Chamber Event

Suffolk Chamber October Networking Lunch

Tue 08 Oct, 2019
11:30 - 14:00
Ashlar House, 23 Eastern Way, Bury St Edmunds, , Suffolk IP32 7AB
book your place Member £35.00 Non-Member £47.50

We are delighted to be joined by Chief Executive Officer & Senior Safeguarding Lead at Suffolk FA, Richard Neal at our October networking lunch. Richard will be sharing with delegates the importance of feeling part of something to motivate and bring happiness to your team and to ultimately boost productivity.

  Richard Neal Chief Executive Officer & Senior Safeguarding Lead at Suffolk FA

About our speaker

After a four years of working in Oxfordshire, Richard returned to Suffolk where he joined Suffolk Football Association in September 2017 as the Chief Executive Officer. Richard inherited a relatively new, inexperienced but enthusiastic team full of potential and together they began to rebuild an organisational culture and environment which reflected their new values:

  • Always put the participant first to ensure our game is safe, inclusive and respectful for all

  • Work collaboratively to strive for excellence

  • Operate with integrity and transparency

….. in pursuit of A Thriving Local Game.

Richard firmly believes in the power of movement to stimulate physical, emotional, cognitive and social growth and was elected Vice Chair of the Association for Physical Education, the only subject association for PE in the UK, in July 2018 after a period as a Trustee.

Richard has run a marathon (never again!), cycled from John O’Groats to Lands End and from Bicester to Paris in 24hrs, swam 14km down the Thames, trekked to Everest Base Camp, and spent time coaching cricket in Africa.

About Suffolk FA

Established in1885 and incorporated as a limited company since 2000, Suffolk FA is the not-for-profit body responsible for the governance and development of football in Suffolk. We grow participation, promote diversity and regulate the game for the 30,000 non-professional players, 511 match-officials, and countless volunteers and supporters of all ages and abilities in Suffolk to enjoy.


11.30am   Arrival & Networking

12.20pm   Welcome from Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

12.25pm   Presentation: Richard Neal

12.45pm   Questions from audience

1.00pm     Networking Lunch

2.00pm     Event close


Main Course:Chicken Supreme with Wild Mushrooms and Cream Sauce

Vegetarian Option: Butternut Squash Risotto (Must be ordered in advance)

Dessert Option: Lemon Curd Cheesecake

This event is part of the West Suffolk Business Festival

For further information about this event please contact:

Kayleigh Drake, Senior Events Coordinator

E: T: 01473 694811 

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