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

8.00 am Nice and early – registration will be open and workshops commence

Workshops will run from 8.00 am until 8.45 am each session will be 20 mins long

Please make sure you have pre-registered for which 2 workshops you would like to take part in.  

The workshops are repeated over the lunch break

Book sales and signings throughout the day

  • Nikki Gatenby – author of Super Engaged
  • Martin Murphy author of From Mercenaries To Missionaries: Designing, Developing and Leading High Performing Teams in Your Growing Business

Workshop Hosts and sessions

  • Pilates TBC
  • Mindfulness and Meditation with Maria Mander
  • Nutrition with Charlotte Pickles

8.45 am light snack served with tea, coffee, herbal teas and water

9.15 am – Liane Grimshaw MD Supareal Welcome and overview of the day ahead

9.30 am – Keynote speaker Nikki Gatenby MD of Propellernet and author of Super Engaged Nikki will tell her story of how she grew her agency by putting people very firmly at its heart

10.15 am – Keynote speaker – Martin Murphy Ex SAS and leadership coach – How to build elite teams

10.45 am – Josie Saville  and Dan McNicholas-  4 and 20 million – Unleashing the power of your people

11.15 am – Break – tea, coffee, herbal teas, water and a healthy snack will be served

11.45 am Panel Hosted by Andy Johnson – How to help you and your people Thrive – Panelists are:

  • Sophie Scott Balance Magazine
  • Julie McGann  Unicorn
  • Jessicarr Moorhouse Tribe MCR
  • Michal Wisniewski Flock

12.30 pm lunch call – a healthy lunch will be served down stairs in the restaurant area

Workshop sessions will be repeated during the lunch break – please make sure you have pre-booked your place on your choice of 2 x 20 min sessions

1.45 pm – Claire Sanderson Editor  – Women’s Health Magazine – hosted by Andy Johnson Claire and guest will talk about the difference between Women and Mens health and how each gender deals with it differently

2.15 pm – Keynote speaker Peter Czapp founder The Wow Company – The five pillars of high performance.

3.00 pm – Kate Rees Executive Coach – NABS – Discovering your Personal Brand

3.30  pm – Refreshments break and light snack

3.45 pm – Phil Gripton Partner Waypoint – Maximising your business success

4.15 pm – Panel hosted by Christian James MD If Agency and Chair of MPA – What does Thrive look like for you?


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

4.45  pm Andy Guthrie – The Workplace Choir Company

5.15 pm Wrap up and close – Liane Grimshaw and Christian James  

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