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Leigh Court

Pill Road

Abbots Leigh

Bristol

BS8 3RA

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Brexit and Business: A Pre-Business Showcase VIP Networking Event Supported by Business West/Export for Growth/European Union




This is a special and exceptional ‘warm-up’ event that is taking place a few weeks before the 7th Business Showcase South West: now the largest business event in the SW. Brexit is the most important issue facing the country in living memory and how it will impact business and what opportunities await us is at the forefront of the minds of businesses across the South West.

This unique event provides a very special insight for businesses with one of the key figures involved. There is open networking and a short preview into the forthcoming Business Showcases in May and October.

NB - Places are limited and free.

Event Schedule

2.30pm - Arrival, Open Networking and Refreshments

3.15pm – Welcome from Jamie Breese, Managing Director, Business Showcase South West

3.20pm – Speaker: Ajith Jayawickrema - Founder of Turtle Bay/Las Iguanas & Keynote Speaker from the first Showcase

3.25pm – Introduction from John Rubidge, Head of Innovation in Services at UK Trade & Investment

3.30pm – Speaker: The Rt. Hon Dr Liam Fox MP Secretary of State for International Trade

4.00pm – Questions

4.30pm - Open Networking

5.00pm – Event End


Ajith Jayawickrema

Ajith is a Bristol-based businessman who founded the hugely successful restaurant chain Las Iguanas in the early 1990s. His most recent success is the Turtle Bay restaurant chain - another runaway success, with it's 42nd eatery opened in February 2018. Ajith spoke at the very first Business Showcase South West not long after Turtle Bays started to appear.


Dr Liam Fox MP

Born in East Kilbride in 1961, Liam Fox was educated at St Bride's High School, the largest comprehensive school in Scotland at the time, going on to study medicine at the University of Glasgow.

After graduating, he joined the Royal College of General Practitioners and worked as a Civilian Army Medical Officer as well as a volunteer divisional surgeon for St Johns, before moving to Buckinghamshire and Somerset to work as a GP.

Jumping forward into his later political career, from 1999 to 2003, he served as Shadow Secretary of State for Heath before being appointed Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2003. Subsequently, from May 2005 to December 2005, he served as Shadow Foreign Secretary, and then as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence from December 2005 to May 2010.

Following the 2010 election, he became Secretary of State for Defence from May 2010 to October 2011. In September 2013, he published his first book, entitled “Rising Tides: Facing the Challenges of a New Era”. In July 2016 he was appointed Secretary of State for International Trade.


Where

Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, BS8 3RA



When

2.30pm - 5.00pm, Friday 27th April 2018



How Much?

This event is free to attend.



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Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

e: info@showcaseeventsuk.com

o: 01275 390 455



Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

NO - we will have your name at the door on our guest list.





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