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3 Jun 2024
5:00 pm
Lakeside Restaurant, University Campus, Guildford GU2 7X

Business Question Time

Don't miss the chance to be Inspired by experts on key business issues - how they are dealing with the cost of living crisis, energy security, recruitment, becoming net zero and other national and local issues. The event will be hosted and chaired by Prof. Amelia Hadfield, Associate Vice President for External Engagement in the Department of Politics at the University of Surrey, following her brilliant key note speech at our BQT event in 2022. The key note speech this year will be given by leading economist Vicky Pryce, Chief Economic Adviser at the Centre for Economics and Business Research, who will set the scene on the national and regional economic forecast for local businesses. This will be followed by questions to a panel of business leaders from across many sectors of industry in Waverley and Guildford: - Rupert Thompson, Managing Director, Hogs Back Brewery - Liana Fricker, Founder, Inspiration Space - Steve Cuss, Founder, The Gameplan Consultancy - Doug Johnson, Director, Mesh Energy - Prof. Sophy Smith, Director of Games & Creative Technologies, University for the Creative Arts - Dawn Hudd, Joint Strategic Director, Guildford Borough Council & Waverley Borough Council The panel will explore practical answers and views from their perspectives. Each attendee will leave with a pack of practical information to future-proof their business. Drinks and canapés will be provided. If you would like to raise a question on the night please email

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Guildford & Waverley Business Question Time



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