San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
You are invited to attend Deeside Business Forum's upcoming conference being held at Coleg Cambria (Deeside Campus) - please see below Conference Agenda. We look forward to seeing you on September 30th.
08.15 Refreshments: Sponsored by Adam Butler Consultancy
08.30 Welcome: Chair of Deeside Business Forum: Mr Askar Sheibani
08.35 President DBF: The Rt Hon. Lord Barry Jones PC
08.40 Business Update: Board Appointees - Membership
09.00 Speaker: TBC
09.20 Grant Thornton: ‘Making Growth Happen’: Mr Rob Turner
09.40 SI Risk: Mr Nathan Moshin
09.50 Adam Butler Consultancy: Mr Adam Butler
09.55 PRS Telecom: Mr Jason Slade
10.00 Hannaman Material Handling: Mr Steve Downey
10.05 Glyndwr University: TBC
Associate Director - Grant Thornton
Rob is an Associate Director and leads an economics and analytics team within GIA. This includes the delivery of the Growth Observatory – our specialist research and analytics team focused on business growth; and Place Analytics - our analytics platform focused on place making and economic development.
Since joining Grant Thornton in 2012 Rob has worked extensively with central government departments providing a wide variety of analytics and insight, helping these organisations to use evidence to both drive performance improvements and evaluate delivery. This includes leading on the Meta-Evaluation of the 2012 Olympic Games Legacy for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; and the delivery of a detailed programme of analytics and evaluation activities in relation to Growth Accelerator and MAS for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
Currently Rob is leading on a flagship project for the European Commission looking at start-up ecosystems; across the EU; working for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the delivery of the Business Growth Service; and leading on the development of the Devolution Proposition for Greater Brighton.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Rob was a consultant at SQW (2003-2012), a specialist public policy and economic development consultancy. During his time at SQW, Rob gained significant experience in programme and policy review, evaluation and impact assessment at a national, regional and local level.
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Deeside Business Forum
Deeside Business Forum is an association of organisations and individuals committed to working together in order to improve the trading environment for businesses.
“To maintain and further develop our position as one of the premier industrial and business areas in North East Wales and the North West of England, capable of attracting, developing and supporting a broad spectrum of businesses through the provision of a safe, clean and connected business environment in the longer term through a sustainable approach”
“To promote North East Wales and surrounding areas as a location of choice for both employers and employees on
a global basis, by working in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and other partners to focus on our common aspirations”