Doncaster Business Insight Breakfast BriefingName: Doncaster Business Insight Breakfast BriefingDate: April 4, 2019Time: 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM BSTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:Join us for this important breakfast briefing to hear the results of the latest Doncaster Business Insight Survey for Q1 2019 which is perhaps the most important survey so far with it being so close to Brexit.
Dan Fell, CEO of Doncaster Chamber, will present the results of the Doncaster Business Insight Survey for Q1 2019 against the backdrop of the local economy and business community.
Anna Round, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR, will deliver a keynote speech on "Making your business sustainable in changing economic, business and environmental climates."
She will talk about IPPR North’s ongoing research into the productivity of small and medium sized businesses in the North of England.
This will include:• A definition of ‘productivity’ and why it matters to individual businesses and the regional economy• An overview of the region’s SME population, with headline figures for SME productivity• Findings from previous research into the drivers of productivity, at firm-level and across the economy: this will include skills levels and skills utilisation, management approaches, innovation (including the use of digital technology), strategic investment, and worker health and wellbeing.• The current policy environment, including the Industrial Strategy• Building resilience in challenging times; responses to the productivity challenge including business support and policy interventions.
This will be followed by a panel discussion with local businesses who exemplify running sustainable businesses in more way than one.
7.45am Breakfast buffet
- Stefan Rodgers, Commercial Director, Doncaster Chamber
8.20am Doncaster Business Insight Survey (Q1 2019) results presented against current backdrop of local economic climate
- Dan Fell, CEO, Doncaster Chamber
8.40am Keynote address: Making your business sustainable in changing economic, business, political, global and environmental climates
- Anna Round, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR-North
9.00am Panel Discussion
- Michele Wightmann, Partner, Keebles LLP
- Ashley Granter, Co Founder & Materials Specialist, Natura Design
- Anna Round, Senior Research Fellow, IPPR
- Terry Parker, Company Secretary, DCLT
- Chris Saunders, Strategic Regeneration Manager, ENGIE
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