Celebration of Business

Ely Cathedral Business Group are delighted to announce plans for the 2019 Celebration of Business to be held on 16 May. First held in 2012, our annual Celebration of Business has grown to be one of the region’s biggest and grandest business exhibitions.

Dates Thursday, May 16, 2019 - Download as vCalendar
Venue Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire
Website Event website

Event details:

"One of the guiding principles of the John Lewis Partnership is our responsibility to contribute to the wellbeing of the communities in which we trade. I therefore warmly welcome the opportunity provided by Ely Cathedral to contribute to this Celebration of Business"  Charlie Mayfield

This year we are excited to hold the inaugural Celebration of Business Evening Reception and Dinner in the Cathedral's Lady Chapel raising funds for Ely Foodbank. Admission to this part of the day will be ticketed but like other events, will remain inclusive and accessible to all.

The Ely Cathedral Business Group committee are thrilled to announce that the Everest Summiteer Ricky Munday will be delivering the keynote speech at the inaugural Celebration of Business dinner in Ely Cathedral's Lady Chapel on Thursday 16 May 2019.

Ricky Munday is an inspirational speaker, international expedition leader, Red Cross delegate and Chartered Accountant. To overcome redundancy, in 2004 he completed the toughest footrace on earth – the 150-mile Marathon des Sables. With a decade of expedition experience behind him, he reached the highest point on earth - the summit of Mount Everest - on 18th May 2018. He’s since visited over seventy schools and businesses across the UK to deliver inspirational talks to over 14,000 people. He has delivered talks on perseverance, developing resilience, goal-setting and overcoming adversity at many of the UK’s leading independent schools and corporations.

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  • Breakfast Workshop with Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce | 9am - 12pm
    Past seminars have encouraged businesses to think about growth, develop their employees and consider the skills required to attract and employ people for the long term.
  • The Generation Game with Russell Beck, Impellam Group | 1pm - 3pm
    There are already four generations in the workplace, and soon to be five. 'They' say that Gen Y are flighty and that the older generations make more mistakes. What are the generations, what are their differences, how do they view work, what do they each value in work? Russell Beck from the Impellam Group shares their latest research and thinking.
    "If you go to only one seminar this year, make sure it's this one. Russell is an exciting, engaging speaker and captivates his audience from his first word to his last."
  • Exhibition and Networking | 3pm-5pm
    More than 100 exhibition stands in the main body of the Cathedral are available free of charge. A unique opportunity to network and meet other local Fenland business leaders.
  • Celebration of Business Dinner | 6.45pm - 9pm
    Building on feedback from previous events, we are proud to introduce a revised evening event. Dinner tickets are priced at an accessible £25.00 per head and include a drinks reception, locally sourced dinner and an inspirational key note speaker - all within the Cathedral's magnificent Lady Chapel.

For full details see: http://www.elycathedralbusinessgroup.org/celebration-of-business