Business Leaders Breakfast

Join us before the official opening of CambsB2B North for a Business Leaders Breakfast.

The panel discussion taking place during the morning will be based on ‘The Future of the Cambridgeshire Economy’.

Panel 1

Alex Veitch, Director of Policy and Insight from the British Chambers of Commerce 

Alex joined the British Chambers of Commerce as Director of Policy and Insight in March 2022 and is responsible for the policy positions adopted by the Chamber network and for BCC’s research programme including the UK’s largest business survey.

Alex will be covering the following topics during the breakfast:

  • Chamber network priorities for the new government
  • How the main parties are approaching business issues
  • Broader perspective: Economic conditions, business sentiment and outlook for growth

Al Kingsley, Chair – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Business Board

Al Kingsley has served as a Board member since January 2020 and was appointed chair in August 2023.

Al is the group CEO of NetSupport, an award-winning technology company which develops software for both the education and corporate markets. NetSupport has grown to support over 20 million users in 110 countries around the world.

Passionate about education being the key to unlocking personal and economic growth, Al is chair of Hampton Academies Trust in Peterborough as well as the independent chair of the region’s SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Board. Al also sits on the Regional Schools Directors Advisory Board for the East of England supporting Academies across the region. He also received a civic award in 2020 from Peterborough City council.

Alongside authoring numerous books, Al writes and speaks internationally on the effective use of digital and educational technology, growth, governance and leadership. He is a Forbes Technology Council Member and was awarded the 2023 EduFuturist of the year. Al also mentors technology start-ups entering the education sector.

Al has almost always lived in the region, having grown up and been educated in Cambridge, then moved to Huntingdon, and after a few years of working overseas, returned with his family to settle in Peterborough in 2002.

How to book

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KingsGate Conference Centre 2 Staplee Way Peterborough PE1 4YT

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KingsGate Conference Centre