Survive and Thrive

Sussex Innovation, in conjunction with Gatwick Diamond Business, are delighted to present the first instalment in their new webinar series: Survive & Thrive Lessons on Crisis Management - what to do and in which orderWednesday 8th April, 1pm [registration link] 

The webinar will be hosted By Nigel Lambe, interim CEO of Sussex Innovation. In his 30-year career, Nigel has been a multinational CEO, a start-up entrepreneur and non-executive director, leading the turnaround and growth of a number of large businesses in the food, logistics, IT and manufacturing sectors along the way. Our expert panel will Include: 

Having originally trained as a pilot, Peter’s passion for operational excellence and obsessive customer service saw him rise to global leadership with a number of different carriers in both the cargo and passenger airline sectors. He has served as CEO of four airlines including the national flag carriers for Belgium, Malta and Trinidad & Tobago, having previously worked for DHL as MD for Europe and COO for the Americas 

  • Gary Fee, international finance director at Bright Horizons 

Gary Fee is finance director for Europe at Bright Horizons; a $2bn revenue Nasdaq-listed provider of nursery and early years child care. In the past 2 weeks he has overseen the closure of 90% of their 350 UK nurseries and placed more than 9,000 staff on furlough. Prior to Bright Horizons, Gary held senior finance and M&A positions with Compass, Bunzl, St. Gobain and PepsiCo, including assignments living and working in Mexico, Paris and Milan.  

  • Tim Cobb, founder and managing director at Cobb PR

A former journalist, Tim founded Cobb PR 24 years ago and has grown it into one of Sussex’s most respected PR agencies. For many years, Tim has advised clients on the importance of internal and external communications in navigating any major business crises. The panel will share their experiences of major turnarounds, restructurings and crises during their careers – sharing some of the responsive tactics they believe to be the most effective strategy for guiding businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic and recession.

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