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BUSINESS HIVE LIVE - Northern Lincolnshire’s largest FREE B2B Conference and Expo

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The Great Big Small Business Festival (GBSBF) week kicks off with the unmissable Business Hive Live, a day created to ignite connections and unlock new business opportunities. It provides a platform for businesses, entrepreneurs, artisans, and creators to connect with customers, network with like-minded professionals, and gain invaluable insights from industry experts. With over 50 exhibitors from businesses across Northern Lincolnshire and hundreds of professionals coming through the doors, we also have fantastic guest speakers covering a range of current and engaging topics.

  • The day will start with breakfast networking from 8:30 - 10:00 am
  • On the main stage, our guest speakers begin at 11am.
  • ‘How to Find Your Magic’ - Fiona Humberstone ‘The Brand Stylist ‘ 11 – 12noon

Fiona is an exacting creative director and commercially minded brand strategist, with over 20 years in the industry working with a variety of entrepreneurs across the consumer and lifestyle sectors.

She has owned, grown, sold and run franchises as well as founding, building and selling her own thriving design agency. She’s the author and publisher of the bestselling books ‘How to Style your Brand’ and ‘Brand Brilliance’. Fiona is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs to create exceptional brands. She has a knack for capturing the essence of a business, finding clarity in a complex brief and translating commercial goals into visual assets. She is a creative thinker, an innovative marketer and thought leader in her field. This promises to be an inspiring, informative and insightful presentation.

  • Lunch - lunch will be between 12 – 1pm
  • Engaging Minds – panel discussion with Q&A 1pm – 1.45pm

Join for an enlightening and interactive Q&A panel session - "Engaging Minds." This thought-provoking event brings together a diverse group of distinguished experts who are eager to share their expertise and engage with the audience in an open dialogue. A unique opportunity to hear inspirational stories and experiences from panellists’ professional journeys. This interactive session aims to foster meaningful conversations, provide expert insights, and address your burning questions. They have carefully curated a panel of local esteemed experts, each renowned in their respective fields, to offer diverse perspectives and deep insights into the latest trends and innovations.

Facilitated by Mark Webb (E-Factor M.D) the panellists include:

  • Carl Bradley from Clark Weightman . A leading figure in the property sector across the region, and the face of one of the biggest chartered surveyors in the area… Carl is also Business Hive Member no1!
  • Wayne Russell from Grimsby and Clee Eats – Innovator and disruptor in the Food/takeaway delivery market and Business of the Year 2022 at the GBSA
  • Nichola Threadgold of Threadgold Funerals. f:entrepreneur, small Biz 100 multi award winning and one of the fastest growing businesses from North Lincs
  • Alison Mitchell, Marketing Manager for Forrester Boyd - one of the largest accountancy and wealth management firms in Northern Lincolnshire and Chair of the Marketing Taskforce; UK200 Group. Also longstanding Patron of the Business Hive.

Limited Seats Available!!

To ensure an intimate and meaningful experience for all participants, there is limited seats available. Secure your spot now to avoid missing out on this enriching opportunity.

Don't miss the chance to participate in "Engaging Minds" - an exciting Q&A panel session with industry experts who are keen to share their expertise and engage in lively discussions. Reserve your seat today!

  • Keynote speaker: Tim Dorsett, Innocent Drinks – 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Tim Dorsett has been at innocent drinks for 10 years with one mission - to help people work better and go home happy. Tim’s role at innocent as the Internal Communications Manager helps him to make sure that the company environment, well-being, and culture reflects this mission!

Presenting numerous talks across Europe, at conferences, in universities and schools, internally and externally, Tim guides leaders and managers on how to create a culture that helps people enjoy work and helps businesses flourish. With innocent being voted 3rd in The Times top 100 companies to work for, it's safe to say that Tim is an expert in the area.

Tim will tell the story of how innocent went from three friends at a festival in west London to the company voted third best to work for in the country in 2018. He’ll explain how you can be a successful business, as well as one of the happiest. He will offer tools and techniques that you and your business can put into practice in the workplace, whether you are focusing on creating community in teams, being innovative and finding tools to use when there isn’t any budget to spend, or generally creating the right business environment.

Your Event Eligibility:

To qualify for this event your business must be a Hive member, a tenant of E-Factor or a qualifying business in Northern Lincolnshire.

Our events are entirely FREE to attend for eligible businesses.

They will contact you prior to the event to check eligibility and confirm your event booking.

Should you have any questions then please contact E-Factor on 01472 252780 or

For more information and to book your place click here.

Event information:

Forest Pines Golf Club Ermine Street Broughton
DN20 0AQ

02/10/2023 08:30 - 16:00

Organised by:
E-Factor & The Business Hive