Previous Events

ECBG Autumn Discussion Evening 2016

Thursday 6 October, 6.30pm, Ely Cathedral.

Speaker: Lord Hutton of Furness Former Secretary of State for HMG in Work and Pensions; Business and Enterprise; Defence.

All change? With seismic change underway in UK and Global politics, what effect will this have on businesses, communities and global security?

Lord Hutton served as an MP from 1992 to 2010. During his time in government he held several prominent Cabinet positions, including secretary of state for defence; business, enterprise and regulatory reform; and work and pensions. Lord Hutton was also a minister in the UK Department of Health from 1998 to 2005, where he helped lead the modernisation of the National Health Service.

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ECBG Spring Debate 2016

Thursday 3 March

The European Union - Are you In or Out?
Our country faces an important decision later this year with a referendum to decide on our involvement in the European Union. In recognition of this, ECBG are holding a debate in the Cathedral on 3 March 2016 to explore the arguments on both sides of this important issue.

George Freeman MP, Minister for Life Sciences, Conservative
Stuart Agnew MEP for East of England, UKIP

On the panel, chaired by Michael Watson:
IN
William Martin, Chairman of NFU Sugar Board
John Shropshire OBE, Chairman of G's Fresh
OUT
Nick Clarke, UKIP candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner, Cambs
John May, East of England Chairman, Business for Britain

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ECBG Autumn Discussion Evening 2015

Thursday 29 October

"The role of innovation and agricultural science in addressing 21st century Global Development challenges. Does business have a role?"

Professor Wayne PowellProfessor Wayne Powell BSc, MSc, PhD, DSc, FLSW, Chief Science Officer of Global Agricultural Research Partnership CGIAR. www.cgiar.org.

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Question Time and Election Hustings 2015

Thursday 5 March

Parliamentary Candidates for the SE Cambs Constituency at the General Election
Jonathan Chatfield, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate
Lucy Frazer, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate
Huw Jones, Labour Parliamentary Candidate
Deborah Rennie, UKIP Parliamentary Candidate
Clive Semmens, Green Party Parliamentary Candidate>

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ECBG Autumn Discussion Evening 2014Lord Charles Cecil

Thursday 9 October

"Can finance be moral?"

Discussion led by Lord Charles Cecil, Chairman of Samos Investments Advisory Ltd.

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Spring - Question Time 2014

Thursday 27 February

Chairman
Michael Watson,
COO Circle Healthcare Partnership
Panellists
The Rt. Rev. Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely
Warren East, former CEO ARM Holdings
Juliet Snell, Director Centre 33
Lucy Frazer QC, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (Conservative) for SE Cambs
Michael Goode, Management Trainee at G's

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Autumn - Discussion Event 2013

Wednesday 9 October
"IT'S UP TO US! Taking stock of personal and corporate responsibility for the wellbeing of community"

James FeatherbyKeynote address from Phillip Blond, Founder Director of ResPublica.
James Featherby, Author, Chairman of The Church of England Ethical Investment Advisory Group

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Tom Green 'In Anticipation of ECBG’s forthcoming Autumn Discussion event'


Autumn 2012 Discussion Event 2012

Autumn Discussion 2012Thursday 1 November. Robert Hallam, MD of John Lewis Cambridge, Ali Parsa, CEO of Circle Partnership "behaviours and structures in business that deliver sustainability".

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