Over 250 at second - and highly successful - East Cambs Business Boost and enjoy talk by OIympic athlete Sally Gunnell on overcoming life’s hurdles

PUBLISHED: 17:20 23 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:20 23 November 2018

The Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSE

The Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSE

MIKE ROUSE

Key note speakers and Olympic champion Sally Gunnell OBE were joined by over 250 local businesses at East Cambs Business Boost held at The Hive Leisure Centre in Ely today (Friday).

The Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSEThe Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSE

Key note speakers and Olympic champion Sally Gunnell OBE were joined by over 250 local businesses at East Cambs Business Boost held at The Hive Leisure Centre in Ely today (Friday).

It was organised by East Cambridgeshire District Council’s (ECDC) Enterprise team in collaboration with the Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.

Presentations from businesses included social media giants Buffer, Westfield Health and Sandler Training as well as Sally Gunnell’s talk on corporate wellbeing.

As the only female British athlete to have held Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth titles concurrently, Sally now leads a corporate wellbeing company working with organisations to develop wellbeing strategies.

The Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSEThe Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSE

Sally spoke with local businesses about her experiences and challenges on the path to success and how to use those principles to take business growth to the next level by building self belief and developing the right team.

“What a fantastic event to be invited to be part of!” she said. “It provides the perfect opportunity to speak to other businesses, share some of the hurdles we all face and explore how we can overcome them.

“I love to make a difference. Being provided the opportunity to pass on my passion, knowledge and experience to inspire and energise individuals is something I am very grateful for.

“My philosophy is simple ‘small positive changes, consistently made’ are a winning combination both in life and in businesses.”

The Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSEThe Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSE

Stella Cockerill, chief operating officer at the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce said: “We are pleased to support the return of this successful event, which provides a great opportunity for businesses to connect with each other.

“We were delighted to have secured some really excellent speakers that were able to offer businesses insights tips and guidance into issues that many of our members report as key challenges such as effective use of social media but also the importance of managing wellbeing in the workplace to attract and retain a productive workforce”.

Councillor Peter Creswell, chairman of East Cambridgeshire District Council said: “Following on from the success of the first Business Boost we were keen to support another high profile event to promote East Cambridgeshire as a growing economy and a great place to do business.

“Business Boost has proved more than just that. With visitors from across the region networking together, coupled with engaging and useful content from top speakers, the day has been an outstanding success.

The Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSEThe Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSE

Sponsors included PEM, Ellgia Recycling, Grovemere Property and Busy Bee Recruitment.

The Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSEThe Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSE

The Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSEThe Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSE

The Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSEThe Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSE

The Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSEThe Great East Cambridgeshire Business Boost event at The Hive in Ely on Friday, November 23. Picture(s): MIKE ROUSE

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