Get Ready to Be Inspired: Our Dynamic Speaker Lineup!

The heartbeat of the Festival of Business lies in the power of ideas, insights, and inspiration. Brace yourself for a speaker lineup that is set to ignite your passion, fuel your curiosity, and propel your business mindset to new heights!

Join us for engaging talks and thought-provoking discussions that challenge the status quo. With interactive Q&A Sessions you can directly connect with our speakers and dive deeper into their insights.

You can hear from our speakers in the Club Lounge throughout the day and we are delighted to welcome back Former BBC Radio & Television Presenter Etholle George as our host.

Etholle spent almost 25 years working as a full time broadcaster and presenter and during that time worked locally here in Essex for BBC Essex, as well as further afield, presenting a wide range of mostly all speech programmes. At BBC Look East TV she was not only a newsreader, but also presented Sunday Politics live for many years. Etholle also worked as a continuity announcer at Radio 4 Extra, and has hosted all manner of corporate presentations, events and videos. Today Etholle works locally in Chelmsford as the Head of Strategic Partnerships at International Property Media, home of the International Property Awards and International Property & Travel Magazine. 

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Headline Speaker - Dame Prue Leith

Dame Prue Leith DBE is one of the country’s foremost authorities on all things culinary. A British-South African restaurateur, chef, caterer, television presenter/broadcaster, businesswoman, journalist, cookery writer and novelist, she is currently best known as one of the judges on the hit TV series Great British Bake Off and The Great American Baking Show, there is a long and illustrious past which led her to this position. 

During her time as a caterer and restaurateur Prue became a sought-after non-executive director for major companies. Her first appointment was to the board of British Rail, followed by appointments to the boards of Safeway, Whitbread, Woolworths, Belmond (formerly Orient Express Hotels), to name a few!


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More Speakers to be announced soon!


Whilst we endeavour to ensure the attendance of our advertised speakers, exhibitors, vendors and displays, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes.
All timings are approximate and subject to change. We advise arriving as early as possible to avoid queues and missing any speakers or displays.