Fortune Favours the Brave

25th May 2023, Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield

Focusing on how being brave and staying true to your beliefs can bring huge benefits to your company is the theme of our spring conference: Fortune Favours the Brave.

Attended by over 200 North East entrepreneurs, Fortune Favours the Brave is very much about getting under the skin of those who take chances and finding out what happens when you do – because it’s only when you step out of your comfort zone or are faced with a seemingly ‘make or break’ moment that you’re really tested.

Our Speakers

Tony Anderson, easyJet

Tony Anderson, easyJet

For most of us, Friday 10th November 1995 was just another day. A distant memory. But for Tony Anderson, it was a day he’ll never forget.

On this day, the very first easyJet flight took off, flying from Luton to Glasgow for the “cost of a price of jeans” (£29 return compared to British Airway’s £120 one way). The inaugural flight would spark a revolution in air travel changing the face of the industry forever.

Hear how as easyJet’s third employee and first Sales and Marketing Director, Tony was instrumental in catapulting easyJet to success, working closely with founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou to bring his ideas to fruition.

John Adamson, Ramside Estates

John Adamson, Ramside Estates

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Alfie Joey (Host)

Alfie Joey (Host)

Artist, broadcaster, podcaster, comedian, communication coach, TedX speaker, impressionist, interviewer, charity auctioneer, motivator, children's author, MC... take your pick! Alfie Joey has covered a lot of ground and cultivated many skills in his time on this spinning rock.

For over two decades Alfie has been in demand as a host, comic and speaker in the corporate, entertainment and charity sectors. He has motivated and inspired people at TedX, MC'd Wembley Arena, acted in sitcoms and pantomime and his BGT appearance was watched by over 10 million people on prime-time TV and has been viewed over 3 million times on YouTube. 

We are delighted that fan favourite Alfie will be joining us once again as our host for the day!

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