Olympic athlete talks business at East Cambs event

Monday 15 October 2018

An Olympic gold medallist is set to headline an event aimed at small and medium East Cambridgeshire businesses this November.

Annual business event, East Cambs Business Boost, which debuted last year, has been created by East Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce. The event is set to bring together over 200 local SMEs through networking, business exhibitions and seminars.

The headline speaker at this year’s event is Olympic athlete and Deputy Lieutenant, Sally Gunnell OBE, who is a renowned keynote speaker as well as an influencer in the world of Health and Wellbeing. Sally is the only female British athlete to have held Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth titles concurrently.

At this event, Sally will be covering her journey from top sporting achievements to how she has applied it to her business. Topics in her speech will include how important wellbeing is for success at home and in the workplace, as well as how to build resilience in day to day life.

On the event, Sally said: “I’m very much looking forward to be speaking at this event. I work with organisations of all sizes applying techniques and experiences learned from the Olympic track to the board room.

“I have seen significant results between improved organisational health, performance and results, and my team and I aim to help businesses achieve their full potential through providing bespoke solutions.

“I am excited to be speaking about these solutions in East Cambridgeshire and meeting some local businesses on the day.”

High profile speakers alongside Sally include Ash Read, the managing editor of the social media management platform Buffer, Mark Pinches, the head of coaching at Westfield Health and Caroline Robinson, the director of Sandler Training.

The event, which will take place at the Hive in Ely, will also play host to breakout sessions which aim to help activate sales and ensure businesses are performing at their very best for future growth.

Martin Smith, business development manager at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “Bringing this event back for a second-year highlights just how important it is to invest in supporting local businesses in East Cambridgeshire.

“We constantly express how East Cambridgeshire is a nice place to live and work and it’s events like these that help us reiterate this message.

“We want all local businesses to do as well as possible and this is just one of the ways Enterprise East Cambridgeshire help create a buzz in the local business community.”

The event will take place on Friday 23 November 2018 from 9.15am-2.00pm at The Hive Leisure Centre and is kindly sponsored by Ellgia Recycling, Grovemere Properties and Busy Bee Recruitment.

To register for your free ticket, or sign up as an exhibitor, please visit www.eastcambsbusinessboost.co.uk.

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