Brighton and Hove Chamber to debate politics and business

Posted On 12 May 2015 at 2:09 pm

Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce is holding a big debate on business and politics.

At the free event members and non-members will debate for and against the proposition: “There is no place for politics in business.”

Among the questions that are expected to be addressed are: “Is mixing business and politics a recipe for disaster?

“Should they be kept completely separate, with business allowed to thrive without interference from politicians? Is this even possible?

“Do politicians understand the realities of business or is commerce just another campaign battleground?

“Do you think one party stands out as a genuine supporter of business, or are they all as misguided as each other?

“What policies would help or hinder business at a national and local level?

“What role should businesses play in influencing politicians? How should their voice be heard?”

The debate is due to take place at the Brighthelm Centre, in North Road, Brighton, next Tuesday (19 May) from 6pm to 8pm.

It will be chaired by the award-winning former BBC news journalist and public relations consultant Steve Bustin.

The evening will start with four speakers giving their point of view before questions and contributions from the floor. The guest speakers are

  • Greg Hadfield, editorial director, Brighton and Hove Independent
  • Fiona Martin, director and head of employment department, Martin Searle Solicitors
  • Natalie Lloyd, director at Say Digital and digital architect at Fathom
  • Andy Winter, chief executive, Brighton Housing Trust (BHT)

To book a ticket to the free event, click here.


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