Three Counties serves up more Big Breakfasts


Bruton Knowles, Harrison Clark Rickerbys and Three Counties have launched their Three Counties Big Breakfast programme for 2016.

The popular format provides a stage for successful businesses from across the three counties to give valuable insights into their own vision and ambitions for the future.

Held at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, the Big Breakfast events represent one of the top networking events for business leaders in the region.

Bruton Knowles Managing Partner Patrick Downes said: “We clearly got the formula right last year giving successful business leaders and entrepreneurs the chance to share the challenges and celebrate the successes of living and working in the Three Counties.”

The 2016 programme kicks off on Thursday 17 March with Westons Cider. Martyn Jones, Head of On Trade & Export explains how Westons has had to re-evaluate its export strategy. Martyn has worked for Westons for more than five years, re-structuring their On Trade & Export sector. Their award winning draught and bottled products are not only available throughout the UK, but are exported to more than 40 countries worldwide.

The Thursday 2 June Big Breakfast focuses on Worcester Warriors Rugby Club, Chief Executive  Jim O’Toole will give an insight into the challenges of managing the redevelopment of facilities, competing in the Premiership and being a sustainable business. Jim has 25 years’ experience in international sport marketing and management. He spent seven years consulting to global brands and rights holders such as Manchester United, Williams F1 and FIFA.

On Thursday 15 September Ecotricity Ambassador Helen Taylor  shares the “Another Way” vision that has seen Dale Vince establish a successful and meaningful business supplying green energy. Helen joined Ecotricity five years ago and the business currently employs 700 people in Gloucestershire and operates a not-for-dividend approach which is referred to as a ‘bills into mills’ business model.

The format is the same for each event with registration at the Three Counties Showground at 7.30am followed by breakfast, meet and mingle, speakers and a Q&A session wrapping up at 9am.

Jon Whitbread, head of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Cheltenham office, said: “The Big Breakfast is an invaluable opportunity for business people to get to know each other away from the daily cut-and-thrust of commercial life. Bringing together high-quality speakers and the chance to create new or stronger business relationships is the way ahead for business in the Three Counties.”

Ken Nottage, CEO of Three Counties, said: “The Big Breakfast format continues to go from strength to strength.  We are delighted to be hosting this third series at the Three Counties Showground.”