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Tue, 21 Mar



Watford Business Connect

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, invites you to join him at: Watford Business Connect - a chance to learn, connect and collaborate

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Watford Business Connect
Watford Business Connect

Time & Location

21 Mar 2023, 15:50 – 22 Mar 2023, 18:00

Watford, Watford Campus, Hempstead Rd, Watford WD17 3EZ, UK

About the event

Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, invites you to join him at the first event of 2023:

'Watford Business Connect' - a chance to learn, connect and collaborate

Tuesday 21 March 2023, 4pm- 6pm (registration from 3.45pm)

The Business Lounge, West Herts College, Watford Campus, Hempstead Road, WD17 3EZ

Drinks and afternoon tea will be provided.

This is an exclusive event just for Watford’s excellent business community.

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Watford Business Connect will be a twice yearly event open to all companies and sole traders in the town of Watford, and will be a mix of speaker sessions, panel discussions and networking.

Watford council, along with our partners and local businesses, will provide updates on developments, opportunities and challenges for Watford; and will showcase local schemes, initiatives and business support. Through these events, it is important to us that we hear from the wider business community in attendance, so there will be plenty of time for questions, feedback and discussion.


3.45pm      Registration, refreshments

4.05pm      Welcome – Peter Taylor, Watford’s Elected Mayor

4.10pm      What’s happening in Watford? Update on local plans, initiatives and developments – Donna Nolan, Chief Executive Officer, Watford Borough Council

4.20pm     Why Watford is a great opportunity – Ghislaine Halpenny, Regal London

4.30pm     What’s happening in Atria and exciting future plans - Simon Plumb, Atria

4.50pm       Break, afternoon tea, networking

5.10pm        Watford’s Skills and Employment Plan – tackling skills and recruitment shortages -Amanda Washbrook - West Herts College

5.25pm         Challenges and opportunities for our town: panel Q&A discussion

o Peter Taylor - Watford’s Elected Mayor

o Donna Nolan – Chief Executive Officer, Watford Borough Council

o Chris Luff - Chief Executive Officer, Watford & West Herts Chamber of Commerce –

o Maria Manion - Chief Executive Officer, Watford BID

5.50pm       Closing thoughts

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