The Big Debate: Are Brighton's businesses reaching far enough?

Start Date

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 16:30

End Date

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 19:00


The Big Debate: Are Brighton's businesses reaching far enough?


Brighton is a great city in which to work or run a business. With its make-up of thriving digital and creative businesses in amongst larger organisations, the energy is palpable and the many coffee shops are buzzing with collaboration.


There’s a high number of start-ups, lots of great co-working spaces and some world class businesses here. So it’s all good, yeah?


Is it a fair criticism to say that we can be a little inward looking? Could it be that we are not stretching ourselves to look outside of the city and the UK for more opportunities?


Whether you want to remain or leave, April seems a pertinent time to ask ourselves how important is internationalisation to Brighton? Are businesses looking at international markets in the right ways, and if not, what’s getting in the way?


Equally are we able to attract international investment as a city? Many of our businesses rely on the skills and diversity that international employees bring to the workforce but could we do more to encourage and embrace the potential of this talent?


At this next Big Debate, we’ll be exploring and discussing what more we could do to make Brighton a global contender in business.


Join us on 9 April, 4:30pm-7pm at the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College.


Our chair:


Richard Freeman, CEO always possible


Our panel includes:





Thank you to our event sponsor:




University of Brighton




The University of Brighton Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement team are pleased to be supporting this event.


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