Summit 2018

‘Look at me now’ at Brighton Summit

Andy Winter, CEO at Brighton Housing Trust, will be leading one of our afternoon speaker sessions at Brighton Summit on 12 October. 

Andy’s talk is called Look at me now

Belinda started using heroin when she was 13.  At the age of 48, after recovery and eight years’ abstinence, she got her first ever job. The day she got her first wage packet was one of the best of her life.

It’s easy to easy to dismiss people with alcohol and drug problems, without considering their causes and the possibility of complete recovery. Would you ever consider employing someone in recovery from addiction or mental health problems?

In this session you will hear first-hand about the extraordinary achievements of four impressive women who have overcome adversities that most of us cannot imagine. You will hear about the work of Brighton Housing Trust, how it combats homelessness, creates opportunities and promotes change in preparing people for work. Andy Winter will be joined by Sonia, a recovering addict now in employment. Together they will challenge common perceptions and show just what can be achieved.

Who’s the Brighton Summit for?

Brighton Summit is for anyone in and around Brighton who wants to evolve and grow their business. It’s relevant for all kinds of enterprise: from SMEs to start-ups; from multinationals to social enterprises and charities. Whether you’re a business owner, a CEO, or a manager. And whether you’re an entrepreneur or an employee.

What will I get from the Brighton Summit?

Fresh perspective. Approaches and ways of working that are genuinely new to you. Skills and techniques that will help your organisation thrive. The tools and confidence to do things differently. Permission to take risks – sensible risks. Low-impact, high-return networking with liked-minded business people. And the most productive and beneficial day out of the office all year.

The Summit is a conference that brings together our city’s diverse business community for a day of inspiring talks, practical workshops and new experiences.

Tickets and more information:
Friday 12 October - 8:30 am-6:00 pm
The Clarendon Centre, 47 New England Street, Brighton, BN1 4GQ