Let’s Talk Business Growth Conference

Collaboration 4 Growth – Let’s Talk Business Growth Conference focusing on Sustainability, Leadership and Investment with guest speaker Ollie Ollerton!

This event will help provide invaluable information and support local businesses to network and grow. The conference will include inspirational seminars delivered by keynote business speakers on Leadership, Sustainability and Investment.

Ollie Ollerton, star of Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins will deliver an inspirational talk on hardship, as well as leadership and wellbeing.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to gather intel from a panel of businesses who are a great example of business growth in Lincolnshire.

The conference will be chaired by Hil Gibb: SME business coach who brings a fresh perspective, bold problem-solving and unorthodox strategies.

Refreshments and lunch are included.



Time Activity Speaker
9:30am - 9:45am Arrival & Networking
9:45am - 9:55am Welcome, overview and event agenda Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive, Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
9.55am – 10.05am Context and getting the most out of the event
10.05am – 10.35am Leadership Seminar Alex Thornton, Head of Consultancy, Human Alchemy
5 minute break
10.40am – 11.10am Sustainability Seminar Rob Molyneux, Unit Director Sustainability & ESG, Delta Simons
5 minute break
11.15am – 11.45am Investment Seminar Lewis Stringer, British Business Bank, Jordan Lavender, Foresight Group, Victoria Copestake, First Enterprise
5 minute break
11.50am – 12.20pm Panel Q&A
12.20pm – 13.00pm Lunch & Networking
13.00pm – 14.00pm Keynote Speaker Ollie Ollerton, SAS: Who Dares Wins
14.00pm – 14.30pm Keynote Q&A
14.30pm Wrap-up and Close Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive, Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce


Interested businesses are asked to register on Eventbrite and the C4G team will be in touch to confirm that they are eligible to attend the event.

Graphic for Let's Talk Business Growth event on 9th June, with various shades of green, text including information about speaker and event details, logos for Lincoln BIG, Lincolnshire Chamber, Collaboration 4 Growth and ERDF

About Ollie Ollerton

A man with military-grade mental strength, Ollie Ollerton is taking the motivational speaking circuit by storm. His expertise is fuelled by a career in the military, where he came face to face with terrorists in Iraq.

Though Ollie’s experiences taught him the value of staying calm under pressure, it also left him with an alcohol addiction and depression, both of which he has since overcome with mindfulness.

Ollie now uses his speaking to share his story, offering audiences insight into the resilience and mental robustness needed to fight not just active gunfire, but your own mental battles too.

Ollie believes that persistence is the key to success, so uses his experience to inspire tenacious determination, as a motivational speaker.

Find out more about Ollie

A FREE workshop funded by ERDF Collaboration 4 Growth (C4G project) in collaboration with Lincoln BIG.
This is a FREE workshop for all businesses, however priority will be given to those businesses in the eligible Collaboration 4 Growth areas of West Lindsey, City of Lincoln and North Kesteven.
Only businesses who are both operating and registered within Lincoln, North Kesteven and West Lindsey are eligible to receive up to 12 hours of business support at no cost thanks to the project funding from the European Regional Development Fund.

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