We have a host of great speakers lined up. Find out who will be joining us below. Our speakers will be live at our hub locations in London and Manchester and streamed live to all other locations via satellite link.
Adam Balon, Co-founder, Innocent Drinks 1
Back by popular demand, Adam Balon is the co-founder of Innocent. Alongside friends Richard Reed and John Wright, he gave up a great city job to go it alone in 1998. Adam shares the story of how Innocent Drinks became Europe’s best-selling smoothie brand with a turnover of over £100 million and 75% market share in the UK. Innocent lives by the mantra ‘keep the main thing, the main thing’. Hear how they did this in Adam’s thought-provoking presentation for Ignite Business Growth.
Lucy Alexander, TV presenter and conference host
Lucy Alexander is well known in the UK as the former face of ITV’s ‘London Today’ and ‘London Tonight’. She has also worked on the regular presenting team at Sky News and as the Breakfast Anchor on the ITV News channel. As a journalist trained by the BBC, Lucy has reported for various news organisations and won a RTS Best Newcomer to TV Award. Lucy’s experience as a live broadcaster has made her a very popular and versatile corporate events host. Whether it’s chairing lively on-stage debates or hosting conferences for large multinational companies, Lucy is known for the warmth and enthusiasm she brings to live events.
Sue Hayes, Managing Director, Barclays Business Banking
Sue is the Managing Director for Barclays Business Banking and is responsible for leading Barclays Business strategy and products, as well as driving initiatives such as local seminars and events that support businesses by providing the tools and expertise they need to help them succeed and grow. She has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years, gaining extensive experience of developing and delivering strategy, products and services for both personal and business banking customers.