Suffolk Coast Business Event 2017


28th June 2017 at Ufford Park Hotel and Spa, Melton, Woodbridge.

*Online booking has now closed.
If you’d like to book for the event please email: Alyson Tipping before 5pm on Tuesday 27th June.*

Join us on June 28th for the 5th annual Suffolk Coast Business Event at Ufford Park Hotel and Spa sponsored by Suffolk Coastal District CouncilEnsors Chartered AccountantsMarshall Hatchick and supported by Menta.

Our 2017 theme is Enhanced Routes to Market and this year’s event will bring you the latest initiatives to grow and develop your business on the Suffolk Coast, with insights into how one of Suffolk’s largest car retailers, John Grose, adapts its marketing to suit consumer trends; plus workshops on image, search engine optimisation, boosting your business with a smartphone video and a whistle stop tour of intellectual property and cyber security.

This is your event and is the only one of its kind in the Suffolk Coastal area.

The event will be opened by Stephen Baker, joint chief executive of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils, the keynote speech will be delivered by Ian Twinley, Chairman of The John Grose Group and the highlighted speaker will be Paul Simon, Head of Communications at Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.  Your 2017 workshop leaders are Marianne Muir (Image and Impact Consultant), Anne Gould (Digital Storyteller), Sam Parnell (Measured Brilliance) and cyber intelligence and intellectual property expert, Andrew Tillman; plus there will be networking opportunities and business booster presentations from the trade stands, giving you the delegate up to 15 additional presentations.

Tickets are £35 for members and £39 for non-members and include all of the above, plus refreshments and a two course buffet lunch, parking on site is free of charge. The member booking code has been emailed out, but do get in touch if you’ve not received it.

Programme for the day:

9am Registration
9.20am Event opens – Stephen Baker
9.35am Keynote speaker – Ian Twinley
10.05am Highlighted speaker – Paul Simon
10.30am Business Booster Presentations
11.10am Coffee/Tea
11.30am Choice of 2 workshops
12.10pm Business Booster Presentations
1pm Networking Lunch
2pm Choice of 2 workshops
2.30pm Event close

Our 2016 event was hugely successful with 100% of delegates reporting that the event met their expectations with 92.5% rating is either good or excellent in terms of relevance and value for money. Everyone who attended left with at least one new contact with over 50% leaving with 5 or more. Jenny Stockman, Fresh Aspirations Forum said ‘I left with at least three extremely useful new leads, another three good contacts to hold in my back pocket, a signpost to someone who should be able to give me further advice in a specialized area of my business and a head full of inspiration about the value of association, affiliation, partnerships and co-operative working.’

What our 2016 delegates said:

‘Good quality, well planned and interesting event’

‘It exceeded expectations’

‘Great speakers, great networking opportunities, very inspirational’

‘Good networking, interesting speakers and breakout sessions’

‘It was a brilliant format’

‘Well organised and lots of appropriate content’

‘Excellent range and good timings’

‘Exceeded expectations, networking was better than I expected’

‘Very informative; good speakers’

‘Well organized and very professional’

‘Good to meet other people and realize how much support is available’

‘Good mix of networking and learning ops’

We’re grateful to our sponsors and partners:

Checkout our 2016 film from BoMoJo: