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Business Success - Flourishing Communities

Ely Cathedral Business Group believes that there is a strong correlation between the health of the business sector, and the well being of the communities in which those businesses operate. The purpose of ECBG is to explore this relationship and to strengthen the correlation: to help businesses succeed and thereby make our communities stronger


Second Monday

Monday 14 September

Small, informal evening discussion sessions, initially focussed on businesses which are part of the ECBG network, and led by a representative of the company.

Our motivation for these gatherings includes the following:

  • to encourage networking amongst ECBG members - building relationships
  • to learn about each other's businesses and professional lives
  • to share experiences, challenges and insights, and to inspire one another
  • to pursue the ECBG theme and purpose: the success of business as a driver of wellbeing in our community

These events are open to all, free of charge. No need to book, just turn up.


The Royal Standard Pub, Fore Hill, Ely, CB7 4AF (parking in Broad Street car park).


6.30pm on the second Monday of each month, during spring season February to June, and autumn season September to November.
Further details here.

Summary of Previous Keynote Presentations

PDF Available here - Updated October 2014

Right Reverend Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely
Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of the John Lewis Partnership
Ali Parsa, Founder of Circle Healthcare Partnership
Robert Hallam, Managing Director of John Lewis Partnership in Cambridge
Right Reverend David Thomson, Bishop of Huntingdon
George Freeman, MP of Mid-Norfolk
James Featherby, Chairman of the Church of England Ethical Investment Advisory Group
Phillip Blond, Founder and Director of ResPublica
Lord Williams of Oystermouth, Master of Magdelene College Cambridge
Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise, Chief Executive of Next PLC
Lord Charles Cecil, Chairman of Samos Investments Advisory Ltd

Celebration of Business 2015 and 2014 audio and video

Available here


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