Apart from providing a social hub, one of our core objectives at The Hive is to maximise networking opportunities for local businesspeople. So, as part of this initiative and in preparation for the 7th October, we held a series of intimate forums to encourage local business people to bring their ideas to the table, in the form of ‘Wealden Open Forums’.
We have teamed up with experienced business and development coach, Philip Crocker of Darwin Whitty, to host a series of mini debates, each comprising 6 to 8 people. Chairing the discussions, Philip Crocker has a warm and engaging personality with a very natural conversational style that allows delegates to enter into a powerful dialogue in which all sorts of change can happen. Philip has a wealth of experience in commercial, regulated markets, public and not-for-profit sectors. He currently acts as Mentor and Executive Coach to senior leaders at CEO and Director level and is an accredited coach supervisor.
Co-hosted by The Hive and Darwin Whitty, our Wealden Insights Mini Roundtables were held between March and July 2020, from 7pm.
The main event 7th October 2020
We’ll be welcoming the Bank of England’s Deputy Agent, South East & East Anglia, Alex Golledge, who will be chairing the discussion, as well as the Federation of Small Businesses’ Development Manager, Alison Parmar. The event will include an economic update followed by a business insight discussion. Panelists so far include local agricultural business entrepreneur, Sarah Calcutt, and our very own co-founder, Emma Wood.