Chamber Event

Suffolk Chamber Business Networking Lunch with Ian White

Wed 13 Mar, 2019
11:30 - 14:00
The Athenaeum, The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Town Centre, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1LU
book your place Members: £35.00 Non-Members: £47.50
Join us for our Suffolk Chamber Business Networking Lunch with guest speaker Ian White, Managing Director of Beckett Investment Group. 

Ian will be speaking about his career journey including being on the Suffolk 100 list; winning director of the year at the EADT awards 2017 and the lessons he has learnt along the way.  As someone who is passionate about employee engagement and mental wellbeing, he will be giving some practical examples on how he strives to make Becketts an employer of choice.

Ian is a Chartered Accountant and Managing Director of Beckett Investment Management Group. He has worked in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, utilities and distribution, and has been MD at Becketts for the past five years. During his career, Ian has focussed on growing fast moving entrepreneurial organisations via acquisitions and building best-in-class teams.

The strategy at Becketts has been to build a team based on becoming an employer of choice.  He has embedded the concept of Employer Engagement into every aspect of the business and this has been a primary driver in delivering strong growth over the few years. This has resulted in Becketts being recognised for many regional awards, and Ian being awarded Director of The Year for Corporate and Social Responsibility at the Institute of Directors East Awards.

Ian is also Chair of Suffolk Mind and passionately believes in the Suffolk Mind objective of making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.

Beckett Investment Group:

Beckett Investment Management Group (BIMG) offers financial wellbeing to private clients on an independent basis, and provides Employee Benefit consultancy to corporate clients. The firm has been supporting clients in the construction of sound financial plans for their families and businesses since 1988. 

BIMG’s head office is based in Bury St Edmunds and it currently manages assets of around £0.5bn on behalf of its clients.  

As Chartered Financial Planners, their clients enjoy the highest standards in the industry because Chartered status is only awarded to the minority of firms; its strict qualifying criteria requires the attainment of professional qualifications by their staff, continuing professional development and conducting business in an ethical manner.

BIMG has been recognised as being one of Top Financial Advisers in the UK by the Financial Times, and has received a number of awards for its employee engagement, client satisfaction and innovation within financial services.

This event is kindly sponsored by:


11.30am     Arrival & networking

12.05pm     Welcome from Suffolk Chamber

12.10pm     Welcome from West Suffolk Councils

12.15pm     Welcome from Green Duck

12.20pm     Presentation: Ian White

12.50pm     Questions

1.00pm       Lunch

2.00pm       Close



Main Course: Honey, ginger chicken served on lightly spiced basmati rice with a mango and coriander salsa

Vegetarian Option: Potato gnocchi with peas and spinach in a cream sauce with dressed baby leaves - Must be preordered

Dessert: Banoffee cheesecake with lightly whipped cream


For more information about this event and exhibitor stands please contact:

Kayleigh Streeton, Senior Events Coordinator

01473 694829

For more information about sponsorship of events please contact:

Alicia Mattcroft, Customer Relationship Executive

01473 694805

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