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9:15am – 9:45am
The Future of Farming and Rural Business

Host: Stuart Tym & James Pavey - Irwin Mitchell
Panel: Minette Batters - NFU President, Philip Dunn – Brown and co

A discussion of the legal and practical implications of both Brexit and the recent lockdown on the future of farming and rural businesses. To include the Agricultural and Trade Bills.

The Future of Work, Jobs and Skills

Host: James Pinchbeck - Streets Accountants
Panel: Peter Watson, Michelle Allinson

Our panel discussion will focus on the world of work, jobs and skills post COVID-19 and in light of what is being termed the new normal.

The Future of your Farm and Planning for Succession

Host: Liz Byrne - Irwin Mitchell LLP
Panel: Kate Harris

Based on a real-life scenario, a discussion on how to avoid expensive future disputes over the farming assets after death, make sure all your allowances for Inheritance Tax are captured, and give your family peace of mind by putting in place properly prepared and practical Wills.

The Future of Rural Community Safety

Host: Assistant Chief Constable Kerrin Wilson – Lincolnshire Police
Panel: Chief Inspector Phil Vickers, Chief Superintendent Chris Davison

An insight into how Lincolnshire Police keeps rural communities safe and its plans for the future. Our officers will explain how to find out who your local police officers are and how to contact them, how to best protect your property and belongings, what challenges the police are facing and believe they will face in rural communities in the future and how you can play a huge part in keeping others safe.

The Future of Remote Communities

Host: Steve Kemp - OpenPlan
Panel: John Latham, Chris Williams

Relative remoteness has often been seen as a problem for Lincolnshire, but do we now have an opportunity to turn our remoteness into an advantage? Can Lincolnshire thrive by being locally resilient and digitally connected?

The Future of the Modern Office: Human Health, Creativity and Productivity

Host: Sean Barkes - Refinity Coaching & Consulting
Panel: Vybarr Cregan-Reid, Darren Crookes

An exploration of the future of the modern office or workplace and how they can be designed to foster good health, productivity and creativity.

The Future of Cooperation

Host: Charles Anyan – Woldmarsh Producers
Panel: Sean Sparling, Robert Borrill

A Woldmarsh Producers discussion looking at cooperation in modern day agriculture and its importance going into a post Brexit world.

The Future of Travel

Host: Helen Wheatley - Travel Counsellors
Panel: Matt Brown, Carly Charteris

A discussion covering the future of travel and how it affects the business and leisure sector. The discussion will include trends, post COVID changes, the client experience and how we move forward.

The Future of Schools

Host: Steve Ball - Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Panel: Manjit Shellis, Gill Sparrow

How has COVID-19 changed the face of schools? How will schools be different post pandemic? What will be better? Enjoy a lively discussion with a primary school headteacher and the Assistant Director of Birmingham Education Partnership.

Future of Work - with Future Prospects Group and HR Lincs

Host: Vicky Cozens – Future Prospects Group
Panel: Simon Gabbitas, Kelly Trickett

Working closely with a range of businesses in and around Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, we'll be discussing the Future of Work with Simon Gabbitas and Vicky Cozens from Future Prospects Group and Guest Kelly Trickett from HR Lincs.

9:45 – 10:15
Leadership Through Change

Host: Mark Hammond - Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
Panel: Angus Moir, Jon Davies

Leadership in an increasingly difficult world, managing remote working, change, and the new 'normal'. How can leaders deal with crisis management, whilst delivering effective communication, and enabling wellbeing? What does the role of culture play, and how can we encourage more of our leaders to lead?

Performance & Motivation

Host: Charlotte Watson - Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
Panel: Nicola Ellwood, Jem Hill

Performance & Motivation and its impact in the organisation, the energy in teams and the role it plays in change management and the culture of the organisation. Keeping ahead of competitors is key - hence increasing performance and motivation in teams whilst ensuring wellbeing.

Coping with Change

Host: Fran East - Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
Panel: John Watkinson, Richard Esau

This session will explore the issues of stress and change while looking at the current issues when coping with the COVID-19 crisis, what are the key lessons we have learned from this situation and how will this learning change our behaviours and the way in which businesses operate going forward?

