Fourth Mondays

Monthly discussion sessions led by a different guest speaker each month. The series is an excellent platform for local business people to learn about each others' professional lives, to share experiences, challenges and insights, and to inspire one another.

6.30pm at the The Royal Standard Pub, Fore Hill, Ely, CB7 4AF on the fourth Monday of each month, during spring season January to June, and autumn season September to November.

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


24 February

Guest Speaker. Mark Duckworth Chartered Building Engineer/RICS (Evaluative) Mediator, Martin and Mortimer

Mark DuckworthMark is originally from an agricultural background although most of his working career has been spent working across a range of business disciplines.
Having retrained as a surveyor in later life he set up his own property business before joining Martin & Mortimer Chartered Surveyors in 2010 becoming managing director in 2013. In addition to management responsibilities his role includes providing expert witness reports, party wall and boundary work as well as dispute resolution as an RICS mediator.
Mark seeks to understand the people he works with as well their buildings as a primary way of adding value.

Interested in speaking at a Fourth Monday?

A guide agenda for the discussion leader could include:
Personal Introduction:

  • Professional - CV and experience
  • Personal (Optional)
  • Role in Company

Company Introduction may include some / all of:

  • What company does
  • Where it does it
  • How it does it - culture & values
  • Customers, marketing
  • Suppliers, procurement of goods and services, out sourcing vs. in house
  • Ownership structure
  • Board and governance
  • Employees & Management profile
  • Financial data - Balance sheet, P&L, cashflow
  • Interface with community(ies) and CSR
  • Interface with government
  • Strategy & tactics
  • Key success factors (SWOT)
  • Influence of local/national/global socio-economic factors

View our previous Fourth Monday speakers here.