Mundays Business Forum aims to bring together business owners and executives in an informal environment, to learn from each other and exchange ideas and solutions to some of the challenges that you face. The Forum takes place three times a year with a sit down buffet lunch, guest speaker and an open “Forum Discussion”. Our speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and businesses, and each with an interesting story to tell. They have all been picked to provide ideas and inspiration to take back to your own business.
Our October Event! Growing and leading a business has never been more challenging than it is in today’s fast moving and uncertain business environment. Steve Coburn, Founder of projectfive and President of Surrey Chamber of Commerce, will share with us some of his experiences of leading projectfive through many challenges to become the successful and forward thinking IT company it is today.
Steve’s insightful discussion will include:
- Adapting your approach as a business owner and leader.
- Discussing some well-known business phrases and adapting them for today. Phrases such as: “people buy from people”, “treat people the way you would like to be treated” and Henry T Ford’s “If I’d asked people what they want, they would have said ‘faster horses’”.
- Looking at your organisation’s “purpose” and understanding what “competition” actually means.
GUEST SPEAKER – Steve Coburn, Managing Director – projectfive
Steve was previously a Sports Centre Manager, a Weatherman, a Marketing Manager and an IT Manager. He’s worked for companies such as Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, The Met Office, and Andersens.
He’s also the founder and inspiration behind projectfive, which he set up in 2002 in the wake of the Enron scandal (projectfive was responsible for recovering the electronic data from the UK that helped with the investigations). Since then, Steve has grown projectfive into the award-winning business, and wonderful place to work, that we all love. And, in recognition, he was voted SME Director of the Year for London and the South East, by the Institute of Directors in 2016.
Steve won the Offshore Powerboat Formula II World Cup in 2000, which included winning the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race – one of the oldest running sporting events. He married both his Scout Leader’s daughter and his band’s Lead Singer (yes, it’s the same person!), and has two children – Alexia and Nathan.
Date: 15th October 2020
Location: Inn on the Lake, Silvermere Golf Club, Redhill Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1EF
Buffet served 1230
Guest speaker address and forum discussion 13:00
Please register by 06th October 2020
**Places are limited and will be allocated on a first to respond basis
Throughout the year we hold various events across all our departments on a range of topics. We would love for you to join us at one of them to help bring together the communities in which we operate and you work, creating an atmosphere where we can all learn from each other.