spoke to Russell Williamson, Senior Associate at renowned international law firm Bird & Bird, to find out why owners of business interruption insurance should review their policies now.

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Future of Funding event brought to you by Swoop Funding

Panel debate: Future of Funding

Tuesday 6th October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This panel debate is brought to you by Swoop Funding. In this very special event, we will look at the Future of Funding and give business leaders an insight into how fundraising is changing and what options are available to them.

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Business Leader Insight with Pete Lowe: leadership specialist and former Head of Education and Performance Management at Manchester City

Thursday 1st October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For over 25 years, Pete Lowe worked with the high-performance culture of Premier League football as a member of the academy management team at Manchester City Football Club. He then founded First Team Ltd, drawing on his experience of talent management in one of the world’s most prestigious football clubs to enable businesses, sporting and educational organisations to enhance performance.

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R&D tax credits event with Finch & Associates

R&D Tax Credits live interview – all you need to know

Thursday 24th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Many companies, particularly small ones, have no idea that what they’re doing could qualify as Research and Development. We’ll be speaking to the experts at Finch & Associates to find out everything you need to know about R&D tax credits.

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Richard Wilkey - corporate partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Panel debate: Mergers and acquisitions

Tuesday 8th September 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Many experts are predicting a surge of mergers and acquisitions activity in the coming months; as companies consolidation happens across various sectors and leaders take advantage of available capital to grow their operations.

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Lead Your Company From Panic to Purpose: Live Q&A with Sukhendu Pal, Steve Garnett and Stephen Kelly

Wednesday 12th August 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As economies around the world emerge from lockdown, businesses must adapt to the “new normal”. We are fortunate to have three of UK’s leading minds in business, technology and innovation for this Live Q&A, with the Business Leader Magazine, analysing the impact of the pandemic and outlining how companies can serve all stakeholders and rebuild public confidence in a way that supports the less fortunate and generates inclusive and sustainable prosperity.

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Ollie Phillips

Business Leader Insight: Ollie Phillips

Thursday 6th August 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ollie Phillips is a former England Rugby Sevens Captain and World Player of the Year-turned world record holding adventurer, business leader and motivational speaker.

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Dr Alex Young, founder of Virti

Business Leader Insight: Dr Alex Young

Thursday 30th July 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

A trauma and orthopaedic surgeon by training, Alex built and sold his first company whilst still at medical school. He’s won multiple awards with Virti including the VR Healthcare Award at The VR Awards and ‘Best Startup’ at the Mayor of London’s Medtech Business Awards. Virti is also part of the NHS’ prestigious Innovation Accelerator Programme.

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Antony Rose

Business Leader Insight: Anthony Rose

Thursday 23rd July 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Anthony Rose is a serial tech entrepreneur whose career has spanned across many sectors including the advent of 3D graphics, P2P music, video streaming, social TV, social platforms, and most recently, legal technology.

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Ellie Webb

NextGen inspirational speaker series – Ellie Webb from Caleno Drinks

Thursday 16th July 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ellie is the creator and founder of Caleño, a tropical non-alcoholic free spirit. On a night out dancing a couple of years ago, she became frustrated with the lack of adventurous non-alcoholic options. Two months after launching, Ellie landed a listing with major UK retailer, Sainsbury’s and Caleño is now stocked in around 500 of their stores.

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Sabrina Stocker

Business Leader Insight: Sabrina Stocker

Thursday 9th July 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sabrina Stocker is an entrepreneur, founder of My Tennis Events and former participant in The Apprentice.

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Jenny Tragner

R&D Tax Credits Special Live Event

Wednesday 8th July 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

R&D tax credits have the power to transform your business and many leaders don’t realise that they are entitled to this valuable source of cash. We’ve partnered with specialist R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown for a live event that could change the future of your business.

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HR and future of work panel debate

Tuesday 7th July 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This will be a panel discussion that will drill down into the now; and look at the myriad of challenges facing HR leaders as they deal with the mass proliferation of remote working and having to navigate employees back into work, following the unprecedented furlough scheme.

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Business Leader Insight: Spencer Matthews

Thursday 25th June 2020 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am

While he made his name in television, Spencer Matthews has blazed his own trail in the business world. He is the founder and CEO of the Clean Liquor Company and Eden Rocks Diamonds.

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Lara Morgan

Business Leader Insight: Lara Morgan

Thursday 18th June 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Lara Morgan is a well-known British entrepreneur who is set to give BLM a candid interview covering subjects such as wellbeing, resilience and how you can create a successful company.

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Jon Taffer

Business Leader Insight: Jon Taffer

Tuesday 16th June 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

For nearly four decades, Jon Taffer has been at the forefront of the business management industry offering his expertise to hundreds of thousands of properties and Fortune 500 companies.

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Barry Hearn

Business Leader Insight: Barry Hearn

Thursday 11th June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

One of the most recognisable and influential names to have been involved in the world of business and sport, Barry Hearn will talk live with BLM about his career to date.

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The Future of HR

Getting the UK back to work: future of work and HR event

Tuesday 9th June 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

This unmissable event will see two expert employment lawyers talk about the future of work and all you need to know about bringing employees back into the workplace following the lockdown. The furlough scheme, new employment law and much more will be discussed.

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Mark Billingham

Business Leader Insight: Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham MBE

Thursday 4th June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

A leader like no other, Billy joined the Parachute Regiment in 1983 and served until 1991 holding an array of positions including: Patrol Commander for operational tours in many worldwide locations and also served as a training instructor for the Regiments as a military specialist.

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Steve West

Business Leader Insight: professor Steve West

Wednesday 27th May 2020 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pm

A prominent leadership figure in the South West and UK, Steve has held various external roles such as Chair of University Alliance, President of Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the West of England Initiative and President of the South West CBI.

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Business Leader Insight: Brad Barritt

Thursday 21st May 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Brad is a highly-accomplished professional rugby player and entrepreneur, experiencing extraordinary levels of success both on and off the pitch.

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Joel Blake OBE

Business Leader Insight: Joel Blake OBE

Thursday 14th May 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

From a 16 year old working in a recycling factory to one of the preeminent names in the UK FinTech industry, Joel Blake OBE is a multi-award-winning businessman, professional speaker and leadership consultant, specialising in Business Support and Enterprise development.

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Jackie Fast

How can you create a multi-million pound business?

Tuesday 5th May 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Find out how entrepreneur Jackie Fast went from being a broke backpacker and pulling pints in Tooting Broadway to creating a multi-million pound business in less than 6 years with tips on what you need to know to do the same.

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Lord Mark Price

How can you prepare your teams for the future of work?

Thursday 30th April 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Lord Mark Price is the Managing Director of Waitrose and Founder of Engaging Works. For this webinar he’ll talk about how the future of work is changing; and what impact the Covid-19 crisis has had on the way we look at work and where it can be done.

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How do you scale your business during a crisis?

Thursday 16th April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

For this webinar, Business Leader will talk to ScaleUp Valley CEO Mike Dias about how you best react during a crisis like Covid-19.

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What is ‘furlough leave’ and what do businesses need to know?

Thursday 2nd April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

This webinar will provide a how to guide regarding the Furlough Worker Scheme and features leading employment lawyer, Laura Kearsley.

This webinar will help employers and employees understand more about the government’ furlough scheme, where a company can reclaim up to 80% of an employees monthly wage if they are unable to keep working.

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