Hive Live Agenda

Please make sure you book yourself onto each individual session that you would like to attend as spaces are very limited and we would hate for anyone to miss out unexpectedly. 

Tuesday 5th October, 9am until 4pm
Forest Pines Hotel Conference Centre, Broughton, DN20 0AQ

First Tuesday Breakfast Networking
9am until 10:30am

We like to keep our networking informal, giving you a chance to have meaningful conversations with likeminded people you’d like to do business with – without the distraction of speeches and forced elevator pitches.

So, book now to come along and make those valuable connections with businesses around the region.

Keynote Speaker – Tim Wade
11am until 12pm

With brands like Amazon providing drone delivery, to Uber disrupting the taxi market, merely keeping up is becoming a constant challenge. In this fast paced digital world where customers’ expectations are ever increasing, ask yourself, how do YOU stand out?

What the leading businesses have in common is that they place the customer at the centre of their organisation. Former Marketing Director of Best Western, Tim will talk to us about understanding customer behaviour and what it takes to create this customer centricity. How to take a middle of the road organisation and transform it, is a story that we can all relate to.

12pm until 1pm

Live Hite Bites Session
1pm until 2pm

We’re delighted to say that we’ll be welcoming to the Business Hive Live stage, Alexis Powell-Howard of Fortis Therapy and Training and Toni Buckle-Weavers of EBB & FLO Living for a live HiveBites session!

Alexis is a talented TEDx Speaker, multi-award winning therapist, and listed in the Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in the UK 2020! Toni will be talking about the designs for her brand new sustainable building, her watersports lifestyle brand dedicated to physical and mental wellbeing, and educating future generations about the importance of protecting the environment.

If you’d like to reserve a seat for this session, please email

Keynote Speaker – Jeremy Schwartz
2:30pm until 3:30pm

In his career, Jeremy Schwartz was the Managing Director for L’Oréal UK, and Marketing Director for News International, Coca-Cola, Pandora and Sainsbury’.

At Coca-Cola, Jeremy Schwartz created the multi-billion dollar Coke Zero brand, at L’Oréal he launched the iconic “Because You’re Worth it” line, and at Pandora he led the transition from stores to e-commerce focus, resulting in a 300% increase in share price.

Jeremy is paving the way for ambitious businesses to adopt his purpose-driven business and leadership methods…

So, if you’d like to hear from a speaker who will engage you with their transformational content, and engaging delivery, we’ll see you there!