Brittelstand Symposium 2018

Event factfile

Date of event: 19 September 2018
Start time: 08:00
End time: 17:00
Brittelstand Symposium 2018
Presented by Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship
Opening address to be delivered by special guest, Stephen Martin, Director General, IoD

Following the success of the Brittelstand Symposium 2017, we are pleased to announce our next event for leaders and shareholders of mid-sized wealth-creating businesses*

Joined by a leading line-up of exceptional speakers, we will address important issues facing businesses today. Throughout the day, you can choose to attend four of the eight scheduled 45 minute breakout sessions. Each session will cover insightful topics such as Business Intelligence Systems, Expanding internationally, Boosting productivity, Scaling your business, Embracing marketing technologies and Implementation of GDPR and Cyber Security - all genuine learning opportunities, the subjects crowd sourced from your peer group.

By attending, you will make business connections amongst peers, explore opportunities of mutual interest, find out how others are embracing innovation, share insights and good practices, learn from the speakers, find out how your peers have accessed funds for growth and many other relevant benefits.

Alex Tatham, Managing Director of Westcoast, spoke positively about the 2017 Brittelstand Symposium: “Westcoast were keen to participate in the Brittelstand Symposium at Henley Business School, emphasising the crucial role that IT plays in the life of SMBs in the UK and the opportunities digital transformation can unlock. I loved being able to share Westcoast’s exceptional growth story with such a prestigious audience, demonstrating that if you want to grow a business exponentially you have got to create the right conditions. I look forward to our participation this year where conditions are always right!”

Keynote Speakers

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Stephen Martin, Director General, IOD

Stephen brings first-rate experience from a range of esteemed appointments and affiliations including the Chair of the Lincolnshire branch of the Chartered Institute of Building, Chief Executive of Barhale Construction and CEO of Clugston Construction. Stephen also took part in Channel 4’s Undercover Boss in 2008 and joined Hull University Business School international advisory board in 2015.

He became Director General of the Institute of Directors in February 2017. As the public face of the IoD and the most senior representative of the membership, Stephen is a powerful voice for UK business in the media, as well as across government, Whitehall, and the wider political community. 

Keith Morgan Bank

Keith Morgan, CEO, British Business Bank

Keith Morgan led the planning and establishment of the British Business Bank from January 2013, and was appointed CEO at British Business Bank in December 2013.

Prior to this, Keith was an Executive Director of UK Financial Investments (UKFI), joining in 2009 to manage the UK Government’s shareholdings in Bradford & Bingley and Northern Rock, culminating in the return of Northern Rock to the private sector and the creation of UK Asset Resolution (UKAR) to manage the run down and sale of the remaining mortgages. Keith joined UKFI from Banco Santander where he was an Executive Director of Sovereign Bancorp in the US, focusing on the bank’s retail and SME strategy and the integration of Sovereign into Santander. He was previously Director of Strategy & Planning at Abbey National and a member of the Executive Committee.

To register your interest now and be the first to find out when tickets go on sale, email your details and company information to Aleiah Potter, Events Officer, Henley Business School:

*Please be reminded that requests to attend should only be made by company representatives (leaders or shareholders) attaining greater than £1m turnover as wealth creating businesses.

Getting There

Greenlands Campus

Henley Business School,