Leaders' Network Lunch - September 2024

Date: 18/09/2024
Time: 12:00pm - 14:30pm
Contact Name: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Contact Email: events@gmchamber.co.uk
Contact Telephone: 0161 393 4321


Join us for our fourth Leader's Network Lunch of 2024 kindly sponsored by Seriun.

Our regular Leaders' Lunches bring together business leaders from all sectors. Delegates will enjoy a two-course lunch with a glass of wine/soft drink and coffee, in the company of various other directors from across the North West. An influential guest speaker will share their valuable experiences and key insights.

There will be plenty of networking time as well during the welcome reception, during lunch and after.

Our guest speaker for September will be Matt Bennett 

Matt was Managing Director of DRB Group Ltd from 2016 to 2023. DRB (1976-2023) was a solely family owned and run SME, passed from father to son. They were a complex engineering services, and turnkey project solutions provider, serving manufacturers in various sectors, but predominately, food, rail, and nuclear. They had a turnover of circa £12million and employed 150 staff.

Matt took over the business from his father in 2016 and managed the liquidation process last year.

In Matt’s own words:

We’ve all seen those speeches where someone stands up and tells us all how great they are and how they’ve won the Tour de France, raised perfect children, wrote a book and swum the Atlantic, all whilst founding, running, and growing a business they sold for £20m.

Well, that isn’t me and it never was!

So, when I was asked to talk to you, I decided I’d be me. I’d be authentic and uncomfortably honest.

I’ll talk about what happens when the plan fails. What it looks like when a business dies on your watch.

The realities and the lessons learned. The need for self-reflection, resilience and practising extreme level ownership.

In today’s world I passionately believe we all need to stop the “alpha- male”, toxic culture, and learn to be less zero sum and collaborate more than polarise, find huge solace and comfort in over sharing and creating a space where others can do the same.

Sponsored by:

Our sponsors of this event, Seriun, are a leading managed service provider in the North West. They specialise in delivering streamlined IT, telecoms, and cyber security solutions, with a commitment to constant, impeccable service, which is what sets them apart. Celebrating 20 years in business, Seriun are a solid investment for any organisation wanting to optimise their tech or bolster their cyber security.

To book please register below.

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Registration deadline: 17/09/2024

NON MEMBERS £60.00 Excluding VAT
MEMBERS £39.00 Excluding VAT