The Agenda

The balance this year is on both personal and business growth with the key ingredients being culture, resilience, motivation and focus. We have brought together some exceptional speakers and influencers from leading businesses throughout the UK. 

8am Rise & Shine

Kick start the day by booking yourself into a Wellbeing Workshop – each offering personal guidance on topics such as Nutrition, Meditation and Pilates. Each of these workshops will be repeated over the lunch break so you can also attend one that you might have missed in the morning. You will need to pre-book your places and you will be invited to do so once you have purchased your main ticket.

8.45 am light breakfast snack, registration and networking

Get to know your fellow Thrivers over a breakfast snack with morning tea/coffee/herbal/water. Refreshments will be available all day.

9.15am – 12.30am

Sit back, sit up, stand up, relax and fire up in equal measure as your hosts, panellists and speakers take you through an inspiring array of sessions through to lunch.  

12.30pm - 1.45pm

Take a break, chat to other guests, catch up with colleagues and enjoy a healthy lunch while you are at it; setting you up perfectly for the afternoon sessions.

1.45pm to 5.30pm

It’s all go in the afternoon as we join another set of speakers, panellists and hosts who will enlighten, entertain and inspire you and your business to be at its very best.

All this inspiration can take its toll, so we’ll have a re-charge break mid way through the afternoon so you can catch your breath. 

Full Agenda

Welcome to Thrive 2019 – Your day and timings

Please note some content may vary and timings may change

8.00am Early registration Upstairs lobby

Workshops open

Intro to Pilates with Keely McIntosh. Chadwick C

Mindfulness and Meditation with Maria Mander. Foster

Nutrition with Charlotte Pickles. Big Ideas Room

Drop in sessions with Paul Nugent – Nugent Santé. Chadwick B

Book signings all day

Nikki Gatenby author of Superengaged – How to grow your Business by putting your people first. Chadwick B

Martin Murphy author of From Mercenaries To Missionaries: Designing, Developing and Leading High Performing Teams in Your Growing Business. Chadwick B

Workshop Hosts and sessions – Morning

9.15am Welcome from Chair of MPA MAIN ROOM
Christian James – MD – If Agency

Overview of the day ahead
Liane Grimshaw – MD – Supareal

9.30am Keynote: How to grow your business by putting people firmly at its heart MAIN ROOM
Nikki Gatenby – MD -Propellernet

10.15am Keynote: How to build elite teams MAIN ROOM
Martin Murphy – Ex SAS and Leadership Coach

10.45am Unleashing the power of your people MAIN ROOM
Josie Saville and Dan McNicholas – 4 and 20 Million

11.15am Refreshment break Upstairs lobby

11.30am Panel Q&A Session hosted by Andy Johnson MAIN ROOM

  • Sophie Scott – Founder Balance Magazine
  • Julie McGann – CEO & Founder Unicorn
  • Dr Jessicarr Moorhouse – Founder Tribe MCR
  • Michael Wisniewski -MD Flock

12.15pm Lunch break. Restaurant 

Workshops Open

Intro to Pilates with Keely McIntosh. Chadwick C

Mindfulness and Meditation with Maria Mander. Foster 

Nutrition with Charlotte Pickles. Big Ideas Room

Drop in session with Paul Nugent – Nugent Santé. Chadwick B

Workshop Hosts and sessions – Afternoon

1.30pm Afternoon session introduction  MAIN ROOM
Christian James – If Agency/Chair MPA

1.35pm The Difference Between Women and Men’s Health – coping with stress and mental health at work MAIN ROOM
Hosted by Andy Johnson

With: Roisin Dervish O’Kane – Senior Editor Women’s Health Magazine And Nick Entwistle – Founder Bank of Creativity

2.05pm Keynote: The Five Pillars of High Performance
Peter Czapp, Founder – The Wow Company

2.50pm Discovering your personal brand
Kate Rees -Executive Coach – NABS


3.20pm Refreshment break


3.35pm Maximising your business success
Phil Gripton and Jamie Learmont, Waypoint MAIN ROOM

4.05pm Keynote: Dominic McGregor, COO, Media Chain MAIN ROOM

What does Thrive look like for you?
Hosted by Christian James, MD – If Agency/Chair of MPA

  • Dominic McGregor – COO – Media Chain
  • Nikki Gatenby – MD -Propellernet
  • Liane Grimshaw –MD -Supareal
  • Peter Czapp –Founder -The Wow Company

4.55pm Shared Harmonies
Emma Baylin

5.10pm Wrap up and close 

Christian James, MD – If Agency/Chair MPA
Liane Grimshaw, MD – Supareal

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