What is the aim of these roundtable sessions?

In partnership with NatWest Bank, Sussex Business Times (as part of Life Media Group) will be hosting this series of discussion events in order to address regional and national business issues: particularly those that affect businesses operating across the Sussex region.

Together with NatWest, we aim to face, discuss and, at least help to solve some of the county and region’s most pressing issues. In these bi-monthly sessions, we aim to bring together some of the biggest names in business across Sussex in order to talk through all the ideas, plans and future solutions that will help our county thrive in terms of economy, creativity, innovation, technology, professionalism, education and entrepreneurship.

This is a chance for you to speak out, voicing your opinions, your ideas and above all your business aims.

What topics will be covered?

Below is a table with the schedule of event topics, which month they will be held and where. Some don’t have secured locations as of yet, but each will be situated in a different NatWest branch within Sussex (East and West).




Revitalising the South East’s Coastal Towns

Tuesday 12th January 2016


Growth and Innovation within the Technology Sector & Professionals Focus

Friday 11th March 2016


Entrepreneurship and StartUp Business Ventures: Supporting Us, Supporting Them

Friday 13th May 2016

Brighton ESpark Hatchery

Infrastructure, Housing and Commercial Development

November 2016


Money Matters

December 2016

Brighton ESpark Hatchery

What coverage will the roundtable events get?

Life Media Group’s TV & Broadcast division will be filming all SBT & NatWest Roundtable events; subsequently circulating edits via the Sussex Business Group website and all associated social media platforms.

Twitter: @SussexBusiness

Facebook: SussesBusinessTimes

These edits will include a number of short, bite-sized (by question/topic) edits along with a full version edit for those who want to take in the entire conversation from start to finish. These will be available to share/embed via the Life Media Group YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1PaMccs

Additionally, the roundtable discussions will be recorded and transcribed into the following month’s issue of SBT, available in print and on ISSUU

How can I get involved?

If you or a representative from your organisation would like to be involved in and occupy a seat at any one (or more) of the SBT & NatWest Roundtable Events, please get in touch with the SBT team:

Jenny Ardagh, Editor: jenny@lifemediagroup.co.uk

Jess Saunders, Features Editor: jess@lifemediagroup.co.uk

Or call us on 01323 819007


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