Remote Working

Host: Simon Beardsley - Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
Panel: Ian Barratt, Ruchi Aggarwal

Remote working will be here to stay in a post COVID world but getting the balance right between work and home life can be tricky. This session explores the benefits of remote working, while exploring the difficulties of remaining productive and focused. 1. I think we can say, remote working in some way, shape or form is here to stay post COVID-19, but do you think more change is required if we want people to work remotely permanently? 2. Bringing your office into the home can sometimes remove the differentiator and work can become more encompassing, how do you go about keeping the right balance.

Building Resilience in a Time of Change

Host: Roy Colclough - Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
Panel: David Obrien, Phil Hutchinson

We are now seeing the transition from managing the crisis – keeping the organisation functioning – to managing the transition back to a renewed future. Resilience is the key; this session looks at resilience at a time of change, how businesses can become more resilient and how such a business can make sure its employees wellbeing is also being looked after.

Inclusivity & Diversity

Host: Nicola Langton - Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce
Panel: Wes Shelbourne, Rosie Green

This session aims to explore inclusivity and diversity in the workplace - given the current difficulties businesses are experiencing at the moment, the session aims to bring this to the forefront of any forward-thinking business.

Black Lives Matter Lincolnshire Discussion on Racism, Equal Equality, Bullying & Harassment

Host: Brian Milne
Panel: Leslie Bonner, Roy Horobin

Black Lives Matter Lincolnshire We are a peaceful, campaigning grassroots organisation dedicated to eliminating discrimination and racism by raising awareness and education and promoting tolerance and equality for members of BAME groups in Lincolnshire.

Road Safety

Host: John Siddle – Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership
Panel: Supt Paul Timmins

Discussion around Community Speed Watch, Speeding in the County during COVID-19. Speed cameras. Older drivers and general road safety.

Diverse, Sustainable and Successful Lincolnshire

Host: Meryl Shirley
Panel: Wes Shelbourne, Loren Kelly

This spotlight in this room is on the thriving Lincolnshire Black and Ethnic Business Minority that already exists, the positive impact of social responsibility as well as how to measure long term business success.

Community Conference Sponsor Rooms

Try our digital version of meeting sponsors on their Lincolnshire show stands. The sponsors on the list below will have their digital space open from 11:00am until midday today.

Please click one of the links below to meet the sponsor and have a chat.

Rototek – Dave Roberts

Rototek was formed in 1993 and has established itself as a market leading high-quality trade rotational moulder, operating across two sites with 110 members of staff. One of the great strengths of the Rototek business is the knowledge and expertise gained through the development and production of a wide range of different mouldings for various markets.

Irwin Mitchell – Stuart Tym

We’re a full-service law firm with a difference. Whether it’s business or personal, we’ll listen, get to know you and your situation, and give you all the advice you need.

Pepperells Solicitors – Clare Williams

Pepperells Solicitors are a friendly, modern and affordable law firm with five offices covering the Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire region. We provide quality legal service through seven designated business units: Family; Commercial and Corporate; Residential Property; Crime; Dispute Resolution; Wills, Trusts and Probate; and Chambers. Our Mission is to manage critical situations and improve people’s quality of life by delivering empathetic, humane, communicative and fast-paced legal solutions. Visit for more.

Nicola Ellwood

Nicola Ellwood MSc is an Executive Leadership Coach and Culture specialist. She works with leaders and teams, helping them create culture and be their best through great mindset and communication. Nicola is Lincoln based, works nationally and supports leaders in organisations across every sector and industry. Nicola is also Chair of Lincoln Business Club.

Green Life Buildings - Chris Williams

No description avaialble.

Lincolnshire Police – Kerrin Wilson

Keeping our rural communities safe.

Lincoln City Football Club - Andrew Whitham

No description avaialble.

Future Prospects Group Ltd - Simon Gabbitas

Future Prospects Group is an award-winning Recruitment and Training business operating from offices in Newark. We specialise in Business & Office Support roles and our training division offers both onsite and online (eLearning) training solutions.


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