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Lancashire Tech Leaders Round Table

January 24, 2024

15:30 - 18:00


There will be 4 tables and we would like to invite Tech Leaders throughout Lancashire to join us.

Each table has a host/facilitator who will also be an expert in the subject matter.

Each session will be for 1 hour, with the opportunity to join 2 table events throughout the 2.5-hour event.

Building a Tech Business 

With Antony Chesworth, sharing his “rapid growth” experience.

Hosted by: Antony Chesworth, the former founder and managing director of EKM a prominent e-commerce platform based in Preston. Aged just 21 he set out from his bedroom, flourishing through his leadership attracting over 80,000 customers and generating £500m in revenue. A multi-award winning “Employer of the Year”


Two funding experts discussing, Grants, Angels, VCs, and more. Providing advice, knowledge-sharing, and tips and tricks.

Hosted by: Mark Gibbons, senior business advisor at Access to Finance Lancashire, and Peter Canway, investment director, at Praetura Investments.

Leadership & Motivating Your People

Two leadership expert coaches, focusing on this huge subject, with tips, advice, and sharing their knowledge.

Hosted by: Simon Clarkson, founder of Think Work, developing high-performance individuals and teams to exceed their capabilities and Dee Gough, a mindset and transformation coach to help achieve ambitious goals.

Staffing: Retaining and Attracting

With an HR Director and Talent Acquisition Specialist, sharing their knowledge and experience firsthand!

Hosted by: Niel Cope, CEO of People Matters, providing outsourced HR services for all sizes of businesses and Gary Keay, founder of GK Recruitment, IT recruitment specialist, with 20+ years in the Lancashire tech community.

Cost: £5 per table, total £10

Venue address

Strawberry Fields Digital Hub
Euxton Lane

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