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Amanda Dorel

Regional Director - Lloyds Banking Group

Simon O'Neill

Managing Partner for the Midlands - EY

David Borland

EY UK&I Automotive Leader - EY

Chris Romans

Partner EY Private and Midlands Tax Leader - EY

Silvia Rindone

EY UK&I Retail Leader - EY

Sophie Drake

Account Director at Story Comms and Board Director for Young People - GBSLEP

Jeff Counsell

Managing Director - Trent barton

Chris Burden

Co-chair of the West Midlands Young Combined Authority

Sam Metcalf

Midlands Editor -

Kathrin Enenkel

Senior Analyst - Centre for Cities

Jo Gideon

MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central & PPS to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Ministerial Team

Nicola Fleet-Milne

CEO - Fleet Milne & Chair of Colmore BID

Mark Stapleton

Director - Turner & Townsend

Sarah Windrum

Incoming Chair - CWLEP

Ben Ormsby

Yorkshire Editor -

Mark Hales

Investor & Entrepreneur

Paul Smith

Area Director Leicester - Lloyds Banking Group

Clive Roberts

Head of School of Engineering - University of Birmingham

Liz Needleman

BT Group Regional Lead - BT

Maria Machancoses

Chief Executive - Midlands Connect

John Russell

Interim CEO - Norton Motorcycles

Anita Bhalla

Chair - WM Leadership Commission

Neil Murray

CEO - Impact Data Metrics

Jim Campbell

Founder - SureScreen Diagnostics

Henrietta Brealey

CEO - Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

David Hardman

Managing Director - Bruntwood SciTech Birmingham

Stephen Pratt

Board Director & Owner - Godwin

Mark Davies

Head of Business Development - Leicester Tigers

Shehzad Chaudhary

Deputy Director - Trade & Investment Midlands - DIT

Sarah Walker-Smith

CEO - Shakespeare Martineau

Paul Faulkner

Chief of Staff & Operations - Richardson Group

Natalie Gasson-McKinley

Development Manager - Federation of Small Business

Ian Reid

CEO - Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee

Ricky Sandhu

Founder & Executive Chairman - Urban-Air Port Ltd

Liz Draper

Head of Corporate Partnerships - Coventry City of Culture Trust

Dan Storer

Chief Investment Officer - West Midlands Growth Company

Gurmit Kler

Director of Business Engagement - University of Birmingham

Sara Blair-Manning

CEO - Nottingham Castle Trust

Fiona Allan

Chair of the Regional Board for Tourism and Chief Executive of Birmingham Hippodrome

Ian Taylor

Managing Director - Conventions & Exhibitions - NEC Group

Alex Toft


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Glenn Crocker

Head of Life Sciences - JLL & Chair - BioCity Group

Lily Eaves

Portfolio Co-Lead - West Midlands Combined Authority

Pat Doody

Chair - Greater Linconshire LEP

Hilary Fanning

Director of Research Development & Innovation at University of Birmingham

Alex Turner

Joint Managing Director -

Satnam Rana-Grindley

Head of Communications - Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership

Philip Stewardson

Director - Stewardson Developments Ltd

Sarah King

Co-founder and chief exec - We Are Radikl

Chris Hulme

Director - Influential

Julio Taylor

CEO - Hallam

Matheu Parr

Director of Customer Business - Rolls Royce

faz chowdhury

CEO - Nemaura Pharma

Mac Alonge

Founder & CEO - The Equal Group

David Penney

Head of CAV Technologies - Horiba Mira

Sam Metcalf

Midlands Editor -

Shelina Begum

North West Editor -

Charlotte Horobin

Regional Director - Mate UK

Andy Street

West Midlands Mayor

Alistair Trippett

Founder & Director - BM Holdings Group

Darren Clark

Midlands Engine Health Board Member & CEO of Mediilink East Midlands

Daf Williams

Head of Policy, Communications & Economic Development (Humber) - Associated British Ports

Robert Franks

Managing Director - West Midlands 5G

Reshma Sheikh (Octavian Security UK)

Managing Director - Octavian security Uk

Christopher Ware

Director - The Conygar Investment Company Plc

Chris Reeves

Head of CAV Technologies - Horiba Mira

Tru Powell

Creative & Events Director - Aston Performing Arts Academy

Ken Cooper

Managing Director - Venture Solutions, British Business Bank #MEIF

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